Downtown Salt Lake City – A Locals’ Guide

Salt Lake City’s Historic Downtown offers a cultural melting pot of entertainment, shopping, sightseeing, dining, fine arts, and more! Exciting skyscrapers offer mixed-use living like you’ve never seen it before. Plan to spend some time downtown.

Petula Clark sang it best, “When you’re alone and life is making you lonely, you can always go downtown. When you’ve got worries all the noise and the hurry seem to help!” Clark highlighted just how exciting, healing, and stimulating Downtown, U.S.A. can be. Salt Lake City’s Historic Downtown offers the perfect combination of history, entertainment, shopping, culture, and fine arts with a wildly popular mixed vibe.

Where is the Downtown Salt Lake City Neighborhood?

Salt Lake City proper is made up of numerous neighborhoods that have each developed a unique brand. Each features its personality, culture, style, and intentional ambiance. All that goes into the making of these incredible communities is present in the heart of the city – Downtown.

The Downtown boundaries are roughly between North Temple and 1300 South Streets north to south. East to west, it’s about 500 East and 600 West. You would not believe the diversity packed into this relatively small area.

If ever you’re in Salt Lake City (and I hope you are), keep this in mind: Mormon pioneer settlers made the Salt Lake Temple the center of their world. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints placed premium importance on the temple. They consider it a sacred house of God. The entire city is laid out on a grid beginning at the temple, 50 North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150.


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The temple is the center of a grid system envisioned by the church’s president and founder Joseph Smith (who died before church members arrived in the Salt Lake Valley. Roads to the north, south, east, and west were aptly named, “North Temple, South Temple … ” I think you get it. Each street on all four sides of the temple was numbered by its position relevant to the temple – First South (the first street after South Temple), Second North (the second street after North Temple), Third East, etc. Of course, over time the city has grown exponentially. Finding your way around is a little more complex, but when you’re navigating downtown this is an excellent point to remember. The method outlined by Smith was known as “The Plat of Zion.” It was originally intended to come into being in the Mid-West. Trouble there, and the death of Joseph Smith caused the Mormons to look elsewhere for their Zion.

Enjoy mixed-use living in Salt Lake City’s Downtown

Homes in the Downtown District are decidedly more expensive than those in most other areas, but they are spectacular! An urban lifestyle is part of the purchase price and that kind of living is priceless.

  • According to the Downtown SLC Alliance, the area features the following:
  • More than 12 million square feet of downtown office space
  • More than 77,000 downtown employees
  • More than 80 arts and entertainment events every month
  • More than 175 local bars and restaurants

Walk Score online gives the 84102 zip code a 72/100 walkability score, that’s “very walkable.” In other words, most errands can be done on foot.


Living in Downtown Salt Lake City

One of the things I love most about our Historic Downtown is the community’s ability to meld many cultures together into one geographic area and make it work. It works. Salt Lake has a rich heritage. Much effort has gone into preserving the past while chasing the future with vim and vigor. You’re going to love this place with its magnificent architecture, storied old buildings, modern high rises, high-end malls, theaters, eclectic shops, and eateries galore.

You can learn more about properties for sale in the Downtown Salt Lake City neighborhood by visiting my brokerage website, AllUtahRealEstate.com. I’m happy to show you any available property you want to see.

Downtown Salt Lake City features multiple condominium communities and apartment buildings including the following:

99 West South Temple

99 S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84144
Love the urban lifestyle? You’re going to love 99 West Condominiums. This is one of the high-rise condo communities included in City Creek Center. This modern residential complex features a striking architectural design and luxurious amenities. With spacious floor plans and high-end finishes, each condominium is meticulously crafted for comfort and style. Indulge in the panoramic views of the city skyline and the majestic mountains. Walk to vibrant entertainment, dining, and cultural attractions. Whether relaxing by the rooftop pool, staying active in the fitness center, or enjoying the nearby outdoor recreational opportunities, 99 West Condominiums embodies the epitome of sophisticated city living.

Alinia Lofts

877 S 200 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Alinia Lofts is modern and stylish. With its contemporary design and high-end amenities it offers a vibrant urban lifestyle. The spacious loft-style apartments, coupled with panoramic city views, create an inviting atmosphere. Alinia Lofts epitomizes luxury and convenience in the heart of the city.

American Towers

44 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
American Towers SLC is an iconic residential building that epitomizes urban living. Its distinctive architectural design is complemented by spacious apartments and American Tower condos with breathtaking cityscape views. With an indoor pool, a hot tub, and a billiards room, residents enjoy active lifestyles here. With a prime location and luxurious amenities, American Towers condominiums offer unmatched urban living. Reach out to the American Towers Leasing Office if you’re looking to rent, or call me if you want to buy a property in this thrilling high-rise.

Arlington Place

115 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Arlington Place is charming and vibrant. It has the perfect blend of comfort and convenience. The neighborhood boasts an array of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options within walking distance. Arlington Place offers a delightful urban living experience.

Aztec Condominiums

515 S 1000 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
The Aztec Community is a unique and culturally rich residential enclave. Inspired by Aztec design elements, this community showcases modern amenities and artistic flair. With its central location and proximity to urban attractions, the Aztec Community offers a captivating and enriching living experience.

Bonneville Towers

777 E S Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Bonneville Towers is for those who want a sophisticated and refined living experience. With its elegant architectural design and luxurious amenities, this residential tower provides an upscale urban lifestyle. The spacious apartments, coupled with panoramic city views, create a tranquil and stylish retreat in the heart of the city.

Broadway Park Lofts

360 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Broadway Park Lofts embodies a harmonious blend of modern living and natural beauty. With its proximity to parks and green spaces, residents can enjoy a serene urban oasis. The loft-style apartments, complemented by contemporary design and upscale amenities, provide a chic and comfortable living environment.

Broadway Towers

230 E Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Broadway Towers is sleek. The stunning cityscape views will take your breath away. Modern apartments, combined with top-notch amenities and convenient access to dining, shopping, and entertainment options, make Broadway Towers a coveted address for those seeking a cosmopolitan lifestyle.

Canyon Road Towers

123 2nd Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Canyon Towers offers a tranquil and nature-inspired living experience. With its proximity to canyons and outdoor recreational opportunities, residents can enjoy breathtaking views and a connection to nature. The modern apartments and community amenities make Canyon Towers a desirable place to call home.

Donner Towers

940 S Donner Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Donner Towers feature contemporary and convenient living. With its stylish architecture and well-appointed apartments, Donner Towers provides a comfortable and upscale urban lifestyle. The proximity to shopping, dining, and entertainment options adds to the appeal of this vibrant residential community.

Garden Towers

141 E 2nd Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Garden Towers is a serene and green living environment. Lush gardens, landscaped courtyards, and tranquil outdoor spaces make this a peaceful retreat amidst the urban hustle. Enjoy spacious apartments and community amenities.

Governor’s Plaza

560 E S Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Governor’s Plaza is a prestigious address. With a prime location and luxury amenities, it is the epitome of urban sophistication. The meticulously designed apartments, combined with breathtaking city views and proximity to cultural attractions, make Governor’s Plaza a great choice.

Mayflower

1283 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
The Mayflower exudes timeless elegance and charm. The building’s classic architecture and luxurious amenities create a sophisticated living environment. The spacious apartments, coupled with exceptional services and a central location, offer residents a refined urban lifestyle with a touch of grace and refinement.

Meridien

131 S 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Le Meridien offers contemporary upscale living. With a sleek design and high-end amenities, The Meridien provides a luxurious urban retreat. The well-appointed apartments and stunning city views say total sophistication.

Metro Condominiums

350 S 200 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Metro Condominiums offers a stylish and vibrant urban living experience. With its modern design and prime location, Metro Condominiums provides easy access to the city’s amenities and attractions.

Panorama

8 E Hillside Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
The Panorama is breathtaking! It features panoramic views of the city and surrounding mountains. With its floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious balconies, residents can indulge in the beauty of their surroundings. The modern design and luxury amenities create a captivating lifestyle.

Parc at Gateway

5 S 500 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Parc at Gateway is vibrant and contemporary. Immerse yourself in the city’s energy. The stylish apartments, coupled with a range of amenities, provide a comfortable and convenient urban lifestyle.

Presidential Villas/Club Condos

3075 E Kennedy Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Presidential Villas feel luxurious and exclusive. The spacious villas in a beautifully landscaped and tranquil atmosphere, provide a private and opulent retreat for residents to enjoy.

Regent

35 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
The Regent is the epitome of refined urban living in the heart of City Creek Center. With its sleek and contemporary design, this residential building offers residents a sophisticated lifestyle. The meticulously crafted apartments, combined with top-notch amenities and panoramic city views, create a luxurious and exclusive living experience at The Regent.

Richard’s Court Towers

45 E S Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Richard’s Court Towers is modern and convenient. It is also part of the three City Creek communities. It features a sleek architectural design. The well-appointed apartments and range of on-site services make it a desirable residential community.

Stansbury Condominiums

710 E 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Stansbury Condominiums offers contemporary design in a welcoming, modern atmosphere. The community amenities and proximity to parks and recreation add to the appeal of this residential enclave.

Terrace Falls

171 E 3rd Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Terrace Falls features a tranquil and scenic living environment. With its cascading waterfalls and lush greenery, Terrace Falls provides a serene retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle. The well-designed apartments and community amenities create a harmonious blend of nature and comfort.

Tower Hill

303 A St, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Tower Hill offers residents a unique and elevated living experience. With its commanding presence and breathtaking views, this residential community provides a sense of exclusivity and luxury. The well-designed homes and top-notch amenities make Tower Hill a desirable address for discerning individuals.

Trevi Towers

245 N Vine St., Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Trevi Towers offers residents a stylish and contemporary urban living experience. With its modern architectural design and upscale amenities, this residential tower provides a sophisticated lifestyle. Trevi Towers is convenient to so many attractions!

University Heights

130 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
University Heights, situated near prestigious educational institutions in Salt Lake City, offers residents a vibrant and academic-centric living experience. With its proximity to universities and colleges, residents can enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment. The neighborhood also offers a range of amenities, making it an ideal location for students and professionals alike.

Uffens Marketplace Lofts

336 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Uffens Marketplace Lofts, located in a bustling area of Salt Lake City, offers loft-style apartments and industrial-inspired design. This residential community captures the essence of modern city living. The proximity to shopping, dining, and entertainment options adds to the convenience and appeal of Uffens Marketplace Lofts.

Wasatch Towers

1235 E 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Wasatch Towers provides a luxurious and upscale living experience. With its iconic architectural design and panoramic views of the Wasatch Mountains, this residential tower provides a stunning backdrop for modern urban living. The spacious apartments and premium amenities create an elevated lifestyle.

Westgate Lofts

328 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Westgate Lofts offers a contemporary and trendy living experience. With its loft-style apartments and industrial-chic design, this residential community exudes urban sophistication. The convenient location, coupled with nearby dining, shopping, and entertainment options, makes Westgate Lofts a desirable destination for modern city dwellers.

Wilshire

426 S 1000 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Wilshire is stylish and decidedly upscale. With its sleek design and modern amenities, this residential building provides a sophisticated urban lifestyle.

Zion Summit

230 N State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Zion Summit is captivating and luxurious. With its stunning views of the surrounding mountains and cityscape, this residential tower provides a breathtaking backdrop. The upscale amenities and spacious apartments create an elevated and prestigious urban lifestyle at Zion Summit.

Downtown Salt Lake City offers residents and visitors art, entertainment, and culture on nearly every street corner! Click here to learn more!

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Article Last Updated: May 2, 2024

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