Best Neighborhoods in Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City is the largest city in Utah and the county seat of Jefferson County. Salt Lake City was founded in 1847 by Mormons. According to the 2010 US Census, Salt Lake City has approximately 212,237 residents. Salt Lake City has many informal neighborhoods throughout the city. Today, the economy is primary service driven in industries such as trade, refineries, and utilities. Salt Lake City was host to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, and is home to the NBA Utah Jazz.

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Temperature

Average High - 75.6, Average Low - 27.9

Sports

Basketball - Utah Jazz

Crime Rate

The violent crime rate in Utah is relatively low; however, the property crime rate is higher.

Top Neighborhoods

Foothill is a neighborhood that is considered relatively affluent. The University of Utah is a neighbor to the Foothills neighborhood. The level of wealth in the neighborhood seems to be geographically plotted from west to east. There are a number of landmarks in the Foothill neighborhood including Hogle Zoo; This is the Place Heritage Park, Red Butte Garden and Arbeterum, Fort Douglas Military Museum and Foothill Village Shopping Center. With all the landmarks in the community and the green ways, Foothill residents have a lot of interesting things to enjoy.

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The Avenues is a neighborhood laid out in perfect perpendicular lines. The Avenues is the city's first neighborhood, and today, is a culturally diverse community. The Avenues is an eclectic area considered to be more artsy than some of the other areas in Salt Lake City. A number of young professionals call The Avenues home; partly because of the easy commute to downtown. The Avenues is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Salt Lake City.

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Rose Park, located in the northern section of the city, is one of Utah's most ethnically diverse areas. The streets of Rose Park were originally designed in the shape of some of the favorite roses of the developer. Rose Park is a very small community and lies in close proximity to downtown. Rose Park has lovely green space with densely spaced trees and provides a number of outdoor activities for the residents of the community to enjoy. Many young families have moved into the Rose Park neighborhood and are renovating the homes there. The neighborhood has a very active community council that act as a representative to the government in matters involving their beloved neighborhood.

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Sugarhouse is one of the oldest and most established neighborhoods in Salt Lake City. Utah's first prison was formerly a resident of Sugar house, but was closed before the 21st century. Although Sugarhouse is not densely populated, a number of residence and nearby businesses use the name and include themselves in the community at large. Sugarhouse has two adjacent shopping centers that meet many of the needs of the primary and secondary residence of the Sugarhouse community. Sugarhouse Park gives the residents green space to enjoy and many recreational activities.

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9th & 9th is a small residential and retail neighborhood in Salt Lake. The quaint community is located a short distance from Liberty Park. Liberty Park is an urban green space and is the second largest park in the city. There are a number of recreational activities for the residents of 9th & 9th to enjoy such as a children's playground, picnic area, horseshoe pit, swimming pool, jogging path, and the occasional visiting carnival. The 9th & 9th neighborhood's retail area includes restaurants, shops, bars, and a coffeehouse for the residentsí enjoyment.

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Federal Heights is a loosely configured neighborhood that abuts Wasatch Mountains and its neighbor is the University of Utah. Federal Heights is one of the most exclusive and affluent neighborhoods in Utah; with a number of the homes dating back to the early 1900's. The housing stock in the Federal Heights area is very expensive and somewhat limited.

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Central City is an integral neighborhood in the City of Salt Lake. The neighborhood is served by Utah's light rail system providing easy access to downtown Salt Lake. In recent years, several condominiums have been developed in the area; drawing young professional and singles to the Central City corridor. A great deal of commercial activity has brought more jobs to the area as well.

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