Living in Utah

Moving to Salt Lake City

Apartment Searching

ApartmentList.com
Apartments.com
My Apartment Map
Craig's List
KSL Classifieds
Rent Bits
Trulia
University Housing
Zillow Houses for Rent

Inexpensive Hotels Nearby

University Guest House (on campus)
Sky Harbor Executive Suites Hotel
Youth Hostels

Housing / Real Estate  

Tools for house-hunting
Zip code map for Salt Lake City 

Recommended:  84102, 84103, 84106, 84107 (Holladay), 84108, 84109, 84111, 84112, 84113, 84115, 84117 (Holladay), 84121 (Murray), 84124 (Holladay)

Online Listing Services
Exit Realty Wasatch
Wasatch Front Regional Multiple Listing Service
Realtors.com

Realtors
The following realtors are highly recommended for honesty, hard work, experience, and competence:
Jessica Terry Schneider - Century 21 
    Phone: (801) 808-0519
    Website: Utah Home Tracker

Commuting      

Utah Commuter Link

Introduction
Living in the northeastern or southeastern areas of Salt Lake City offer the easiest commutes. Neighborhoods such as Capitol Hill and the Avenues (84103) or the University area (84102) are close and will present few obstacles. The University is easily accessed from areas located in southeast Salt Lake City via interstates 215 or 80 and Foothill Blvd. You could live as far south as the Cottonwood canyons in Sandy (where the ski resorts are only a few miles away) and most of your ~35 minute commute would be highway.

University of Utah Commuter Services
Parking permits
University Shuttle Schedules

Public Transportation
The Utah Transit Authority is responsible for busses and Salt Lake's local train system, "TRAX."  The University offers a free TRAX/Bus pass to students and staff.

Vehicle Registration
Utah Department of Motor Vehicles

Child care

Children's Service Society of Utah
Child care Coordinating Office (U of U)

Schools

Private Schools
Judge Memorial
Realms of Inquiry
Rowland Hall

Utah Montessori Schools
Dancing Moose Montessori School (preschool to 2nd grade)

The Waterford Institute

Public School Districts (Northeast to Southeast):
Salt Lake City School District
Granite School District (Holladay)
Murray School District

 

 

National Parks

All five of these national parks are located in Utah:
Arches  |  Bryce  |  Zion  |  Capitol Reef   |  Canyonlands

Just a five to six hour drive from Salt Lake you will find these two spectacular national parks:
Grand Teton
  |  Yellowstone

Grand Teton National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Outdoor Activities

Utah offers many ways to enjoy it's natural beauty: 

Aquatics | Boating | Camping | Climbing | Cycling | Fishing | Forests | Golfing | Hiking | Ice Skating | Mountain Biking | SLC Parks & Recreation | Skiing

Click any of the links above to learn more.

Things to do in and around Salt Lake City

Live Music

Twilight Concert Series (free)
Red Butte Concert Series
The Depot
The State Room
The Urban Lounge
Shaggy's Velvet Room
Kingsbury Hall (music & theatre events)
Kilby Court
Jazz in Salt Lake City

Cultural

Gallery Stroll
U of U Theatre Productions
Kingsbury Hall
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Natural History Museum of Utah
Temple Square

Upscale Restaurants

Bambara
Cafe Trio
Cafe Molise
Fresco Italian Cafe
Frida Bistro
La Caille
Log Haven (Millcreek Canyon)
Martine Cafe
Meditrina
Michelangelo Ristorante
The Shallow Shaft (Little Cottonwood Canyon)
Pago
Paris Bistro
Takashi Sushi

Outdoor recreation

Activities
Skiing, mountain biking, rock and ice climbing, hiking, golfing, and boating.  Visit utah.com for more information.

National Parks
Arches, Bryce, Zion, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands and nearby Yellowstone and Grand Tetons.

Outdoor Destinations

Antelope Island
Little Cottonwood Canyon
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Uinta National Forest
American Fork Canyon
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

Families with Kids

Seven Peaks Water Parks
Lagoon Amusement Park
Living Planet Aquarium
Outdoor Swimming Pools for Kids
Snowbird Summer Activities
Red Butte Gardens
Wheeler Historic Farms
Hogle Zoo

Miscellaneous

Downtown Farmer's Market
City Weekly's "Best of Utah"