5 reasons Salt Lake is great for the young, broke and single

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  • Claudio Springville, Ut
    July 2, 2013 1:46 p.m.

    Re: Counter and Black & White

    If you bother to read DN and Truth's posts on a regular basis, you would know as the rest of us do, that the posts you deem sarcastic were nothing of the sort.

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    July 1, 2013 10:40 p.m.


    DN Subscriber & TRUTH were obviously sarcastically mocking the hypocrisy and hate of "tolerant" Utah critics - which you (and Maverick and Mister J and atl and Bob K) ironically merely confirmed

  • Black & White SLC, UT
    July 1, 2013 8:00 a.m.

    Lighten up everyone, and RE-read DN Subscriber 2 & TRUTH again... it's called sarcasm. And I found their comments humorous.

    As a former Californian who was "young, broke and single living in Salt Lake", and now with 3 sons who are all doing the same--as college students--I can attest that this is a fantastic place to live!

    As the article points out, it has nothing to do with political, religious or the choice of an alternative lifestyle--it has to do with opportunity, cost of living, and recreational/social activities.

    My goodness people, let's not try to use this article as a platform for your personal agendas, just enjoy it for what it is.

  • Bob K porland, OR
    July 1, 2013 2:00 a.m.

    One reads that the very young and very broke street population in SLC is quite high
    --- not the hipsters with low paying jobs, but the kids kicked out for not being who the parents would be proud of in their church.

    if you Google "homeless gay salt lake", you get a number of hits similar to this:
    (the DN system refused the post with long links, so pls look for them)

    Now that the lds church has a "kindler, gentler" policy towards its own Gay kids, I hope that church members are working to help prevent further casting out of kids, and to help those already on the street.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 30, 2013 9:54 p.m.

    The state with the highest percent of citizens in the 47% is that liberal bastion of Mississippi.

  • Mister J Salt Lake City, UT
    June 30, 2013 11:14 a.m.

    re: Shaun

    "Also to say cafe rio is a top rated Mexican resturant is laughable."

    Especially, when Barbacoa is so much better!

    to Rand

    Agreed. However, as the Wasatch front becomes more cosmopolitan, there will always be a repressed & whiney collective with a 1950's sitcom mentality.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    June 30, 2013 9:48 a.m.

    Wow since so many of the comments here have been elitist, let me be the first to welcome all these new folks here! My religion teaches us to love people not to judge people! Come one and come all!

  • Rand Ogden, UT
    June 30, 2013 8:11 a.m.

    DN Subscriber & TRUTH

    I doubt it is the Republican voting habit these folks would find disturbing. It's more likely the cloistered, judgmental, and belligerent attitude you are exhibiting in your posts. That doesn't taste good regardless of the political flavor. They can take heart, though, Salt Lake City is becoming more diverse and open every year despite your best efforts.

    "Young broke and single? otherwise known as a DEMOCRAT looking for a freebie"

    No, otherwise known as the common college graduate trying to find work and start an honest career in a bum economy. Or are all Republicans born with a trust fund they can fall back on until they manage to land a job?

  • utah cornhusker NORFOLK, NE
    June 30, 2013 12:27 a.m.

    I lived in salt lake and also in California as a single and broke. Cant say it made that much difference. I preferred Utah at the time becauseit was slower paced. I rarely ate out cause I couldn't afford it and Utah's wage scale wasn't that good either. I am now married and living in Nebraska and still broke. I think I did better single because it wad only one person and even back then salt lake was very expensive to live in and that was a long time ago.

  • Baccus0902 Leesburg, VA
    June 29, 2013 11:57 p.m.

    As Gay, Democrat, single ( for obvious reasons) and broke, I am moving to Salt Lake City!
    Thank You Deseret News for informing us of this little secret!

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    June 29, 2013 8:55 p.m.

    After eating at several places in California I have come to the conclusion that most resturants here lack any flavor what so ever and Californians look at you weird when you ask where the nearest liquor store is.

    Also to say cafe rio is a top rated Mexican resturant is laughable.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    June 29, 2013 5:34 p.m.

    Young broke and single? otherwise known as a DEMOCRAT looking for a freebie! No one likes Obama here, try Oregon or Washington......

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    June 29, 2013 3:22 p.m.

    Please, someone tell all the "young, broke and single" folks that they will not like it here.

    It gets cold and snows. Alcohol is hard to get. Everything is shut on Sundays. Lots of people have lots of guns and can carry them almost anywhere. People are rumored to wear funny underwear. Gasp, most people even vote REPUBLICAN!

    California has beautiful weather, everyone is laid back, they have good welfare benefits. You will like it there a lot better!