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Best Places To Live In Salt Lake City, UT

  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 191,446
  • If you love snow and long winters, this place is for you! If you're liberal, pro-LGBT and pro-refugee or from California like everyone moving here, you will LOVE it here. If you love busy cities, need…[read more]


Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score78
  • Wasatch Hollow, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,188
  • Holladay, UT
  • 8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 30,793
  • Holliday is by far one of the best places to live. The community is filled with family-oriented folks that can be seen as quite religious. Nevertheless, this leads to a very close-knit community with a…[read more]
  • Yalecrest, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,768
  • Centerville, UT
  • 11.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,727
  • I live in Centerville, Utah and I am incredibly proud to call this community my home. Centerville is a suburb of Salt Lake City, so if you can’t find what you need here, then you can easily travel to the…[read more]
  • Kaysville, UT
  • 18.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 29,799
  • I personally have a thing for Kaysville, UT. As far as the crime and the education is concerned, this is one of the better cities to live in for safety and a quality public school system. Crime in this…[read more]
  • Independence, UT
  • 19.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 152
  • Bountiful, UT
  • 7.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 43,428
  • I moved to Bountiful, Utah from Charlotte, North Carolina about 10 years ago. This was the best move I made as I went from a bustling city to a quiet little town. All of the people are friendly, or those…[read more]
  • Woods Cross, UT
  • 7.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,930
  • I love my city Woods Cross, UT. The chances of growth are limitless, and this makes living in Woods Cross, UT incredible. One of the aspects I love most about my city is that it has high livability. The…[read more]
  • East Bench, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 3.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,443
  • West Bountiful, UT
  • 9.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,436
  • Fruit Heights, UT
  • 18.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,840
  • White City, UT
  • 13.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,255
  • Cottonwood Heights, UT
  • 10.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 34,274
  • I really love living in Cottonwood Heights. The city is quite and located just off of Salt Lake City's hustle and bustle. I would not raise my kids in any other place than here. The neighborhoods are a…[read more]
  • Farmington, UT
  • 15.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 21,983
  • I experienced an incredible stay while living in Farmington Utah. The city is in Davis County Utah. Farmington Utah is close to the Odgen-Clearfield area and is home of the Lagoon Amusement Park. The…[read more]
  • Millcreek, UT
  • 5.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 61,191
  • Please update your website, I just moved out of Millcreek as quick as possible after living there for two years. It is full of robberies, crime, and there is a serious drug problem not to mention the…[read more]
  • South Jordan, UT
  • 13.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 62,751
  • South Jordan is a beautiful city. with great people. you can find anything you want in South Jordan or within minutes of it. I have lived here since i found a great home…[read more]
  • Sandy, UT
  • 13.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 93,141
  • My first trip to Utah was an unforgettable adventure. I arrived in Salt Lake City International Airport and then took a rental car. I got on Interstate-15 and explored Salt Lake County. The city center…[read more]
  • Snyderville, UT
  • 18.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,036
  • Draper, UT
  • 16.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 46,399
  • We've lived in Draper six years, and have experienced what used to be a nice community explode into a fury of development. It seems the city has no plan when large town home complexes are being built…[read more]
  • North Salt Lake, UT
  • 6.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 18,753
  • Living in North Salt Lake has been nothing short of amazing. What once was nothing but fields is now a bustling city. The massive development of North Salt Lake has created a family friendly community.…[read more]
  • Liberty Wells, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 1.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,248
  • Central City, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 0.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 10,087
  • West Jordan, UT
  • 10.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 110,928
  • Since the last review is from eight years ago potential new residents need to know of all the change in Utah. I avoid this city like the plague after hours because it's turning into a third world county.…[read more]
  • Bonneville Hills, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 3.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,489
  • Midvale, UT
  • 10.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 31,659
  • Living in Midvale, many would argue that it’s a low-income Town, with a clear wealth divide. Frankly speaking, I don’t know what city in America doesn’t have some sort of division between income-classes.…[read more]
  • Alta, UT
  • 18.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 349
  • Morgan, UT
  • 22.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,951
  • Summit Park, UT
  • 16.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,986
  • Taylorsville, UT
  • 7.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 60,448
  • My trip to Taylorsville was one of the most memorable trips of my life. It was a long weekend so we planned to go to Taylorsville, as we had heard so much about their salt Lake. Before starting our trip…[read more]
  • Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 0.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,273
  • Herriman, UT
  • 18.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 29,176
  • Herriman is a great place in Utah to live in, especially if you like to go hiking or spend time outdoors. It's not far from Twin Peaks which is a mountain range over two miles tall. It's the best area in…[read more]
  • Emigration Canyon, UT
  • 6.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,772
  • East Central, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 1.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 20,893
  • Granite, UT
  • 13.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 935
  • Sugar House, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 3.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 31,233
  • Murray, UT
  • 7.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 48,834
  • When I moved to Murray, UT, I was a student in college. I have been in the city for about 10 years. One of my favorite things to do is go to one of the many ski lodges. There are slopes for beginners and…[read more]
  • Bluffdale, UT
  • 19.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,809
  • Kearns, UT
  • 9.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 36,952
  • I've been living in Kearns for a couple years now, and so far it's been a good place to live. It's close to Salt Lake City but other than that it's a bit lacking on amenities. Getting around the city…[read more]
  • Riverton, UT
  • 17.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 41,521
  • As someone who has begun to raise a family, Riverton has been a great place for us! We have some good conveniences such as a shopping center that contains different shops like the Peterson's Fresh Market…[read more]
  • People's Freeway, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 1.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,805
  • Fairpark, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 7,803
  • Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 5.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 16,047
  • Magna, UT
  • 10.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 27,553
  • Moving to Magna was the best decision I’ve ever made. Growing tired of the hustle and bustle of Salt Lake City, I moved to the outskirts of Salt Lake City to the small town of Magna, which lies south of…[read more]
  • Rose Park, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 3.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 10,556
  • Arcadia Heights, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 5.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 841
  • Copperton, UT
  • 18.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 483
  • West Valley City, UT
  • 8.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 134,609
  • My husband took a job working in a Salt Lake city outside of West Valley City. While we were only in Utah for 6 months, I really enjoyed our stay there. We actually stayed in West Valley City at the…[read more]
  • Central City-Liberty Welss, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 1.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,074
  • South Salt Lake, UT
  • 3.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 24,575
  • i love slc ut. i will never move. We have it all, skiing, Mt biking, Hiking & lot more. I built a site on the best things to do in Utah. Check this out if your coming to Utah .…[read more]
  • Capitol Hill, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 3.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 7,895

Salt Lake City, UT: Affordable and Lots of Jobs

Salt Lake City, or just Salt Lake as locals call it, is the capital and most populous city in Utah. Around 200,000 people live in Salt Lake, giving it the perfect balance of being big enough to have lots to do, but not so big it is overwhelming. The metropolitan area extends down to Provo and Orem, and the entire area has over two million people. More and more people have been moving to Salt Lake City in recent years and it is a great lifestyle choice for many reasons. Salt Lake has a thriving job market that continues to grow at a rapid pace. Many new startups and tech companies have claimed Salt Lake as home, infusing the area with high-paying, interesting jobs. Additionally, the cost of living in this city is still much lower than most major cities in the United States. Renting or buying a home is still reasonable for people with a range of incomes.

There are many attractions and landmarks in the Salt Lake City area, but people who live here especially enjoy all the outdoor offerings it has. Salt Lake is located in a valley, so there are mountains in almost every direction you look. That means hiking and camping are very popular activities in the summer and skiing and snowboarding are very popular in the winter. Nearby Park City sits about 20 miles away and offers world famous hiking and skiing, as well as hosting the Sundance Film Festival every winter.

In the city itself, some of the most popular landmarks are the Salt Lake City Temple, the Utah State Capitol building, and the Great Salt Lake. People use TRAX to get around, which is a light rail system that goes throughout the city. The weather in Salt Lake City is generally deemed very tolerable by most people. The summers are warm and sunny and the winters are fairly mild. The area gets a decent amount of snow, but never has temperatures that get too low.

AreaVibes is a great resource for you to decide if Salt Lake is the right city for you, and if so, what neighborhood of Salt Lake City would fit you the best. We allow you to enter in the name of the area you're interested in, customize what you care to know about the city, like crime rate or cost of living, and then get see the best places to live in and around Salt Lake City. Find out what local amenities there are, what the job market is like, or whatever else you want to know!

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