2. Salt Lake City, UT
Nazy Galehdari, OD
I think Salt Lake City is a great city to live and practice in for many reasons. First, we have access to some of the best skiing in the country. In fact, it’s not unreasonable to think that you can be on the slopes from practically anywhere in the city within a 20- to 30-minute drive.
Salt Lake also has wonderful outdoor activities in the form of parks and trails just minutes from the city center. Hiking, biking, climbing, camping, and rafting are all some of the recreational activities that are possible year round. What I love about living here is that Salt Lake has all the big city amenities but still has the small hometown feel.
Practicing optometry is also nice because the scope of practice in Utah is very wide; we have a strong state association and the association’s members are involved. We have it good in Salt Lake City!