Foothill's abundance of culture is ideal for an young urbanite

Coined as the cultural district of Salt Lake City, Foothill is in close proximity to the University of Utah, but that doesn’t mean the neighborhood is only geared toward college students. Homebuyers looking for real estate in Salt Lake City may find the two square miles of cultural and historical significance to be intriguing.

Nestled just at the base of the Wasatch mountain range, Foothill is just as beautiful as it is eventful. Made up of primarily older homes, the Foothill construction ranges from roughly 1940 to 1970. The urban neighborhood is in high demand due to its walkability, diverse residents and large real estate. Many residents in the area are young singles, but some families, seniors and college students reside in the neighborhood as well.

Foothill is a haven for urban sophisticates always looking for something to do. From the Fort Douglas Military Museum to high-end shopping stores, the downtown area is chock-full of interesting activities for any occasion.

New residents to the area or native Utahns can get up close and personal with military artillery, helicopters and authentic uniforms at the Fort Douglas Military Museum. The museum outlines the progress and influence Utahns had on establishing the region over time. Best of all, this museum is free.

Also free to visitors is the site of the 2002 Olympic games. Foothill’s Olympic Cauldron Park is open year round for those not lucky enough to have been there for the games themselves. Visitors can take part in reminiscing about the highlights of the games while watching the opening and closing ceremonies, or hang out underneath the Hoberman Arch, which is where athletes were awarded prized medals.

Located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931, Utah’s Hogle Zoo is appropriate for all ages. The park’s natural scenery gets scary in October for Boo at the Zoo, but magically glows in the night for the Zoo Lights festival during the holidays. Visit nearly 1,000 animals from regions across the world at one of the most popular attractions in the state, which is open 363 days a year.

Foothill has attractions for any historian, animal lover or individual interested in learning a bit more about the location. But Foothill also offers convenient shopping and dining for everyday occasions. Mostly located along Foothill Boulevard, national retailers and boutique shops attract fashionistas, while the abundance of restaurants draw foodies of all kinds.