Liberty Wells was first founded around the 1890s and is classified as a historic district by the National Park Service. Most homes and buildings in the area were built before the 1930s, making it a wonderful neighborhood with a lot of history and character. Known as one of Utah’s first suburbs of Salt Lake City, its proximity to downtown as well as many universities make it a great neighborhood to live in.
An important part of the Liberty Wells neighborhood is Liberty Park. The park is 110 acres, with playgrounds, pavilions, and wide sidewalks for running, walking, or biking. A Friday evening farmer’s market offers fresh produce, local honey, mets, and food vendors throughout the summer, and on Sundays you can find your rhythm in the drum circle. Other amenities include The Tracy Aviary, Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts, a pool, and tennis courts.
Liberty Wells is home to a wide variety of dining options and coffee shops, including Amore Cafe, The Park Cafe, Tradition, and Pig In a Jelly Jar. Most offer outside seating which means dogs can visit too! It has transitioned from “up-and-coming” to trendy in the space of a few years thanks to a winning combination of accessibility paired with a tight-knit community feel and plenty of options of renting or buying.
Additionally, because of its accessibility to downtown and colleges, many residents find walking, biking, and public transport are practical alternatives to a car. There are also some great schools in the area such as Hawthorne Elementary School.
With easy access to Liberty Park, downtown and colleges, local coffee shops, and excellent restaurants, Liberty Wells is a wonderful place for Salt Lake Living!