Salt Lake City
Population - 181,743
Elevation - 4,327 ft. (1,319 m.) above sea level
Total City Area - 111 sq. mi.
Median Age 30
Median Home Price $204,300
Average commute time 19.4 minutes
Only in Salt Lake City Utah can the heart of a vibrant cosmopolitan city be surrounded by the most beautiful mountain peaks all within 20 minutes from each other. While the city offers numerous cultural, educational entertainment options, the mountains provide endless recreational options. Salt Lake City and surrounding areas had their opportunity to shine worldwide while sponsoring the 2002 Winter Olympic games (Visit the 2002 Winter Olympics Museum)
This area's educated and productive workforce, low unemployment, accessible recreation and overall quality of life are a just some of the reasons the Salt Lake valley is considered to be one of the nation's economic hot spots.
The Salt Lake Valley is snuggled between the Oquirrh Mountains to the West and the majestic Wasatch Mountains to the East. Some of the best photos of the city are shot to the east with the Wasatch Mountains towering behind.
The greater Salt Lake City area often gets recognized as a great place to live and work.
Outside Magazine rated Salt Lake City the #1 dream city for recreational fun.
Inc. magazine ranked Salt Lake City as the second-best large metro area for starting and growing a business.
Places Rate Almanac ranked the Salt Lake City/Ogden as the best place to live in North America in their sixth edition
Forbes magazine ranked the Salt Lake City/Ogden area 20th as the best place in America to do business or advance your career
Employment Review® magazine and BestJobsUSA.com selected Salt Lake City as one of the top 20 "Best Places to Live & Work in America;"
Entrepreneur magazine named the Salt Lake/Ogden area as the second best largest city in which to locate a business;
Salt Lake City has been named one of the top 25 "Wired Cities" in America by Yahoo! Magazine;
Fortune magazine listed Salt Lake third in its rankings of best cities in America for business;
The U.S. Conference of Mayors named Salt Lake City one of the top six Most Livable U.S. Cities
Financial World rated Utah as the best fiscally-managed state in the nation; Western Blue Chip Economic Forecast and American Demographics magazine refer to Utah as "one of the top three economies in the nation;"
Morgan Quinto Press named Utah as the fourth most livable state.
Inc. magazine ranked Utah as the top entrepreneurial state in the nation per capita in 2003.
Featuring many fun things to see and do in Salt Lake City:
Natural History Museum
Red Butte Gardens
City Creek Center
Salt Lake Public Library
Cathedral of the Madeline
The Leonardo Museum
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