Top 6 Neighborhoods in Salt Lake City

Breathtaking mountain views. Skiing, hiking, and endless outdoor activities. Trendy neighborhoods and a flourishing job market. Salt Lake City, Utah is a place that can somehow feel like a vacation and home at the same time. Whether you’re moving for a job, for family, or for a beautiful change of scenery, there’s a place for everyone in this vibrant, diversifying city. Thinking about making SLC your H-O-M-E? Here are some of the top Salt Lake City neighborhoods to consider.

Greater Avenues

Greater Avenues is one of SLC’s most highly desired neighborhoods. Not only is it one of the safest areas of the city, but the Greater Avenues neighborhood is also a quiet, peaceful area that boasts plentiful hiking trails, like the Bonneville Shoreline trail and those in nearby City Creek Canyon. Residents enjoy stunning views of the Utah State Capitol Building and families with children will appreciate access to some of Utah’s very best public schools. Described by residents as a world of its own, Greater Avenues offers plenty of interesting restaurants, artisanal coffee bars, and trendy shops. 

Sugar House

Named after the sugar beets planted there long, long ago by pioneer settlers, Sugar House is now one of Salt Lake City’s coolest ‘hoods. Known for having one of SLC’s more diverse and progressive demographics, the tree-lined, bungalow-filled streets of Sugar House are a top option for singles and young professionals – though plenty of families call Sugar House home, too. Go for a run in Sugar House Park, which overlooks the stunning Wasatch Mountains, visit one of Sugar House’s breweries, or spend an afternoon browsing the artsy and eclectic boutiques of this conveniently walkable neighborhood.


Ask anyone “What is Salt Lake City known for?” and you’ll likely hear about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its stunning temple, located in the heart of downtown. The temple is a striking landmark in this neighborhood, but it’s certainly not the only one. Filled with vibrant entertainment and nightlife spots, endless upscale and hole-in-the-wall dining options, and all the art galleries, breweries, shops, and theaters that a heart could want, SLC proper never sees a dull moment. Navigating the city is a breeze with public transportation options, and even the most urban city slickers are never more than a couple of minutes from outdoor adventure. For young people looking for modern apartments and 24/7 opportunities for fun, Downtown is easily one of the best neighborhoods in Salt Lake City.

East Bench

Considered one of the best places to live in Salt Lake City if you’ve got a passion for the outdoors, East Bench residents will love living at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, home to ski resorts, hiking trails, and rock-climbing opportunities. East Bench attractions like the Hogle Zoo, Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, and Rotary Glen Park also make this a prime spot for families with young children. Students and faculty of the University of Utah will appreciate East Bench’s proximity to the school, located in the north end of this neighborhood. And East Bench’s claim to fame? It’s home to East High School, the setting for the iconic High School Musical movies!

Liberty Wells

Known as one of Salt Lake City’s first suburbs and officially classified as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places, Liberty Wells is a charming and truly one-of-a-kind neighborhood to live in. Liberty Wells is less than 10 minutes away from downtown, and residents enjoy a laid-back, slower-paced atmosphere. Renters and buyers can find homes at a wide range of price points, and despite being more suburban residents can walk most places.


Families moving to Salt Lake City (or couples with children on the horizon) should take a close look at the Yalecrest neighborhood. Known for being a quieter, more suburban area of the city, Yalecrest offers spacious backyards, beautiful outdoor recreation spots like Bonneville Glen and Miller Bird Refuge and Nature Park, and easy access to the hustle and bustle of downtown SLC. Yalecrest is also known for its stunning and historic architecture – the vast majority of homes in this neighborhood were built between 1920 and 1940.

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