Centrally located in the Salt Lake Valley, Holladay is Utah’s “oldest continuously inhabited settlement,” although it wasn’t officially incorporated until late 1999. Since then, the population has more than doubled, growing from around 14,000 to nearly 32,000. It’s an area well-known for beautiful homes on large lots and its ideal proximity to Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons (and, therefore, a handful of Utah’s best ski resorts).
With a total area of 8.5 square miles, parts of Holladay sort of bleed into both Murray and Millcreek, which border it to the west and north, respectively. It’s also flanked by Cottonwood Heights to the south, so no matter what you’re trying to find—from local shops to big-box stores, hiking trails to freeway access—it’s got quick access to just about any and everything.
Largely residential, Holladay is a relatively quiet neighborhood with little traffic congestion and peaceful streets. Residents here can take advantage of a plethora of parks and green spaces, including the Old Mill Golf Course and Cottonwood Country Club, as well as the added benefit of stunning, up-close views of Mt. Olympus from nearly every block. As far as dining is concerned, it’s rife with great restaurants, and our recommendations include the Cotton Bottom (garlic burger), Franck’s, Mint Tapas & Sushi, Tea Rose Diner, Tosh’s Ramen, and Caputo’s Deli…but that still leaves plenty of others to choose from. Moreover, the SoHo (South Holladay) Food Park offers residents their pick of rotating food trucks every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening from early April through early fall. Diners here can enjoy a host of options—everything from Caribbean tofu, street tacos, and pineapple chicken to bento boxes, Korean chicken wings, and ramen is served alongside a handful of outdoor tables and a few charming lights strung overhead.
Residents of Holladay can expect to find great public schools and plenty of parks/green spaces. The lots run on the larger side (a quarter of an acre or more for the majority), as do most of the homes themselves, so big yards and wooded space lend the kind of privacy you’re unlikely to find in more densely populated areas. Rambler-style homes—most built between 1950 and 1970—are here in spades, but prospective residents will find that the majority of properties have been nicely updated, and there is plenty of new construction throughout the area as well. While there are some condo developments and more modestly sized (and priced) options in Holladay, there are also a few pockets (such as Walker Lane) made up of multi-million dollar mansions on winding, tree-lined, bucolic roads. All told, you can expect to start around $750k if you’re hoping to move to this established and picturesque area, but prices will more likely be well over the $1M mark (and in some cases, several million).
Whether you’re looking to buy a home in the Holladay area or move on from one, our team of agents has decades of experience navigating the real estate market in all seasons. If you’re in need of some guidance or just looking for a friendly face in these shark-infested waters, give us a call. We’re happy to help.