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Old 03-22-2006, 08:14 AM
 
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Hello,

My husband and I, both English, are in our late thirties and have a one year old son. We're moving to SLC for one year - all very exciting but neither of us know anything about the city. I'm trying to find out about good places to live. We are looking to rent an appartment/house near my husband's workplace in the E. South Temple area - if it's a nice place to live. Alternatively, close to public transport which will get him to work fast and on time.

Ideally we'd like to live near to parks or places I can take my son for walks, with some good cafes nearby, in a fun but mellow area. I know it's difficult to recommend areas if you don't know the type of person asking for the recommendation! If anyone knows London the type of place I like is Battersea (eg, Northcote Road) or Highbury.

How else to describe us? The type of people who like to travel but have put our real backpacking days behind us but equally would hate to go to a large concrete hotel, no matter how plush. Prefer small, slightly off the beaten track hotels or guesthouses with great ****tails. Does that make it any easier to guage what sort of people you're making your recommendation to?
All advice re places to live - and indeed anything else about SLC - would be most appreciated.

Many thanks.
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Old 03-22-2006, 04:52 PM
 
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Default Stay on the east side

Hello,
If your husband is working down town you might enjoy living right downtown, University area,9th and 9th, Harvard-Yale or Sugarhouse.All have a few cafes to walk to and a neighborhood feel. It will be easier to find rentals in Sugarhouse and downtown. Hope that helps. M.

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Hello,

My husband and I, both English, are in our late thirties and have a one year old son. We're moving to SLC for one year - all very exciting but neither of us know anything about the city. I'm trying to find out about good places to live. We are looking to rent an appartment/house near my husband's workplace in the E. South Temple area - if it's a nice place to live. Alternatively, close to public transport which will get him to work fast and on time.

Ideally we'd like to live near to parks or places I can take my son for walks, with some good cafes nearby, in a fun but mellow area. I know it's difficult to recommend areas if you don't know the type of person asking for the recommendation! If anyone knows London the type of place I like is Battersea (eg, Northcote Road) or Highbury.

How else to describe us? The type of people who like to travel but have put our real backpacking days behind us but equally would hate to go to a large concrete hotel, no matter how plush. Prefer small, slightly off the beaten track hotels or guesthouses with great ****tails. Does that make it any easier to guage what sort of people you're making your recommendation to?
All advice re places to live - and indeed anything else about SLC - would be most appreciated.

Many thanks.
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Old 03-22-2006, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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I agree with Minutah. Those areas should fit you quite nicely. I used to live right in downtown on main street and 2nd North. Most of our retired neighbors were from England and other parts of Europe originally. Our landlords lived in Bermuda and had property in London and in downtown SLC.
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Old 05-14-2006, 07:48 PM
 
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I would recommend the Avenues downtown if you want to be close. It is very charming with many parks and shops. If you are going to be close to where he works just make sure you don't move on the west side of town. The area around the U of U is nice. There is an alternative if your husband doesn't mind taking the "T" which is like a train. It's very clean and enjoyable to take. You could have your pick of about anywhere on the East side if he chose to do that. I would probably recommend the Sugarhouse, Holladay area
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Old 05-30-2006, 03:21 AM
 
Location: Logan, UT
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Having spent time in London, your husband's mass transit commute in SLC will be faster than anything in London, tube or bus. There is a light rail train that will take him a street away from where he is working. SLC will seems like a small place to you. I too think the Harvard-Yale or Avenues would best suit you, but I don't know if you could find a 1yr rental there.

Don't get me wrong, I love England. Can my wife and I trade with you for a year?
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Old 06-08-2006, 06:16 AM
 
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Hi there, I too are moving to SLC this year for a couple of years. I have a wife and 8 year old boy, I am willing to excahnge info on any aspect of the move if you are interested.
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Old 06-09-2006, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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As I stated earlier on this thread I used to live 2 blocks north of the Salt Lake Temple. Our ward was probably 5-10% English. Our landlords were British and spent their winters in Bermuda. We lived in a condo complex called The Panorama which had pretty nice units for rent. The building across the street (Zion's Summit) had nicer units but are more expensive. My wife and I were newlyweds so being surrounded by a million grandmas was really fun and really quiet! Another nice complex just West of Zion's Summit is called Trevi Towers. All these buildings are a 5 minute walk from downtown and the temple grounds. This is a very manicured neighborhood.
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