Everyone familiar with Salt Lake City knows about the Avenues, and if you don't you might be living under a rock. Most people know the Avenues by name, that it has a wide range of housing needs, from apartment units, condo single family homes and high end mansions, whatever the need, the Avenues has. What most people don't know, is the rich history of this incredible neighborhood.

Let's jump back in time, to the 1850's. This 487 acre neighborhood, sitting adjacent to downtown, is anything but ordinary. The oldest residential area in Salt Lake City as also know for it's unique set up and mismatched architecture. Back to when people rode in horse-drawn trolleys and the first neighborhood in Salt Lake City was created, The Avenues. Originally North-South Streets were named after tree's and East-West Streets were named "fruit" and "bluff". The street names were changed in 1885 and North-South Streets are now letter A-U and East-West Streets are now First, Second, Third, and Fourth Street. Even the old Primary Children's Hospital also used to be in the Avenues. A lot of the homes in the area are now remodeled in some way to keep up with the times and keep the area up to date.

Most people refer to this neighborhood as the "Cosmopolitan" area of Salt Lake. The reason is because the demographics of the area draw an eclectic mix of people from all walks of life.

While the future of what will become of The Avenues is unknown, one thing is for sure, it will always be more than just your "average" neighborhood.

It's diversity and lack of likeness make this a popular neighborhood for almost anyone looking to buy a home.

Homes for Sale in the Avenues