Downtown Salt Lake City is one of the most compact and vibrant metro areas in the nation. Originally settled by Mormon pioneers in the 1800s, the Downtown area has grown into an epicenter of commercial and residential properties. At the core of the city lies Temple Square, a 10 acre complex owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is the most popular tourist attraction in Utah, receiving anywhere from 3 to 5 million visitor a year. Adjacent to Temple Square is the recently completed City Creek Center. This 20 acre mixed use development project features 700 residential housing units, 1.6 million square feet of office space, and 700,000 square feet of retail space, bringing many first time retailers to the state. City Creek Center also features sweeping promenades and urban plazas, attracting locals and tourists alike.
Downtown Salt Lake City has a diverse cultural community, featuring some of Utah’s best performing arts: Ballet West, Utah Symphony, Utah Opera, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choice. In addition, a mixture of museums and art galleries can be found in the broad streets and spacious blocks that pay homage to the late Pioneers.
The free-fare zone on the TRAX light rail makes travel downtown a breeze. Just hop on to visit some of Downtown’s best attractions: Abravanel Hall, the Gateway, Gallivan Plaza, and the Energy Solutions Arena.
Residential properties in the downtown area are abundant and have experienced rapid growth over the years. Urbanites now have their choice of open lofts, luxury condos, intimate units in restored buildings, or affordable single-family homes.
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