Holladay Real Estate
The area that is now Holladay, was the first village established outside of Salt Lake City in 1847. There were numerous springs and ponds in the area making it an ideal place for pioneers to settle. The village was established by John Holladay, a Revolutionary War veteran, and several other families. The community depended on Spring Creek for farming.
The city is the oldest, continuously inhabited settlement in the state. For a long time, both Cottonwood Heights and Holladay were unincorporated communities and considered part of Salt Lake City. Holladay was finally incorporated as a separate city on November 29, 1999.
The gorgeous community of Holladay is well known for its fine old homes and preservation of open space. Many homes in the city are heavily wooded and give residents the feeling of living in the mountains with all the perks of living in a suburb.
Things to Do
Donut Falls – This hike is a fun, family friendly excursion. The trail is 3.2 miles out and back and features a waterfall. The trail is accessible year round and perfect for all ages and abilities. In the winter, many families sled on a hill near the trailhead.
Holladay Arts Events – The Holladay Arts Council strives to inspire and engage the community through the arts. They host family friendly events year round and encourage people of all ages to participate and support the arts in the community.
Holladay City Park – The city park is truly the heart of the community and sits on 6.5 acres. There are often gatherings, holiday celebrations, arts and cultural events, weddings, family parties, and sports’ clubs games and practices. The park has walking paths, sports fields, pickleball and volleyball courts, as well as a gazebo bandstand, and a large playground with shade sails.
Knudson Park – This historic, nature park sits on 7.5 acres and has everything you need for a lovely day outdoors with your family. The park has a water playspace, pedestrian paths and bridge, grassy play areas, a hammock garden, an outdoor classroom, and a large playground. Families also enjoy the native tree restoration area, a small creek, and many other plants native to the area.
If you enjoy fine dining and gourmet food, Holladay is the place to live. There are many delicious places to eat as well as other hidden gems all over the city. Some of the most popular restaurants include:
- Pig in a Jelly Jar
- Franck’s Restaurant
- Tandoor Indian Grill
- 3 Cups Coffee
- Tosh’s Ramen
- Layla Grill
Many of these restaurants are located in the popular Holladay Village and rival downtown Salt Lake City’s dining establishments.
Points of Interest
Holladay Fort – The fort was built in 1853 as a protection against Native American raids. Peace was declared by May of 1854 and the fort became a place to gather for the settlers in the area. A school was built inside the fort and served the community until a larger school was built outside of the fort in 1893. The fort is no longer standing, but a historical marker stands at the approximate location of the southeast corner of the fort.
First Settlers of Holladay Historical Marker – The city erected a commemorative marker on Holladay Boulevard to honor and remember the first settlers. The marker details the early history of the city and shows the first surveyed plots of land issued to the settlers. It’s a fun reminder of the history of the area.
Holladay Village Plaza – This is the premiere place to shop in Holladay. It’s sleek, modern design is home to a variety of shops and restaurants. You’ll find clothing, a day spa, coffee shops, and much more.
Cottonwood Plaza – The plaza is another popular destination for dining and shopping. It is located towards the southern corner of Holladay. There are a few shops and restaurants as well as a tanning salon.
Holladay Center – This outdoor shopping center hosts a variety of businesses including a Paul Mitchell School and a Megaplex movie theater.
The schools in Holladay are part of the Granite School District which is the oldest district in the state and was established in 1904.
Junior High School