If there’s one thing everyone knows about Salt Lake City, it’s this: We have the greatest snow on earth. And even though it’s May and spring fever is in full swing, some of the ski resorts are still open for business. However, we’re so much more than that! After all, once ski season is officially over, the city calls to us in new, refreshing (and warm-weather) ways!

1- We’re die-hard fans

Whether you’re a fan of basketball, soccer or baseball, Salt Lake City is home to a thriving sports community and home to several professional sports teams including the Utah Jazz, Real Salt Lake, Utah Royals FC and the Salt Lake Bees. With that, Salt Lake has an incredible variety of sports venues – some of which are unique to Salt Lake as part of our Olympic Legacy. Among the most famous are the Vivint Smart Home Arena, Rice-Eccles Stadium and  Mountain America Expo Center.

2- We’re foodies

When it comes to the culinary arts, we’ve done some growing up over the past few years. Salt Lake is now considered by even the most discerning critics to be among the country’s best foodie cities. Creative entrepreneurs, ambitious chefs, and an influx of people relocating here from around the globe have given rise to an exciting number and variety of dining options. Yum!

3- We’re both adult and family-friendly

Salt Lake City consistently ranks as one of the friendliest, healthiest, and most family-friendly cities in the country. And for good reason — the city boasts more than its fair share of entertainment and adventure for the kids and big-kids alike. From visits to the Natural History Museum and Utah’s Hogle Zoo to shows at the Gallivan Center and Eccles Theatre, there is something for everyone to enjoy during spring season across the entire valley.

4- We’re more diverse than you think

Salt Lake City is not often thought of being religiously diverse. However, while about 62% of Utahns are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, less than 40% of the population of Salt Lake City are members of the religion. Minority students are the majority in more than half of the capital city’s schools (24 of its 38 schools have minority groups that outnumber white students).  Additionally, Salt Lake ranks among the nation’s most LGBTQ friendly cities.

5- Our economy is booming

Even the Wall Street Journal agrees — Utah’s economy is BOOMING. The secret? Our expanding workforce and housing market. Utah and its capital city tops the nation for having the highest household income, strongest job growth and most diverse job market. Jobs, retirement, family and lifestyle are the top reasons new residents reported moving to the Beehive state and among the top metros, Salt Lake City ranks as one of the most affordable.

The final call: Salt Lake City is small enough to be clean, safe, affordable, and family-friendly—yet big enough to offer unlimited options in jobs, dining, venues, and entertainment. Just a few more reasons to love where we live!

Find out more about the Salt Lake real estate market and what else the city has to offer from a professional here. #whyutah