Welcome to Salt Lake City! I've lived here all of my life and it's truly one of the greatest cities in the nation! First of all, the mountains are to die for. Their beauty is unsurpassed! I call them my "security blanket", because I don't know what I would do if I didn't wake up and see them every morning! I love watching the growth of the city and the diversity it is bringing to the area. We have a "young" population that is stimulating the growth of the city, that includes college students and young professionals. Employment is low and our economy is very diverse as well, being in the top 95% in the country. Many large companies have made Salt Lake City their home, helping our wage growth outpace the national average. When the weather's nice, residents appreciate the region's 900-plus acres of public parks, including Liberty Park, Sugar House Park and This is the Place Heritage Park. During the cold season, locals head to the nearby Wasatch Mountains to ski, snowboard and enjoy the mountain lifestyle in Park City. Simply put, SLC has so much to offer in so many ways. You gotta come check it out and make it home!
There's nothing better than skiing the famously, light snow of Utah's ski resorts. Just a hop skip and a jump from the city, you will experience world-class dining, family activities, nightlife, condos and resorts!
Downtown SLC is growing and has so much to offer. It's a hot spot for Millennial's and hip-young professionals.
U.S. News analyzed 125 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life, the job market in each metro area, and the value of living there and people's desire to live there.
Salt Lake City, Utah is ranked:
#24 in Best Places To Live
We are so excited about our new, modern rebuild of the Salt Lake International Airport! When the facilities are finished in 2024, they will provide this fast-growing metropolitan area, home to 80 percent of Utah’s three million residents, with improved efficiency at one of the country’s busiest airports.
The facility will be built in two phases, with the first phase – including the central terminal, parking garage, and parts of the new concourses – expected to be complete by 2020, and the second phase expected to be complete by 2024.
Finding your way around Salt Lake City is easy, as the streets are laid out in a grid. Addresses in the metro area coordinate with the location of the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For example, the road three blocks east of the temple will be 300 East, and the road five blocks south of the temple will be 500 South.
The Utah Transit Authority operates light rail trains and buses seven days a week, with the exception of some holidays. The Frontrunner train runs a total of 89 miles between Pleasant View and Provo (through Salt Lake City). Its stations offer free parking and are within walking distance to popular shopping districts. The TRAX trains cover a sizable area of the Salt Lake Valley, including stops at the Salt Lake City International Airport and in downtown Salt Lake City.
The metro area also has protected bike lanes, which are physically separated from traffic by a row of parked cars, a small curb or a row of planters. Still, many residents who live outside the city center choose to drive to and from downtown.