Salt Lake City


Welcome to the Salt Lake Area:

 Salt Lake lies in a mountain valley with the Wasatch Mountains to the east and north and the Oquirrh (pronounced “oaker”) Mountains to the west. At an official elevation of 4,330 feet above sea level, the city is situated on land that was once covered by the prehistoric Lake Bonneville.

The Salt Lake area is made up of several diverse and unique cities and neighborhoods including Draper, Sandy, Cottonwood Heights, Millcreek, South Jordan, Taylorsville and more. Many of these areas, like the Marmalade District and Sugar House, have been revitalized to create a very desirable live/work experience.

Living in the Salt Lake Area: 

Residents of Salt Lake and its surrounding cities enjoy the benefits of living in a bustling metropolis with world-class ballet, theatre, restaurants and event venues, as well as quiet neighborhoods and easy living. And don’t forget about the boundless beauty of the nearby mountains. Only 15 minutes from downtown, they offer everything from skiing, snowmobiling and ice climbing in the winter to hiking, boating and biking in the summer.

There are a variety of housing options in Salt Lake City including downtown apartments and condos, restored Victorian brownstones in The Avenues and Sugar House, and contemporary award-winning design on the East Bench. There’s something for everyone in Salt Lake, which adds to its charm and appeal. It’s no wonder the city has become of the most popular in Utah.

Fun Facts:

  • Forbes magazine listed Salt Lake Temple Square as the 16th most visited attraction in America.
  • During WWII, paratroopers trained on the Alta ski center slopes located about 15 miles south of Salt Lake City.
  • The Great Salt Lake is the 37th largest lake in the world and the largest lake west of the Mississippi River.
  • The first department store in the nation originated in Salt Lake City.
  • The average snowfall that takes place in the mountains located near Salt Lake City is 500 inches a year.
  • Utah is the only state whose capitol’s name consists of three words…Salt Lake City.


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