Fairpark is a western neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Apartments for rent in Fairpark are nestled into three smaller enclaves: Guadalupe, Jackson and Onequa. Fairpark's namesake, the renowned State Fairpark, is an iconic public space in the city that's home to a wide variety of events and activities throughout the year.
Fairpark apartment rentals are located less than five minutes from downtown and also enjoy proximity to many recreational venues, with the Utah State Fairpark being the most noteworthy. The park boasts a variety of event and meeting buildings, outdoor spaces and amenities. The Fairpark grounds offer more than 300,000 square feet of open green space and can host up to 17,000 guests. The beautifully designed gazebo is a prominent landmark feature that makes it an ideal site for festivals and events. Of the many events worth attending, the annual Winter Faire, an eclectic event with evolving themes, is particularly impressive. Fairpark is often considered part of the larger Rose Park community, one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in Salt Lake City. The diversity offers an interesting mix of "tiendas," local Latin grocers and other specialty goods vendors that give the neighborhood a distinct character. It also has two golf courses and its own local festivals that make the greater Fairpark area even more of an attractive place to live.
Elementary, middle and high schools in the area are operated by the Salt Lake City School District, which serves all students within the city limits.
The Salt Lake City Public Library system consists of the main library downtown and five branches in various neighborhoods, including one in the neighboring Rose Park. The main library, designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, opened in 2003. The Salt Lake City Public Library was once named "Library of the Year" by the American Library Association.
Postsecondary education options for Fairpark residents extend to all of Salt Lake City and include the University of Utah, Westminster College, Salt Lake Community College, Stevens-Henager College, Eagle Gate College, The Art Institute of Salt Lake City and LDS Business College. Utah State University and Brigham Young University also operate education centers in the city.
The Fairpark community is in the heart of the city and therefore is easily accessible by all major transportation services in Salt Lake City. The mass transit operated by the Utah Transit Authority includes a bus system, light rail and a commuter rail line. The Brookings Institution once rated Salt Lake City's mass transit system as one of the best in the nation.