These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Salt Lake City For 2018


Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Salt Lake City, you have a little pocket that you can call home.

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Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Salt Lake City, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Salt Lake City neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Salt Lake City are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Salt Lake City for 2018:

  1. Wasatch Hollow (Homes)
  2. Bonneville Hills (Homes)
  3. Yalecrest (Homes)
  4. Liberty Wells (Homes)
  5. East Central (Homes)
  6. Central City-Liberty Welss (Homes)
  7. East Bench (Homes)
  8. Greater Avenues (Homes)
  9. Sugar House (Homes)
  10. Central City (Homes)

Read on to see how we determined the places around Salt Lake City that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Salt Lake City.

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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Salt Lake City for 2018?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Salt Lake City, we had to determine what criteria defines a “best”.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 18 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the “Best City Neighborhood In Salt Lake City.” We’re lookin’ at you, Wasatch Hollow.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Salt Lake City has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

1. Wasatch Hollow

Wasatch Hollow Salt Lake City, UT

Population: 3,309
Median Income: $92,019
Median Home Value: $421,314

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2. Bonneville Hills

Population: 3,502
Median Income: $90,761
Median Home Value: $447,580

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3. Yalecrest

Yalecrest Salt Lake City, UT

Population: 3,809
Median Income: $85,737
Median Home Value: $388,660

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4. Liberty Wells

Liberty Wells Salt Lake City, UT

Population: 8,638
Median Income: $46,337
Median Home Value: $203,060

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5. East Central

Population: 20,682
Median Income: $48,759
Median Home Value: $282,130

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6. Central City-Liberty Welss

Population: 2,923
Median Income: $43,916
Median Home Value: $219,983

Central City is the main core of residential and commercial areas in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. The neighborhood includes the area east of downtown along South Temple to the University of Utah campus and south to approximately 1300 South. South of 600 South, the neighborhood extends west to about 300 West. The UTA TRAX University light rail line serves the neighborhood along 400 South. Several condominium developments have been built in the neighborhood in recent years, which have convenient access to downtown nightlife and art venues as well as government facilities, the city’s new main library and the university. Significant commercial activity has developed along 400 South, especially directly north of Trolley Square.
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7. East Bench

East Bench Salt Lake City, UT

Population: 8,492
Median Income: $109,074
Median Home Value: $369,210

East Bench in Salt Lake City, Utah is a relatively affluent and primarily residential neighborhood of Salt Lake City that lies at the base of the Wasatch Range and extends west to approximately 1500 East. Foothill is the northern part of this area, divided by Interstate 80, and takes its name from the area’s major traffic artery of Foothill Drive, which runs parallel to the base of the mountains and connects Interstate 80 with the University of Utah and downtown Salt Lake City. The East Bench is bordered on the north by the Federal Heights neighborhood and on the south by the Traverse Mountains. This neighborhood becomes increasingly affluent moving from west to east. The University of Utah sits at the north end of this neighborhood. Points of interest include the Hogle Zoo, Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, This Is The Place Heritage Park, Fort Douglas Military Museum and the Foothill Village Shopping Center. Some notable residents and former residents include numerous authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LDS speaker John Bytheway, and billionaire philanthropist Jon Huntsman, Sr..
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8. Greater Avenues

Population: 15,303
Median Income: $89,302
Median Home Value: $370,531

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9. Sugar House

Sugar House Salt Lake City, UT

Population: 31,192
Median Income: $66,587
Median Home Value: $301,749

Sugar House is a neighborhood in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. It is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods and the name is officially two words. Sugar House is the site of Westminster College.
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10. Central City

Population: 10,111
Median Income: $34,045
Median Home Value: $193,081

Central City is the main core of residential and commercial areas in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. The neighborhood includes the area east of downtown along South Temple to the University of Utah campus and south to approximately 1300 South. South of 600 South, the neighborhood extends west to about 300 West. The UTA TRAX University light rail line serves the neighborhood along 400 South. Several condominium developments have been built in the neighborhood in recent years, which have convenient access to downtown nightlife and art venues as well as government facilities, the city’s new main library and the university. Significant commercial activity has developed along 400 South, especially directly north of Trolley Square.
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Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Salt Lake City

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Salt Lake City where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Salt Lake City:

  1. Downtown
  2. Poplar Grove
  3. Westpointe

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Salt Lake City

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
1 Wasatch Hollow 3,309 $421,314 3,788 1.7%
2 Bonneville Hills 3,502 $447,580 3,788 2.7%
3 Yalecrest 3,809 $388,660 3,788 2.4%
4 Liberty Wells 8,638 $203,060 10,403 4.2%
5 East Central 20,682 $282,130 7,240 3.9%
6 Central City-Liberty Welss 2,923 $219,983 10,075 6.0%
7 East Bench 8,492 $369,210 3,788 3.6%
8 Greater Avenues 15,303 $370,531 3,788 4.1%
9 Sugar House 31,192 $301,749 6,643 4.4%
10 Central City 10,111 $193,081 10,021 7.1%
11 Capitol Hill 7,528 $217,073 8,650 7.1%
12 Glendale 12,870 $146,538 13,156 8.4%
13 People’S Freeway 6,128 $171,950 11,662 6.5%
14 Fairpark 7,082 $137,488 12,663 9.1%
15 Rose Park 9,835 $142,600 12,962 7.2%
16 Westpointe 8,833 $163,450 12,859 7.3%
17 Poplar Grove 14,382 $121,315 13,764 9.9%
18 Downtown 3,166 $218,375 8,262 7.7%

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