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Old 07-25-2008, 02:01 PM
 
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Hi-

If you have to work in downtown Salt Lake, where would be the best places to live as far as commute times, and affordable housing goes in the Salt Lake area?

I live in Arizona right now, but I might be taking a job in Salt Lake in the near future and I would be would working in downtown Salt Lake.

I've been researching Sandy (houses seem high in Sandy), and Murray areas right now, any where else I should be looking? W. Jordon or Taylorville areas?

Thanks for you help
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Old 07-25-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: The other side of the mountain
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Affordable meaning....?

Are you looking for a family neighborhood, or more like a townhouse/condo?

Commute time to downtown SL isn't too bad from just about anywhere in the valley. I can make it downtown from Tooele County in right around 35 minutes or so.
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Old 07-25-2008, 03:12 PM
 
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To give you accurate advice, we need to know if you want a condo, townhome, single family house, do you care about schools, and what is the price range. SLC has lots of options, help us narrow down your wishes!
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Old 07-25-2008, 04:44 PM
 
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Single family homes...don't care about schools....$225,000 would be max for house.
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Old 07-25-2008, 05:46 PM
 
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You could probably find a $225k home in Murray and definitely in Taylorsville. Depends on size of lot, number of bedrooms, age of home, etc. I would choose Murray over Taylorsville if you can find a property there. There are some nice older homes in Sugarhouse which would be closer to downtown, but they're probably out of your price range unless you want a bungalow. Since you're moving from Arizona, I'd advise to get a home with a garage so you don't have to scrape your windows each morning in the winter.
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Old 07-25-2008, 05:58 PM
 
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I like West Jordan, and my personal fav...Stansbury Park, but hey, I am a bit biased. I was going to suggest Sugarhouse also, if you like older style homes. Don't forget the other way. There are some nice homes in Bountiful and North Salt Lake that might fit the bill too.
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Old 07-25-2008, 06:51 PM
 
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A carport can do just as good a job of keeping snow off the car if it faces the right way. For ex, my house faces north and the winds blow from the north, mostly. I have a 6 ft fence about 4 ft from the house and the carport is behind that. I get very little snow in the carport, maybe 1/8 " at max usually. If my house faced a different way, it would be a different story. But don't rule out a carport without considering all the factors.
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Old 07-25-2008, 07:28 PM
 
Location: West Jordan, UT
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Single family homes...don't care about schools....$225,000 would be max for house.
I think West Jordan might be a good fit for you. You can get a newer home in that price range. The commute to downtown will be 30-45 minutes, depending on where you live in West Jordan & if you are traveling during rush hour. It's a safe area. The schools are grossly overcrowded, but luckily you don't need to worry about that. The City Council is making some boneheaded moves, but I'll save that for another thread
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:19 AM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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As for transportation, Salt Lake is getting better. Make sure you live near a bus route to connect to the light rail here known as TRAX. That will get you to Downtown and beyond, and West Jordan will get this service by 2011.
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