Rose Park takes up the area west of I-15, north of 600 North and east of Redwood Road (1750 West). It extends north to the Salt Lake City limits, which is the boundary betweenSalt Lake and Dayis counties. The entire neighborhood falls within the boundaries of West Hieh School, one of Utah's largest and oldest high schools with a great ESL leaming program and terrific sports teams.
In the early 20th century, Rose Park was marketed as a reasonably priced division with larger lots than older Salt Lake City neighborhoods like the Avenues. Homes in the first subdivision had to have red or green roofing along streets that were named after types of roses by the romantic builder who plotted out and constructed the homes there in the 1940's. After World WarII, population and growth in the area increased as vacant land was bought up and homesbuilt for the returning veterans. There are streets and streets of 1940's brick and frametract homes on large lots in Rose Park. Many trees were planted in the neighborhood during this period, and Rose Park now boasts some of the city's largest and most densely spaced trees. TRAX has recently opened on South Temple from downtown to the airport along the border of Rose Park. A few block walk or bike ride will get anyone onto the bus or rail system in just minutes. Basically Rose Park is one of the lease expensive yet closest areas to live in around the Salt Lake Valley. It is a 5 minute car drive and almost the same TRAX ride to get to the City Center and City Creek Mall.
Rose Park also has a wonderful 18 hole golf course along the Jordan River Parkway-public course, cheap fees!
According to Wikipedia the neighborhood is one of the most religiously and ethnically diverse areas of Utah. Many of the turn-of-the-century settlers of the area were non-Mormon blue-collar workers who worked at the nearby railroad stations in downtown Salt Lake City.
The Rose Park area has a library, the Day-Riverside library, that is part of the Salt Lake City Public Library system. It is located on 1000 North, next to the Jordan River trail, a fabulous trail along the river that runs throughout the Salt Lake Valley. There is a huge parks where Rugby is played on Sundays and Soccer frelds galore. It is a five to ten minute drive to downtown Salt Lake City from Rose Park, with a major freeway on ramp located on the eastern edge of the area. Home prices are generally under $200,000 in the area. There are very few condominium projects in Rose Park. Return to Home