Making the decision to buy a house can bring so many emotions­—it’s fun, it’s scary, it’s stressful, it’s exciting, it’s exhausting, it’s emotional, it’s a whirlwind, it’s so many things wrapped up into one (major) life event. At The One Group Utah, our goal is to make your home buying experience in Salt Lake City, or anywhere along the Wasatch Front, as fun, smooth, and seamless as possible. It pays to have someone who knows the Salt Lake City real estate market inside & out on your team, and The One Group Utah prides itself on being Salt Lake City real estate experts. As you jump into the home buying process, it’s beneficial to have an idea of your budget, your needs vs. wants, and your desired locations for your home. As your Salt Lake City real estate experts, it’s our job to help guide you through all of these aspects and help you determine what’s really most important for you.  We’ve compiled this list of five neighborhoods you should know about as you consider a move to Salt Lake City and get to know more about Salt Lake City real estate and what the market has to offer.

Greater Avenues
The Greater Avenues neighborhood is often proclaimed as one of the best places to live in Salt Lake City, and Utah. One of the oldest and largest historic districts in Salt Lake City, the Greater Avenues district is very popular among singles and young professionals looking for a neighborhood with some character.  Most homes in the neighborhood feature unique architecture, including Late-Victorian, Gilded Age, and Craftsman-style homes, along with newer construction homes that have started popping up thanks to the neighborhood’s growing popularity. The neighborhood’s close proximity helps contribute to its popularity, as it is a short commute to downtown, close to City Creek Center, the University of Utah, and outdoor adventures in the Wasatch Mountains and the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.

Sugar House
Sugar House is another very popular neighborhood in Salt Lake City real estate, as it offers residents a dense suburban feel and features a lot of activities for residents and visitors alike, including many coffee shops, diverse restaurants, laid-back nightlife, parks, and excellent shopping with many local shops. The Sugar House neighborhood is home to a blend of families and young professionals, Salt Lake City real estate in Sugar House is always in high demand and features a slew of cute bungalows and cottages.

Wasatch Hollow
Another popular neighborhood in Salt Lake City real estate is Wasatch Hollow. The neighborhood is especially great for those who plan to settle down and raise a family later in life. A unique blend of cozy one-story brick cottages and two-story custom builds with many bedrooms, Wasatch Hollow residents love the neighborhood because it’s quiet with safe streets and has a diverse, friendly community, plus its almost entirely residential while only five minutes from Sugar House and all the dining, shopping, and nightlife it has to offer.

Yalecrest neighborhood, in east Salt Lake City, is more of an upscale, residential neighborhood with busy brunch spots, modern fine dining, and art galleries showcasing jewelry and American West-inspired paintings. The Yalecrest neighborhood is known for its prime Salt Lake City real estate hosting spacious properties gorgeous, older architecture that its residents are very proud of. The neighborhood is close to the University of Utah and it’s top-rated healthcare system, making it a popular spot for singles and young professionals who work for or attend the university or work for the healthcare system. Yalecrest is also a desirable Salt Lake City real estate spot for those who wish for an area with quick access and good walkability to outdoor recreation spots and hiking trails, while also home to a diverse population of residents of all ages.

East Bench
Often touted as one of the best neighborhoods for Salt Lake City real estate and owning a home, the East Bench is home to upscale condos and single-family homes offering spacious yards and pristine, elevated views from the foothills. Just 15 minutes from Downtown Salt Lake City, the East Bench is perfect for those looking for friendly neighbors and convenient access to outdoor recreation, while still maintaining an easy workday commute. The neighborhood is known for being a welcoming community and its well-maintained properties, making it a great place to find your next home.