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Forbes Magazine is well known for it's lists. They have a list for everything from Billionaires to Best Cities for Singles! (topics for another blog:)  Forbes has become the go-to-guy on anything and everything and we have come to rely on their lists for recommendations of all kinds.

Not surprisingly, to those of us who discovered it first, Forbes  SLC! That's right folks.  The big boys over at Forbes think little 'ol Salt Lake City is worth bragging about! Twice Salt Lake City has topped the Forbes list in the Best City For Jobs category. Yes, you heard me right, #1 two years in a row!  And just down the road about 30 minutes or so, Provo has been named #2 in the Best Business and Careers lists. This is no doubt due to the large number of technology and IT jobs.  Salt Lake made the top ten list for Recession-Proof Cities - which is especially comforting in light of recent events! And, Forbes Traveler has called downtown Salt Lake's Grand America Hotel "One of the world's very best hotels".

As if all this wasn't enough, Salt Lake City recently ranked #1 in the Complete List: Best Bargains For House Hunters.  Now that is an exciting place to be in the current market! And, just when you think it can't get any better, our lovely little city has ranked #3 in Best Cities For Home Sellers

These rankings are based on such things as healthy job growth (please see above -"Best City For Jobs")number of foreclosures, number of available houses on the market compared to number of potential buyers,  and decline in construction.  According to Forbes Salt Lake City is adding jobs at a rate faster than anywhere else, and local economic growth is attracting home buyers from all over the country.  While the Salt Lake Market has been ranked #3 for home sellers, it is still a buyer's market and buyers can still negotiate price and dictate many terms of the sale.  If you're considering a move to SLC I just happen to know a great realtor!  (wait...does Forbes have a list for that yet?)



Comments (8)

Logan_Utah_Real_Estate_ Cache_Valley_Homes_for_Sale
RE/MAX Excel - Logan, UT

  Don't tell everyone then it wont be "little 'ol Salt Lake City". Part of what makes it such a nice place to live is the size. Big enough to have what you need, but not so big you can't get to where you want to go. 

Feb 12, 2009 01:41 PM
Lisa Udy
Platinum Real Estate Group - Logan, UT
Logan Utah Realtor


Shhh, don't let everyone know how great Utah really is. They might want to buy too many houses!! :)


Feb 13, 2009 06:37 AM
Suzanne Gallegos
Equity Real Estate - Advantage - Salt Lake City, UT
Realtor - Salt Lake City, Utah Homes

Hi guys! Thanks for commenting:) I'm thinking we've got a while before SLC gets too big.....let's share the love!

Feb 13, 2009 09:17 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Suzanne, it is all perspective, from someone that grew up in South Davis County in the 70's and early 80's Salt Lake's Metro area has already grown huge!  We just got back from visiting family and I can't believe how much it changes everytime that I go up there!

Feb 16, 2009 06:51 PM
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Suzanne, Salt Lake City didn't have national builders, did it? The cities with national builders are the ones who experienced the huge run up in values.

Feb 19, 2009 12:12 AM
Suzanne Gallegos
Equity Real Estate - Advantage - Salt Lake City, UT
Realtor - Salt Lake City, Utah Homes

Hi Frank and Sharon,

We experienced some of that...not as much as some cities. The Salt Lake market has remained one of the more stable markets, thank goodness! Thanks for visiting my blog:)

Feb 19, 2009 04:07 AM
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Suzanne, I love Salt Lake City. I think the reason it's growing so much is because lots of people want to live in a great city. ;-) Love the entire area, lots of family there too. ;-) Actually my dad was born in SLC. ;-)


Feb 23, 2009 01:57 PM
Suzanne Gallegos
Equity Real Estate - Advantage - Salt Lake City, UT
Realtor - Salt Lake City, Utah Homes

Hi Teri - Then you should come up here and visit us:) My sister is in Phoenix so we go south fairly often. Glad to see you kept the little Lady In Red! Thanks for commenting:)

Feb 23, 2009 02:35 PM