Things to Know About Apartments in Salt Lake City

By: Gregg Blanchard

Utah is Dry...In More Ways Than One
Utah is a classified desert, and I'm not referring just to the precipitation amounts. Because of a predominantly LDS (Mormon) population which doesn't drink alcohol, many apartments have strict rules against not just the consumption of it, but even the storage of it on the premises. This holds true especially in college towns like Provo and Logan. Not to say that all complexes forbid you to have a single drop of liquor in your kitchen, but because these rules appeal to the LDS population, many managers enforce these rules to help fill units.

Coming To Ski? Stay Out of Davis County!
Davis County is the area just north of Salt Lake city and includes cities like Kaysville, Layton, Farmington, and Bountiful. When you get up early after a big storm, get your gear ready and start heading up the hills, you will soon find that no matter what time you leave at you will hit some pretty gnarly, slow traffic. If you want to ski areas near Ogden canyon (Powder Mountain, Wolf Mountain, Snowbasin) live in Odgen. If you want to ski the Park City areas but don't want to pay an arm and a leg to live there, live in Holladay or anywhere close to I-80 on the East side of the Salt Lake Valley. Want to ski Snowbird, Alta, Brighton, and Solitude? Live in Sandy, as far east as possible.

Summertime is Dirt Cheap in College Towns
In college towns like Logan and Provo, summer apartments can go for as little as $75 a month! Seriously! Because so many kids take off, they use low prices to keep people around. You tend to have to pay it all up front but since it only costs as much as a single month of rent at other places, its usually not too bad of a deal. If you want cheap housing for just a few people, look for married housing near the colleges. Many students in Utah are married and to cater to these crowds, apartment managers will provide simple, inexpensive housing for multiple people for around $400 a month any time of year.

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