Brian Carberry
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Salt Lake City was recently named one of the top 10 best places to live in America. Its breathtaking scenery, family-friendly environment, reasonable cost of living and nation-leading job growth make it an increasingly attractive place to live. If you're looking to call Salt Lake City home, we're here to help you find the perfect neighborhood to suit your needs.

We combed through Google data by looking up generic keywords and combined those results with the most searched Salt Lake City neighborhoods on to determine the five most popular Salt Lake City neighborhoods with renters.

Most Popular Salt Lake City Neighborhoods

salt lake city most popular neighborhoods

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Here's a quick rundown of each neighborhood and what you should expect to pay for rent in each area.

1. Sugar House

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Sugar House is Salt Lake City's trendiest neighborhood that exudes a cool, eclectic vibe. The area attracts young professionals and families with its hip local restaurants, shopping scene and lively bars and gastro pubs.

This hot spot also includes an expansive, maintained park, providing residents with access to outdoor and recreational activities. Rent prices in the neighborhood are slightly below the city's average, though they've been rising.

Property Size Sugar House Average Salt Lake City Average
1 BR $1,505 $1,542
2 BR $1,908 $2,024

2. Downtown

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Downtown is the heart of the city. This urban, vibrant area attracts professionals and couples looking for city life with amenities just a stone's throw away. And there's no shortage of things to do.

Downtown is bursting with shops, restaurants and nightlife, as well as art galleries and farmer's markets. Expect to pay a little more to live near the action – rent is higher than the city's average.

Property Size Downtown Average Salt Lake City Average
1 BR $1,656 $1,542
2 BR $2,077 $2,024

3. The Avenues

The Avenues neighborhood Salt Lake City

The Avenues is Salt Lake City's oldest neighborhood and features many old-fashioned, Victorian-style homes. There's more of a quiet, residential feel while still boasting easy access to Downtown.

It's popular among University of Utah students, young professionals and families. Living in The Avenues is slightly cheaper than the Salt Lake City average, though prices vary significantly throughout the neighborhood.

Property Size The Avenues Average Salt Lake City Average
1 BR $1,485 $1,542
2 BR $1,854 $2,024

4. Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill neighborhood Salt Lake City

The charming, historic Capitol Hill attracts families and professionals with its incomparable valley views and beautiful architecture. The neighborhood is almost entirely residential but is within walking distance of Downtown's vast entertainment and dining options.

Living in Capitol Hill comes with a considerable price tag – expect to pay well above the city's average rental prices.

Property Size Capitol Hill Average Salt Lake City Average
1 BR $2,207 $1,542
2 BR $2,858 $2,024

5. East Central

East Central neighborhood Salt Lake City

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East Central is a charming neighborhood with a lot of character. You'll find small boutiques, local mom-and-pop shops and trendy dining spots, especially around the hip and popular 9th & 9th District.

It's a great neighborhood for young professionals and families looking for urban living with plenty to do. Living in East Central is also affordable – you can expect to pay considerably less for rent than the Salt Lake City average.

Property Size East Central Average Salt Lake City Average
1 BR $1,092 $1,542
2 BR $1,469 $2,024

The rent information included in this article is based on current rental property inventory on and is used for illustrative purposes only. The data contained herein do not constitute financial advice or a pricing guarantee for any apartment.




About The Author

The managing editor of Apartment Guide and, Brian Carberry has more than 10 years' experience as a content creator and award-winning journalist. Brian's work has been featured on CNN, Search Engine Land, Randstad and a number of other organizations around the world. In his free time, Brian enjoys sports, cooking and debating the correct pronunciation of "gif."