You have probably heard of the beautiful state of Utah, but you are perhaps wondering what is so special about it. Well, let us assure you – there are many reasons to move to Utah! Let us count the ways.
City Is An Excellent Place To Start A Business
Utah’s economy is generally strong, with low unemployment rates and fewer people below the poverty line than average. People are usually happier, healthier, and more affluent in Utah – you can see why right?
Utah’s Cost of Living is Lower Than California, Colorado, Texas, or Florida
Utah has a lower cost of living than other states. Housing is cheaper here. Although prices have gone up recently, it’s still one of the most cost-effective places to buy a home or rent an apartment. It is even cheaper than the average cost of living in Arizona.
Utah has a lower rate of traffic fatalities per 100,000 people.
Despite having more drivers on the road each day, Utah has the lowest death rates compared to all other states. This can be attributed to strict drunk driving laws and high seat belt usage, which you will undoubtedly enjoy.
Utah has a high education ranking.
According to Time, the Beehive State is ranked fourth in education and third in reading scores among all students and first in both math and science among those students who go on to pursue higher learning. In fact, according to Forbes magazine, Utah has several school systems with an ‘A’ rating.
Utah has a tremendous family-oriented culture.
LDS (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) is the official state religion. It has contributed to creating a very culturally conservative atmosphere in Utah, which can also be seen in many aspects of daily life. It’s one of the reasons you will find families with children everywhere you go here – unlike many other cities where young people prefer to live.
Salt Lake City is an awesome place for outdoor enthusiasts (partly because of the mountains)
Salt Lake is a haven for outdoorsy types with its numerous biking trails. Not only that, but the neighboring Wasatch Mountains are full of hiking trails and ski slopes to enjoy all year round.
Salt Lake City is the entertainment hub of Utah.
According to Travel + Leisure magazine, Salt Lake City not only has fabulous restaurants and quirky coffee shops, but it also hosts many cultural events – even more than Portland!
Don’t let any misconceptions you may have about Utah stop you from coming here. In fact, it is a place where you can enjoy all of the best things about America!
But don’t take our word for it – see for yourself what Salt Lake City and its surrounding areas have to offer. Find more information at visitsaltlake.com.
Moving To Utah: What You Should Know
So you’ve taken the plunge and decided to move to Salt Lake City. Congratulations! Now the hard work begins – finding jobs, finding housing, finding your way around …
If you are searching for jobs in Utah, remember that there is no state income tax here; it will save you money (if you can find a job at all). If you are not an American citizen, you will need to bring your green card with you.
Remember that Utah is generally conservative and may take some getting used to for those who are more liberal, but you can easily find communities of like-minded people.
Also, keep in mind that the air is very dry here, so moisturizing every day will be helpful in avoiding painful cracking and flaking of your skin.
Moving to Utah: What You Need To Bring
Obviously, you will need all of your clothes and personal items. But there are some other things you have to think about when moving to Salt Lake City – many of which may come as a surprise.
You might want to consider bringing a bicycle with you – the city is very bike-friendly! There are also some excellent hiking trails close by. You can even bring your dog along – just know that the city has strict laws about pets, including leashes and licenses.
Relocating to Utah: Where To Live
We’ve mentioned before that Salt Lake City is one of the most family-friendly cities in America, so you might want to consider raising your family here.
If you are single, it might be a good idea to think about the different neighborhoods before moving to Salt Lake City. You can easily find apartments or houses for rent or roommates on Craigslist or Facebook; remember that everything is negotiable here, even the price!
The city has many excellent school systems within the city limits, and most suburbs will have something comparable.
Best Neighborhoods To Live In
Although it depends on what you’re looking for in a neighborhood, we’d like to provide some information about three of the best neighborhoods to consider when moving to Salt Lake City:
We mentioned this briefly above, but Sugarhouse is another excellent family neighborhood that is located in the heart of the city. It’s close to many restaurants and shops so you won’t be bored!
If you want to live closer to downtown, check out Capitol Hill. This is another family-friendly area with excellent access to public transportation and entertainment options.
One more thing: if you’re looking for a place to live and your budget is limited, living in the Avenues area will be more affordable. It’s not as lovely as Sugarhouse or Capitol Hill, but it still has plenty of amenities!
Moving Day: Things To Keep In Mind
Relocating can be incredibly exciting and very overwhelming all at once. However, with the right attitude and the proper preparation, you will find yourself settling in quickly.
And don’t forget to have fun! There are so many wonderful things to do when you live in Salt Lake City, so enjoy every minute of it.
There you go – moving tips from Friends Moving Company! Do you have any advice for people planning on relocating to Salt Lake City? Feel free to share below!
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