Condominiums, Condos, & Temple square.
Many buyers are looking to be an easy walk to Temple Square and City Creek. Hopefully this article will help you analyze the possibilities if you too are in the mode to live near Temple Square and or City Creek. In a separate article I will give a statistical report on these properties.
I will address six properties. These are the closest in. Thee are City Crest, The 3 developments abutting City Creek Mall, Canyon Road Towers, Zion Summit, Garden Towers, and Terrace Falls. All of these are a close walk to Temple Square.
Most but not all of my business comes from downtown Salt Lake City. So far this month I sold a condo in Draper and a home in South Jordan but my marketing focus is condominiums. There is an advantage in dealing with someone who is experienced in condominiums. They are a different transaction with different issues than a home, a little more tricky I would describe it.
I hold a lot of open houses on my listings which brings me a lot of questions. Besides the features and conditions from one condo and building to another a question always arises about the LDS Church. Is a non Mormon going to feel funny or shunned is a common worry. What Ward will I go to is an LDS members question. Understand that it is a Federal crime for an agent to push to or away from a home based on religion, as well as other factors. As it is a common concern and question I will here give my experience to these questions.
Condominiums, Condos, and Temple Square
Note that a lot of people want to live near Temple Square that are LDS. Almost as often people want to live in these six buildings for other important reasons. City Creek shopping and employment for example. The miles of walking trails and the parks are two others.
OK, here are some general comments on the buildings in the featured photo, going from left to right. All are secure buildings with secure parking.
City Crest. This building has the fewest units of the six. Currently there are no units for sale. In the last 12 months 3 units sold here. The prices were $267,00 for 12 59 square foot condo, $265,000 for a 1389 sq ft unit, and $277,500 for a 1380 sq ft unit. It and the City Creek properties are the shortest walk to both Temple Square and City Creek Mall. Will not last ! Great opportunity to own an updated SW corner unit in City Crest. Located 1/2 block from Temple Square or shopping at City Creek. The lobby is small and not as impressive or enjoyable as all of the other buildings of these six. The LDS members attend church at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.
City Creek Properties: There are three buildings in this development. All are very high end luxury and priced accordingly. Many have incredible views. Here is a write up of one that is currently for sale: The best of City Creek. Stunning southeast-facing unit in SLC’s newest high rise; panoramic valley & mtn views. Fitness room, club room; access to nearby event room & pool. Just steps to shops, restaurants, arts & entertainment. Landscaped walkways with creek, waterfalls & fountains. The prices here are up to and over $500 per square ft. The LDS Ward is the 14th Ward attending church at 142 West and 200 North, close to the Conference Center.
Canyon Road Towers: Built in 1 976 and has 184 units. The prices here are usually determined by size, condition, and view. Some of the views are spectacular. Many need updating, and some have a smaller floor plan with a galley kitchen. Check the market report for current prices. There are a few 3 bedroom units in this property which is rare in downtown Salt Lake and they are they are in high demand. This building is an easy walk to Temple Square and City Creek, fairly level all the way and almost as close as City Crest. LDS members also attend church at the Joseph Smith Memorial building. It has an indoor swimming pool and tennis courts.
Zion Summit. This is a twin tower building rising high above the LDS Conference Center. I recently had three closing there and currently have two listings. People who live here love it. It is a very social building with seemingly something going on almost weekly. I think that is one reason why many so many love living here here. Most units have amazing views, especially those facing South over the city. There are a couple of features that hold some people back: 1- there is a common washer dryer serving each floor. The units can be remodeled to provide a washer but not a dryer. 2- Most are one bedroom units which some agents market as a two bedroom. The tax records call these units two. These are about 1200 square feet so for being a one BR they are large. The LDS Ward is the 14th Ward attending church at 142 West and 200 North, close to the Conference Center.
Garden Towers is a small development, under 40 units. Like Terrace falls the units can be larger in size than Canyon Road Towers or Zion Summit. Their is an assortment of sizes but most are at least 1400 square feet. None are on the market at this time and four were sold in the last 12 months. The LDS members attend church at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.
Terrace Falls is just a little farther away in location. These units are usually more expensive than all other buildings except the City Creek properties. They are larger, most over 2000 square feet which sets them apart. If you like projects Terrace falls has the most amazing shop for common use. These LDS members attend church at the Stake Center just up the hill.
The feedback I have received from clients that are non LDS is that they love living in these properties. All are welcome. I even sold one in Canyon Road Towers to the Baptist Church to place a missionary couple. It has to be obvious being so close to the LDS Temple and the Family History Centers that that is the motivation for many. It is not the motivation for all.Downtown Salt Lake City is just a great place to live.
I encourage you to contact me if you are interested in Condominiums, Condos, & Temple square.