What Makes Utah Special?

Maura has been living in Salt Lake City for the past 30 years and throughout this time she has gotten to know many communities all over the state. Her area prowess makes her knowledgeable in the ever changing real estate market. Though she has worked in many parts of the greater Salt Lake area she calls the East Bench, Between the Canyons, and Park City her primary areas of expertise. Below are some short descriptions of popular neighborhoods in the Salt Lake Area.
The Avenues
The Avenues are split into two neighborhoods. The upper boundary is 11th Avenue, which offers some of the most scenic vistas in the city. The original lower Avenues, located from South Temple to 11th Avenue and “A” Street to Virginia Street, is home to many of the city’s finest artists, writers, musicians, and University professors. The Lower Avenues is also one of Salt Lake's best walking neighborhoods. The Upper Avenues has spacious suburban homes with commanding views of the valley. Great schools, close proximity to downtown Salt Lake, the University of Utah, hospitals and shopping, as well as hiking and biking. The Avenues provide home buyers with a city lifestyle that all can appreciate.
Between The Canyons
This area is located between Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons above Wasatch Boulevard. Homes in this area are only minutes away from many world-class ski resorts including Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, and Solitude. Many homes have fabulous views of both the city and mountains. The area is also close to freeway access making travel from this area easy, including being only 20 minutes away from the University of Utah.  This is a great area for both primary and second homes.
Cottonwood Heights
Towering mountain peaks greet you every morning and cool canyon breezes meander down the Cottonwood canyons on hot summer evenings. Dedication to preserving the integrity and charm of the neighborhoods, coupled with a great local recreation center make this area superb for residential living. Ski Slopes are mere minutes from most homes- or summer biking and hiking, depending on the season. Located primarily between 6600 S. and 9000 S. This neighborhood is similar to Between the Canyons just farther east.
East Central 
As a part of the heart of the Salt Lake community. East Central consists of varied neighborhoods with classic architecture that make the area a staple of the Salt Lake community. Seven smaller neighborhoods span from the west end of the of the University of Utah to 700 E. Many people who live in this area are affiliated with the University. Most of East Central is within walking distance to Liberty Park, shopping, and restaurants. It is also a five minute drive to the university.
Harvard Yale
The Harvard Yale neighborhood is one of the most popular historical neighborhoods in Salt Lake City. The consistency of the neighborhood is what separates Harvard/Yale from other historic districts. Located from 800 to 1300 South and 1300 East to Foothill Blvd., its location, close to the University of Utah, hospitals and downtown, is a big draw to home buyers. Being within walking distance to shops, dining and grocery makes this a wonderful place to call home.
St. Mary's, Oak Hills, Indian Hills
Located close to everything, these neighborhoods have it all. Location, views, shopping, great schools and neighbors make this one of Salt Lake’s finest areas. Five-minute access to downtown, freeways, and the University of Utah allow residents to enjoy city life. Located between 800 and 1700 South above Foothill Blvd., this community is convenient to everything, including 10 minutes to the University of Utah and 20 minutes from the Cottonwood Canyon ski resorts.
Sugar House
Today, Sugar House remains one of Salt Lake’s treasured areas. It continues to attract new residents seeking a strong community and a sense of the past. Primarily located between 1300 and 2700 South and 500 to 2300 East. These old established neighborhoods represent a good quality of life. The entire Sugarhouse area has been undergoing a renaissance the past few years. The local restaurants and shops have quickly become local favorites. It is also a fabulous walking neighborhood which includes Sugar House park, one of the biggest in the area. The Sugar House area is similar to Harvard Yale but not considered historic because of the new construction in the area.


For a complete Salt Lake City neighborhood guide contact Maura