You may be surprised if you are Looking for homes for sale in Salt Lake City. Real Estate has a totally different meaning than when the city was founded with wide streets and large lots that all began at the corner of 1st South and 1st West. It’s not just Salt Lake City, it’s Salt Lake Valley. For many years Salt Lake Real Estate has meant more than just the real properties located in the Metropolitan area of Salt Lake City. Families asking about homes for sale in Salt Lake, individual investors, home buyers relocating and searching the MLS on the internet as well as relocation companies servicing home buyers and sellers know that when clients ask for homes for sale in SLC probably mean in one of the many communities that surround the state capital. They more than likely are talking about homes for sale in one of the Towns that make up the Salt Lake Metroplex. From as far north as Bountiful, to the southern county boundaries of Draper and Herriman and every Utah town in between, buying a home in SLC means looking for homes for sale in West Jordan, Sandy City, South Jordan, Taylorsville, Herriman, Riverton, Murray, Midvale, and Draper. All of these cities are considered “Salt Lake City.” The city was incorporated in 1851. Today Salt Lake City proper is about 106 Sq miles with a population of over 180,000. Metropolitan Salt Lake though takes in 3 counties, Salt Lake, Tooele, and Summit Counties. That population numbers well over 1 million people.
Utah’s capital is Salt Lake City and it just happens to have the state’s largest population. The city’s original name was Great Salt Lake given by Mormons who settled in the area and founded the city in 1847. As a result, Salt Lake City, Utah, happens to be one of the oldest cities in the region. Not many days after arriving, Brigham Young picked out the location for the Temple. The Temple took 40 years to complete and today remains on Temple Square and is an important part of the city. It is from this spot that all measurements for land, lots, blocks, and ultimately houses for sale in SLC are taken. Over the years, the population growth of Salt Lake began to shift as roads were built connecting these more rural areas, and homes were built in the suburban areas North and South of the city. Over time these towns expanded and many incorporated but never lost that tie to downtown SLC.
Transportation in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City International Airport served about 20 million passengers last year and offers almost 1000 flights on 16 Airlines. International travel or air travel accommodations are just minutes away from downtown SL City. Auto travel in and out of the state capital is also convenient. Salt Lake City is linked to all cities East and West by Interstate 80. Have relatives North or South ? Link up with Interstate 15 that bisects the city. Local transportation is provided by the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) that operates over 100 bus routes throughout the Salt Lake Metro area and connects to all the larger cities in the S.L. Valley. Also operated by the UTA is the transit express, or as it is called locally “Trax”. Trax is a light rail system that links Salt Lake City South to Midvale, Murray, and Sandy UT, and East to the University of Utah, and the University Hospital. Additional lines are planned to connect SLC with the suburbs of West Valley, West Jordan, South Jordan and Draper.