Salt Lake Downtown


Salt Lake City’s unique neighborhoods each have their own flavor and charm.  Our Paras Real Estate team loves that Salt Lake City has all the amenities you’d find in a large city, but still maintains a small-town feel.  In SLC you’ll see everything from historic 1880’s charmers and 1920’s bungalows to mid-century homes.

Want to learn more about the neighborhoods? Sugarhouse, Central City, Federal Heights, The Avenues, 9th & 9th, Harvard/Yale, Foothill, Liberty Wells, Wasatch Hollow, Rose Park, 15th & 15th, Downtown, and Capitol Hill are just a few of the distinct neighborhoods you’ll find in Salt Lake City.  Talk to a Paras Real Estate agent to learn more to about what makes each ‘hood unique.

Love the outdoors? Utah has 5 surreally beautiful national parks, all easily accessible for a weekend trip. Need to escape on a weekday? There is phenomenal skiing, hiking, boating, camping, climbing, and mountain biking trails all within 40 minutes of the Capitol.

History and Arts buff? Visit the Natural History Museum of Utah, the newly re-opened Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Temple Square, take a free tour of the State Capitol, or catch an indie film at 9th & 9th’s Tower Theater. Or combine food, drinks, and film all in one delicious package and watch a movie while you dine at Brewvies. During Spring, Summer and Fall, you'll probably run into one of our agents at Utah’s endless festivals like Oktoberfest at Snowbird, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Utah Art Festival, and the Twilight Concert Series, where famous names perform each week during the summer and the tickets cost $10 or less.

Prefer public transportation?  TRAX light rail, SLC’s bus systems, and biking trails can all get you where you need to go (to shopping in the Gateway District, perhaps?).

Sports fan?  Cheer on the Utah Jazz, Real Salt Lake soccer (men’s and women’s teams), Salt Lake City Bees baseball, or a Utes football game at the University of Utah.

Foodie?  We love grabbing great food at HSL, Eva, Red Iguana, Hatch Chocolates, Park Café, Takashi, Pallet, Buds, Current Seafood, Banbury Cross Donuts, and Pago.  And at the weekly Farmers’ Markets in Pioneer Park and Liberty Park where locals share some of Utah’s finest produce, food, and artwork.

Shopping?  For shopping centers, head to Gateway, City Creek, Sugarhouse, or Trolley Square.  There is also an enormous array of independently-owned small businesses throughout SLC. Whatever you enjoy, whether it’s rare books, vinyl, or designer clothes, there is probably more than one store for you!

Fun Salt Lake City Facts:

  • Downtown is the oldest District in Salt Lake City; Brigham Young began forming downtown in 1847

  • SLC’s layout was first planned in 1833… 17 Years before Salt Lake City was founded!

  • At one point in time Main Street was nicknamed Whiskey Street

  • You can have a coop with up to 15 chickens in your backyard per the Salt Lake City Utah Chicken Ordinance

  • Fry Sauce!