Downtown high-rises and world-class entertainment can exist in a city that's as clean as it is beautiful. Salt Lake City, UT, home to urbanites and professionals, is also surrounded by suburban areas that house families and create a strong community feel. While the west side of Capitol Hill features the trendy Marmalade District, the liberal southeastern end of town, Sugar House, supports eclectic, niche shops and restaurants. The Avenues, Federal Heights and Foothills are home to the largest and most expensive homes in the city.
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While the city itself is home to just under 200,000 residents, it's part of a wide valley that houses over a million people. The city has attraction for professionals as well as government officials since Salt Lake City is home to the beautiful and historic Utah State Capitol building. Another piece of history that highlights the downtown area's landscape is the Union Pacific Depot, a railroad depot that has been turned into an event center and outdoor shopping mall. The 150-year-old LDS temple lies at the center of the city and is part of Temple Square, a development featuring historic buildings, restaurants, offices and the home of the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Salt Lake City enjoys a rare type of continental climate that features a mixture of warm, dry summers and cold, snowy winters. Because of this and its proximity to the mountains, the area has long been known as a destination for skiers and snowboarders. The city is also in reasonable proximity to the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Capital Reef, and Arches national parks, as well as a wide variety of other world-renowned recreational sites, so if getting out into nature is your passion, you'll be well situated when you buy a new Salt Lake City home. The thriving culture and economy of the city is owed in great part to its location, and the indomitable will of the area's first residents. Today, it is a cosmopolitan, diverse, and rewarding place to purchase a home. If, however, you're more in the market to rent right now, then be sure to check out the many Salt Lake City Apartments at ForRent.com today.