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Old 10-29-2011, 03:55 PM
 
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Default Walker Lane in SLC

Can someone tell me about Walker Lane in SLC? I have heard positive things about it. I know it is an expensive area.

-Is it in the Cottonwood Heights area or Holladay?
-Is the street flat? So are the yards flat too?
-Are the houses and lot sizes generally large?
-Are the schools good in that area?
-Can you walk to any restaurants or retail businesses?
-Are there families with young children on that street?

Thanks!
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:30 PM
 
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I recommend Google streetview. Its the most expensive part of the valley and it's not hilly by Salt Lake standards. Also not walkable unless you live next door to the Cotton Bottom. Some driveways are a damn block long.
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:58 PM
 
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It's in Holladay and it has the thickest greenery of any part of the valley. It's very expensive and all of the new houses are large, traditional mansion-style estates. There are some small, old houses fronting the street, though. Most if not every property will fetch $1 million or more. It's not a walking area. Many of the houses branch off of long, narrow, private driveways. It's a neighborhood for rich people who want privacy. I grew up near there and have never seen many of the houses around there, because they are so secluded.
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:14 PM
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Can someone tell me about Walker Lane in SLC? I have heard positive things about it. I know it is an expensive area.

-Is it in the Cottonwood Heights area or Holladay?
It's in Holladay.
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-Is the street flat? So are the yards flat too?
I'd say they're essentially flat, maybe not perfectly so.
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-Are the houses and lot sizes generally large?
Yes.
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-Are the schools good in that area?
I'd say so, but they're probably not much different from most of the schools in and around Salt Lake City.
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-Can you walk to any restaurants or retail businesses?
It would be quite a walk. I'd say it would be a 3-5 minute drive.
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-Are there families with young children on that street?
Probably. Can't say for sure.

If you can afford it, go for it. It's a beautiful area, quite close to where my sister lives in Holladay.
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:38 PM
 
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I have a good friend that grew up on Walker Lane before the invasion of the "starter castles". They had horses, chickens, goats etc., but that has changed a bit.
That area has nice access to the 215 beltway and all things south of there too.
I have heard from a few people that Holladay has the highest property tax rate of the greater SL valley which might be something to think about....
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:31 PM
 
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This forum is great - you all are so helpful. Thank you! Unfortunately google maps is not available for all of Walker Lane. I did "walk" as much of it as I could, and it looks very pretty. I will check it out on the next trip there. I was really hoping for an area where we could walk to a restaurant or two. Is there an area of SLC that is similar to Walker Lane where that would be possible?
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:35 PM
 
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The parts it doesnt go is private.
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:36 PM
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This forum is great - you all are so helpful. Thank you! Unfortunately google maps is not available for all of Walker Lane. I did "walk" as much of it as I could, and it looks very pretty. I will check it out on the next trip there. I was really hoping for an area where we could walk to a restaurant or two. Is there an area of SLC that is similar to Walker Lane where that would be possible?
Not really. The Federal Heights area is gorgeous, close to downtown, even closer to the University of Utah campus, but not quite close enough for you to be able to walk to restaurants. You might consider the Harvard-Yale area (particularly between 1300 East and 1500 East). Even that is not going to be a quick two-block walk to restaurants, though, but closer to a mile or so (with a couple of exceptions -- there is an excellent Italian restaurant called Sea Salt not too far from there). My gut feeling is still that Holladay might be your best option (Walker Lane area), just based on some of the things you've said.
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:40 PM
 
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Not really. The Federal Heights area is gorgeous, and close to downtown, but not quite close enough for you to be able to walk there. You might consider the Harvard-Yale area (particularly between 1300 East and 1500 East). Even that is not going to be a quick two-block walk to restaurants, though, but closer to a mile or so (with a couple of exceptions -- there is an excellent Italian restaurant called Sea Salt not too far from there).
Ok great - I will go read more about these areas online right now. It sounds like our top contenders are Federal Heights, Holladay, Harvard-Yale, and Olympus Cove.
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Old 10-30-2011, 12:19 AM
 
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If you want an area with families, check out other areas in Holladay, where the homes are not quite as spread out, closer to Holladay Blvd. Then you could walk to the library, and downtown Holladay easier. Or up above on the benches, above Skyline HS. The schools are excellent in both areas.
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