The Yalecrest neighborhood is locally significant both architecturally and historically.  In the 1870s the earliest residents began to appear to farm the five-acre plots.  Decades later, the city developed 23 different subdivisions in the area that border 900 S to 1300 S and 1300 E to 1800 E.  Streets in the area are named after famous schools like Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. The beautiful tree-lined trees and historic homes have attracted many prominent Utah business and religious leaders to the area.

There are roughly 1,400 homes in the neighborhood, all varying in size and style.  The Yalecrest architecture is unparalleled in the state of Utah, featuring large Tudor style homes and renovated bungalows, consistent of the surrounding neighborhood.

In 2007 Yalecrest was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, proving that it remains one of the most sought after and historically significant neighborhoods in Salt Lake City.

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