Salt Lake City is becoming the new New York neighborhood, but without the hefty price tag and the mass amounts of residents. According to a survey by Realtor.com, Salt Lake City is the No. 1
“Trendiest U.S. City Where You Can Still Afford to Buy a Home”. The survey focused on a few criteria, including number of food hot spots, bike shops, yoga studios, cultural outlets, and populations of 25- to 34-year olds. Along with the numerous trendy spots in the city, the affordability of new homes in Salt Lake City is staggering compared to home prices in other parts of the nation. Median home prices in Salt Lake County are around $248,000, and job opportunities abound in this area. A 2016 economic report found that Utah had the strongest job growth in the nation from 2014 to 2015, luring everyone from young millennials branching out to tech companies looking to make their mark in this trendy city. There are several neighborhoods in the valley that combine trendiness, family values, and affordability to create the perfect areas to buy a new home in Salt Lake City.
If you’re part of a growing family, Draper is the ideal neighborhood
for you. Between all of the community centers, youth programs and public parks in the area, your family will never be bored in Draper. Located in the Southeast Corner of Salt Lake City, it’s the perfect central location in the valley. Draper is halfway between Salt Lake City and Provo, 21 miles from the Salt Lake International Airport, and only 20 minutes from skiing at Alta, Snowbird, and other resorts in the Cottonwood canyons.
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The city of Draper also boasts over 90 miles of cycling, hiking, and equestrian trails, perfect for weekend adventures with family and friends along the Wasatch Front. If you’re an adventure seeker, Draper’s Point of the Mountain offers world class hang gliding and paragliding too. If any of this sounds like an ideal match for you and your family, Draper City may be the perfect place to hang your hat.
As one of Salt Lake City’s oldest neighborhoods, Sugarhouse is the definition of hip and trendy in the valley. The area is home to a huge number of locally-owned shops, ranging from clothing and books to furniture and art galleries. This neighborhood is also known for its smattering of fine eateries for all palates. And while Sugarhouse is famous for its old home charm, there are plenty of new homes arising that are worth checking out too.
The area is a quick 15-minute drive to the Salt Lake International Airport, and a short jaunt away from Westminster and the University of Utah. You’ll also be close to Millcreek Canyon, perfect for a great bike ride or hike, and downtown Salt Lake City is within easy driving distance. Photo Use By Christie Parker
Cottonwood Heights Neighborhood
Do you sometimes wish you had more time to spend in the outdoors? Do you want to feel more connected with nature and the mountains of Utah? If you answered yes to these questions, the neighborhood
of Cottonwood Heights may be calling your name. This ‘City between two canyons’ is the gateway to some of the best skiing in the United States. Cottonwood Heights, resting at the base of Little Cottonwood Canyon, is the perfect place for those who can’t get enough of the winter sports Utah offers, or the summer hiking and biking that the area is known for.
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There’s also a multitude of county parks and recreation centers that offer aquatic center programs, tennis courts, skate parks, basketball, and fitness classes for every age and interest. While most who visit our fair state come for the winter, many end up staying for the summer, and eventually move here for good. Summer in Cottonwood Heights is no exception, consisting of farmers markets, picnics, horseback riding, and everything in between. Do you have any other neighborhoods in the area you’d recommend new home buyers look in Salt Lake City? Tweet us
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