Holladay, Utah is one of the most upscale, beautiful, green (lots and lots of big, tall trees!), and highly desirable areas to live in all of Salt Lake City. The Walker Lane, Olympus Cove, and Knudsen’s Corner neighborhoods are the most expensive, high-end neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. Holladay is the area in which many Utah Jazz players live, as well as Mitt Romney and his wife Ann and many other top business leaders and professionals at the top of their field. These highly successful people have worked hard all their lives and earned the right to live where they want to. It’s very telling that many choose Holladay, Utah as their home. A portion of Olympus Cove lies within Holladay, UT city boundaries.
The City of Holladay lies on the east bench of the Salt Lake City valley, at the feet of Mt. Olympus and the Wasatch mountains. The city boundaries are roughly 3900 South on the North and I-215 on the South, with approx 1300 East on the West and the Mountains / I-215 on the East.
City History of Holladay Utah
On July 29, 1847 a group of Mormon pioneers, led by John Holladay, entered the Salt Lake Valley. Within weeks after their arrival, they discovered a free flowing, spring fed stream, which they called Spring Creek (near today’s Kentucky Avenue). While most of the group returned to the Fort 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 most desirable area for settlement. When John Holladay was named as the branch president of the Church, the village took the name of Holladay’s Settlement or Holladay’s Burgh.
As homes were built, commercial ventures developed, first at the intersection of Highland Drive and Murray-Holladay Road, with David Brinton’s Mercantile Co-op and Brinton-Gunderson Blacksmith Shop. As the community grew, businesses tended to move east of the intersection of Holladay Blvd and Murray-Holladay Road, where more of the residents lived. Neilson’s Store and Harper-Bowthorpe Blacksmith Shop were popular and well-frequented businesses for many years. Favorable conditions for agriculture, orchards and businesses allowed for continued growth over the years.
The Holladay and Cottonwood communities were unincorporated areas of Salt Lake County and 15 years ago efforts were made by a dedicated group of citizens to incorporate as a separate entity, but area citizens voted against incorporation by a narrow margin. Salt Lake County, the Utah Supreme Court and/or the Utah State Legislature frustrated subsequent efforts and citizens weren’t allowed another incorporation vote until May 4, 1999. On that day, a better-informed citizenry voted by over 83% to approve incorporation and the City of Holladay was officially incorporated on November 30, 1999. – Courtesy of City of Holladay website
Holladay Utah 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.
In the 1960s the Cottonwood Mall was constructed in Holladay, it being Utah’s first enclosed shopping mall. The mall was closed down in 2007 after a plan to turn the mall into a European-style outdoor shopping village was announced. It’s now 2016, and we still have not seen any meaningful movement on developing the Cottonwood Mall area. Announcements have been made that Megaplex Theaters and a Smiths Food and Drug flagship grocery store will be part of the development, but so far no construction has begun.
Learn all there is to know about the Real Estate market in Holladay Utah from a top Holladay Utah Realtor – Dustin Brohm of EXP Realty, the Founder of SearchSaltLake.com. If you are a buying a home in Salt Lake City and want to explore the east bench area at the base of Mt. Olympus and the majestic Wasatch mountains, then you’re in the right place. We keep our finger on the pulse of Holladay Utah; specifically the real estate market and which homes are for sale, have sold recently, and will hit the market soon.
If you want more info about the Holladay area, please get in touch as we have been actively buying and selling homes here for many years! Plus, Dustin lived in Holladay for most of his life and knows it very well. He graduated from Olympus High School and Olympus Jr High School. There are very few Holladay real estate agents that have the track record of being a top producer year after year, and who have a deep, intimate knowledge of the area that can only come from living there. If you are looking to sell your home in Holladay Utah, I would welcome the opportunity to show you how we get the job done!
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This page is dedicated to searching for Homes for sale in Holladay. If it’s on the market, you’ll find it here, regardless who the listing brokerage is. If you have any questions about a particular home for sale in Holladay, or elsewhere, please don’t hesitate to either give us a call, or just ‘Contact Us’
If you’re thinking about selling your home, investment property, condominium, or other Holladay Real Estate, allow us to help make the sale a pleasant (and successful!) experience.
When interviewing Holladay Realtors there should be a number of important things you look for in the interview, including the agents past track record of success, statistical data such as list price to sale price ratios, and average days on market. In addition, you should find out what communication and marketing skills they have. Extremely crucial these days, How current are they with technology, social media, and online marketing?
Our marketing is second to none, and we pride ourselves on being current with the latest technology and social media. Because we are ahead of the curve in terms of marketing Holladay homes for sale, we’ll get your home seen by more potential buyers than anyone else. Here’s a dirty little secret of Holladay Realtors (and Realtors anywhere really)… they don’t do anything extra to market the home for sale! They just put it on the MLS and call it a day. If you’re lucky, they’ll post it on Facebook, and even KSL if they’re feeling frisky. That just won’t cut it.
Our #1 goal is to put a SOLD sign in your lawn and as much $ in your pocket as possible; however, we also want to make sure you feel that the home selling process was seamless, low stress, and pain free.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss why we are well respected Realtors servicing Holladay real estate owners and how our clients homes are showcased everywhere online. We market the heck out of the homes we sell! How many Holladay Utah Realtors can honestly say that they know how to market your home for sale on Snapchat!? Well, we can.
There are no other Realtors in Holladay Utah who are providing the level of online exposure through social media integration or SEO (search engine optimized) results. Your property will be found in all of the places that today’s savvy home buyers will be searching for Holladay Homes for Sale, including this site and many, many, many other highly indexed websites and social networks.
In addition to the incredible online exposure your home will receive, other things that make us stand out is the use of high quality professionally-taken photographs, detailed “story telling” property descriptions, virtual tours, prominent featuring on SearchSaltLake.com as well as literally100’s of other top real estate websites.
Whether you’re in the market to buy a home in Holladay Utah or sell your Holladay home, let us be your guide to the real estate market as Top Holladay real estate agents.
We have been selling homes in and around Holladay, Utah for many years. Contact us to discuss how we can best serve your Holladay real estate needs!