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Old 08-16-2011, 09:26 PM
 
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Default What is the Marmalade/Capitol area like?

I have found a few rentals in that area that seem to be nice but from what I can see of the area via street view, etc. it doesn't look so great.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:35 PM
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I have found a few rentals in that area that seem to be nice but from what I can see of the area via street view, etc. it doesn't look so great.
Okay, I'm not 100% sure of what I'm going to tell you, so you might want to double-check what I'm saying. The Marmalade District is an older part of town so-named because the early Mormon settlers planted a large number of fruit trees there. For a time, it was starting to get really run down, but because a lot of people found the old homes to have a certain charm about them, the area is becoming nicer again. Here's the part that I'm not sure of: I believe it's kind of considered to be Salt Lake City's GLBT area. The same, however, is not true of the area directly south and southeast of the state capitol (the Marmalade District is more to the north and northwest). It's a nice area containing older homes that seem to be in pretty high demand right now.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:10 PM
 
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Okay - that's helpful info. I wonder if the GLBT part is true.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:19 PM
 
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Perhaps that is true - I see that the Utah Pride Center is in that neighborhood.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:48 PM
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Perhaps that is true - I see that the Utah Pride Center is in that neighborhood.
I'm pretty sure it is (true). That doesn't necessarily mean it's a "bad" area. It's just one some people might feel uncomfortable moving into.
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:13 AM
 
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It is our gayborhood. From what I understand, straight people like it too.

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Old 08-17-2011, 12:43 PM
 
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It's not like Norht Hollywood though. It's a regular neighborhood and it's pretty nice. It's close to less nice areas though so it's not a neighborhood where locks should be left unlocked.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:20 AM
 
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I am not so sure about it (Marmalade) being in high demand, I ride the bus down 300 West every day and all I see are failing businesses and empty store fronts. In fact, I think besides West High, the only consistent places are the Pride Center, Tattoo parlor and the 7-11. Also there are a few rent-controlled apartments in that area.

However, if you go up the hill a bit towards the Capital buildings, I think there are some very nice/desirable homes up there (some probably too pricey for our OP).

Hope that helps. I would prefer something in the Avenues or even Sugarhouse over the Marmalade district (or perhaps south of there near the Gateway).
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:39 PM
 
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The West Capitol/Marmalade area is very popular with the GLBT community, but it does not have the highest share of gay people in the city. 9th & 9th, and some areas of Central City/Liberty Park, have more... at least based on the number of same-sex couple households reported in the 2010 Census.

It's pretty tough to count numbers of gay individuals, so demographers use households where both adults in the household are of the same-sex AND have categorized themselves as having a "close, personal relationship"---and close, personal relationship not based on living together for financial reasons.

Below is a map of SLC showing the percentage of households in each 2010 census tract that are households headed by a same-sex couple. Feel free to PM me for more info.
http://zionide.com/SSH.jpg (broken link)
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:31 PM
 
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Okay - that's helpful info. I wonder if the GLBT part is true.

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It is our gayborhood. From what I understand, straight people like it too.

Just a question if y'all would be so kind, as a straight person, should I abstain from ordering a BLT in a restaurant, deli or diner? Just wondering if the abbreviation has the same connotation....
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