Cottonwood Heights

Salt Lake City is a culture-filled city with thousands of things to do and see every day. Though many people move to the city every year, some of those residents find that the surrounding communities are a little more friendly and welcoming than the city itself. One of the best of those smaller communities is the suburb of Cottonwood Heights. Located on the eastern edge of the city, it has a population of well over 30,000 residents and is home to some of the best employers in the world. In 2007, Money magazine rated Cottonwood Heights #100 on their "Best Places to Live in the U.S." 

Major Employers

After you start your search for real estate in Cottonwood Heights UT, you'll quickly find out why the city appears on so many lists of the best places to live in the country. One reason people search for homes in the area is because they move there to work for some of the nation's top companies. Cafe Rio and both have company headquarters in the city, and other top employers include JetBlue Airways, Extra Space Storage and Dyno Nobel. 


Big Cottonwood Canyon was the main source of logs and lumber for Salt Lake Valley settlers, and this area became an overnight stopping point for the lumber wagons. The area also became an overnight stop for the wagons bringing granite out of Little Cottonwood Canyon for the building of the Salt Lake Temple and many other buildings. Soon there was a store, post office, brewery and tavern along Big Cottonwood Creek. Among the earliest settlers of Cottonwood Heights were six colorful brothers, the “Butler Brothers” who were lumbermen – complete with wagons, teams and sawmills. There were also four McGhie brothers and their families. Legend has it that they called a town meeting to organize their community and there was one more Butler than McGhie at the meeting, therefore the community was named “Butler” rather than “McGhie." Officially the area is called “Cottonwood Heights” by Salt Lake County, but it is still called Butler or Butlerville by some. 

Attractions and Events

When shopping for properties for sale in Cottonwood Heights UT, don't forget about the fun activities available for adults. Fitness and cardio rooms let you get in shape, burn calories and lose weight as you spend time working out with professionals and others who want to lose weight. The city also has a few racquetball courts and tennis courts, as well as an indoor running track. Adult and senior classes cover everything from planning for your retirement to coping with the loss of a loved one, and you can take those classes through the parks and recreation department. Finding things to do with kids is even easier than finding rental properties in Cottonwood Heights UT. Cottonwood has its own ice arena, which offers ice skating and other activities in the winter, a skate park for those who love skateboarding, swimming pools, water slides and more. If you want your kids to meet new people and make some new friends, you can easily enroll them in some of the various activities offered throughout the year, including skiing lessons, swimming lessons or athletic leagues. 

Let Sally Domichel help you find your home in Cottonwood Heights

Real estate in Cottonwood Heights comes in every form and type you can imagine, and narrowing down your search without an experienced real estate agent is an intimidating challenge. If Cottonwood Heights is your next destination, call the office of Coldwell Banker Residential Broker Sally Domichel, 801-573-1675. She knows the Salt Lake Valley and can show you everything from vacation homes to rental properties. She can help put you in the home of your dreams in the friendly suburb of Cottonwood Heights.

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