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Salt Lake City Neighborhoods: University

Updated: Mar 27

Taking up roughly 180 acres on the east side of our city and nestled snugly into the base of the Wasatch Mountains, you’ll find the University neighborhood. Listed officially on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995, the area is—as you probably guessed—home to Utah’s flagship higher learning institution, the University of Utah. But there are also plenty of homes, and a few great local businesses around here as well.

brick house, University neighborhood, Salt Lake City

University of Utah

University Neighborhood & Local Businesses

For obvious reasons, this area is chock full of students of all ages, professors, and professionals, whether they live on campus, in fraternity/sorority houses, or in the homes surrounding the area. Residents here can take advantage of close proximity to downtown proper, but there’s plenty to do without heading into the city. Catching a Pac-12 game without having to find parking is its own win, but the area is also home to Hogle Zoo, Red Butte Garden and Arboretum (and, thereby, Red Butte concerts), and the Utah Museum of Natural History. In President’s Circle, Kingsbury Hall plays host to some fantastic shows year-round. And there are plenty of great restaurants to choose from, such as Osteria Amore, Indochine Vietnamese Bistro, Rio Grande Cafe (housed in Firestation No. 8, a historic former station), Publik Ed’s, or The Pie Pizzeria (iconic).

Rice-Eccles Stadium, University of Utah

Rice-Eccles Stadium, University of Utah

Rice-Eccles Stadium, University of Utah

University Home Styles & Prices

The more official University Neighborhood Historic District takes up a smaller chunk of land to the south of the U, which includes the few blocks between 1100 E. and University Street and extends from 100 S. to 400 S. Available homes in this area might be a little tougher to come by, and neighbors are close (more literally, that is), but in its entirety, the neighborhood extends from Federal Heights to 800 South, so there are plenty of properties to be found. You’ll find a range of styles here, from bungalows to American Craftsman, Tudor revivals to late Victorians, many of which have been updated to include some more modern interiors. As far as price goes, it’s a fairly wide spectrum: there are plenty of condos in the area available from the mid-$200s and up, but for the more historic properties or those on the larger size, prospective residents could be paying anywhere from $500k to well over $1M.

Buying or Selling a Home in the University Area?

Whether you’re looking to buy a home in the University 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.

brick house, University neighborhood, Utah

brick house, University neighborhood, Utah

brick house, University neighborhood, Utah


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