Originally Posted by RelentlessTaco
Hey is SLC a nice place to live? I've been looking for places to move and SLC seems pretty nice, and the prices for shop space and apartments are pretty damn affordable based on what I saw on Craigslist.
As far as business space goes, there is a ton of it available and people keep building more and more, specially along the south end of the valley. (I live about 20 miles from Salt Lake, which is still considered the Salt Lake Valley, although pretty close to the southern edge). No clue on prices on apartments though.
Salt Lake is kinda strange (I've been told) if you've been around large cities before, as instead of growing upward, it kinda decided to grow outward. You really dont have much of the whole sky scraper thing (there are a handful of tall buildings is all)
As far as the people, well, you find what you look for, just as with any other place. Generally, the people are good ones, but as with any other place, there's plenty of bad ones as well. Of course Utah is the capital of the LDS/Mormon church, but if you dont show any interest in religion, they dont bother you. Traffic sucks during work start and stop times, just like every other city. Weather isn't bad, although it is a lot drier here than you're probably used to. If you're into skiing, it'd be great for ya.
I've been here my whole life and I really dont plan on leaving.
We try to have a monthly meeting, so there are a few Tacoma people that live around here. Moab is a bit further away then we'd all like, I'm sure, but we do have AF canyon which should offer up plenty of challenges. There's also 5 mile pass, which is quite popular for the more serious crowd. It contains a 3-4 (out of 5) trail that leads up to a 5+ trail. (Rattlesnake and Constrictor if you want to look for videos and such).
One of the nicer things is you can have the big city feel if you want, or you can have the small country feel as well, all within 10-20 miles of each other. With the way all the highways are setup, its really pretty easy to get almost anywhere.