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Old 10-24-2007, 12:47 PM
 
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I'm researching areas to possibly retire to. I current live in New York City and never had a driver's license or car. I have been told that Salt Lake City is a beautiful area and was wondering if it is possible to get to supermarkets/grocery stores, drugstores, libraries, etc. without having access to a car. Is the public transit system adequate for most everyday needs?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Not really. You need a car to get around SLC.
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:09 PM
 
Location: sacramento ca./sun valley ca.
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your best bet is too wait for a few more years once there all finish with all the construction in the salt area because there building alot of upscale lofts, apartments buildings and condos which will have easy access with the trax system which is utah light rail.

some site web sites to view is Downtown Rising :: Home

Market Station : South Salt Lake City, UT

Welcome to UTA

these are a few sites to view but like the last person said you should invest in getting a car
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Old 10-27-2007, 12:26 AM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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Doesn't look so bad to me, looks like the buses pretty much cover the city.
http://rideuta.com/images/systemmap0807.jpg (broken link)
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Sandy... but I've lived all over Salt Lake Valley
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You really do need a car in Salt Lake. It's true, we have a decent bus system and a light rail line... but this is still a commuters town. Consider...

Salt Lake is set up on a very formal grid system (originally designed by pioneers), this grid system extends deep into the suburbs. Plus... our streets very wide and our blocks are nearly twice the size of those in most cities and we have very few one-way streets.

What does all of this mean? Salt Lake is very spread-out... there really aren't any densely populated areas (even downtown) where you'll find everything you need within 2 city blocks... it's a bummer if you don't drive or you like the metropolitan feel that you get in places like New York, Boston, or Chicago.... but it's a plus because we have beautiful wide open spaces with expansive views... and our traffic problems really aren't bad when compared with many other cities.
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