Living in the St. Mary’s neighborhood
One of the most desired area destinations for mid-century modern classically designed homes, St. Mary’s sits in one of the most affluent sections on the east side bench of the city near the Foothill neighborhoods. It was named for St. Mary’s of the Wasatch, a private Catholic women’s college that later became a high school, which operated from 1926 to 1972. In fact, neighbors can still see one of the convent’s original stone gates that has been incorporated into a private residence. Many of the homes were designed by SLC architects and feature the classic glass-and-steel modern designs that flourished from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s.
St. Mary’s area schools
Indian Hills Elementary School is a point of pride for St. Mary’s residents. In addition to an Artist in Residence program, the school offers extensive activities in hands-on science clubs as well as music and drama productions. Residents in the northern section of Foothill often send their children to Highland High School while those living on the east side support East High School, which many will recognize as a location featured in one of Disney’s most successful television movies ever made, High School Musical.
Shopping in the St. Mary’s neighborhood
Primarily residential, St. Mary’s offers few options for shopping in the neighborhood. However, its proximity to The University of Utah, other east side bench neighborhood communities including Foothill and Sugar House as well as downtown, which is less than 10 minutes away, means virtually every shopping, entertainment and dining amenity is as close as possible. Nature and outdoor recreation options are minutes away, including Donner Park, This is The Place Heritage Park and Hogle Zoo.