SALT LAKE CITY resources

Salt Lake City History

Nestled on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and overlooking the largest inland lake in the western US, Salt Lake is home to a pioneering past, and an exciting future.

 

The Salt Lake Valley was settled in 1847, and prior to that it was home to the Ute Indians who called the valley and encompassing mountain range the ‘low place in high mountains.’ Salt Lake’s history is as rich as its vistas, surrounding mountains, and beautiful lake-enhanced sunsets.

Salt Lake has grown in population, cultural diversity, and accolades. In addition to being home to the Winter Olympics in 2002, the city’s nearby mountains are widely known to be the home of “The Greatest Snow on Earth.” Large storms pick up more moisture as they roll in over the the Great Salt Lake, and that moisture slams against the Wasatch Mountains, creating incomparably light and skiiable powder snow.

 

Don’t let the proximity to mountains and outdoor recreation distract you from the thriving urban heart that is beating in the Salt Lake Valley. Labeled as the Silicon Slopes, the city is home to a buzzing tech scene--between that and the other booming businesses in the city, downtown Salt Lake has been brought to life like never before. From a top-shelf performing arts scene, to award-winning diningcraft beer, and distilling culture, and the surprising-to-most fact that Salt Lake is reported as having one of the highest LGBTQ populations in the nation, you’ll get a sense of how this Old West town has become a forward-thinking, and burgeoning urban hub. When you also include the University of UtahWestminster College, Salt Lake Community College, and other nationally-recognized schools, you realize the city has a bright future.

Weather in Utah is great because of the four defined, lovely seasons. Along with snow in the winter to enjoy at the ski resorts (that are only a 45-minute drive from downtown Salt Lake), the city itself remains walkable, festive and bustling all winter long; plus wonderfully temperate spring and fall weather, with a dry-warm summer that only touches triple digits for a week (or two) of the season. Point being, Salt Lake gets the best of each season, maybe thats why so many outdoor enthusiasts thrive here.

Salt Lake is only a few hours from accessing the serene Wasatch-Cache and Uinta National Forests and a 5-hour drive from 5 National Parks - some of the most scenic and breathtaking scenery in the world.

 

Whether you’re coming to enjoy the beautiful downtown attractions, watch the Utah Jazz play a game, sample award winning gastronomic scene, see a broadway play, or take in the amazing mountain backdrop, Salt Lake will surprise you with the amount of things to do, places to see, and ways to connect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ski Areas (Winter & Summer)

 

Guided Adventures

 

Arts

 

A few of my favorite EATS

*Near Cottonwood Heights

 

Kids

 

Philanthropy

 

Athletics

 

Spa

 

//UTILITIES & Connections

  

Electricity

Rocky Mountain Power
(888) 221-7070
rockymountainpower.net

 

Natural Gas

Dominion Energy
(866) 366-4357
dominionenergy.com

 

Sewer

Cottonwood Heights Improvement District
(801) 943-7671
cottonwoodimprovement.org

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Water

SLC Public Utilities

slc.gov/utilities/

Salt Lake City Public Utilities
1530 S. West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Hours: 8am - 5pm Monday-Friday
(801) 483-6900

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Trash

Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District

wasatchfrontwaste.org

Check your service area here

(385) 468-6325

*Recycling (blue bin), Yard Waste (green bin) are add-ons you will need to confirm on your account

*Watch for your annual neighborhood clean-up dates here!

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Recycling

Momentum Glass Recycling
(801)355-0334

utah.momentumrecycling.com/

 

Telephone, Internet, Cable​

  • Century Link

(877) 299-0946
centurylink.com

  • Comcast/Xfinity

1-800-XFINITY

(800) 934-6489

xfinity.com

• Add a comcore wifi booster to help with spotty service

  • Utah Broadband

(877) 822-8824

utahbroadband.com

 

Mail

US Postal Service
(800) 275-8777

usps.com

email liza@lizastory.com

call/text 435.901.1280

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