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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
East Central is a neighborhood in Salt Lake City, Utah with a population of 17,001. East Central is in Salt Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Utah. Living in East Central offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In East Central there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in East Central and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in East Central are above average.
About East Central...
Population
17,001

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$263,821
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$900
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    792.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    70.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    587.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,619.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    657.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,337
National
$55,322
Families with Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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I like the affordability and proximity to both downtown and the University of Utah. It is a relatively quiet neighborhood with a healthy mixture of students and families. Very outdoorsy and very safe at night as well. It is far enough from downtown that there isn't any riffraff in the streets.
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It's a nice place to live, near public transportation, outdoor fun, diverse food places and interesting people.
First, a warning: At first glance, there seems to be nothing to do here. That is wrong. The truth is that most of the best things to do here are the things that never make it into the mainstream. There are a number of small concert venues hosting a wide variety of local, indie and lesser known bands of all stripes. There are three theaters running musicals or plays and at least 4 museums easily within walking distance. Despite national opinion, Salt Lake has quite a few enjoyable bars. Just remember that the drinks will be expensive thanks to draconian alcohol taxes.