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Cities in the Spotlight: Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City may be a great place if you like skiing.

Salt Lake City may be a great place if you like skiing.

If you want to move out west to an area with a unique landscape and large population, then it may be a smart plan to begin packing and traveling to Salt Lake City. The capital of Utah has much to offer, including the education options or the impressive landscape.

Salt Lake City's population is nearly 190,000, which makes it the largest city in Utah. The Utah Transit Authority offers bus and light rail service, which could help you get around the city, as well as travel to other parts of Utah, such as Provo.

Utah experiences relatively cold winter weather, with a short, hot summer. The average summer high reaches 90 degrees in Salt Lake City, but the winter low averages 27 degrees. This could make the area more attractive if you prefer cool and cold weather, and like outdoor winter activities.

If you are looking for a place to get your degree, it may not be a bad idea to check out your options in Salt Lake City. There are plenty of choices for four-year colleges, including the University of Utah. Additionally, Brigham Young University, located in Provo, is less than one hour away, while Utah State University, located in Logan, is only 90 minutes from Salt Lake City.

Sports and activities abound in the city
There are plenty of sports teams to see and plenty of outdoor activities to partake in while around the Salt Lake City area. There is one representative from the four major professional sports in the city, as the Utah Jazz play in EnergySolutions Arena. However, there are many other additional choices. Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer plays at Rio Tinto Stadium, and the Salt Lake Bees, a AAA baseball team, plays at Spring Mobile Ballpark. There are also plenty of college sports options in the city, as well as around the surrounding areas.

Skiing is a popular outdoor activity among residents due to the city's proximity to the Rocky Mountains. Many nearby mountains have ski resorts, including Solitude Mountain Resort and Alta Ski Area.

The city is also on the edge of the Great Salt Lake, which is one of the largest salt water lakes in the world. This is a popular area for boating and nearby hiking.