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3 reasons to check out the Granary District on your apartment hunt


If you’re anything like us, finding the right neighborhood is the first step in your apartment hunt — you might already have a few favorites in mind! After all, there’s no shortage of cool neighborhoods in Salt Lake City. There’s bustling Downtown, the heart of the city, where you’ll find tons of restaurants and shops to explore, a farmers market, and endless entertainment. Or maybe Sugar House is more your pace: a neighborhood packed with locally owned artisan shops, rich history, and some of the city’s best nightlife. 

Before you make your choice, make sure to visit The Granary District. This neighborhood, one of the oldest in Salt Lake City, has been undergoing an exciting revitalization in the past decade, as artists, brewers, and local businesses flock to the neighborhood’s refreshed warehouses and mural lined streets. 

If the Granary District isn’t already on your list of places to apartment hunt, let us convince you! 

The heart of SLC

The Granary District, sometimes known as just Granary, is located just south of Downtown Salt Lake City, with Central City to the east.

Not only is this area highly walkable, with easy access to the city’s core business hubs, but there’s also plenty of public transportation options available. The Blue, Green, and Red Light Rail lines run straight down Main Street, stopping at both 900 South Station and 600 South Station, putting all of Salt Lake City right at your fingertips. 

For further travel — or days where you can’t imagine stepping out into the snow — you’ll have easy access to I-15 and major roadways like State St.

From hops to happenings


While the Granary District gives you easy access to the best of Salt Lake City, it has no shortage of its own eateries, entertainment and culture. Breweries have made it big in this neighborhood, with several located in a few square blocks. At Bewilder Brewing, you’ll find a wide selection of carefully brewed beers alongside homemade sausages, sandwiches, and salads. Enjoy a cheap and delicious lunch during their weekday lunch special ($6 for a sandwich with chips), and a pint of beer — or a flight of them! Just down the street, you’ll find Fisher Brewing, one of Utah’s first breweries founded way back in 1884. Epic Brewing Co, Templin Family Brewing, and Proper Brewing Co are also nearby.

For entertainment, stroll down West 700 S street, where you’ll find Brewvies Cinema Pub, Little City, and Van Gogh Salt Lake City. Brewvies Cinema Club offers the latest movies alongside full-service food and beverage service, with a fully-stocked bar and pool tables to enjoy before or after your flick. And perhaps nothing embodies The Granary District more than Little City, an outdoor venue made entirely of shipping containers. Stop by in the warmer months for movie nights, concerts, and food trucks.

And don’t worry foodies: there’s no shortage of unique and tasty restaurants in the Granary District. Vertical Diner at 234 W. 900 S. has been serving up vegetarian and vegan dishes before it was cool, and boasts some of the best faux-chicken wings, tempeh sandwiches, and mouth watering desserts. It’s a great option for vegans, and they also offer planty of gluten free options, too. On the other side of the carnivore coin, you have R&R Barbeque, voted one of the 10 best restaurants in Salt Lake City. The menu is packed with BBQ classics, from ribs to mac and cheese, with daily lunch specials throughout the week.

Always evolving

Everything we love about The Granary District is only enhanced by the neighborhood’s rich history and vital role in the growth of Salt Lake City. Once a shipping and storage hub, the neighborhood has maintained its warehouse style buildings and unique, gritty character while welcoming a thriving and always evolving cultural community. 

One of the most eye-catching aspects of this revival is the Granary District Mural Grant Program, which features work from local Salt Lake City artists across the neighborhood’s walls. Created in varying styles, the murals are a signifier of the area’s commitment to supporting local makers.

The Granary District Alliance also hosts an annual block party, where residents can meet their neighbors, enjoy local food trucks, listen to live music, and fall in love with their neighborhood all over again.

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