SLC has COBB Tuning.....what more do you need
Just kidding. I like it here in SLC...I have great friends here. However when I graduate, I will not only be applying here, but I will be looking in the PNW again and possibly California.
I quit drinking a long time ago, but I remember that if you could find a drink as easy as you could find a glass of water. I've lived in NY, Georgia, DC, Oregon.....its pretty much the same as anywhere else. I love the whole "you need a membership"...you dont need anything. Don't worry, you can always get in they dont care, they want your money. I've never had a problem.
As for religion.....I rarely watch the news or read the paper here, so I could really care less. I am not effected at all. I read Japanese Performance and Rallye XS...and have a dish pumping WRC to my room.
There is plenty of nightlife in SLC, though maybe not as much variety as Portland hold, there is still enough going on to keep me from coming home until 4am on the weekends. And great coffee shops(The Salt Lake Roast and Co. and there is also the Coffe Garden) that are always willing to keep me up while I do my homework during the week.
In my opinion, I would suggest living as close to the sugarhouse area if possible. I have lived right downtown, and while it was rad, I like the rural yet "hip" area that is known as sugerhouse.
For more of an inside look to the local music and nightlife scene, since this is a car site you might want a more specific site for this......I suggest visiting www.therocksalt.com
......its SLC's local music, club, house party site. I am on there daily.
It all depends on what you are looking to do. Then its all down to who you know.
Its snowing outside my office window...whats it doing in florida right now...........nothing, thats right nothing