With a metro area of one million residents, Salt Lake is Utah's most populous city and is remarkably pleasant and livable. Salt Lake City sits very attractively in a valley beneath the Wasatch Mountains. In the winter, piles of dry snow smother the Wasatch, providing excellent downhill skiing at 7 large resorts within 45 minutes of downtown, including Alta, Solitude, Snowbird and Brighton. In summer, there is good hiking and mountain biking. Numerous theater groups and over twenty art galleries are within minutes of Salt Lake's downtown hotels. Salt Lake City has plenty of cultural offerings, numerous parks and inspiring buildings.
Salt Lake City’s average apartment rental rate in the city is approximately $850.00. The average 1 bedroom apartment rents for approximately $625.00 and the average 2 bedroom rents for approximately $795.00. The Average listing price for homes for sale is approximately $255,000. Popular neighborhoods in the Salt Lake City area are The Avenues, Rose Park, Capitol Hill, and Poplar Grove.