Welcome to Salt Lake City!
Welcome to Salt Lake City, the capital city of the state of Utah! Enjoy the vibrant culture, hiking, 10 ski resorts, the Great Salt Lake, a large variety of restaurants, and more. Let's explore the many attractions!
SALT AND MORE SALT Bonneville Salt Flats
147 Million Tons of Salt
Salt Lake City is the home of the Bonneville Salt Flats. Before Lake Bonneville started to recede at the end of the last Ice Age, approximately 1/3 of Utah was under 1000 feet of water in the area now known as the Salt Flats.
The Salt Flats are made up of gypsum, halite, potassium, and magnesium, but mostly common table salt and are as thick as 5 feet in some places. The dry salty area is approximately 12 miles long by 5 miles wide.
You can visit the Salt Flats and experience the white, crusty salt crunching under your feet, witness car racers break land-speed records, watch archery greats in the National Flight Championships, or participate in an annual 100-mile endurance run.
- Open Year-Round
- Archery Flight Championships
- Approximately 12 miles x 5 miles
- International Speedway Car Racing
Salt Lake Temple Temple Square
35 Acre Plaza, 20 Nearby Attractions
If you've heard of Salt Lake City, you've heard of the ionic Salt Lake Temple. The area around the temple is known as Temple Square. It includes the Tabernacle and Gothic Revival-style Assembly Hall, the Family History Church (the largest genealogy library in the world), and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Take a free guided tour of the square and see the majestic architecture and the Conference Center rooftop garden, which provides views of the Salt Lake Valley and Wasatch Mountains.
You'll Love it Here
Buying a Home
If you dream of living in Salt Lake City, let's make it happen!
Explore many housing options, from single-family homes to condos and townhouses to high-rises. Whether you want to live in the city or the suburbs, Salt Lake City offers a great way of life!
- Get prequalified for a mortgage
- We'll find you a real estate agent
- Meet with the agent
- Buy a home in Salt Lake City!
Fun For The Whole Family Hogle Zoo
Salt Lake City's Hogle Zoo is a great addition to anyone's vacation. With over 42 acres and 800 animals, the Hogle Zoo is one of the top zoos in the world. Enjoy the Elephant Encounter, Giraffe Experience, the Asian Highlands, the Tracy Aviary, and more.
Imagine feeding a rhino or a giraffe, seeing a grizzly bear, watching gorillas, seeing a shy red panda, and learning about fish, arachnids, reptiles, and other zoo residents.
Hogle Zoo tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Some zoo experiences need to be paid for separately.
Great Outdoors Skiing, Snowboarding, & Resorts
When visitors think of Salt Lake City they often think of visiting a ski resort. Skiing is very popular, and the area is known for The Greatest Snow on Earth®. Ski areas include Brighton Resort, Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and others.
Ski down some of the most challenging slopes, experience a half-pipe and terrain parks, enjoy a warm meal, then ski under the lights.
Whether you wish to ski or snowboard, a resort vacation near Salt Lake City is one you'll remember for a very long time. Let's go!
Let's Explore! Activities In & Around Salt Lake City
There are so many activities and sites to see in SLC:
- Hogle Zoo
- Liberty Park
- Ski Resorts
- Temple Square
- Great Salt Lake
- Red Butte Garden
- Bonneville Salt Flats
- Lagoon Amusement Park
- Natural History Museum
- Ensign Peak Nature Park
- This is the Place Heritage Park
- Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
The average price of homes is approximately $539,000 (Nov. 2022)
Salt Lake City offers a variety of home-buying options and a variety of architectural styles, including French Colonial, Georgian, and Cap Code. As you search for a home to buy, consider a detached home, semi-detached, townhouse, or condo. While downtown SLC is the hippest place to live, Sugar House, The Avenues/Capitol Hill, and the Granary area are also popular.
- Cost of living (without rent): $912.30/month
- Average home price: $539,000
- Residential property tax: 0.6%
Salt Lake City is nicknamed "The Crossroads of the West"
Salt Lake City's nickname is the "Crossroads of the West" but it has also been known as the "City of the Saints."
Enjoy a trip to SLC between June and mid-September, and you'll enjoy temperatures in the low 80s F to low 90s F.
- Elevation: 4,226 Feet
- Land area: 110.8 mi2
- Approx. population: 1.192 million
- Median resident age: 32.5 years old
$88,127 is the average income in Salt Lake City (but higher-paying jobs abound!)
Salt Lake City is ranked #1 in the U.S. for work-life balance. Common Salt Lake City jobs include retail sales, customer service, truck drivers, and internships. Here are some of the most in-demand jobs in SLC (2022):
- Entertainment & Service
- Computer & Info Technology
Moving to Salt Lake City, Utah
Would you like to live in Salt Lake City?
Salt Lake City Offers Big City Living and Outdoor Recreation
If you would like to live in SLC, consider working in one of the largest industries in the area: industrial banking, government, and transportation. The airlines (Delta Airlines hub), professional and business services, and health services also employ many professionals in the area.
If you're interested in moving to Salt Lake City, you can choose from a variety of home styles and neighborhoods. Reach out to a real estate agent today to find your perfect home.
- Single-Family Homes
- Condos, Townhouses
- Mountain Homes