Holladay, UT

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Holladay, Utah Community Profile

A suburb of bustling Salt Lake City, Holladay is centrally located in Salt Lake County, just 7 miles outside the city limits. Consistently named among the top 10 best places to live in Utah, Holladay has the community of a suburb while offering spacious lots to build new homes. The center of the community features a walkable business district that includes several restaurants, coffee shops, and bars. Holladay is central to what has become known as the Wasatch Front, which is the population corridor from Spanish Fork on the south to Perry on the north. The average commute to work for residents in Holladay is around 20 minutes.


On July 24, 1849, a group of Mormon pioneers, led by Brigham Young, entered the Salt Lake Valley. Upon seeing the valley Brigham Young declared “this is the right place.” That day, the pioneers began to irrigate and plant seeds. A plat for the initial development of Salt Lake City was established, and, once the footings for Great Salt Lake City were in place, Brigham Young assigned various men to set up settlements in other parts of the valley. John Holladay was assigned the area that would become the first settlement outside of the Great Salt Lake City.

Located at the base of what would come to be known as Big Cottonwood Canyon, it was initially known as Holladay’s Burgh. The area had a free-flowing stream that fed several ponds and allowed for irrigation. Salt Lake City is a desert, so springs and ponds were very appealing. In the spring of 1850, dozens of families headed out to Holladay, which was just a short distance from Salt Lake City. Holladay is home to the upscale Walker Lane where summer houses for the wealthy of Salt Lake City have been built.


Statistic Holladay Utah National
Population 30,795 3,205,959 328,239,523
Population Density (sq mi) 3,629 40 91
Median Age 39.2 30.3 37.7
Male/Female Ratio 1:1 1:1 1:1
Married (15yrs & Older) 67% 60% 55%
Families w/ Kids Under 18 41% 51% 43%
Speak English 88% 85% 79%
Speak Spanish 4% 10% 13%

Holladay, UT has a population of 30,795. The population density is 3,629 per sq mi, which is higher than the Utah average and higher than the national average. The median age in Holladay is 39.2, which is approximately 29% higher than the Utah average of 30.

Cost of Living

Index Holladay Utah National
Cost of Living Index 120 103 100
Goods & Services Index 100 98 100
Groceries Index 103 99 100
Health Care Index 104 93 100
Housing Index 166 114 100
Transportation Index 108 104 100
Utilities Index 90 93 100


Grocery Stores

  • Macey’s
  • Smith’s Food and Drug
  • Whole Foods
  • Walmart Supercenter
  • Dan’s
  • Fresh Market

Electrical Company

  • Rocky Mountain Power

Gas Company

  • Questar Gas

Water Company

  • Holladay Water Company
  • Salt Lake City Public Utilities
  • Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District

Sewer Company

  • Mt. Olympus Improvement District
  • Cottonwood Improvement District

Cable/Satellite Company

  • Direct TV
  • Xfinity
  • Google Fiber
  • Dish

Internet Providers

  • Century Link
  • Xfinity
  • Google Fiber

Phone Company

  • XFinity
  • Verizon
  • TMobile
  • Sprint
  • AT&T


Holladay is served by the Granite School District, which provides education for nearly 67,000 students in 12 schools grades PK-12. The entire community of Holladay is included in the Granite School District, which is the 3rd largest school district in the state.

The district operates 63 Elementary Schools, 15 Junior High Schools, and 8 High Schools. Most elementary schools also offer Preschool services.

Public charter schools in the district include Open Classrooms. Granite School District is known for its academic, athletic, and artistic achievements. In addition to quality education programs for students K through 12, the district offers a variety of community education courses.

Notable schools in Holladay:

  • Cottonwood High School
  • Crestview Elementary School
  • Oakwood Elementary School
  • Crestwood Elementary School

Top private schools in or near Holladay:

  • Montessori School of Salt Lake
  • Reid School
  • Mt Olympus Christian
  • Mt Vernon Academy
  • Carmen Pingree Center


  • Big Cottonwood Canyon - Just a few minutes from downtown Holladay, it is the home to Brighton and Solitude ski resorts. There are a lot of hiking and biking trails, campgrounds, day camps, and places to explore.
  • Holladay Memorial Park
  • Wheeler Historic Farm
  • Creekside Park
  • Mill Hollow Park

Places of Worship

Holladay offers several places of worship, including:

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Courageous Church
  • Holladay UCC
  • Mount Olympus Presbyterian Church
  • Risen Life Church
  • Southeast Christian Church


The top employers in Holladay are:

  • Academy Mortgage
  • CHG Healthcare
  • Progressive Leasing
  • Mountain America Credit Union
  • Health Catalyst


Bout Time Pub & Grub - A traditional corner pub and grill, Bout Time is lined with enough televisions to watch major basketball, baseball, hockey, and football games while still catching a bit of the boutique matches and events during the commercial breaks. Nightly specials and

Elixir Lounge - Elixir is a high-end martini, wine, and cocktail bar and one of Holladay's hot spots. With live music on weekends and a host of food trucks are brought in to serve hungry crowds.

Tappo - Coffee and steel-cut oats in the morning, a glass of wine and small bites at happy hour - this casual eatery is a relatively new addition to southern Salt Lake City in the up and coming Sugarhouse Neighborhood.

Highlander Club - Featuring karaoke, pool, a large selection of draft beers, and a low-key atmosphere, The Highlander is a no-pretense sports bar and grill with an Irish-inspired menu.


Franck’s Restaurant - Tucked away in a neighborhood, this restaurant is truly a gem. Franck’s offers a unique dining experience serving guests Tuscan comfort food with a French spin.

Sicilia Mia - Offering authentic Italian cuisine and a good wine selection, every week Sicilia Mia features a new menu item to keep diners coming back.

Lone Star Taqueria - Vibrant Mexican restaurant with excellent offerings and a beautiful view of the mountains, Lone Star Taqueria is a neighborhood favorite and was featured on Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives."

Log Haven - Located in Mill Creek Canyon, just minutes from downtown Salt Lake City, Log Haven is known as one of the most romantic and scenic restaurants in America. Nestled in Wasatch National Park, Log Haven is an award-winning restaurant that offers fine dining among waterfalls and wildflowers.

Holladay Location/Neighborhood Information

Located at the base of Big Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch Mountains, Holladay offers residents all the amenities of a major metropolis with a beautiful mountain setting. Holladay is home to Brighton and Solitude Ski Resorts and 15 minutes away from Little Cottonwood Canyon, which is home to Alta and Snowbird Ski Resorts. Big Cottonwood Canyon offers access to outstanding hiking and biking trails as well as cave exploration.

Owning Property in Holladay, Utah

Since 1990, Holladay has consistently been ranked as one of Utah's best areas to live. The real estate in the city reflects this not only in the kind of homes that are built but also in the cost. The price of a home ranges from $550,000 to over $10 million, and many properties are large enough for equestrian farms. The expert home building team at Hibbs Homes can help you build your dream home in Holladay, UT.

No Shortage of Fun

When it comes to fun and recreation, Holladay offers everything from world-class ballet and opera, to great parks to easy access to the seven canyons and world-class ski resorts. For summer fun, there is the Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake, and five reservoirs within an hour’s drive. Holladay is also located within a 3 to 5 hour from three major National Parks.

Living in Holladay, UT means you can ski on some of the best terrain and the most incredible snow. Because it is a world-renowned ski destination, you will also likely meet people from all over the world every time you ride the chair lift, which is just minutes from your door.

During the summer season, Holladay offers a wide range of mountain activities with a multitude of public trails making it an amazing place to live for those who love biking and hiking activities. You can see the wondrous valleys and rugged mountains that provide the perfect backdrop for a leisurely walk or hike or an adrenaline-pumping mountain biking experience. Other activities you can enjoy are golf, fly fishing, water skiing, and horseback riding. You can also enjoy dancing and concerts at Gallivan Plaza in downtown Salt Lake City or outdoor concerts at Red Butte Garden near the University of Utah.

When it comes to dining, Holladay offers its residents a wide range of restaurants and bars. There is something for just about anyone’s appetite and budget.

If you are interested in learning more about building an energy-efficient custom home in Holladay, UT, contact our home building experts. We are happy to help and look forward to meeting you!