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Holladay Utah Real Estate Market & Area Guide

Located in the shadow of Mt. Olympus, Holladay, Utah has a ski-town vibe that’s hip and happening! The scenery here is jaw-dropping. Utah’s world-class ski resorts are just about 30 minutes away and Holladay is super walkable! What do we mean by walkable? Well, step out your Holladay front door and start hoofing it to parks, diners, shops and quaint pubs just about any hipster or happy retiree would love.

Nearly 78 percent of Holladay residents own their homes and they are invested in keeping the city safe and friendly – environmentally friendly and family friendly. Holladay is one of Salt Lake County’s newest cities. It was just incorporated in 1999. Fun fact: the city was known as Holladay-Cottonwood in recent history and was shortened after the incorporation.

The population is diverse and educated. While the national average percent of residents who hold a master’s degree or higher is 12%, a total of 21% of Holladay residents do; 35% of the population has a bachelor’s degree in Holladay (the national average is 20%). People here tend to be a little older with 18% being 65 or older; 13% are 55 to 64. As more young families move into the area, the average age continues to get younger. While residents might be more mature, the wealth factor is well above the national average in Holladay with a median household income of $88,728 (the national average is $62,843).

Niche recently ranked Holladay, Utah one of the best cities in which to retire in Utah (#5 of 132). Niche also named Utah a fantastic suburb for young professionals (#7 of 72 in Utah). The city also ranked the seventh best suburb in which to live in Utah.


Pioneers associated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints formed the Mississippi Company and traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in 1947. The travelers eventually found their way to a Holladay is the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in Utah, since Salt Lake City was abandoned for a time in 1857 when Johnston’s Army occupied the city. Although Holladay was fully incorporated in 1999, it was inhabited by the early settlers long before (and Native American tribes long before that). A group of settlers led by John Holladay found their way to present-day Holladay on the east bench below Mt. Olympus. It’s an area central to Salt Lake County. The village was originally named Holladay’s Burgh or Holladay’s Settlement after the original settler who came to be a Church branch president.

“Within weeks after their arrival [to the Salt Lake Valley], they discovered a free-flowing, spring-fed stream, which they called Spring Creek (near what is now Kentucky Avenue),” according to a Wikipedia article titled Holladay, UT. “While most of the group returned to the main settlement in Great Salt Lake for the winter, two or three men built dugouts along this stream and wintered over. Thus, this became the first village established away from Great Salt Lake City itself. In the spring, a number of families hurried out to build homes and tame the land. There were numerous springs and ponds here and grasses and wild flowers were abundant, making this a desirable area for settlement.”


Holladay is known for its magnificent mountain views. The community is located right at the base of the Wasatch Mountains and those mountains perform a new art show every day with shifting light and magically-changing seasons. Each of the four seasons is expertly illustrated by the mountains that reflect the slightest transition in brilliant foliage, wandering wildlife and the colors of rich earth.

Many residents laud the tree-lined streets in Holladay. They express a love for safe neighborhoods, friendly neighbors and nearby shops that make it such a walkable place to live. City administrators recognize walkability as a great attraction and have steered development of the magnificent city center toward becoming an undeniably foot-friendly atmosphere.

Residents tend to have a much higher family income than the national average and schools get rave reviews.


Mount Olympus Trail

Utah hikers often head for the hills at the first sign of spring. The Mount Olympus Trail is known for being challenging – translate that to really, really hard – but the view from the top is a gift only you can give yourself (by getting there). The trail head is located at 5789 Wasatch Blvd, Holladay, UT 84121. Whether you hike for a day or hike for an hour, you will be richly rewarded by foliage, wildlife and views for days.

Big Cottonwood Regional Park

This huge park is shared by many cities. It is a rare gem featuring rivers, streams, trees and abundant wildlife. Some go to the park to enjoy the sporting venues. Others come to find peace well-hidden among bustling cities. Dogs are allowed in the park too. Imagine a beautiful duck pond, playground equipment for the little ones and bunny hills for sledding during the winter. Take a walk or bike on any one of the many trails that will take you through this special place developed for peace, play and soulful reflection.

Holladay is surrounded by museums, live theater, professional sporting venues, malls, eclectic shops, eateries, a living aquarium, an interactive farm and so much more. Be sure to take the time to explore!


Holladay Village

This community strives to create walkable space that offers shopping, professional services, a magical ambiance and official town center. That’s Holladay Village at 2300 E Murray Holladay Rd, Holladay, UT 84117. The area is every evolving to bring more commerce, entertainment and art to the little city. While you’re there, be sure to drop by Three Cups, Coffee, Tea Libations for a cup of something good! What a fun and relaxing place to stop and enjoy the city.

Holladay Center

The Holladay Center Shopping Mall located at 1831 East Murray Holladay Road is a small center with locally-owned and corporate-owned stores, eateries and a Megaplex Theater. The Paul Mitchell School is located here along with T-Mobile, the Salt Washed Co. and Kid to Kid. A Dance Arts Theater, Dairy Queen and more stores are located there.

Holladay is located in the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Area and offers easy access to huge shopping malls such as Valley Fair Mall, Fashion Place Mall, City Creek Center and the Gateway Center.

EMPLOYMENT rated the following five companies to be among the top employers of Holladay residents:

University of Utah

Goldman Sachs

Intermountain Health Care

Academy Mortgage

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Holladay is surrounded by hearty commerce in a multitude of industries. High tech industry has found its way to Utah bringing with it higher wages and a robust economy. Whether you prefer to work in the high-tech, fashion, financial, healthcare or any other industry you are likely to find opportunities in and around this city.


Salt Lake International Airport is about 20 minutes from Bountiful. FrontRunner is Utah Transit Authority’s (UTA) commuter rail system. Trains run from Ogden to Provo along an 82-mile corridor and serve a total of 15 stations in Weber, Davis, Salt Lake and Utah Counties. Stations allow riders to connect to TRAX and bus routes, and feature free rider parking and bike lockers at most locations.


Students attending public schools in Holladay are served by the Granite School District. This large district established in 1904 serves central Salt Lake County including West Valley City, Millcreek, Taylorsville, South Salt Lake and Holladay. It also serves the Kearns and Magna townships as well as part of West Jordan, Cottonwood Heights and Murray.

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Holladay, Utah is located in Salt Lake County.

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