Best Salt Lake City Neighborhoods for Young Couples

Salt Lake City is one of the best cities around for job opportunities, so it’s no wonder young couples are choosing to start their personal and professional lives here. Most of the city is relatively young (the median age is 30), but some neighborhoods tend to appeal best to young couples. Here are the 10 neighborhoods young couples favor above others:

Top Neighborhoods for Young Couples

#1 Yalecrest

#1 Yalecrest

#1 Yalecrest

Known as the Harvard-Yale area, Yalecrest is considered an exclusive and historic neighborhood. The neighborhood’s proximity to the University of Utah makes it a popular area for young couples who work downtown or for the university. But it’s not married students that are flocking here; most of the residents are young professionals, the majority of whom have college educations.

Known as the Harvard-Yale area, Yalecrest is considered an exclusive and historic neighborhood. The neighborhood’s proximity to the University of Utah makes it a popular area for young couples who work downtown or for the university. But it’s not married students that are flocking here; most of the residents are young professionals, the majority of whom have college educations.

#2 Glendale

#2 Glendale

#2 Glendale

The diversity and affordability of Glendale make it one of the most appealing areas for young couples. It’s close to downtown and the Salt Lake City airport, so residents are never far from attractive amenities.

The diversity and affordability of Glendale make it one of the most appealing areas for young couples. It’s close to downtown and the Salt Lake City airport, so residents are never far from attractive amenities.

#3 Bonneville Hills

#3 Bonneville Hills

#3 Bonneville Hills

It’s no wonder young couples opt to live in Bonneville Hills. After all, it’s considered one of the best neighborhoods in Salt Lake City. The small neighborhood attracts a large number of well-to-do residents and has the real estate prices to prove it.

It’s no wonder young couples opt to live in Bonneville Hills. After all, it’s considered one of the best neighborhoods in Salt Lake City. The small neighborhood attracts a large number of well-to-do residents and has the real estate prices to prove it.

#4 Liberty Wells

#4 Liberty Wells

#4 Liberty Wells

This neighborhood is the perfect location for those who love to split their time between the Downtown and Sugar House scene but don’t want to pay the price of housing for either. Young couples who live in Liberty Wells get the best of both worlds at a lower price tag.

This neighborhood is the perfect location for those who love to split their time between the Downtown and Sugar House scene but don’t want to pay the price of housing for either. Young couples who live in Liberty Wells get the best of both worlds at a lower price tag.

#5 East Bench

#5 East Bench

#5 East Bench

East Bench is considered one of the richest—if not the richest—neighborhoods in Salt Lake City. Located on the eastern edge of the city, this is an ideal place for couples with two professional incomes looking to be close to the city but still away from the hustle and bustle.

East Bench is considered one of the richest—if not the richest—neighborhoods in Salt Lake City. Located on the eastern edge of the city, this is an ideal place for couples with two professional incomes looking to be close to the city but still away from the hustle and bustle.

#6 Rose Park

#6 Rose Park

#6 Rose Park

Known as one of the most diverse neighborhoods, Rose Park appeals to many young couples because of its proximity to downtown. But it’s not just downtown appeal—the housing prices are lower here than in most neighborhoods.

Known as one of the most diverse neighborhoods, Rose Park appeals to many young couples because of its proximity to downtown. But it’s not just downtown appeal—the housing prices are lower here than in most neighborhoods.

#7 Wasatch Hollow

#7 Wasatch Hollow

#7 Wasatch Hollow

This is a neighborhood that’s best for buyers rather than renters since most of these homes retain their value nicely. Often referred to as 15th and 15th, Wasatch Hollow is a quiet neighborhood that’s perfect for the young couple looking for easy access to local amenities, as well as peace and quiet.

This is a neighborhood that’s best for buyers rather than renters since most of these homes retain their value nicely. Often referred to as 15th and 15th, Wasatch Hollow is a quiet neighborhood that’s perfect for the young couple looking for easy access to local amenities, as well as peace and quiet.

#8 East Central

#8 East Central

#8 East Central

As the name suggests, this neighborhood is just to the east of Central City, and shares many of the qualities that helped Central City nab the number-one spot. East Central is only a few blocks from downtown and is adjacent to the University of Utah, so it’s situated perfectly for both students and professionals who prefer to bike.

As the name suggests, this neighborhood is just to the east of Central City, and shares many of the qualities that helped Central City nab the number-one spot. East Central is only a few blocks from downtown and is adjacent to the University of Utah, so it’s situated perfectly for both students and professionals who prefer to bike.

#9 Downtown

#9 Downtown

#9 Downtown

Downtown is where the action happens and the residents here live it and love it. There aren’t many houses in this area so this neighborhood is best for young couples looking to live in an apartment or condo. It’s also ideal for couples whose job are located downtown.

Downtown is where the action happens and the residents here live it and love it. There aren’t many houses in this area so this neighborhood is best for young couples looking to live in an apartment or condo. It’s also ideal for couples whose job are located downtown.

#10 Sugar House

#10 Sugar House

#10 Sugar House

Labeled as one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Salt Lake City, Sugar House is a favorite for young couples in their 20s. The lively nightlife and restaurant scene keep the residents of this hip neighborhood always busy, ensuring that there’s never a dull moment.

Labeled as one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Salt Lake City, Sugar House is a favorite for young couples in their 20s. The lively nightlife and restaurant scene keep the residents of this hip neighborhood always busy, ensuring that there’s never a dull moment.

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.