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North Salt Lake Utah Real Estate Market & Area Guide

Go fly a kite! Ride a bike. Play a round at Eaglewood Golf Course or simply enjoy a sunset sinking over the Great Salt Lake (the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere). North Salt Lake residents enjoy local festivals and plenty of greenspace. Nestled against the Wasatch Mountain Range, residents here take full advantage of the magnificent trails built for their enjoyment. Mayor Len Arave calls the vibe North Salt Lake vibe, “small town feeling with big city access.”

Located just 10 minutes from Salt Lake City and 15 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport, this community has something for everyone. The Davis County trail system connects to Salt Lake and the Wasatch National Forest.

Whether you look to the east at the towering Wasatch Mountains or to the west at the Great Salt Lake, this area is famous for its brilliant views.


North Salt Lake is one of the newer cities on the Wasatch Front. A history by Susan B. Day says, “In 1930 most local residences and businesses were located below Highway 89/91. About 65 homes were on the hillside above.” A natural spring that came out of the hillside became a source of great interest in terms of development. “The area below the highway received water from the privately owned McDuff and McNeil springs located on the hills south on the Salt Lake-Davis County border,” according to Day.

By 1946, a developer recognized the potential to build homes on the hillside. Recognizing the importance of that water, the developer negotiated with the owners of the springs (much to the chagrin of the neighbors below who hoped to use the water for their homes and farms). Fearing their land would run dry, they gathered signatures and petitioned town leaders to take control of the water.

On Sept. 3, 1946, the Davis County Commission designated 456 acres an incorporated community in part due to the efforts of those who fought for their water rights. Day says, “In 1949 the first election was held, selecting Ray Hatch as mayor of the town.”


The mountains, trees, green sprawling ball fields, trails and the family-friendly atmosphere are all parts of this Davis County Community to truly love.

Wild Rose Trailhead Park is a popular hillside gathering place that opens to local hiking, running, and mountain bike trails. Trails are of varying difficulty, but generally suited for families with young children. The park features large pavilions, picnic tables, a playground, public restrooms and a small amphitheater all in a lush mountain setting.

The Donut Falls Trail is another local favorite! This trail is known for being family friendly with a slight elevation. Magnificent mountain trees, a wide trail and the rushing sound of water as you commune with nature are a true rush. This trail is so popular in fact that it’s best to hike it during the week instead of on the weekend. Watch for wildflowers mid-summer. This is a sight to behold.

Legacy Park is another fun place to play in North Salt Lake. Sprawling green grass, a cool splash pad, basketball courts, barbecue grills, pavilions, picnic tables, a playground, soccer field and more will keep the family entertained for hours.


We’ve emphasized that North Salt Lake is a haven for lovers of the great outdoors; but if you’re not into hiking, biking or walking on mountain trails there’s plenty for you to do to.

North Salt Lake offers an organized recreation program for children throughout the summer with activities including:

  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Drawing
  • Flag Football
  • Jewelry Making
  • Little Imaginations
  • Mad Scientist
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Tiny Tots
  • Volleyball
  • Painting in the Park — a fun class for adults and teens

If you’ve been waiting to read about golf, never fear! We wouldn’t let you down. Eaglewood Golf Course in North Salt Lake is green, lush and cool high on the hillside. This course features 18 holes. The course rating is 71.8 with a slope rating of 123 on Blue grass. This beauty was designed by Keith R. Foster, ASGCA.


In 2019 the population of North Salt Lake City was nearly 21,000. The entire state of Utah has grown consistently since then. North Salt Lake features great local shopping within the city limits and is just minutes away from the largest malls in Utah including Layton Hills Mall in Layton, The Gateway Mall and City Creek Center.

Up for a day of shopping? You’ve got to stop by Janet’s Sunshine Café for a hearty breakfast! If you’re looking for a sweet treat, be sure to make time to stop by Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolates and Ice Cream.

Whether you are looking for a grocery store, an antique shop, someone to remodel your bathroom, a pro to clip your dog’s nails or florist, you will find all this and more in North Salt Lake.


North Salt Lake is located in Davis County where Hill Air Force Base is located. The Department of Defense employs 10,000 to 15,000 people there. The Davis County School District is the second largest employer in the county with 7,000 to 10,000 employees. According to the Utah Department of Workforce Services (UDWS), Kroger Group Cooperative is the third largest employer in the county with 2,000 to 3,000 employers. For more information on Davis County’s top employers visit the UDWS website!


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.


Children in public schools in North Salt Lake are a part of the Davis County School District. For a full list of schools (K-12) in North Salt Lake visit the city’s website.


Davis County is home to North Salt Lake City.

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