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Cottonwood Heights Neighborhood Guide | Utah Real Estate

Cottonwood Heights


Cottonwood Heights is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, along the east bench of the Salt Lake Valley. Following a successful incorporation referendum in May 2004, the city was incorporated on January 14, 2005.  In 2007, Money magazine rated Cottonwood Heights at #100 on their Best Places to Live list. As a community, they are committed to providing exceptional facilities, parks, and services to improve the health and lifestyles of our community.




Parks and Recreation

Cottonwood Heights provides a Recreation Center, the Service Area is responsible for the scheduling and maintenance of 6 beautiful parks, pavilions, playgrounds, 23 tennis courts, 3 outdoor pickleball courts, and numerous special events during the year. Cottonwood Heights is home to numerous beautiful and scenic trails. Whether you’re looking for something easy, hard, long, short, walking or biking, you can have your pick from the several trails and bike lanes throughout the city. Beyond the skiing, Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons and their respective resorts offer mountain biking, climbing, fishing, disc golf, hiking and other activities all year round.

Shops and Restaurants

From the fancy to the funky, you’ll find the meals you’re craving in Cottonwood Heights. Cafe Trio serves up contemporary Italian cuisine, while Market Street Grill is a Salt Lake mainstay that makes its name with fresh fish. At the base of Big Cottonwood Canyon, folks flock to Porcupine Pub & Grille for drinks, burgers, and appetizers. Carmine’s is the domain of Chef Carmine, from Naples who authentic Neopolitan cuisine and atmosphere with a full bar and wine list of Italian varietals. Try Blue Lemon for pastries, sandwiches and the beloved sweet potato fries. Two sushi restaurants, Sushi Yah and Happy Sumo will satisfy your raw passion. It’s Tofu goes beyond tofu to a full menu of Korean dishes.


The Cottonwood Heights area is part of the Canyons School District. The District includes 7 elementary schools, 1 Middle School, and 2 High Schools.