Victor, Both Buyer and Seller in Salt Lake City, UT

Is it possible to live in Big Cottonwood Canyon and commute to SLC with a 7-5 job?

Asked by Victor, Salt Lake City, UT Sat Apr 12, 2008

My fiance and I are avid outdoor recreationists and have thought about moving up to BCC. The biggest concern is that we're both professionals who need to be at work in SLC by 7:00AM. Not sure when the road gets cleared in the AM, but is this feasible in the winter? Right now we live in Summit Park and there have only been 2 times this year where we were snowed in until 8:00 which is not bad. We have 4wd but not a plow truck...

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Yes you can, There are some times that the canyon may get shut down, however it does happen about 2-3 times a year from a large snowstorm. If you have an suv, 4x4, or awd car you probably would be ok through most of the year. I have a couple freinds up there that have jobs like with hours like that and they only get affected a couple times a year. If you have any questions call 801-898-7653 Check out the website http:// http://www.discoverslc.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 30, 2008
You could live in BCC and commute most of the time. BCC is usually restricted to chains/4x4 during most winter storms until the storm passes, but it is usually manageble. Only a couple times during a storm does it get closed completely...not as bad as Little Cottonwood Canyon with avalanche control closures.

In case you want to consider a great location in Holladay on Big Cottonwood Rd. (6200 S and 2100 East), I have a .52 acre lot on a private driveway. This location is still in the prestigious sections of Holladay but without the heavy price tag. It is also very conveniently accessible to I215 at 2000 E and at 6200 S, as well as Van Winkle/Holladay Blvd. This is also a direct line to Big Cottonwood Canyon...about three fast miles from the mouth of BCC.

The lot is heavily wooded with about 30 trees with over a dozen mature trees 50-80 feet tall and has water rights to the Big Cottonwood-Tanner Ditch (valued around $5000).The listing is below. There is a 1960's house on it that would be a good fixer-upper. It has been gutted and could easily be updated, however, in many opinions I have encountered it is better suited to be torn down and have a dream home built on the lot.

It is listed under just under $550k, but I am about to drop it under $500,000. This lot is located across from homes over $ 1 Million. Building a home on this lot for $150,000-$200,000 could easily fetch over $1 Million in value from appreciation. I am not in the market to fund a spec home. I was holding this property for an investor who collapsed under some other deals, but now I need to sell it....I am quite motivated. If you write an offer under $500k , you will likely get it. I would also consider renting the property while the new home is constructed.

If you are interested, drop me a message or talk with my realtor in the listing!

Chris S.

akas1@yahoo.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 1, 2008
Yes you can, There are some times that the canyon may get shut down, however it does happen about 2-3 times a year from a large snowstorm. If you have an suv, 4x4, or awd car you probably would be ok through most of the year. I have a couple freinds up there that have jobs like with hours like that and they only get affected a couple times a year. If you have any questions call 801-898-7653 Check out the website http://www.discoverslc.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 14, 2008
Victor,

Short answer to your question. Yes. There are avid outdoor recreationists who live in BCC and commute. However, the caveat is there are times when the snow is not cleared, necessitating the need to sometimes telecommute from home. Keep networking to find someone who has successfully navigated this idea, and other solutions they may have implemented.

Please share the solutions you find! Others have also wondered.

Cheryl Lyon
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 12, 2008
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