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Living in Salt Lake City, Part II   by Kevin Willeitner

Living in historic Salt Lake City is more than a history lesson; it is a city that allows indulgences to be met on every level. This beautiful city sits in a valley, near a salt-water lake, and is surrounded by not just mountains, but by opportunities to experience Mother Nature at her finest.

In downtown Salt Lake, one may satisfy the taste for art by visiting the Capitol Theater and viewing a Broadway show, by hearing Beethoven's fifth symphony inside the beautiful Abravanel Hall, or by listening to the world famous Mormon Tabernacle choir in the elegant conference center. One may also visit one of many art shows and concerts that are continually occurring in convention centers, theaters, or surrounding cities such as the Shakespearean Festival held in Cedar City, or the Sundance film festival held in Park City.

If shopping is more one's forte, Salt Lake has plenty to offer. Within a few blocks of each other are located three shopping centers: the ZCMI Center, Crossroads mall, and The Gateway Mall; all three offering premier shopping and a wide variety of tastes and are easily accessible by Salt Lake's commuter rail, Trax.

Getting around Salt Lake is as easy as getting away from Salt Lake. The city is nestled up in the mountains and surrounded by opportunities to explore hiking and biking trails, fishing spots, and lakes for boating. However, unwinding in the cold months comes just as easily. With over seven ski resorts to choose from, it isn't too hard to see why so many people here refer to the winter simply as "ski season".

Seeing what Salt Lake has to offer, it really isn't a question as to why so many people are making the city their home.

About the Author

Kevin is a native Utahan and enjoys the outdoors. Currently he works for Cowboy Properties who have a variety of apartments for rent in Salt Lake City.

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