Moving to Utah

APARTMENT SEARCHING

Online Referral services:  Rent.com, ForRent.com, Apartments.com, ApartmentList.com, MyApartmentMap.com
Local bulletin board postings:  Craig's List, KSL Classifieds
University Housing

INEXPENSIVE HOTELS NEAR UNIVERSITY

University Guest House (on campus)
Sky Harbor Executive Suites Hotel
The Avenues Hostel

HOUSING / REAL ESTATE   

Here are some tools for house-hunting:
Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Relocation Information
Zip code map for Salt Lake City  (I recommend these zip codes for starters: 84102, 84103, 84106, 84107 (Holladay), 84108, 84109, 84111, 84112, 84113, 84115, 84117, 84121 (Murray), 84124 (Holladay), 84145, 84158)
Wasatch Front Regional Multiple Listing Service
Realtors.com (another listing service)

Realtors:  The following realtors have been contracted with lab members and are highly recommended for honesty, hard work, experience, and competence:
Nancy Aruscavage
Brad Blumenthal

COMMUTING

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 highways 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.View traffic cameras throughout Salt Lake Click the "Salt Lake City" square in the top left corner and zoom the map if you like. The University is in the northeast quadrant.

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

DAY CARE and AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS      

       Childcare Resource and Referral for Salt Lake City (hint:  When entering search criteria,
              start by only entering the age of your child/children and the zip code for where you
             want to have day care.) 
      
 Children's Service Society of Utah (since 1884)
       Child care Coordinating Office (University of Utah)
       Parent Zone (another referall service)
  

SCHOOLS       

Private Schools
Judge Memorial
Realms of Inquiry
Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School
The Waterford School

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