The Avenues is one of Salt Lake City’s oldest neighborhoods. First surveyed in the 1850s, the approximately 100-square block neighborhood is also the largest historic district in Salt Lake City. But don’t confuse “historic” with “stuffy,” the Avenues vibe is more frequently described as funky, eclectic, progressive, and artsy. Professionals love the speedy commute to downtown, while professors and students appreciate its close proximity to the University of Utah.
Homes in this area are as diverse as the residents. It’s common to find a cute bungalow next door to a stately home. Sections of the Avenues feature grand homes with sweeping city views high above the bustle of downtown. This is particularly true in the “Federal Heights” section located east of Virginia Street and to the north of South Temple Street, where homes are considerably more pricey. Condos offer a more affordable and low-maintenance option with all the benefits of this cool neighborhood.
Overwhelmingly, people choose to live in the Avenues for the lifestyle it offers. Nearby Lindsey Gardens is a 15-acre park featuring a playground, ball diamonds, an off-leash dog area, and a lovely pavilion. On the west side of the community, City Creek Canyon is favorite destination for hikers, runner and cyclists, especially during the summer. The 6.3-mile paved path parallels City Creek remaining cool and pleasant throughout summer. Additionally, there is a dirt running trail paralleling paved route. The Avenues is also known for its September Street Fair highlighting local food, crafts, art, and entertainment.
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