There’s a neighborhood in Salt Lake City nicknamed “The East Bench,” and although it’s given to the notion of being an overall affluent community, the median rent for East Bench apartments in 2008 was only $730. When compared to the average rent paid by residents in the rest of Salt Lake City, which was $656, the cost variance—albeit substantial—isn’t exactly so drastic as to cause those interested in “moving on up to the East side” to pack up their dreams.
A quick look at an online rental resource will provide you with a solid foundation upon which to launch your search for East Bench apartments. Situating yourself in this district will give you easy access to Interstate 80 to the south and the University of Utah to the north.
Residents of the East Bench have ready access to a number of city attractions that include the Hogle Zoo and the Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, a year-round botanical garden with several miles of hiking trails. In addition, history buffs can satisfy their curiosity about the state’s fascinating past by visiting the Fort Douglas Military Museum, a garrison established in 1862 that now serves to educate the public through a frequently changing calendar of events.