Salt Lake City Real Estate
Salt Lake City, also known as Salt Lake or SLC, is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah, as well as the county seat of Salt Lake County. According the World Population Review Salt Lake City metropolitan area has an estimated population of 1.14 million, while the city proper has a population estimated at 192,000 as of 2017. It is one of only two major urban areas in the Great Basin (the other is Reno, Nevada).
Historically, the valley’s first permanent settlements date to the arrival of the Latter-day Saints on July 24, 1847. They had traveled beyond the boundaries of the United States into Mexican Territory seeking a secluded area to safely practice their religion away from the violence and the persecution they experienced in the East. Upon arrival at the Salt Lake Valley, president of the church Brigham Young is recorded as stating, “This is the right place, drive on.” Four days after arriving in the Salt Lake Valley, Brigham Young designated the building site for the Salt Lake Temple, which would become a famous Mormon and Salt Lake City landmark.
Salt Lake City is deemed to be one of the least stressed-out cities in the United States, citing the low cost of living and abundance of jobs.
Access and Transportation
Salt Lake City lies at the convergence of two cross-country freeways; I-15, which runs north-to-south just west of downtown, and I-80, which connects downtown with Salt Lake City International Airport just to the west and exits to the east through Parley’s Canyon. US-89 enters the city from the northwest and travels the length of the valley as State Street (with the exception of northern Salt Lake City).
Salt Lake City’s mass transit service is operated by the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) and includes a bus system, light rail, and a commuter railline. Intercity services are provided by Amtrak and various intercity bus lines. These services are all interconnected at the Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub (Salt Lake Central Station), a short distance west of the city center.
Approximately 60,000 people ride the bus daily, although ridership has reportedly declined since TRAX was constructed. The light trail system has 50 stations of which 23 are within the city limits. Daily ridership averaged 60,600 as of the fourth quarter of 2012, making TRAX the ninth most-ridden light rail system in the country.
The commuter rail system, FrontRunner, extends from the Intermodal Hub north through Davis County to Pleasant View on the northern border of Weber County. Daily ridership on the line averages 7,800, as of the fourth quarter of 2012. An expansion called “FrontRunner South”, which extended FrontRunner south to Provo in central Utah County, was completed in December 2012 as part of UTA’s FrontLines 2015 project.
Salt Lake City International Airport is approximately 4 miles (6 km) west of downtown. Delta Air Lines operates a hub at the airport, serving over 100 non-stop destinations in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, as well as Paris, London and Amsterdam
The Salt Lake City School District (SLCSD) is the oldest public school district
Things to Do
Salt Lake City has a hot-summer humid continental climate (Dfa) with hot summers and cold, snowy winters. Winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding, are popular activities in the Wasatch Mountains east of Salt Lake City. Eight ski resorts lie within 50 miles (80 km) of the city. Salt Lake City is home to several museums, movie theaters. Salt Lake City has a thriving and vibrant festival culture. Various festivals happen throughout the year, celebrating the diversity of the communities in the Salt Lake Valley.
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