Why Salt Lake City

In recent years, Salt Lake City has seen staggering population growth. The Salt Lake City valley is well-positioned to provide economic stability, cultural diversity, and world-class outdoor recreation to people looking to relocate from larger western metropolitan cities. With this influx of residents, Salt Lake City and the greater metropolitan area have a continuous need for housing. Henderson Development has the unique opportunity to capitalize on these growing needs by planning and building housing for residents to live, work, and play.

SLC By the Numbers

Outdoor Recreation

Ski Resorts

Salt Lake City is surrounded by 10 world-class ski resorts. These resorts not only have The Greatest Snow on Earth ®, but they are also within an hour’s drive from the city. This easy access to the mountains makes Salt Lake City different from any other ski town in the country.

  • Alta Ski Area
  • Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
  • Brighton Ski Resort
  • Solitude Mountain Resort
  • Canyons Resort
  • Park City Mountain
  • Deer Valley Resort
  • Sundance Mountain Resort
  • Snowbasin Resort
  • Powder Mountain
Outdoor Recreation

Open Space and Trails

Utah has almost 3,000 known outdoor trails. These trails, along with acres of protected open space, make Salt Lake City an ideal city for outdoor activities like biking, hiking, and running.

Outdoor Recreation

National Parks

Living in Salt Lake City also means you’re only a few short hours away from the state’s ‘Mighty 5’ National Parks.

  • Arches National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Capital Reef National Park
  • Zion National Park

University of Utah

The University of Utah is located in the heart of Salt Lake City and is the state’s largest university with over 32,000 students and 18 colleges and schools.

Westminster College

Westminster College is a private college where students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement.

Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University is a private research university in Provo, Utah founded and supported by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Arts & Culture

As the capital of Utah, Salt Lake City’s quality of life is unmatched. You can enjoy an extensive array of music and performing arts venues, galleries, museums and the 2,500 seat Eccles Theater.


Drinking & Dining

Salt Lake City is bursting with local restaurants, cafes, breweries, and cocktail establishments that contribute to the amazing community and nightlife atmosphere.


Business District

A hub for major employers and industries, Salt Lake City recruits heavily in the following industry sectors:

  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing, Distribution, & Logistics
  • Life Sciences
  • Outdoor Products & Recreation

International Airport

Salt Lake City is located just 10 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport – a hub for Delta Airlines, which provides direct flights to other major international destinations all over the world.


Transit Lines/Freeways

Known as the “Crossroads of the West,” Salt Lake City intersects with Interstate 80 and Interstate 15. In addition, the Union Pacific Railroad Intermodal Hub is also located in the city, providing easy ground transportation to and from the four corners of the U.S. TRAX, UTA’s light rail system, also offers convenient connections to community destinations throughout the Salt Lake valley.


Inland Port

An inland port development in Utah would pave the way to becoming the “Crossroads of the World” by allowing the state to participate and benefit from the global economy.

SLC is Leading in 5 Industry Sectors