The 5 Best Neighborhoods for LGBTQ Families in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City was recognized as The Gayest City by The Advocate in 2012, but don’t act so surprised. Salt Lake City has one of the highest LGBTQ populations among 50 metro areas in the nation, making it one of the most progressive cities in the state. And although LGBTQ people live all over the city, there are neighborhoods favored most by LGBTQ people for their sense of community and exceptional friendliness.

After consulting some of the most trusted real estate blogs in the area we concluded these are the five best neighborhoods for LGBTQ families in Salt Lake City:

Marmalade/Capitol Hill

Marmalade/Capitol Hill

Marmalade/Capitol Hill

Often called Salt Lake City’s “gayborhood,” Marmalade is a subdivision of the Capitol Hill area. The Utah Pride Center housed its offices here before moving downtown, but the beautiful architecture and low crime rates make this neighborhood a favorite for LGBTQ families.

Often called Salt Lake City’s “gayborhood,” Marmalade is a subdivision of the Capitol Hill area. The Utah Pride Center housed its offices here before moving downtown, but the beautiful architecture and low crime rates make this neighborhood a favorite for LGBTQ families.

Downtown

Downtown

Downtown

Although more expensive than other Salt Lake City neighborhoods, Downtown’s amenities make it worth the price. Nightlife is only a short walk away and some of the most beloved local restaurants can be found here as well.

Although more expensive than other Salt Lake City neighborhoods, Downtown’s amenities make it worth the price. Nightlife is only a short walk away and some of the most beloved local restaurants can be found here as well.

The Avenues

The Avenues

The Avenues

The Avenues is one of Salt Lake City’s first neighborhoods so the homes in this area have a historic feel, yet they house a very modern demographic. Professionals, students, and business people make this a diverse and welcoming place for all.

The Avenues is one of Salt Lake City’s first neighborhoods so the homes in this area have a historic feel, yet they house a very modern demographic. Professionals, students, and business people make this a diverse and welcoming place for all.

9th and 9th

9th and 9th

9th and 9th

Sometimes referred to as East Central, or East of Liberty Park, 9th and 9th is a neighborhood that’s filled with young, eclectic, and hip residents. The area is home to many of Salt Lake City’s farm-to-table restaurants and a number of other local businesses.

Sometimes referred to as East Central, or East of Liberty Park, 9th and 9th is a neighborhood that’s filled with young, eclectic, and hip residents. The area is home to many of Salt Lake City’s farm-to-table restaurants and a number of other local businesses.

Sugar House

Sugar House

Sugar House

One of Salt Lake City’s most raved-about neighborhoods, Sugar House has some of the most coveted real-estate in the city, for both home buyers and businesses. The proximity to Westminster (a private college) and the addition of the S-Line have made Sugar House a hub for cool, upbeat, and lively activities.

One of Salt Lake City’s most raved-about neighborhoods, Sugar House has some of the most coveted real-estate in the city, for both home buyers and businesses. The proximity to Westminster (a private college) and the addition of the S-Line have made Sugar House a hub for cool, upbeat, and lively activities.

Salt Lake City is an inclusive and diverse city that’s been recognized for having one of the highest LGBTQ populations in the nation. So it’s good to remember that even if you find your dream home outside of these areas you’ll be sure to find a friendly and welcoming environment. Check out our neighborhood guides to read through more detailed profiles of Salt Lake City’s neighborhoods.

About Doride Uvaldo-Nelson

Doride Uvaldo-Nelson
Doridé Uvaldo-Nelson is an Arizonan writing and living out of Utah. She’s moved over ten times in the span of five years and learned something new every time. Check out her local guides on Salt Lake City living on move.org.