Tuesday, April 27, 2021 / by Tori Tarver Watts
As Realtors we have seen every neighborhood in the Salt Lake Valley. On a nearly daily basis, we are driving around to find little pockets we had never known about, and it has reshaped how we view some of the towns in the Salt Lake Valley. There are some towns that get a bad rep that is undeserved and offer some great home options that are often overlooked!
If you currently live in Salt Lake County you might roll your eyes at the mention of living in Mapleton because it seems so far away, but before you judge Mapleton you should consider its benefits. New construction homes are popping up all over Mapleton, at a significantly lower price point than anything in Salt Lake County. Yes, it would be a long commute for some, so this option isn’t right for everyone, but for those who either work in Utah County or from home, Mapleton is a great place to move to. Mapleton is more rural, so the lot sizes are much larger than many other new construction home options you’ll find in Utah. Mapleton is backed up against the mountains, which offers tons of great hiking options, which is a luxury in Salt Lake County that comes at a huge price point in neighborhoods like Holladay and Sandy.
We won’t beat around the bush. There are parts of Midvale that aren’t our favorite, but as Realtors, we have found so many properties in Midvale that were hidden gems! Midvale is in the middle of the Salt Lake Valley, and often has homes at a lower price point compared to the surrounding towns. For example, there are newer homes built near Top Golf that look a lot like a neighborhood in Daybreak, but of course, you’ll find that they are significantly cheaper.
Also, if you are looking to flip a home you can find some older, but salvageable homes in Midvale. In Utah’s competitive real estate market, it can be hard to find homes that you can flip and still make a profit or that’ll worth the time and effort. Midvale is one of the few places in Salt Lake County that you can still find homes that’d worth flipping.
1) Eagle Mountain
When Eagle Mountain was first developed it felt like the middle of nowhere. Each time we drive out there it is more and more established. As the town grows it feels a lot less rural, and more like a family-friendly neighborhood. In the coming years, Eagle Mountain will likely have most of the amenities that you’d expect in an established community like South Jordan.
The homes in Eagle Mountain have a slightly lower price point because the perception by some is that the town is just too far away. While that might be the case today, in 5 years or so, at the pace it is growing it’ll likely offer so many of its own amenities, job opportunities, and more that it won’t feel any different than the neighborhood you live in today.