Salt Lake City is one of the top 20 best places to live and work in the US. One reason people are relocating to the capital city in Utah is because the average cost of living is a lot lower than what it is in other large metropolitan cities. There are many new property developments underway, which keeps the cost of buying or renting a home down. Condos in the area are especially popular with those relocating to the area from an out-of-state location. For those interested, the average house price in 2016 was just over $240,000.
The violent crime rate in the region is lower than the national average. The eastern part of the city is particularly safe for a metropolitan area. Residents typically feel safe living and working in the city.
The weather in Salt Lake City changes with the seasons. There can be as much as 5 feet of snow during the winter months, so investing in a snow shovel is essential. The average temperature in the summer months is around 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The city is very popular with tourists and The LDS Temple attracts Mormons from all over the world. The Temple is not open to the general public, but there is an open center for visitors in Temple Square.
In the winter months, many people go skiing and snowboarding in the Wasatch Mountains. In the summer months, tourists can explore over 950 arches of public parks. Some of the most popular parks with visitors include Sugar House Park and Liberty Park. Tourists and residents regularly visit Temple Square to listen to performances by the LDS Tabernacle Choir. The Great Salt Lake is perhaps the main tourist attraction in the region. So, if you are planning a visit to the area, make sure you visit the lake.