Capitol Hill

The State Capitol, which Capitol Hill is now named after, was built from 1912 to 1916 in the prime spot to overlook the city. The hill slopes down to the south so that it handsomely overlooks the Salt Lake City downtown area. State Street, a road which runs through the whole state as highway 89, leads up Capitol Hill toward the Capitol which can be seen from miles away as the symbolic end of State Street.

Main Street also climbs Capitol Hill one block to the west. The entire Salt Lake City metro area is impressively seen from Capitol Hill, and the Great Salt Lake glistens miles to the west.  If you own a home up here… everyone will want you to host the party!

St. Mary’s

St Mary’s is often referred to as Oak Hills or behind the zoo. This is one of Salt Lake City’s premiere east side neighborhoods. There is little transition out of this area, many of the residents have lived there since their home was constructed in the 1960’s on. St Mary’s is close to the Bonneville Golf Course, Hogle Zoo and Downtown SLC. The residents are predominately specialized professionals: attorneys, doctors, business owners. The neighborhood gets the name from a large Catholic school that used to be there. Younger families are moving to this area and remodeling and updating the existing homes. This area features excellent views of the Salt Lake Valley, Downtown and the Great Salt Lake.

Glendale

Glendale is a neighborhood on the West side of SLC. Glendale is situated South of the Rose Park neighborhood. The neighborhood was originally developed as Glendale Gardens which is where Glendale Middle School derives its name. Mountain View Elementary (which is situated next to Glendale Middle School) was originally named Glendale Elementary. Glendale, and neighboring Poplar Grove, Fair Park & Rose Park enjoy a vibrant multi ethnic environment.

The East Bench

Also referred to as “Foothill”, the East Bench is a primarily residential neighborhood that includes many distinct neighborhoods, including the Country Club area, Harvard-Yale, Oak Hills, Donner Park, St. Mary’s Park. This neighborhood becomes increasingly more affluent moving from west to east. Home prices along the east bench vary widely, but will start in the low $200’s and move on into the millions. There are a mix of single family and condominiums available.

The east bench is bordered to the north by Federal Heights and to the south by Interstate 80. Points of interest for this neighborhood are the Hogle Zoo, Red Butte Gardens, Foothill Shopping Center, and This is the Place Heritage Park.

Herriman, UT

Herriman is located 20 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. This is a fast growing, planned community, with emerging businesses and tons of community amenities. Residents here have expansive views of the Wasatch Mountains, at the same time they are nestled into the Oquirrh (pronounced O-ker) Mountain bench on the South West Side of Salt Lake County. There’s amazing access to the outdoors, horseback riding, biking, and hiking trails. There are many townhome communities that have been built here recently, and detached single-family housing is affordable starting in the upper $100’s, lot sizes are typical larger with many options for properties that allow for large animals, like horse property. Commute to Down Town is longer (approximately 35-45 min).

Liberty Park

Liberty Park is a popular public urban park in SLC. The park features a pond with two islands, and is also the location of Tracy Aviary. Public facilities include playgrounds, restrooms, bowery, concession stand, children’s play areas, picnic areas, large grassy areas, horseshoe pits, a swimming pool, basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts, a jogging path, seasonal amusement rides and a greenhouse. Other seasonal activities and public facilities include paddle boats, recreational games, and festivals. It is a popular jogging, rollerblading and cycling location. Liberty Park is the site of Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Day fireworks display on the 24th of July. You can see large crowds gather in the park on Sundays during the spring, summer, and early fall for drum circles that last all day. An assortment of people, pets (primarily dogs), musical instruments and dance styles merge every Sunday at the park. A sculpture/fountain models the Jordan River and its canyon tributaries. In the summertime children can play in the water fountain. Homes in the area are a mix of historic periods adding to the charm.

Murray, UT

The City of Murray is named for territorial governor Eli Murray, and is the 14th largest city in Utah. Murray is a centrally located city in Salt Lake County and has been called “The Hub of Salt Lake County”. Murray is unlike most of its neighboring communities as it operates its own police, fire, power, water, library, parks, recreation department, and has its own school district. While maintaining many of its own services, Murray has one of the lowest city taxes in the state. Murray is home to the Intermountain Medical Center, a huge medical campus that is also Murray’s largest employer.

Murray offers convenient access to all amenities and transit systems. Commute to down town Salt Lake is about 15 minutes. There is a large mix of housing opportunities in Murray.

Suncrest

Can’t decide if you want to live in Salt Lake County or Utah County but you want a house with great views  that is quiet and beautiful on the East Bench?  Sun Crest would fit the bill.  A large subdivision located on the east bench of Draper, the sprawling views of Salt Lake County and the Wasatch Mountains is breath taking.  You will feel remove from traffic and noise and yet your access to both Downtown SLC or Prove are both 30-40 minutes away.  You’ll find newer homes with great prices, wildlife and a little more snow accumulation than the valley floor.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Cottonwood Heights is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is a wealthy and large suburban community located about 15 miles south of Salt Lake City. It lies in the eastern part of Salt Lake Valley and surrounded by the beautiful Wasatch Mountains.

Holladay, UT

A quiet East Bench community located just south of Millcreek in the Salt Lake Valley, Holladay is the quintessential neighborhood.  One of the most stable communities of Salt Lake County, people move in and don’t want to move out!   A warm and friendly neighborhood with tree lined streets quant shops.  Location is one of Holladay’s greatest assets.  It is minutes from downtown Salt Lake, and has easy access under 30 minutes to 7 different major ski resorts.