Neighborhood Spotlight: Harvard/Yale

The Harvard/Yale neighborhood is home to some of the most desirable real estate in Salt Lake City. Located within Sugar House, one of the most young, hip areas of the city, Harvard/Yale is made up of distinctive old homes and was one of Salt Lake City’s first developed neighborhoods. But what separates this area from all the other historic districts in the valley? The answer – consistency.

As one could guess from its name, the Harvard/Yale area has an upscale nature but still maintains that down-home feel for which Utah is famous. But the homes here vary greatly in size and stature. Quaint, single-level bungalows and massive English Cottages and Tudor estates live symbiotically here along the picturesque narrow tree-lined streets. Most of the homes here maintain their historical architectural roots and most residents are very proud of that.


Early bungalows and Prairie Style homes began popping up on Yale Avenue in the early 1900’s and paved the way for the more sophisticated Colonial Revival and English Tudor homes that surfaced in the 1920’s.

One of the more prominent builders in the early years was Samuel Campbell. He was a general contractor and builder who jumped into the industry in 1913, building homes along lower and upper Yale Avenue and the Normandie Heights subdivision.

Although the integrity of the past is well intact in Harvard/Yale, modern day activities still find a way to creep in. Living in this neighborhood means you have many options to keep yourself and your family fully amused. You could walk to one of the many University of Utah sporting events or cultural installations or performances, play golf at Bonneville Golf Course (one of the premier courses in the city), spend a day at the Hogle Zoo or Steiner Aquatic Center, or take the nearby light-rail system to anywhere it goes!

Centrally positioned, this area is 10-15 minutes from most of Salt Lake City and only 3 minutes from the University of Utah and Research Park. A library, a park, amazing locally-owned restaurants and boutiques, a pharmacy and many other local businesses dot the area bordered on the north side by 800 South, on the south side by 1300 South, on the east side by 2100 East and on the west side by 1300 East. Some of the most beautiful and interesting historical architecture can be found here so be sure to take advantage of all this neighborhood offers.  Of course, if house gazing is your forte, you’ll definitely want to check out the larger homes found on Yale Avenue, Harvard Avenue and Yalecrest Avenue.

By |2018-11-15T12:42:47-07:00February 4, 2014|

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