Located in Salt Lake County, Utah, West Valley City is the second largest city in the state. West Valley City has earned the nickname "The Safe City”, because of its low crime rates and safe, welcoming atmosphere. Expats living in West Valley City will additionally be able to take advantage of its many sights and attractions, as well as of those located in nearby Salt Lake City. Some of the most popular places to visit include the Maverik Center, known for being the home base of the local ice hockey team, the Utah Grizzlies, as well as the USANA Amphitheater, which seats 20,000 people outdoors, and the Rocky Mountain Raceway. Expatriates living in West Valley City will also find that there are a number of opportunities to take in arts and culture, with live music, cinemas and theaters, whilst the Valley Fair Mall provides plenty in terms of shopping, leisure and dining.
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The cost of living in West Valley City and Salt Lake City is said to be slightly higher than the national average, although the area is ranked highly as being a good place for careers, with high salaries making life in the area affordable. West Valley City tends to have a mild climate, with hot summers and cool winters which is when most of the rainfall tends to occur. Expats moving to West Valley City will find that the city is easy to navigate, with easy access to the rest of the state via road, whilst the city itself has an extensive bus network. Expatriates with families relocating to West Valley City will benefit from recommended schools, as well as the East Hollywood High School which is a specialist film education school. To get more details about moving to West Valley City, expats can benefit from signing up to InterNations and networking with fellow expatriate members via the forums for further information about the city.
Expats working in West Valley City will find that there are a number of industries offering opportunities, whilst it is possible to commute to Salt Lake City itself for work in other industries. Some of the city’s major employers include the finance and health care industries and a number of businesses have bases in the area such as FranklinCovey, CR England, USANA Health Sciences, UPS and Verizon. An expat hoping to start working in West Valley City may also find employment in retail and leisure as well as in public services. InterNations offers expats from all over the world a fantastic opportunity to easily connect and share information and expatriates seeking work in West Valley City could benefit from using its forum pages to business network with others in the area. With the help of the InterNations forums, private communication system and content section, expats living in West Valley City can find out key information about work, education, transport and more which can help those new to the city to find their feet.