Capitol Hill and Marmalade

Home Prices: Start in the $250’s and go up from there.

There are several small condo projects that dot Capitol Hill in all price ranges starting in the $150’s (at the bottom of the hill) and going up into the $900’s at the top of the hill.

Capitol Hill is quite literally the hill that holds the Capitol. It slopes down to the South and overlooks the Salt Lake City LDS Temple and downtown area. To the west it slopes into the Marmalade district, which is one of the oldest sections of the entire Salt Lake Valley.  The Utah State Capitol was built from 1912 to 1916 in the prime spot to overlook the city. State Street, runs through the whole state as highway 89 and leads straight up toward the Capitol building.  This grand structure can be seen from miles away as the symbolic end of State Street. The entire Salt Lake City metro area is impressively seen from Capitol Hill, and the Great Salt Lake can be seen just miles to the west.

The Hill is home to many historic buildings. Marmalade streets are named after various fruits that are often used in making marmalade (Apricot, Quince, Almond, etc). Marmalade was sold at the farmers market on Saturdays at the bottom of the hill by the pioneer settlers who lived in the neighborhood during the 1800’s. Recent articles in free magazines featuring Salt Lake City real estate have mentioned Capitol Hill as one of the known 'Gayborhoods' in Salt Lake City. The popular LGBT ‘Metro’ bar is at the bottom of the Marmalade. A new library branch opened here in 2016 with a re-energized and capitalized project of mixed development on 300 West and 600 North and is continuing to grow with townhomes popping up all over-that sell out before hitting the market.

This area is often considered among the most architecturally diverse in Utah residential neighborhoods. Early examples of Utah vernacular architecture (designs using local resources to address local needs) sit alongside diverse turn-of-the-century styles such as a Russian-influenced LDS meeting house (now the salt Lake Acting Company headquarters), Gothic revival homes, Victorian mansions, and eclectic houses of various combinations of adobe, brick, and carpentry. 

Popular area spots include: Em’s and Alchemy Coffee, Landis Hair salon, the Marmalade Library and the Garage (pub) on Beck Street.

 

Marmalade Library MOCA

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