This was Salt Lake City’s first neighborhood, established in the 1850s. It sits above Salt Lake City’s downtown area, giving you the feel of being above it all, while still in the middle of everything. Homes are nestled on the sides of the foothills to the north of the city. Residents tend to be politically progressive. Homes have a well-tended, “artsy” feel. The Avenues is the home of many professionals in Salt Lake who want a short commute to downtown, the University of Utah or the capitol. That vibe meshes nicely with the older, Victorian architecture of the homes you will find here. Memory Grove and City Creek Canyon are popular areas for hiking and outdoor recreation.