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Hi all,

 

I'm finally following my username and moving to Salt Lake City in a month or so.  Will be working at University of Utah Hospital. I'm 24, F, single. Don't know anyone in the area.  I was wondering where most of the young professionals live, or generally younger people interested in outdoor activities. It seems as if some of the apartment complexes in the Murray/Midvale area are more tailored to families. I would like to be within 15-20 min. of the U of U, but also want easy access to the Cottonwoods, in an area with outdoor enthusiasts or younger people who I can meet to ski/mtn bike with.

 

Also, if any of you know of any mtn or road bike group rides/clubs to ride with, this will be a good way to meet people in June since we are a few months out of ski season. 

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If I were you I would look at the Sugarhouse or 9th and 9th area.   Some areas closer to downtown would also be worth looking into.  The farther south you go the closer you are to the Cottonwoods, but as you already guessed, the less likely you are to find a concentration of young outdoorsy people.  You would also be farther from the University.

 

Access to the Cottonwoods can be very easy living in the downtown area.  Just jump on the freeway.

 

Here is a description of some of the Salt Lake City neighborhoods.

 

http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/article-405-15452-salt-lake-city-neighborhoods.html?current_page=all

 

 

Here are a couple of links for group rides, hikes etc.

 

 

http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/UMBphpBB2/viewforum.php?f=5&sid=f923c35e99311487e211055747627207

 

 

http://www.wasatchmountainclub.org/admin/menu.php?dir=Calendar

 

 

Good luck and welcome to the Wasatch!

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Originally Posted by jxb View Post

If I were you I would look at the Sugarhouse or 9th and 9th area.   Some areas closer to downtown would also be worth looking into.  The farther south you go the closer you are to the Cottonwoods, but as you already guessed, the less likely you are to find a concentration of young outdoorsy people.  You would also be farther from the University.

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Find a neighborhood you like, and don't worry about how far you are from the canyons.  Unless you are LDS and married, you don't want to be too far south of 2100, and in any event the affordable areas of Sandy are only a few minutes closer than downtown to the canyons.  It's better to be close to your work than to skiing, and it's way better to live in a neighborhood you enjoy.

 

BK

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