Neighborhoods in Salt Lake City

The Avenues:

 

Salt Lake City’s most northern neighborhood is the Avenues.  The Avenues is one of the oldest real estate housing markets in Salt Lake City.  With a number of the homes having been built in the late 1800s.  This area features a number of commercial services-mixed with the residential uses making for a very walkable neighborhood.  However, the general topography of the aves is a hill.  At South temple, you begin your climb to the upper aves which were built up more in the 1990s. So stop and grab a coffee from Jack Mormon Coffee Roasting or Publik Coffee Roasters to keep you going to the top.  The upper aves is one of Salt Lake City’s more premier neighborhoods.  With a number of multi-million dollar homes lining the hillside, this is the place if you are looking for views. Neighborhoods like North Cove, and Federal Point offered a private gated setting while other communities like Arlington Hills and Federal Height have Historic charm. The Aves also has a few famous neighbors, the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Hospital make up an eastern border and Downtown Salt Lake City forms the southern. This neighborhood has great access to hiking and biking since the north boundary is the foothills of the Wasatch front.  Couple of favorites include the shoreline trail and Ensign Peak for hiking.  Bobsled and I street jumps for mountain biking.

9th & 9th:

 

Located just a few blocks southeast of Salt Lake City’s CBD is 9th &9th.  One could make a pretty good claim that this neighborhood is one of the hippest places to live, work and play in Utah.  The real estate market in this area reflects that with homes priced well about the Salt Lake County average.  With home values averaging $740,000 over the last year it’s great once you’re in the market but buying a home can be tough in this location.  Its criteria to have a good real estate agent in general but in these highly desirable markets with low inventories of homes and condos it’s the difference between success and failure. 9th and 9th area is very walkable to many commercial services including Salt Lake Region Hospital, University of Utah, Tower Theatre and the Coffee Garden to name a few. With flat treeline streets and neighborhood park pepper throughout it is easy to see why this is a very popular spot.  Also, homes and condos in this location make ideal rents in the event you decide to move.  Most of the homes in this area were built from 1920 to1950 with 2000 sq ft or less and lot sizes typically ranging .08-.15 acre.

City Center:

 

The City Center neighborhood of Salt Lake City is a group of condos, townhomes and single-family homes mixed in the commercial uses.  This area is more 50/50 on the use and is truly the most city living area. Geographically speaking this area runs south of the Aves and East of Downtown SLC and north of Liberty Park and west of the University of Utah.   This area is very walkable to many surrounding neighborhoods and services.  With City Creek Mall, Temple Square, Salt Lake Regional Hospital and the Wall Street of the West only blocks away you can easily get to where you need to be.

Liberty Park:

 

The Liberty Heights area is just south of Salt Lake City CBD and Central City.   and the CBD.  The landmark for this neighborhood is Liberty Park, the second largest park in Salt Lake City. Homes in this area were built in the 1920’s to 1960’s with the majority having been built in the 1930’s-1940’s.  With flat treeline streets and a number of commercial services mixed into the neighborhood, it’s a super convent place to call home. Stop by the Park Cafe on your way to the farmers market or one of the many other events and activities in Liberty Park.  Truly 9th & 9th’s  little brother. The real estate market here is highly desirable and sought after. With a more affordable entry price point and excellent investment qualities, this housing market offers a great value when compared to the higher price of 9th & 9th but has many of the same features and benefits.

Liberty Wells:

The Liberty Heights area is just south of Salt Lake City CBD and Central City.   and the CBD.  The landmark for this neighborhood is Liberty Park, the second largest park in Salt Lake City. Homes in this area were built in the 1920’s to 1960’s with the majority having been built in the 1930’s-1940’s.  With flat  treeline streets and a number of commercial services mixed into the neighborhood it’s a super convent place to call home. Stop by the Park Cafe on your way to the farmers market or  one of the many other events and activities in Liberty Park.  Truly 9th & 9th’s  little brother. The real estate market here is highly desirable and sotafter. With a more affordable entry price point and excellent investment qualities this housing market offers a great value when compared to the higher price of 9th & 9th but has many of the same features and benefits.

Salt Lake Valley Neighborhoods

Check out the OUTLIER neighborhoods that make up the Salt Lake City metro area. Utah has grown so much in the past few years, and these neighborhoods are quickly becoming their own mini destinations!

Sugar House:

 

Sugar House is located south of Salt Lake City proper and begins its furthest west border around 700 E. 2100 S. is sugar house’s unofficial Main Street. This area has been gentrified and popularized in the last two decades with old historical architecture being preserved while offering an extremely desirable and walkable neighborhood with restaurants, shopping, and bars. The Trax (light rail) makes it stop just south of sugarhouse is Main Street, providing easy access for those who don’t live within its borders. Sugarhouse is well known for Westminster College, independent and locally owned stores, sugarhouse Park, and a thriving Weeknd scene. Being established in 1853, its architecture holds true to the late 1800s and early 1900s. This is one neighborhood where real estate has surged due to popularity.

East Millcreek & Canyon Rim:

 

East Mill Creek and Canyon rim are two of the oldest communities in the mountain west. The neighborhoods Started out from rough and humble beginnings, with small cottage-styled brick bungalows. The real estate scene has surged recently bringing gentrification and money back into these mature neighborhoods. Being relatively flat, walkability scores are higher, and the charm of the well-established neighborhoods with tree-lined streets makes it almost impossible not to enjoy. The two neighborhoods have spent 150 years creating a balance of history and progress. It is a gem of charm and beauty that brings out-of-state residents a sense of lush mountain living with a familiar walkable neighborhood.

Holladay:

 

Welcome to the secluded city of Holladay Utah. Located just below Millcreek heading south, and bordered by I 215, this small community can best be described with three words: green, mature, and secluded. Settled in 1847 by a group of Mormon pioneers, this neighborhood is the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the state. The majority of Holladay real estate offers peaceful privacy and wooded seclusion. Whether you are purchasing a small single-family house, or one of the large mansion Estates on several acres, very few properties in Salt Lake Valley can give you the sense of living in nature as well and as easily as Holladay. Downtown Holladay also offers its own destination with restaurants, shops, Whole Foods Market, and old brick pathways for strolling down the street. The city holds tightly to its’ old-school architecture and brick building designs, making it highly desirable for architecture buffs and midcentury mod lovers!

Cottonwood Heights:

 

Cottonwood Heights has recently found itself on the map! As the name suggests, Cottonwood Heights is situated and dominated by a high ridge that separates the Big Cottonwood Canyon and Little Cottonwood Canyon of the Salt Lake Valley. With multiple ski resorts and hiking destinations up both of the canyons, Cottonwood Heights is literally the “city between the canyons!“. Being near everything that you would want to do in the outdoors, this neighborhood/city has become a highly desirable location to buy a house and store your ski equipment! Real estate in Cottonwood Heights has surged in the past few years, with new money flowing into the older and more well-established area. Cottonwood Heights offers a unique buying experience, in that you can purchase a house that is classically Utah in style (split or bi-level), or buy a rambler ranch that looks to be more at home in the high rocky mountains of Colorado. Being recently incorporated in 2005 as a city, Cottonwood Heights is slowly coming into its own. Its’ unofficial Main Street for shopping and dining experiences is Fort Union Boulevard. It also is skirted on the north border by a 215, making this a deal for quick access to the entire valley.