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Old 01-13-2010, 09:19 AM
 
Location: DEN-CO
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I wouldn't classify SLC as all that big, and I'm sure St. Louis is much larger in terms of population, geographical size, etc. You should do a check on the most recent demographics for the city proper, remember the city is only from about 2100 S northward till you hit the mountains, everything south of there are suburbs and other cities. Anyone into the singles scene needs to be downtown SLC, or at least close to the TRAX line that goes downtown. If you can't live downtown, go just east around Liberty Park, 9th East, etc. I would prefer PC anytime, but is the expense worth it?
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Page, AZ
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The drive to Duchesne is NOT that bad. My family has 10 acres out there and I used to drive out there almost every weekend, and we often spent New Years out there (it's very cold tho!). You can do it in ~2 hours. The worst part of the drive (in winter) will be going up Daniel's Canyon from Heber to Strawberry reservoir. Since not much sun hits the roadway here, it's prone to black ice. Next potential problem will be in the Strawberry basin itself, where high winds often drift significant amounts of snow onto the roadway. As for living arrangements, I would highly suggest East Millcreek, since it's an easy hop onto I-80 an up Parley's canyon from there. If you can locate near Wasatch Blvd or Foothill Blvd near I-80 you're commute will be significantly cut, since city traffic from anywhere else in town is just going to be plain awful! You might consider Heber city. It's MUCH more affordable than Park City, and it's "just around the corner" from Park City. I know several people that work in Park City that choose to live in Heber. Just a thought. Good luck!
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:16 AM
 
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I would look in Sugar House. It's not a separate city, it's actually just a neighborhood on the south side of Salt Lake City. The great thing about Sugar House is that it's relatively non-Mormon, and it's in the center of everything. If you hop on I-80, which runs through the neighborhood, you can drive to Park City in 15 minutes, or Snowbird and Alta resorts in about 25-30 minutes. It's also close to downtown, and home to the biggest park in the city (great for outdoor sports/jogging/biking). There's a college in the neighborhood, which translates into a higher percentage of bars, coffee shops, and retail than you'd find in other areas of the Wasatch Front. It has a nice little library, a Whole Foods grocery store, and one of the few liquor stores in town (you have to go here to buy everything from Mike's Hard Lemonade to Wine).

I moved experimented with living in a couple different areas of SLC, and I found Sugar House to be the next best thing to living in Park City (and way more affordable).
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:29 PM
 
Location: DEN-CO
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Ummm, I don't know about a higher percentage of bars in Sugarhouse, I know of that little narrow one off Highland, then there's Fiddlers Elbow. I can't recall any others in Sugarhouse, but it does have a lot of retail, but I'm not a fan of the big parking lot chain retail shopping.

Once the 11th/Highland/21st building came down, IMO Sugarhouse lost a lot of its appeal.

I do like the idea of the Sugarhouse Trolley, hope it will happen someday, I think the area is perfect for a Transit Oriented Development (TOD).
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:34 PM
 
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Hi I am also moving to Salt Lake soon. My friends live up there and they said for me, I'm 34 not really a drinker & don't smoke. I like to snowboard and hike. She said Sugarhouse is the way to go. Even though I don't go to clubs really. Did you see all the cheaper places I'm from Vegas so the rent is crazy here. I love the prices up there and I can't wait to move. Hey good luck to you hope you love it. aimee
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:27 PM
 
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Hi, any updates on the variety of bars/coffee/restaurants in Sugarhouse? A year ago, 5280milehiguy said:

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Ummm, I don't know about a higher percentage of bars in Sugarhouse, I know of that little narrow one off Highland, then there's Fiddlers Elbow. I can't recall any others in Sugarhouse, but it does have a lot of retail, but I'm not a fan of the big parking lot chain retail shopping.

Once the 11th/Highland/21st building came down, IMO Sugarhouse lost a lot of its appeal.
Thanks, TT
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Old 03-04-2010, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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Check out Fiddler's Elbow, more of a sports bar, then there's the Tap Room, which is a pretty cool little (tiny) place with a jukebox on the wall and friendly bartenders. There are a couple of others around, but in reality, bars are spread around in the city, there's no one "destination" for the night life. There's a bit more concentration downtown. There are coffee houses all over the place, and yes, a decent variety of restaurants right here in Sugar House. Thing is, it's a 5-10 minute drive to downtown, as well as to most other areas. Hell, even Park City is only about a 25 min drive from my driveway. You don't feel constricted to one area like you do in larger cities with traffic problems and sprawl (though there IS a fair amount of sprawl here). I moved here from Memphis a couple of years ago, and I'm a liberal, agnostic, whathaveyou. The acclimation did take about a year, maybe a year and a half, I'm not gonna lie, but once you develop a social circle of sorts, you find it's real EASY living here. PM me if you want more info.

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Old 03-04-2010, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Check out Fiddler's Elbow...
I was trying to remember the name of a place in Sugarhouse a couple of weeks ago. I'm thinking it was the Fiddler's Elbow! Is it just west of 11th East/Highland Drive on the north side of 21st South? If it is, they had the most delicious shrimp tacos I've ever tasted!

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Old 03-04-2010, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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It is right there, behind Salt Lake Pizza & Pasta. They usually have above average to very good food for a bar.
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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I'm 23 and went to Westminster in Sugarhouse for a semester. I now live in the Avenues in a little apartment. I would NOT venture anywhere into the suburbs if you are not LDS. I grew up here and the further into the suburbs you get, the worse the Mormon influence becomes. For renting a house I would go for Sugarhouse or around Foothill drive and the University of Utah. I love the Avenues where I live now, but renting a big house might be a little harder here...what I looked at before I found this apartment was pretty limited. Good luck!
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