Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City (often abbreviated as "SLC" by locals) is Utah's capital. A variety of Salt Lake City UT real estate is available. A Salt Lake City UT real estate agent can help families find homes with four bedrooms close to schools and parks. Small homes for sale in Salt Lake City UT include one-bedroom houses and condos. People who need plenty of room for large families may be interested in houses with seven or eight bedrooms.  Houses built in the late 19th century and early 20th century are available for those are interested in purchasing historic homes. There are properties for sale in Salt Lake City UT of more than three acres for those who want homes on spacious lots. People who are interested in vacation homes in Salt Lake City UT can rent condos in the middle of the city or on the edge of the city near ski slopes. Rental properties in Salt Lake City UT for those who are planning to live in the city include condos, apartments and houses.


The city was founded in 1847 by Brigham Young, Isaac Morley, George Washington Bradley and several other Mormon followers, who extensively irrigated and cultivated the arid valley. Due to its proximity to the Great Salt Lake, the city was originally named "Great Salt Lake City"—the word "great" was dropped from the official name in 1868 by the 17th Utah Territorial Legislature. Salt Lake City is still home to the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Fun facts: Salt Lake City hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. The NBA's New Orleans Jazz relocated here in 1979, and curiously retained the name "Jazz." Notable personalities with ties to Salt Lake City include Robert Redford, Roseanne Barr, Loretta Young, Stevie Nicks, and athletes Merlin Olsen, Steve Young, Karl Malone and John Stockton.

Parks and Recreation

Real estate in Salt Lake City UT is an ideal purchase for people who enjoy outdoor recreation. Amenities in city parks include walking paths, ball fields, tennis courts and basketball courts. Families will appreciate the playgrounds and picnic tables at Riverside Park and Westpointe Park. There are swimming pools at Fairmont Park and Liberty Park. The Great Salt Lake Marina is a state park on the shore of the Great Salt Lake. Visitors can go sailing, canoeing, swimming and water skiing. There are places to picnic near the lake. Winter recreational activities available in the Salt Lake City area include skiing and snowshoeing. There are several ski resorts less than 30 miles from the city.

Attractions and Events

Music lovers can attend performances of the Utah Symphony Orchestra and the Utah Opera. There is another "jazz" in SLC -- theSalt Lake City Jazz Festival, held every fall. A variety of plays are performed at the Hale Centre Theatre, and the Ballet West performs at the Capitol Theatre. Salt Lake City residents who want to attend college in the city can take classes at the University of Utah, Utah State University or Salt Lake Community College. Westminster College is a private liberal arts college in the city. Transportation in Salt Lake City is provided by Utah Transit Authority buses and light rail. Those who are traveling out of the Salt Lake City area can fly out of Salt Lake City International Airport or take trains from the city's Amtrak station. As noted, the NBA'sUtah Jazz play their seasons at the Delta Center. 

Let Sally Domichel help you find your home in SLC

If you are interested in finding a home in Salt Lake City, call the office of Coldwell Banker Residential Broker Sally Domichel, 801-573-1675. She knows the Salt Lake Valley and has the inside track on real estate deals. She can provide her featured listings and information about local schools. She can help put you in the home of your dreams in SLC!