Nestled near the Harvard/Yale & Yalecrest neighborhoods in Salt Lake City is a little gem known affectionately as 15th & 15th. (view on map) Right in the middle of one of Salt Lake's most popular neighborhoods you'll find a hot little neighborhood cultural center. It's full of some of my favorite restaurants and one of the best book stores in town.
Restaurants & Sips
Paris - This is a favorite of mine at which to treat professionals relocating to Salt Lake City. Sure, there are plenty of restaurants in town with good food...a welcome change from 15 years ago. But Paris has excellent food and even better service. During the summer there's a delightful outdoor patio (a theme in this neighborhood).
Mazza - Dive into the Middle East at Mazza. This little gem was the winner of Salt Lake Magazine's award for "Best Middle Eastern Restaurant" for three years in a row! One can often find some fresh specials made from scratch by hand! If you're interested, you can also find some wine & beer imports from the Middle East to round out the dinner. Smack in the middle of the 15th & 15th neighborhood!
Fresco - Blink and you'll miss it...you'll find Fressco on the same block as all the others on the east side of the street. The restaurant focuses on simplicity of environment coupled with great food and a wonderful dining experience.
Einstein's Bagels - Everybody eats bagels, right? A great stop for some quick breakfast, a nice sandwich, and some very yummy orange juice.
Starbucks - Yes, there is a Starbucks here, too. I once slammed my finger in my car door while showing houses, and Starbucks gave me a bag of ice. Thanks! What would 15th & 15th, or any neighborhood for that matter, be without a Starbucks?
And much, much more...
There's also an excellent book store, "The King's English" located on this block. Don't leave out the salon and two art galleries. Did I miss anything?
Homes in the 15th & 15th area currently range from $200-$600k, with the majority of real estate landing comfortably in the $350-$450k range. Stlyes range from bungalows and tudors to rambler and modern.
Sales in the 15th & 15th area have increased 70% over the first quarter of 2009. While sales have not returned to the record levels of several years ago, this area escaped the downturn relatively unscathed. Most homes maintained value or loss less than 10% of their value in the last two years. And prices are on the rise again!
You can search the 15th & 15th neighborhood homes for sale at Saltyhomes.com.