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Pros and Cons of SLC Posted On: 2/10/2011 5:54:51 PM
If you are the "outdoorsy" type, then SLC is great place to live. It's close to great ski resorts, mountain biking trails and the Uinta Mountains. The community is full of joggers, dog walkers and cyclists. Because of great ethnic diversity, Salt Lake has a wide variety of restaurants. The local government is generally liberal and invests a lot in reducing its carbon footprint. The city also sponsors some great summer activities including: the arts festival, the weekend farmer's markets, the jazz festival, the beer festival, the Twilight concert series, a gay pride festival and more. Other things to do in SLC include: bar hopping, the opera, ballet, symphony, the zoo, Wiseguys comedy club, concerts, Brewvies, college football, the NBA and whatever else. Now the cons... In the winter, the air quality often becomes hazardous. The summers here are hot and miserable. We live on a huge fault line, which could snap any minute. The Mormon Church pretty much runs the state and forces ridiculous alcohol laws on everyone. All the liquor stores are state owned and they all close on Sunday. There are countless other lame laws made just to inconvenience the non-Mormons. Although many Salt Lake Mormons are just friendly people, there are just as many who feel they are more entitled to live here than you and are not afraid to make that known. So before moving here, weigh the pros and cons. As a liberal non-Mormon, it is very frustrating to live here. If I could travel back in time, I would choose someplace else.