Salt Lake City Metro Area Guide

Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah and is also the most populated city in the state. This city is considered to be the center of industrial banking in the nation, but is also considered to be a service-oriented economy. If you seek outdoor recreation you will be happy to rent an apartment in Salt Lake City due to its abundant source of nearby winter sports.

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The city was founded by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1974, the Mormon Church officially stopped its practice of polygamy in 1890 in order for the state of Utah to gain statehood and subsequently Salt Lake City became the capital. Today less than half of the population of the city is of Mormon faith.  Also, there are more people living outside the city in the metropolitan area than in the city proper.

In 2002 Salt Lake City hosted one of the most successful Winter Olympics ever. Currently the facilities built for and used during the Olympics are used for training and many are available to the public. There are several institutions of higher learning in the area including The University of Utah and Brigham Young University, both of which compete in Division I football. The NBA’s Utah Jazz is the only top-level professional sports team in the area; however, MLS’s Real Salt Lake and The Salt Lake Bees also call the city home.

There are several museums in the area including: the Church History Museum which gives a history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the Utah Museum of Natural history which are both located on the University of Utah campus, and the Clark Planetarium that includes an IMAX theater and a children’s museum. Once a month the city hosts a gallery stroll for free where citizens can tour an assortment of exhibits after hours and the streets are lit up by performers and musicians. The Historic Capitol Theatre plays hosts to numerous traveling Broadway and Off-Broadway performances each year. Also, the city celebrates annual events on Pioneer Day and New Year’s Eve with fireworks and other entertainment.

Along with sports, musuems and performing arts there are also tons of beautiful Salt Lake City apartments available. Whether you are eager to live in a booming metropolis or relax in a quaint suburb, Salt Lake City has something for everyone. If you haven’t narrowed down your apartment search to a specific city or neighborhood within the greater Salt Lake City area our Area Guides and Neighborhood Reviews will certainly point you in the right direction. Choose from the cities below to learn about their living style, demographics and neighborhoods. Once you find the right area to suit your needs, finding an apartment will be easy.

Additionally, the Provo area, just 45 miles south of Salt Lake City is seeing Google Fiber move in to the area. On you can find apartments in Provo that carry Google Fiber which is 100 times faster than broadband.

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