Living in the Holladay neighborhood
One of the oldest established, settled areas in Utah outside of Salt Lake City, Holladay is known for some of the area’s finest old homes, heavily wooded lots and scenic water courses in open spaces that community leaders have worked hard to preserve. Incorporated in 1999 as a city and with a population of 31,000, Holladay is a Tree City USA, which means community leaders ensure the tree canopies in the neighborhood are preserved. Holladay also controls residential and commercial development to protect the many streams that mark the area. Projects include Knudsen Park near the southside neighborhoods that will provide biking, jogging and walking trails. A former elementary school is being converted to a multi-use City Hall Park that includes a large playground, competitive fields for sports, arts and cultural performance areas and reconditioned historic stone bleachers.
Holladay area schools
The city is home to five elementary schools (Cottonwood, Crestview, Oakwood, Howard Driggs, Spring Lane), two junior high schools (Bonneville and Olympus), and three high schools (Olympus, Cottonwood, Skyline). The city also provides scholarships for two graduating seniors at each of the three high schools. Holladay also is conveniently located to the major higher education institutions in the valley including the University of Utah, Westminster College and Salt Lake Community College.
Shopping in the Holladay neighborhood
As with so many neighborhoods in the Salt Lake valley, residents in Holladay easily can reach any area of the Wasatch front for their shopping needs. Holladay also is home to numerous locally owned businesses including specialized boutiques and plenty of eateries and food shops. They include Leslie's French Pastries, Sharon's Cafe, Mountain City Chinese, Layla Mediterranean Grill and The Store. Holladay Village is home to some of the best-known food names in the valley, including Taqueria 27, Caputo's Market and Deli, Tonyburgers and Copper Kitchen — the sister to The Copper Onion, one of downtown’s most popular restaurants. The village is part of a 50-acre development and a new central plaza that will revitalize Holladay’s traditional downtown district.