It’s not impossible to find an apartment or home in a major city that’s both economically feasible and safe. Many people believe that the two are mutually exclusive, and that in order to ensure you’re not putting yourself at risk by venturing outside past dark, you have to pay an arm and a leg. That’s not necessarily so. If you know where to look, you can have the best of both worlds.
If you’re looking for Salt Lake apartments that fit the bill, your best bet is to try to get yourself into a smaller apartment building. Larger apartment complexes are like miniature cities unto themselves, where few people know their neighbors and the sense of isolation is more palpable. Bigger apartment complexes don’t lend themselves to the sense of community that smaller dwellings do, and that’s an important factor in creating a sense of security.
In addition to providing a heightened sense of community and “safety in numbers”, smaller apartment buildings also offer lower cost—making it possible to find an apartment for under $600 a month.
The area of Sugar House is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Salt Lake City and apart from its trendy, retro appeal is also one of the safer areas to inhabit. Other safe areas include the neighborhood surrounding Capitol Hill, an area referred to as The Avenues, and the housing that surrounds the University campus.