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Feb 14, 2013
Spri wrote:
Only if you are talking purely rock. If you add in alpine and ice you have full season climbing. Not to bag on the Wasatch in this respect but it has nothing on the Cascades for ice/alpine/mixed and mountaineering routes.


This is true, though the ice seasons up here can be hit and miss. In terms of mountaineering I would agree wholeheartedly, and it doesnt get much better than washington pass granite.
frankstoneline
Joined Apr 23, 2009
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Feb 14, 2013
Climbing at the Gallery in Red Rocks
Spri wrote:
Yeah, I'm talking standardized drive times. If you drive by 15 over the whole way, minus price where the cops hang out, then sure, you could make it there in 3. Without stopping for gas or food. And not hitting traffic through Provo after 5pm when leaving SLC. Just saying.


I'll agree with that, I generally try to leave at times when I'll avoid traffic, and 10-15 over (except price) is about right. I was mearly trying to point out that 4 seems quite long for SLC to Moab. I'll also second you on the fact that SLC is best for the close stuff, the wasatch is a destination all by itself.
kennoyce
From Layton, UT
Joined Aug 12, 2010
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Feb 19, 2013
Aaron G wrote:
rampant crime since the cops are not equipped to handle the unbelievable growth



Now hang on just a minute there. RAMPANT crime?! There isn't a spot in the SL valley that I wouldn't walk through alone at 3 in the morning. Even the "bad" parts of town really aren't bad in comparison to any actual city. This is just like the traffic... it's only bad in comparison to itself.

Not to mention, where I live, I've left my garage door open all night several times, left my road bike out front overnight a couple of times, etc. Never had any problems. Crime in this valley may be getting worse, but it's CERTAINLY not rampant.

P.S. I did moab to SLC in 3:20 with a 7 minute piss break this weekend.
sevrdhed
Joined Oct 23, 2006
157 points
Feb 28, 2013
'Original' sector, Nuevo Bayamon
^^^ Aaron G's comment about "rampant crime since the cops are not equipped to handle the unbelievable growth" is absolutely ridiculous!! Only someone who grew up in Utah would say that. I bet he thinks Utah actually has ghettos, too!!

SLC's crime is rather minimal compared to other big cities, especially those in the East (where I grew up). Yes, there are 'less desirable' parts of town, but there are no ghettos, no projects, etc. Utah's main crime categories seem to be drug abuse and domestic violence, so just make sure you hang out with the right people :)
gen-eva
Joined Aug 25, 2012
65 points
Mar 23, 2013
All right, things worked out and we are moving to SLC, yeehaw! Thanks for the help everyone. Thought I would revive the post to tap into the immense MP knowledge base for recommendations on neighborhoods (somewhat close to the university). Looking to rent a house for a non-LDS family with kids, have heard that some of the neighborhoods can be a little cold if you don't share the faith (though this may just be hearsay). Thanks! Chris Mak
Joined May 24, 2009
158 points
Mar 23, 2013
11th hour of the Sundial
to really dial in where will be best, what part of slc will you be working in and what kind of budget are you going to have? sugarhouse is a great area, lots of students live around there. if you can afford it the Avenues are really nice, but pricey. lots of great areas around Sandy with quick access to the canyons for climbing/skiing. I'd stay out of west valley if you can, besides being abit more run down than the other areas its further away from the fun stuff. scott cooney
From La Casa Taco
Joined Feb 1, 2011
86 points
Mar 23, 2013
The Avenues, Sugarhouse, Holladay areas, IMO. Sandy is further south and slightly more mixed. If I were to go back I'd try to live up Emmigration Canyon or even up Parley's near Summit/Jeremy Ranch area due to air quality, especially with young kids (which I have).

Do not go west of the I-15, IMO. Lots of the housing development types are very Mormon and if you aren't going to church you just wont connect, not per se because you are being shunned, but because the church keeps them very busy with activities through the week. You will get a friendly "hi" or short conversation in passing, but usually not much more than that once they realize you aren't going to attend their Ward.

Good luck! There's lots of outdoor fun to be had in SLC and Utah. Hit up the Uintas when the summer heat is ridiculous; you wont be disappointed.
Pete Spri
Joined Jun 1, 2009
138 points
Mar 23, 2013
Me scaring years off my mom's life
x2 for staying east of I-15. What's your monthly budget for rent and how many square feet are you looking for? My wife and I just bought a house and we're pretty familiar with the prices in the various neighborhoods. Austin Baird
From SLC, Utah
Joined Apr 26, 2009
101 points
Mar 23, 2013
Thanks guys. Would like to stay under 1800 for rent, looking for 3-4 bedrooms, will be working at the university hospital, so within a 15-20 minute drive of there would be idea. Chris Mak
Joined May 24, 2009
158 points
Mar 23, 2013
uintas
anywhere near eastbound I-215 is 15 to 20 from the hospital/university and the same to any climbing. Midvale, Holladay, or Cottonwood Heights would be my choice(close to the university and canyons). I live in cottonwood heights in a 4 bedroom for 1200 a month. i work at the university and climb so we basically have the same daily drives. Ryan Goslin
From Salt Lake City, UT
Joined Jul 4, 2010
352 points
Mar 23, 2013
Me scaring years off my mom's life
Holladay, Cottonwood Heights, or Millcreek are likely your best bets. Midvale is going to be a little cheaper but also a little more ghetto (by SLC standards). Almost anything in the three neighborhoods I mentioned will be family-friendly but Midvale requires more research and thought before you decide on a place. Austin Baird
From SLC, Utah
Joined Apr 26, 2009
101 points
Mar 23, 2013
Leading Blue Collar Crack.
Ive been apartment shopping and im blown away by what neighborhoods people put their listings in. Check those addresses carefully, there are more than a few sheisty landlords. Garret Nuzzo-Jones
From Salt Lake City, UT
Joined Feb 9, 2012
1,274 points
Mar 23, 2013
Not to hijack the thread but does anyone have experience working at ARUP laboratories in SLC? Any experience w/ 7 on 7 off scheduling? Thanks! NickG
From Syracuse/Keene, NY
Joined May 22, 2010
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