Moving from Phoenix, AZ to Salt Lake City, UT

From Phoenix To Salt Lake City: North To A New Start

Leaving Phoenix, the country’s sunniest spot, may seem like a downer at first. You’ve also likely benefitted from the city’s thriving job market and relatively low cost of living. But Salt Lake City is hardly a consolation prize. Utah’s state capital is home to the Sundance Film Festival, the NBA’s Jazz, the majestic Wasatch Mountains, and world-class ski resorts. And that’s just part of the draw. You’re sure to find lots more to love about SLC — and about how U-Pack® can ease your transition!

SLC’s Mormon Heritage

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is headquartered in Salt Lake City. Its members make up about 60 percent of metro area’s population (1.2 million). Temple Square, a three-block plaza, features the picturesque Salt Lake Temple. Catch a performance by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir or check out the Family History Library, the world’s largest geneaology library.

There’s Snow — Lots Of It

Pro tip: Invest in cold-weather gear and a snow shovel. And maybe some new toys! Leaving Phoenix doesn’t mean you have to give up outdoor recreation. Salt Lake City gets up to 60 inches of snow a year. Consider it an opportunity to try skiing, snowboarding, or even bobsledding or biathlon — many of the venues built for the 2002 Winter Olympics there are still in use.

What About When It’s Warmer?

The region has more than 900 acres of public parks to explore. There’s also the Museum of Fine Arts, the Salt Lake City Public Library, the kid-friendly Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, and Hogle Zoo. There, you can meet Zuri, an African elephant born at the zoo in 2009.

Is SLC Expensive?

Salt Lake City’s relatively low cost of living is one reason why people want to live there. SLC is a cheaper place to live than most other major metropolitan areas, and it compares favorably to Phoenix. 

Job Market

Like Phoenix, Salt Lake City is growing economically, and job opportunities exist in a variety of fields. Adobe Systems, 3M Health Information Systems and Microsoft are among the major companies with an SLC presence. 

Make Your Move Easier With U-Pack

Do you dread the thought of hauling a truck full of your belongs for nearly 700 miles up I-15? Let U-Pack do it instead! With our service, you pack and load, and we’ll deliver your belongings to your new home in Salt Lake City. We’ll save you money and hassles! Save even more on your move by loading and unloading at a local service center. How much will it cost? Get a free online quote or call 844-362-5303844-594-3077 for all the details.