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Apartment Living in Utah
Utah is home to nearly 2.7 million "People of the Mountains." The meaning behind the state's name was derived from the Native American tribe ‘Ute'. This name is most fitting for Utah's eye-catching formations and friendly residents. Similarly, the "Beehive State," is probably best known for its settlers that were members of the Mormon or Latter Day Saints Church and is often synonymous with its association with the prominent church.
The state covers nearly 85,000 square miles and the countryside is a bit more of a desert than some may realize. The state is home to one of the most beautiful and dynamic attractions around known as Bryce National Park with its breathtaking red rock, sandstone hoodoos and mazes. Utah is also famous for Zion National Park and for having affordable apartments that are a stone's throw from nature.
Utah has an economy that is richly devoted to its elements such as mining both gold and silver, lead and other minerals. In the past few years, Utah has developed itself as a leader in tourism. With the advent of the 2002 Olympics, as well as the increasing interest in genealogy, Salt Lake City, along with several other cities within the state, continues to grow and flourish every day. Salt Lake City houses the largest collection of family history in the United States. As a well-known repository, Salt Lake City prides itself as one of the premier family research hot spots. If your stay brings you to Utah to study your roots, you'll want to find an apartment near the LDS History Center.
As you search for an apartment, you'll be happy to hear that Utah is the fifth most affordable state in the nation with an average cost of living 10 percent below the national average. You'll find that an average apartment is 15 percent below the expected average and prices can start as low as $375.
Salt Lake City Apartments
If you are looking to live in the heart of Utah, then Salt Lake City is the place for you! Over 200,000 residents call this city home. An apartment located downtown offers renters a one-of-a kind cultural experience. One of the most famous and heralded choirs in the nation is the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and no trip to Utah would be complete without hearing their tremendous talent. Years ago, people came to live in the area because of the actual Salt Lake; while the salinity stands at about 20 percent, the waters were said to have healing powers. Another great soothing quality about Salt Lake City is their apartment selection and the very affordable rent that averages at about $635.
Provo has become well-known in recent years and has been welcoming more and more homeowners and apartment leaseholders annually. Perhaps it's because Provo is naturally gorgeous or maybe it's because it offers so many exciting activities for newcomers. Brigham Young University is located in Provo and a typical apartment rents for about $575. With apartment prices in this range, they were correct in proclaiming that "This is a right place to live," then and now.