Living in the Bay Area can feel like a dream, and for many, it’s easy to get used to the West Coast lifestyle. The diversity of the people, world-class restaurants, first-rate educational institutions, and amazing weather in this famous California region can be hard to give up, but sometimes life calls for a change.
High housing costs and company relocations are two of the reasons that more and more people are leaving the Bay in recent years. Portland, Austin, and other cities are becoming hotspots for people leaving the expensive area. Another one is Salt Lake City—a move we’re quite familiar with at AMS Bekins.
Salt Lake City is a fantastic place to live—filled with job opportunities, wonderful people, beautiful scenery and so much more. If you’re planning on moving to Utah, AMS Bekins can make your Bay Area exodus an efficient and stress-free experience for you and the entire family. Take a look at some of the things you should know about Salt Lake City before getting started with your household relocation.
A Great Place to Raise a Family
Salt Lake City is home to one of the fastest-growing and youngest populations in the United States. This is the perfect environment for those who are looking for a progressive, enthusiastic city to make some friends in. It is also a very popular city for younger parents to raise families in, as Salt Lake City is known for its fantastic schools, amazing parks, and family-focused activities and events.
A Growing Job Market
If you are worried about finding a job once you move to Salt Lake City, your fears may be unfounded. This city ranks second in the nation in job growth, while unemployment rates are lower than 3%. This means that compared to other cities with higher unemployment rates and a slower job market, you’ll have a much better chance of finding a job than anywhere else.
As one of the highest-ranked cities for outdoor enthusiasts, Salt Lake City’s beautiful mountain climate provides amazing seasons all year round. For the summers, you can expect temperatures from the low mid-70s to the mid-90s. If you are a fan of the snow and love winter sports, you will get plenty of opportunities for skiing, sledding, and ice sports in Salt Lake City—where snowfall reaches an average of 62 inches each year.
Due to the young, diverse population, you will find some of the friendliest neighbors in all of America. Salt Lake has a wide variety of neighborhoods to fit any lifestyle. From the calm, upscale suburbs to the more exciting downtown communities, there is something for everyone in Salt Lake City.
Great Education – Both Public & Private
Salt Lake City is home to great public and private schools that you can choose from for your children. From great elementary schools all the way up to world-class colleges and universities, there is not a shortage of schools in the city.
Easy Access to Public Transportation
Much like any big city, many people in Salt Lake do not own cars as everything is closed and public transportation is easily accessible. Over the years, Salt Lake has really improved its public transport system, making it one of the easiest ways to get around this busy town.
Finally, you can expect a very diverse culture in Salt Lake City. With such a diverse crowd of well-educated millennials and Generation Z residents making up the population, there’s no doubt that you’ll be able to easily find just as many free-thinking and progressive individuals as you would in the Bay Area.
Superior Bay Area Relocation Services to Salt Lake City and the World
For over 70 years, AMS Bekins has provided the Bay Area with industry-leading moving solutions for commercial and residential purposes. As one of the best-known moving companies in the Bay Area, we’re proud of our ProMover status and membership in both California and American Moving & Storage Associations, among other industry awards and accolades.
If you’re considering a move to Salt Lake City or anywhere else in the world, AMS Bekins has you covered. If you’d like more information about moving with us, give our team a call now to speak with one of our agents. Or, if you’d like to schedule a free, no-obligation moving estimate, fill out our online form to get started.