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What was once an old west pioneer town rooted in mining is now a thriving community of more than a million residents.
Known for its scenic views, near-perfect soft snow, a buzzing tech scene, award-winning education, an efficient public transportation system, and a variety of things to do, Salt Lake County is an ideal place to settle in and call home.
Salt Lake City is the largest city in the county, serves as the county seat, and is also the State Capitol. The Utah State Capitol Building is a historic landmark with tours and exhibits.
Another of the county’s main draws is Temple Square where residents and guests enjoy tours of the Beehive House, conference center, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Relief Society Building, the Church Office Building, and the seasonal daily garden.
Although Salt Lake County was once saturated in Mormon culture, the area is now a diverse community – a metropolitan hub celebrating a variety of arts and culture.
Education in Salt Lake County
According to PublicSchoolReview.com, Salt Lake County houses more than 326 schools serving a total of 218,482 students.
Five school districts share the responsibility of educating the area’s students, including Canyons School District, Granite School District (the third-largest school district in the state), Jordan School District, Murray City School District, and Salt Lake City School District.
There are two non-traditional public high schools, including Horizonte and Valley High, and a few independent schools that include Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s School, and The Waterford School.
Although Salt Lake County has deep roots in Mormon history, it’s the Catholic schools that offer private school education throughout the county.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City provides education through two preschools, eight elementary schools, a middle school, and two high schools.
But there’s also the Intermountain Christian School, the only private preschool-12th grade independent Christian school in Salt Lake County.
For higher education, Salt Lake County offers one research university, the University of Utah, as well as hosting Westminster College and Salt Lake Community College.
Salt Lake County also houses non-traditional colleges such as Broadview University, Eagle Gate College, LDS Business College, Roseman University of Health Sciences Neumont University, and Stevens-Henager College.
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Public Transportation in Salt Lake County
The Utah Transit Authority operates Trax, a light rail system that has three lines, including the Blue Line, Red Line, and Green Line, that cover more than 50 stops collectively.
Additionally, the UTA operates a commuter rail line called FrontRunner that provides service to Ogden, Pleasant View, and Pravo.
Uber and Lyft services are also easily accessible throughout the county.
For air travel, residents and guests rely on the Salt Lake City International Airport, but may also travel via South Valley Regional Airport.
The Climate in Salt Lake County
The weather in Salt Lake County is ideal for year-round outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, blading, skating, and – of course – some of the best skiing and snow sports in the world.
In fact, the winter weather is so ideal that Salt Lake County was chosen as the home for the 2002 Winter Olympics.
On average, Salt Lake County receives golden rays of sunshine 266 days of the year, creating high summer temperatures of around 91 degrees.
The area gets measurable precipitation around 90 days annually that generates a total of 20 inches of rain and 54 inches of soft, powdery, white snow. Winter low temperatures plummet to an average of 23 degrees.
Living in Salt Lake County
Salty Lake County envelopes 737 square miles of land and an additional 70.4 miles of sparkling waters.
Cities and suburbs now make up much of Salt Lake County, but there is still a small collection of farms, which were once common in the area.
The county is home to a population of around 1,135,649, making it the most populous county in the state of Utah. Among the residents, the average median household income is about $71,471, slightly higher than the state’s average annual earnings of $68,358.
Homes in Salt Lake County hold median values of about $301,700, also a bit above the state’s average of $275,100.
Salt Lake County is home to some of the most awe-inspiring scenic views of mountains and canyons. The area enjoys the unfolding beauty of all four colorful seasons and lends itself to a wide array of outdoor activities.
It’s also chock full of indoor activities including award-winning dining and highly-acclaimed shopping destinations.
The area is home to hundreds of top-notch public and private schools with universities and colleges nearby.
When you’re ready to become one with nature and still have easy access to a world of creature comforts and amenities, come home to Salt Lake County.
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