If you haven’t been to Salt Lake City, you’re missing out. You might still be laboring under the notion that it’s nothing but stodgy Mormons and near beer — but those who know better know SLC’s population and job market are growing, its unemployment and cost of living are low, and it is bursting with the Insta-worthy amenities that make it a home base worth bragging about.
Whether your thing is panoramic parks, cute cafes, bougie microbrews or planting yourself near a major airport for easy access to anywhere, SLC can deliver. Of all the cool neighborhoods in Salt Lake City, here are five of our favorites:
- Central City: Singles and young professionals flock to this inexpensive, accessible and decidedly urban neighborhood. Located as the name implies, Central City taps into multiple UTA light rail stops and has tons of affordable housing options, from new apartments and condos to single-family homes. It is diverse, bike-friendly, walkable and dotted with all the dining, shopping and nightlife you’d expect.
- Greater Avenues: If you’re looking to get closer to hiking and biking trails, the Avenues offers easy access to the City Creek Trail and the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. It also happens to be one of those great old neighborhoods perched above the bustle of the city. Architecture in the Avenues is a trove of Victorian, Gilded Age and Craftsman showstoppers. There’s an active community council that hosts many neighborhood events. Rents are reasonable and crime, even by super-safe SLC standards, is low.
- 9th & 9th: Centered on the intersection of 900 E and 900 S, 9th & 9th has long ranked high on the list of hip neighborhoods in Salt Lake City, and has the boutique shopping and dining scenes to prove it — not to mention lovely Liberty Park, SLC’s oldest and second-largest city park. Then there’s the Maven District: part company town, part co-op, part female empowerment in action and part real estate development, it is home to more than 40 small businesses — 85% of which are female founded — and also includes loft, apartment and townhome living spaces.
- Sugar House: This might be tops among the best neighborhoods in Salt Lake City for young adults. Rents are a little higher here than in most SLC neighborhoods, but home buyers can still find bargains in this young, hip and LGBTQ-friendly area just 10 minutes from downtown. There’s also the stunning Sugar House Park, a couple of nearby public golf courses, tons of shopping and a diverse dining scene.
- Yalecrest: Okay, “hip” might not leap to mind for an affluent residential neighborhood where most of the homes were built before World War II — but the University of Utah-adjacent Yalecrest neighborhood, where many of the streets are named for Ivy League schools, has a vibrant dining and art scene and tons of greenspace while remaining very walkable, and it’s an ideal location for those working or studying at the university and its healthcare system. Diverse both culturally and from an all-ages point of view, Yalecrest is perfect for those entering the family phase of life.
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