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Salt Lake surrounding areas?

I'm moving to Utah with my mom and she told me to research cities too so this is how I decided to do it I know some of you guys live there do I figure asking is better than reading articles on the Internet. We were looking at sandy and draper but we have no clue. We want somewhere safe and nicer and not where it will be full of students so near the university probably wont work. I have a friend who lives in Orem but she says to avoid places like west valley city and salt lake completely. Any input would be really helpful thanks!
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Do not move to Utah County (Orem, Provo, Lehi)

The Aves are a really nice neighborhood, and so is Sugarhouse, but Sugarhouse does have alot of college kids. Sandy and Draper are alright, both are suburbs though. Depends what you really want out of your neighborhood.
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I lived In Orem for a year and we moved back to Arizona because of a family death, but I hated Orem. I think a suburb that's not too Mormon like Orem but that would basically be better for families. Even though I'm not a kid we just want somewhere safe and clean and probably on the newer side! We don't really know the area so we are kind of blindly picking. I'm assuming the aves is in salt lake? What about cottonwood heights?
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Orem, Provo etc. are awful. It's gross and has Mormons everywhere.

Salt Lake City is great, Sandy is nice. I wouldn't go south of Sandy personally. If I could live anywhere I'd probably move to the mouth of BCC/LCC in cottonwood heights area.

In my honest opinion the best place to live in Salt Lake would be the avenues area of Salt Lake City. It's up in the hills, overlooking downtown SLC. It's wealthy, safe, obviously very nice, and close to everything.
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Are there a lot of students in te avenues though? What are the places I should avoid?
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Not for the most part, may be too expensive for students.

You'll find 'students' everywhere you go with two major schools in the area..

by the way whats you definition of 'students?' frat kids? what?
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Aves has some college kids, but not a ton, and those that do live there aren't up all night partying and causing a ruckus. I've lived there with my parents in their house, and lived in an apartment up there. Great place to live, and absolutely fantastic houses. Its just nice not living in a place where every damn house looks the same. Sugarhouse is also great, does have more college kids, but still a fantastic neighborhood and also close to everything, but also more affordable than the Aves.
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Well it's like here in AZ where ASU is in Tempe it's mainly populated by students. You go there and all the stores and neighborhoods are all students. If I lived on my own I wouldn't have a problem with my neighbors having parties and being loud all the time but that's not the case!
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Well it's like here in AZ where ASU is in Tempe it's mainly populated by students. You go there and all the stores and neighborhoods are all students. If I lived on my own I wouldn't have a problem with my neighbors having parties and being loud all the time but that's not the case!
In my experience and opinion ASU and UofU night and day party difference. House parties are pretty popular out here so you have to watch for that. What about the Cottonwood Heights Area?
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I've been looking at cottonwood heights and I like it! My mom is just worried it's too close to salt lake and downtown. We live in Gilbert which is for the majority pretty new, she usually doesn't appreciate historic or rustic type areas so even if it's a nice downtown type place she won't like it. She likes the areas with stuff like the shopping malls that's new and where most people with families as kids live. So basically any of the newer or nicer suburbs! She's looking at riverton and draper. Any input? Do you have any more input on cottonwood heights? Is there just a cottonwood? I read there was somewhere, I think..
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