Millcreek, Utah holds the honor of being Salt Lake’s newest, oldest city. For nearly 150 years Millcreek maintained its independent city status until residents voted to officially incorporate their municipality in 2016. The aptly named Millcreek Township began when pioneer John Neff built a grist-mill at the mouth of the canyon in 1847. The mill was in use for over 50 years. You will find a display of the original mill on the corner of 2700 South and Evergreen Avenue.
A City of Ingenuity
Neff’s inventive spirit carried forward to the next generation. The Baldwin Radio Factory, located at 3474 South and 2300 East, is another example of local ingenuity. This historic building built by Nathaniel Baldwin in 1922 manufactured the world’s first headphones. Local legend has it that Philo T. Farnsworth (inventor of the television) built some of his prototypes here as well. The building has seen many iterations and is now an art and yoga studio. The Old Flamingo and Roots Cafe occupy the front of the building.
A City of Variety
Modern day Millcreek includes a diverse assortment of neighborhoods, a batch of impressive dining and nightlife options, as well as plenty of opportunities for year round recreation. Real estate pricing in Millcreek varies dramatically. You will find some of Salt Lake’s best values for first-time home owners to the west near St. Mark’s hospital and some of the city’s most expensive properties to the east in Olympus Hills. The average cost for a home in Millcreek is $450,000 with an average cost per square foot of $203. Regardless of where you live in Millcreek, you will find exceptional private and public schools and a welcoming community that cares about their neighbors.
Looking for recommendations for what to do while you are in Millcreek? Read our How to Spend a Day in Millcreek. Interested in buying property in Millcreek? Contact us or find property information and current listings on our Olympus Hills & Millcreek page.
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