Neighborhood Spotlight: Salt Lake City, Utah

by Washington Federal Team on March 6, 2012

Located on the western edge of the Rocky Mountains, Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah and the state’s largest city. It is perhaps best known for being the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as well as for being host of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

Salt Lake City is noted for its high quality of life, vast cultural amenities and easy access to world class outdoor attractions, including several national parks and top tier ski resorts. Salt Lake City, despite its relatively small population, hosts the NBA’s Utah Jazz, MLS’ Real Salt Lake and minor league hockey and baseball teams. It is also home to the University of Utah.

The city is an ideal home for people looking for a healthy mix of both urban and natural environments. Neighborhoods like Sugar House, The Avenues and Rose Park are just a few of the thriving neighborhoods in this growing metropolis.

Sugar House

Southeast of downtown, Sugar House was once one of the rougher neighborhoods in the area and home to the state prison, which has since been replaced with a large public green space. The neighborhood is noted for a strong sense of community and support for local businesses. Sugar House provides easy access to highways connecting the city with nearby ski resorts and with the central business districts of both Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake.

The Avenues

Located northeast of Downtown Salt Lake City, The Avenues is the city’s oldest neighborhood and has recently become a popular spot for artists and younger families attracted to the Avenues’ proximity to downtown and the university. Homes in “The Avs” range in price, from $100,000 for condominiums to $450,000 for an average sized home. Make a visit to Hatch Family Chocolates for some of the best hot cocoa Utah has to offer.

Rose Park

Northwest of the downtown, adjacent to the Salt Lake City International Airport, Rose Park is one of the more diverse neighborhoods in the city. Along with many parks and great restaurants in the area, the community includes two public golf courses and easy access to the downtown business district. Residents of Rose Park are often able to go without extensive use of cars as most amenities are within a reasonable walking distance of homes.

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