In case you want to consider a great location in Holladay on Big Cottonwood Rd. (6200 S and 2100 East), I have a .52 acre lot on a private driveway. This location is still in the prestigious sections of Holladay but without the heavy price tag. It is also very conveniently accessible to I215 at 2000 E and at 6200 S, as well as Van Winkle/Holladay Blvd. This is also a direct line to Big Cottonwood Canyon...about three fast miles from the mouth of BCC.
The lot is heavily wooded with about 30 trees with over a dozen mature trees 50-80 feet tall and has water rights to the Big Cottonwood-Tanner Ditch (valued around $5000).The listing is below. There is a 1960's house on it that would be a good fixer-upper. It has been gutted and could easily be updated, however, in many opinions I have encountered it is better suited to be torn down and have a dream home built on the lot.
It is listed under just under $550k, but I am about to drop it under $500,000. This lot is located across from homes over $ 1 Million. Building a home on this lot for $150,000-$200,000 could easily fetch over $1 Million in value from appreciation. I am not in the market to fund a spec home. I was holding this property for an investor who collapsed under some other deals, but now I need to sell it....I am quite motivated. If you write an offer under $500k , you will likely get it. I would also consider renting the property while the new home is constructed.
If you are interested, drop me a message or talk with my realtor in the listing!
Short answer to your question. Yes. There are avid outdoor recreationists who live in BCC and commute. However, the caveat is there are times when the snow is not cleared, necessitating the need to sometimes telecommute from home. Keep networking to find someone who has successfully navigated this idea, and other solutions they may have implemented.
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