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For the past few months I've been trying to figure out how to have a decent winter in the snow, and, more importantly, get my quality-of-life higher on the priority totem pole.

Well, it paid off. Two days before my wedding, I learned that my proposal to telecommute AND work part-time had been approved.

Sh1t yeah. We're moving to Salt Lake.

There's a tiny chance we'll move to the Tahoe area, depending on the wife's outstanding job applications. But until she's accepted a job, we've agreed that Salt Lake is a go.

We'll be in SLC Thanksgiving weekend to sign a lease.

I'm so stoked and have much to be thankful for: Great woman; flexible, challenging job; peepers that are working for the moment, and a brand new set of dinner plates and cutlery.

But we need your help. We need a place to live. I've done some research, and am hitting you up for more info.

Ideally, we're looking for a house, with 2-3 bedrooms (or a home office), close to the bus lines up LCC. Connectivity is a must.

I've done some research and have learned:
  • Sandy and Cottonwood heights are good neighborhoods close to LCC.</font>
  • It's possible to get a house in these neighborhoods without paying through the nose.</font>
  • There are lots of realtors in SLC and I should fare well by blindly calling them.</font>
Are these true statements? Can anyone reccomend any realtors? Anyone have any been-there, done-that sage advice? Are we spot on or way off on choice of neighborhoods?
I've been looking in the Salt Lake Tribune, apartments.com, and a couple other places.

[ October 28, 2002, 10:15 AM: Message edited by: JayFrizzo ]
post #2 of 7
Congratulations on the decision to move West. My wife and I are in the process of making the same decision. We will most likely be headed out to Park City to live in about a year.

I did a search on www.realtor.com for housing in the greater Salt Lake City area. The housing is surprisingly affordable compared to Northern Virginia. Looks like Sandy is a good bet- close to both SLC and the ski destinations.
post #3 of 7

Congrats on the move! We moved here 6.5 years ago and love it. The options for outdoor recreation are just unbeliebable.

I think your research is going in the right direction. I don't know the bus routes very well, but perhaps this link will help if you don't already have it:


The Sandy/Murray/MidvaleDraper areas all have *some* fairly reasonable housing. You'll find that as a general rule the closer you get to the mountains (east side of Salt Lake Valley) the higher the prices for homes. You'll have to overlay your househunting with the bus routes if you want to use mass transit to get up the canyons for skiing. The bus service to Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons is very good, by the way.

I don't really have a recommendation on a realtor. The one we used when we bought our house is not one we'll use again.

Let us know when you get in town. Some of us EpicSki Utah regulars are talking about trying to get a ski day together for maybe the first Saturday of December. Then there's also the Gathering, of course.

Welcome to Utah.

post #4 of 7
I'm in the same boat with realtors. Ours was fine, but nothing special - we found one through random luck and everything turned out fine, but I wasn't impressed enough to recommend her. I think you could do just as well finding one on your own.

I live in Sandy as well. You shouldn't have any problem finding something at a reasonable price level in the area. The bus lines are pretty extensive, so most housing areas are a short walk to bus stops.
post #5 of 7
Congrats on the move, let us know when you get here. Same boat on the realitor, had one for my place, and I would rather take a kick in the teeth than recomend her to anybody. I live in Midvale, fairly close to the goods, and have been happy with location.
post #6 of 7
Be afraid, Be very afraid
Here in Utaw, when new people move into a neighborhood, no sooner have the finished unloading the Uhaul, and are sitting down to a cool refreashing beer, there will come a knock on the door, welcoming you to the 'ward'
This will be memebrs of the majority church here( so ok, i'm trying to be nice) They send the neighbors over to get you to come to church. If this doesn't work, they send in the missionarys. [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
Other than that little problem, i love it here in Utaw. Where else does one have the choice of skiing 8 differant resorts, 45 minutes from your front door [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

Wish i was going to be home to welcome you to town, but i'll be enjoying opening weekend at Grand Targhee, Wyo.

[ October 30, 2002, 02:06 AM: Message edited by: TR@DV ]
post #7 of 7
Hi all,

I too am looking to make the move to SLC next year. I'm sick of looking at the Alta snow report and the weather channel and trying to find some way to scrounge the money and time off to book a day in the White Room.

We're looking in and around Sandy and I have found a wealth of information at

Relo Utah

The realtor I spoke with was Jim Anderson, the owner of Relo Utah I think. He seems very knowledgeable. If he is the realtor that any of you guys/gals used please let me know.


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