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Guide to Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City Apartments For Rent
Salt Lake City’s impressive city skyline resembles a small model – a city constructed by a child’s erector set – in comparison with the monolithic mountains that surround it. The city is tucked into the Salt Lake Valley, not far from the Great Salt Lake the city was named for. The staggering sight of the Twin Peaks – reaching 11,330 feet – is awe-inspiring. And if you enjoy the outdoors, it may inspire you to go skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, and mountain hiking.
It’s called by ski enthusiasts “the greatest snow on earth.” Just minutes away from downtown, some of the country’s top ski resorts sit perched on mountainsides. Salt Lake City sees an annual average of 500 inches of dry, light powder in a phenomenon called the “lake effect,” where a combination of cold air moving across the lake and Utah’s dry air results in incredible amounts of snow.
If you prefer wheels to skis, there are several bike trails in the Salt Lake area, including Albion Basin, Antelope Island, and Big Water to Dog Lake. The area also features a plethora of recreational areas, national parks, and a terrific downtown with shops and restaurants. While the mountainous landscape may draw you to apartments in Salt Lake City, it’s the friendly and fun-filled city that will keep you here.
Things to Do in Salt Lake City:
Known as the “Crossroads of the West” for its part in constructing the first transcontinental railroad, Salt Lake City continues to be a unique city that invites visitors to travel through, or even settle down and stay a while. Local universities include the University of Utah and Brigham Young University, which both play huge roles in the city, especially in terms of sports. Without a professional football team to support, Salt Lake City residents ardently follow their college football teams.
Salt Lake City was the site of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Landmarks dedicated to the Olympics decorate the city, including the Olympic Cauldron Park with a state-of-the-art visitor center and the Utah Olympic Oval.
The Wasatch Mountains provide terrific opportunities not just for skiing and snowboarding – the mountains are home to several national parks with hiking trails, campgrounds, and mountain bike trails.
The Great Salt Lake lives up to its name — parts of the lake are nearly 10 times saltier than the ocean. Visit the lake and float in its waters, which have an average depth of 13 feet.
The Hogle Zoo is a terrific park located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon, a National Historic Landmark that was the original route for pioneers arriving into Utah. This Is the Place Heritage Park is also located in the area. In 1847, Brigham Young saw the Salt Lake Valley from this pass. He looked at the valley below and declared, “This is the right place. Drive on.” The park contains a monument and the Heritage Village.
Nearby Antelope Island State Park is a beautiful park that may quickly become a favorite destination once you’ve found the perfect Salt Lake City apartment to rent. This 28,800-acre park has one of the nation’s largest free-roaming herds of American Bison. A variety of other animals, including Pronghorn, Bighorn Sheep, and Mule Deer populate the park. The park hosts an annual balloon festival and has a gift shop and a small restaurant. The historic Fielding Garr Ranch is also located on the island. The park has hiking and biking trails, public beaches, a marina, and a campground.
As the “Genealogy Capital of the World,” Salt Lake City’s FamilySearch Center helps visitors learn more about their family history. The Center provides easy-to-use genealogy computers that provide access to millions of worldwide records. A friendly staff provides support as you use the free resources.
Salt Lake City is a terrific city with performing arts venues, theaters, museums, art galleries, and a variety of festivals. Be sure to visit the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Capitol Theatre, the Fort Douglas Military Museum, the Off Broadway Theatre, and the Natural History Museum of Utah.
Shoppers will love City Creek Center, a unique shopping area with a fully-retractable glass roof, waterfalls, a creek, and fountain shows. The area features a variety of shops and restaurants. Historic Trolley Square features trolley-car barns converted into 80 unique shops. There’s also a free walking tour. Trolley Square is listed on the National Historic Register. Travel to nearby Gardner Village, another National Historic Site. This beautiful area features brick pathways through the historic buildings that house candy shops, bakeries, home décor stores, jewelry stores, art galleries, and a historic mill converted to a restaurant.
Downtown Salt Lake City is very bicycle and pedestrian friendly. The city even offers shareable bikes called GREENbikes, located throughout downtown. The city also hosts concerts, movie screenings, festivals, and events. With a rich heritage and beautiful scenery, Salt Lake City is the perfect place to rent your next apartment.
What to Consider When Moving to Salt Lake City:
Salt Lake City is home to the University of Utah and Salt Lake Community College. Brigham Young University and Utah State University have education centers in the city, as well. The University of Utah is recognized for its research and medical programs.
Salt Lake is the capital of Utah and its largest city. Brigham Young and his Mormon followers founded the city in 1847, and the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is still located in Salt Lake City. The city is home to the Salt Lake Temple, the Mormon Pioneer Memorial Monument, the Church History Museum, the Salt Lake Tabernacle, and the LDS Conference Center.
A series of informal neighborhoods make up Salt Lake City. The West Side is a diverse, family-oriented area that consists of Rose Park, Glendale, and Poplar Grove. The West Side’s Marmalade District is considered funky and eclectic and is gaining in popularity. Sugar House is one of Salt Lake City’s oldest neighborhoods and is home to Westminster College. The Avenues is a smaller neighborhood northeast of Downtown. The University of Utah is near the neighborhood of Federal Heights.
Why Salt Lake City Apartments Are Hot:
It isn’t just because of the world-famous skiing – although that has quite a lot to do with it! Salt Lake City is as gorgeous today as it was when it inspired Brigham Young and his followers as they crossed through the pass and saw the incredible valley for the first time. The city is clean, family-oriented, and filled with terrific attractions, shops, restaurants, and landmarks. From your new Salt Lake City apartment, you’ll enjoy five nearby national parks, the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, and the Great Salt Lake – the second-saltiest lake in the world, behind the Dead Sea!
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Why Salt Lake City?
- Listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform its weekly program, “Music and the Spoken Word,” which is the world’s longest-running continuous network broadcast
- Known as the “Genealogy Capital of the World,” resources in Salt Lake City can help you learn about your family history
- The Great Salt Lake, which has an average depth of 13 feet
- Wasatch Mountains offer opportunities for hiking, camping, mountain biking, and rock climbing
- This Is The Place Heritage Park replicates 19th century Latter-day Saints pioneer life
- Olympic Cauldron Park features the Olympic Cauldron from the 2002 Winter Olympics
The Historic Governor's Mansion Chris Curtis/Shutterstock.com
The Mormon temple in Salt Lake City, Utah Trudy Simmons/Shutterstock.com
Big Cottonwood Creek in the Fall Lee Prince/Shutterstock.com
The Salt Lake Valley Dusted in Snow tnotn/Shutterstock.com
The Beautiful Salt Lake Mehmet Dilsiz/Shutterstock.com
The Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City Walter G Arce/Shutterstock.com