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Four Things to Keep in Mind When Moving to Utah

for sale sign outside of homeMoving can be a complicated process that often becomes far more stressful than it needs to be. Because moving requires you to uproot yourself, your possessions, and possibly your family, it can be a long and strenuous undertaking. When it comes to moving from one state to another, there are always more headaches to consider, as other tasks come into the mix, such as getting a new driver’s license, acclimating to a new environment, and understanding new state laws.

However, moving can be simplified with a bit of organization. If looking to move to Utah, here are four things to keep in mind in order to make the transition smoother:

1. Lay of the Land:

Regardless of whether or not you already have a home purchased before you move, one of the most important things you can do is to get the lay of the land. If you have a chance to visit the area beforehand, whether it is to look at Daybreak community homes for sale, visit an already purchased home, or search for the right neighborhood, make mental notes about the area. Many of the downtown Salt Lake City neighborhoods, for instance, have narrow, steep streets that make it difficult for moving trucks to maneuver. Knowing beforehand what you are facing will help tremendously on moving day.

2. Cost of Living

The reality of living in Utah is that the cost of living is much lower than other well-populated states. In fact, now is one of the best times to invest in real estate in Utah, for the prices of affluent neighborhoods is comparably inexpensive to other metropolitan areas. Additionally, Utah has an extremely high employment rate, offering people the ability to find stable, well-paying jobs.

3. Climate

Although Utah was home to the 2002 Winter Olympics, and Park City has been known to have some of the best powder in the US, not all areas of Utah see snow. In fact, the areas that border Arizona and Nevada can see a fairly warm climate, especially during July and August.

In the areas that do see a heavy snowfall, the summers can reach high temperatures as well. However, the heat is typically short-lived, for snowfall can happen in early fall and in late spring. Thus, if new to the area, check the local weather for your city and surrounding cities in order to be prepared for what temperatures you might be facing while moving.

4. Salt Lake Streets

If moving to Salt Lake, the layout of the streets can be extremely confusing at first glance. However, once you understand how the streets are laid out, the grid system makes complete sense. The streets are labeled in relation to how far away or how close they are from a central location, which in Salt Lake’s case, is Temple Square.

Keeping these things in mind will help you settle into your new Utah home as smoothly and quickly as possible.

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