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Old 12-23-2009, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Logan, UT
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Hi, I am considering moving to the Salt Lake City area in the near future. I would be working in Duchesne, though only commuting once a week, so somewhere further east would be preferred, though not a deal breaker if it's not. I am 26, and very into the outdoors (hiking, mountain biking, skiing). I plan to find 1 or 2 roommates, and rent a house or large apartment.

What is a good area to live in? I've been reading about Park City and it sounds great, but expensive. I would like to life in an area with people my age, and not an established family type neighborhood. Also, I would prefer to not live in an area with an especially overwhelming percentage of LDS, as I am non LDS. Close proximity to mountain biking trails and ski resorts is a plus.

I will be visiting the city for a few days next month. What are some areas or attractions I should check out?

Thanks in advance
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Logan, UT
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Also, I should mention being close to coffee houses, restaurants, and bars is a big plus.

How are Kimball Junction, East Millcreek, Summit Park, Cottonwood Heights, or maybe south salt lake?

Park city is seeming ideal in many ways, although it seems expensive. A quick check of apartment listings didn't come up with much. are there many affordable apartment or house rentals in the area?
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:00 PM
 
Location: The other side of the mountain
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I would suggest the Sugarhouse area. Affordable is very subjective. What do you consider affordable?

Really, just about anywhere you live in the Greater Salt Lake area puts you very close to the outdoors, but Sugarhouse is very close to downtown, coffee houses, bars, nightlife, ect.
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Park City is very expensive. Very few of the service wrokers live there unless in older shared housing. You're loooking at a bad drive in winter to Duchesne even if only once a week. Would you be working one week on/off? Vernal would be a better choice for cheaper housing and a shorter drive, I think.
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Old 12-24-2009, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Logan, UT
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Sugarhouse does seem very nice. I will be sure to check it out. Any particular neighborhood stand out in Sugarhouse?

I'm hoping for rent $800 or less if I have only one roommate, or maybe up to $1500 if I have several. Most likely I'll have 1 or 2, so $600-$1200 would be optimal.

I would prefer to stay close to Salt Lake, so definitely west of Duchesne. I am from St. louis, and am used to a big city.

I will be working one week on, one off. I do have an awd suv, so the wintery drive should be manageable. Most of the people that work there live either in SLC, Park City, or Provo.
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Craigslist is a good way to find roommies. There are always people on there advertising, either to look together or for someone to move in with them.

"LDS standards" is one thing you will see that may puzzle you. In short, it means no alcohol, no tobacco, no drugs on the property and no people of the opposite sex in your rooms or staying over (i.e., no sex or anything that even looks like it could be sex). No cursing, either, no caffeine so no coffee, tea, or sodas. NO porn on the VT ro magazines, etc. It's hard for someone not LDS to live up to the rules! I may have skipped some. Not everyone who is LDS observes all the rules but best to be forewarned so you can have a frrank discussion.
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:48 PM
 
Location: east millcreek
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I think that you will be able to find a place to rent in Park City for $1500 a month, and it will not be a dump. Prices have come down quite bit from the last 2 seasons. I have a new worker that is renting a room in a new home in Pinebrook for only $400 a month, all bills included. If you are coming in the Spring or Summer, the rates may be less as that is a slower time compared to Winter.
I lived in PC for 16 years and grew tired of it but if I was 26, I would probably enjoy it.
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:41 PM
 
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Also, I should mention being close to coffee houses, restaurants, and bars is a big plus.

How are Kimball Junction, East Millcreek, Summit Park, Cottonwood Heights, or maybe south salt lake?

Park city is seeming ideal in many ways, although it seems expensive. A quick check of apartment listings didn't come up with much. are there many affordable apartment or house rentals in the area?
Sugarhouse is college scene, also gay community unofficial of course. South Salt Lake has cheap areas but also some that aren't the greatest ; If you want to go skiing I would say look on the east side, like Alta , cottonwood, if you want bars and excitement downtown or sugarhouse, if you want country heber city. stay away from rose park and parts of west valley.
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:40 PM
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Location: North Monterey County
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Helluva drive to Duchesne. In good weather and bad.

Don't also rule out the Foothill Boulevard corridor. There are homes/apartments for rent. A student area so the price might be right.
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:12 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake, Utah
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Sugarhouse is college scene, also gay community unofficial of course. South Salt Lake has cheap areas but also some that aren't the greatest ; If you want to go skiing I would say look on the east side, like Alta , cottonwood, if you want bars and excitement downtown or sugarhouse, if you want country heber city. stay away from rose park and parts of west valley.
That's a pretty broad generalization about Sugarhouse. It's a relatively large neighborhood that mostly consists of houses. It actually feels a bit like anywhere America, but is actually part of the big city. I'd say the college scene is more towards the college (foothills) and the official gayborhood is Marmalade, but of course there's different people everywhere throughout slc.
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