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Lisa, Home Buyer in soon to be in Utah

What can you tell me about the area of Arcadia Heights? Neighborhood? Schools?

Asked by Lisa, soon to be in Utah Sun Jun 15, 2008

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It is a great area. If you give me specifics I can get you some detailed info. Are you asking about values, schools or crime, etc?

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1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 24, 2009
Lisa,
Check out my website at http://www.SellingHomes1by1.com and click the spinning apple link in the upper right corner of the home page. Fill out the quick info sheet and then select the city and school you want information on. It will email you a free, printable report on any of the schools you choose. In terms of the neighborhood... In Arcadia Heights, you are looking at mostly larger single family homes ranging in size from about 3000 sq.ft. to about 5000sq.ft. + and built between the 1960's all the way into the 1980's with a smattering of twin homes (twin homes typically share a common wall with the neighbor) built mostly in the 1970's and being about 2500 sq. ft. to 3300 sq. ft. in size. This area can command a high price. The twin homes will run you in the high $300's while the single family homes start around $450,000 and go up to around $800,000. This is a VERY nice area and if you can afford to buy in this price range, now is a great time to do so. The market is still a "buyers market" and you should be able to secure a pretty good deal for yourself. This neighborhood should have no trouble gaining in value as the market firms up in the coming year or so. Some things to consider with homes built before 1985 ish: Depending on what the previous owners updated, the house may need a roof replacement in the near future, asphalt shingle roofs ususally last about 20 years. It may need some plumbing updates (older homes may have iron pipe and they can corrode over time, say 30 years or so with Utah's famously hard water. The decor may also show its years in terms of the style or colors of the home, orange shag carpet and harvest gold counter tops were always my favorite along with avocado green appliances and bath fixtures! The house may need windows to be updated as well, double pane window were not mandatory in those days which can severly effect your utility bills for heating and cooling. Another concern may be lead based paint. Any home built before 1978 will require a disclosure form and an informational pamphlet provided to you by your real estate agent, educating you on the possible dangers of lead based paint. In short the pamphlet reads: Don't eat paint chips! and don't allow anyone to inhale the dust when you sand lead based paint! It also explains some remedies for the removal of lead based paint, one of which is to prime and paint the walls with a Latex paint. People deal with the lead based paint issue all the time, so you shouldn't have to demolish you house to remedy the problem. All that being said, you may find homes where most, if not all of these issues have already been handled and will not be a factor in your search. I try really hard to be the guide and advisor we Realtors are supposed to be, so I figured you should have the "nitty gritty" and let you make an informed decision with some relavant info to think on. If you have any other questions about this neighborhood or any other real estate questions, feel free to email me at the "contact me" page of my website. I hope this was helpful and good luck in your home search!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 16, 2008
Lisa, Arcadia Heights is a great neighborhood. Close to downtown Salt Lake City, the University of Utah, fantastic restaurants, shopping, and freeway access. Lots of trial walking/hiking/biking, Bonneville Golf Course, Red Butte Gardens and Hogle Zoo. Check out the Salt Lake School District web site http://www.slcschools.org/ regarding the schools in the area, elementary school is Beacon Heights, Jr high is Hillside, high school is Highland, private school is Rowland Hall St Marks. There is a lot of everything to enjoy in this area. What are you looking for and what is most important that I can assist you with?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 19, 2015
I lived in the area for several years and still have a duplex in the area I rent out. This area is one of the most desired areas in Salt Lake City because of the location. All the homes are very well maintained and a quiet area. The schools there are top notch and the parents are involved in the school, it is a great community. The shopping is within five minutes either grocery shopping or personal shopping -- Foothill Village is just down the road. There are several type of religious churches within the area. The freeway is close by and you can get downtown Salt Lake within 15 minutes or up to Park City within 15 minutes. Should you have anyother questions or concerns about the area, call me I can first hand let you know the details.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 18, 2014
Arcadia Heights is a great area. Conveniently located near freeway access, Westminster, University of Utah, Skiing, Park City, etc. It has, arguably, some of the best views of the valley and mountains... Especially for the 4th of july fireworks!

-The elementary school would be Indian Hills Elementary. Here are a couple links to parent reviews, Test scores, and enrollment numbers.. as well as the schools web page:
http://www.trulia.com/schools/UT-Salt_Lake_City/Indian_Hills…
http://www.greatschools.org/utah/salt-lake-city/595-Indian-H…
http://indianhills.slcschools.org/

-The Jr High would be Hillside. Here are a couple links to parent reviews, Test scores, and enrollment numbers.. as well as the schools web page:
http://www.trulia.com/schools/UT-Salt_Lake_City/Hillside_Mid…
http://www.greatschools.org/utah/salt-lake-city/594-Hillside…
http://hillside.slcschools.org/

-The Sr. High School would be Highland. Here are a couple links to parent reviews, test scores, and enrollment numbers... as well as the schools web page:
http://www.trulia.com/schools/UT-Salt_Lake_City/Highland_Hig…
http://www.greatschools.org/utah/salt-lake-city/592-Highland…
http://highland.slcschools.org/

Here are some links to the neighborhood statistics, reviews, amenities, homes available, etc.
http://www.areavibes.com/salt+lake+city-ut/arcadia+heights/l…
http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Arcadia_Heights-Salt_Lake_…
http://www.rentalroost.com/neighborhoods/12837#process_div

I hope this helps! Please give me a call, email, or text if you would like any further information or if you need any help finding or negotiating your new home purchase.

Daimon Bushi
Equity Real Estate- Luxury Group
Servicing Park City, Salt Lake City, and the surrounding areas
Cell: 801-859-8566 or 435-2004959
DaimonBushi@gmail.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 13, 2013
Arcadia Heights is a great area. Conveniently located near freeway access, Westminster, University of Utah, Skiing, Park City, etc. It has, arguably, some of the best views of the valley and mountains... Especially for the 4th of july fireworks!

-The elementary school would be Indian Hills Elementary. Here are a couple links to parent reviews, Test scores, and enrollment numbers.. as well as the schools web page:
http://www.trulia.com/schools/UT-Salt_Lake_City/Indian_Hills…
http://www.greatschools.org/utah/salt-lake-city/595-Indian-H…
http://indianhills.slcschools.org/

-The Jr High would be Hillside. Here are a couple links to parent reviews, Test scores, and enrollment numbers.. as well as the schools web page:
http://www.trulia.com/schools/UT-Salt_Lake_City/Hillside_Mid…
http://www.greatschools.org/utah/salt-lake-city/594-Hillside…
http://hillside.slcschools.org/

-The Sr. High School would be Highland. Here are a couple links to parent reviews, test scores, and enrollment numbers... as well as the schools web page:
http://www.trulia.com/schools/UT-Salt_Lake_City/Highland_Hig…
http://www.greatschools.org/utah/salt-lake-city/592-Highland…
http://highland.slcschools.org/

Here are some links to the neighborhood statistics, reviews, amenities, homes available, etc.
http://www.areavibes.com/salt+lake+city-ut/arcadia+heights/l…
http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Arcadia_Heights-Salt_Lake_…
http://www.rentalroost.com/neighborhoods/12837#process_div

I hope this helps! Please give me a call, email, or text if you would like any further information or if you need any help finding or negotiating your new home purchase.

Daimon Bushi
Equity Real Estate- Luxury Group
Servicing Park City, Salt Lake City, and the surrounding areas
Cell: 801-859-8566 or 435-2004959
DaimonBushi@gmail.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 13, 2013
Arcadia Heights is a conveniently located East Bench hillside location within walking or bicycling distance to numerous quality restaurants, stores, churches and schools, including the University of Utah. Downtown Salt Lake is a short drive, as is the famed Sugarhouse district, as well as Westminster College . Quality neighbors watch out and care for each other which results in a very low crime area and offers fabulous valley vistas of the entire Salt Lake valley, as well as Great Salt Lake sunsets. Homes range from $400,000 to $1.5 million and has lots of hiking and biking trails adjoining the area. Skiing Park City as well as Snowbird, Alta, Brighton and Solitude offers fabulous skiing,, hiking and biking, plus fishing and camping. For further details text 24/7 to 801-298--1234 or email UtahRealtorKing@gmail.com. As a Realtor of 40 years serving the entire Salt Lake Metro area plus St. George Karl is one of the top real estate negotiators and will assist you in locating the property best suited for your needs.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 3, 2013
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