The second most populous county in Utah has long had a reputation for a firm focus on being the most family friendly. It’s home to a handful of historic Main Streets populated with eclectic local boutiques, a rich tradition of promoting the (PG-rated) performing arts and beautiful natural wonders in American Fork and Provo Canyons.
The state capitol building, with its beautiful grassy lawns and cherry trees, sits at the top of the hill. To the east is The Avenues, one of the most coveted neighborhoods in Salt Lake. To the west is the LGBT-friendly The Marmalade, one of the funkiest historic neighborhoods in Salt Lake.
South Salt Lake, the little sister of Utah’s capital city, is working hard to nurture a thriving culture. Now, there are stretches of walkable blocks, enlivened by public art, boutique businesses, cool craft breweries and local distilleries.
There's a reason that Southwest Utah is growing so fast (like, top of the nation fast). It’s hard to beat the year-round sun, world-class outdoor activities and—for now—relatively affordable real estate.
Once defined by the ornate 19th-century mansions along South Temple and old-fashioned apartment buildings, now the urban skyline is filled with modern multi-use developments, lively nightlife and sophisticated restaurants.