We know all about the great stressors of life: new jobs, marriage, divorce, buying a house and, of course, moving. But while all of those things are stressful, each also brings a certain amount of opportunity — moving especially. Where you land will shape the way you live your life, perhaps for many years, so you want to land someplace that’s cool, convenient, fun and safe.
That tall order is made easier in and around Salt Lake City, a metro area that, though modestly sized by US standards, punches above its weight in terms of sophisticated urban lifestyle. And if city life isn’t the perfect fit for you, somewhere among the best suburbs of Salt Lake City is bound to be.
SLC’s Best ’burbs
Here’s a look at some of nicest suburbs of Salt Lake City:
- Bluffdale — Small town, big country
- Population: 17,014
- Bluffdale is an outdoorsman’s paradise. Hiking, biking, horseback riding and fishing are easy options in this quiet community south of the city. It is home to 13 parks, not to mention stunning views. If you don’t want to feel crowded, Bluffdale is a great spot.
- Farmington — Kid-friendly and growing
- Population: 24,531
- Twenty minutes north of downtown, Farmington has more than doubled in size since 2000. That means a lot of new construction, many families and a kid-centric suburban feel. Oh, and Lagoon, the largest amusement park in Utah. Simply one of the best suburbs of Salt Lake City for families.
- Holladay — When you’ve made it
- Population: 31,965
- It’s easy to spend well north of $1 million when buying in Holladay, the first community founded outside of Salt Lake City. From brilliant midcentury stunners to sprawling rebuilds (buying teardowns is popular), Holladay is populated by established professionals who flock there for the terrific schools, proximity to skiing and easy commute downtown.
- Millcreek — Safe and charming
- Population: 63,380
- Older homes abound in Millcreek, which though not officially incorporated until 2016 was settled in the mid-1800s. Mount Olympus, perhaps a favorite hiking peak in the Wasatch Range, is close by. So, too, is the University of Utah. Thus, many Millcreek residents are nicely hammocked between work and play.
- Sandy — Large and well located
- Population: 96,904
- Sandy is big — almost half the size of SLC itself — and about 30 minutes south of downtown. It splits the difference between SLC and Lehi, so it’s nice if you and your partner work at opposite ends of the valley. There’s a wide variety of housing, easy access to skiing and snowboarding and, with a convention center and tons of retail, many jobs.
- Sugar House — Diverse SLC
- Population: 34,996
- We’re cheating. This is among the best neighborhoods in the Salt Lake City area, meaning it’s inside city limits. As such, it has lots of what city living offers — restaurants, bars, coffee shops, parks and great shopping. It’s also culturally diverse and left leaning with more than a bit of queer fabulousness (though that’s not a shock in SLC, where more of the populace identifies as LGBTQ+ than Los Angeles).
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