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Salt Lake City Neighborhoods: Olympus Cove

Updated: Mar 27

Nestled snugly into the colossal side of Mount Olympus, you’ll find a neighborhood filled with residents who are likely to value a good view and the great outdoors in equal measure. Olympus Cove, incorporated officially as a part of Millcreek in 2016, is located such that those within its boundaries have convenient freeway access (though largely without the noise), unobstructed vistas of our entire valley with sunsets to the west, and close admittance to any number of nearby canyons, such as Big Cottonwood, Neff’s, Little Cottonwood, Millcreek, and Parley’s (and thus, endless opportunities for hiking, skiing, snowboarding, bouldering, etc.).  

With a population of somewhere around 7,000 residents, the area is bordered by the aforementioned portion of the Wasatch Range to the east and south, I-215 to the west, and I-80 at the mouth of Parley’s Canyon to the north. It’s a majestic location, yes, but it’s also home to some varied and stunning architecture.

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mid-century modern home olympus cove utah

modern home olympus cove utah

Olympus Cove Neighborhood & Local Businesses

The streets of Olympus Cove are pretty quiet, as it’s primarily residential. You won’t find too much in the way of commercial options, but dwellers of this neighborhood do have access to the Olympus Hills Shopping Center. Here, you’ll find the necessary day-to-day conveniences, like Ace Hardware, Macey’s, and Henrie’s dry cleaning, but you’ll also run into a few good spots for a meal. Case in point: Omar’s Rawtopia (a locally owned restaurant that lends a tasty option for vegans, vegetarians, and meat-lovers, alike), Kobe Sushi, Barbacoa, Citrus Grill, or Beaumont Bakery Cafe. Those who love an evening at the bowling alley can head to Olympus Hills Lanes—a family-owned and -operated neighborhood staple since 1963—but downtown SLC is also just a 15 minute drive down I-80, so your options for a good night out or an incredible meal are nearly endless.

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Olympus Cove Home Styles & Prices

As it’s perched at the base of a mountain, Olympus Cove has plenty of natural vegetation, which affords many of the homeowners here (especially those on streets higher in the neighborhood) a bit of organic privacy…something that’s tough to come by in lower parts of the valley. Expect to find a mix of architectural styles here: mid-century modern homes are pretty prevalent in Olympus cove, but it’s also got its share of ramblers and contemporary properties, many of which have been fully remodeled. Price-wise, this is an area that leans pretty heavily to the higher end of the spectrum. While smaller or older properties in the lower part of the Cove can still be found under $700k, those looking to purchase here are far more likely to be somewhere between the mid $800s and $2M. As expected, the views improve the higher up the property is, and prices tend to rise accordingly. These upper streets are also home to many substantially bigger and newly built properties designed specifically to take advantage of stunning views, so buyers will probably be looking at $2.5M or more.

Buying or Selling a Home in Olympus Cove?

Whether you’re looking to buy a home in the Olympus Cove area or move on from one, our team of agents has decades of experience navigating the Salt Lake City 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.

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mid-century modern home olympus cove utah

modern home olympus cove utah

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