Overview of Salt Lake City
The neighborhood is only about five blocks east of downtown Salt Lake City, but the area is residential with plenty of trees, parks and green space. Whether you're an active couple, pet owners or parents, there are plenty of nearby outdoor activities. Liberty Park, just on the other side of Route 71, offers miles of walking paths, a scenic pond and 16 tennis courts, while Sunnyside Park to the east has nearly every other type of athletic field. In addition to all of the outdoor offerings, the area is rich with culture. Museums, theaters and festivals are just some of the many opportunities that people living in 2 bedroom apartment rentals will be able to take advantage of.
Arts at the University of Utah to the east
Renting in East Central will place residents in proximity to art venues such as Pioneer Theatre Company and Utah Museum of Fine Arts, a University of Utah facility. The UMFA has art from a variety of periods and styles, stretching as far back as 5,000 years ago. In the past few decades, the museum has greatly expanded both its wall space and collection, giving East Central residents a great place to explore.
The Pioneer Theatre Company doesn't produce small-town performances, it goes big with Broadway hits, old classics and top-notch quality. Some past shows include 42nd Street, My Fair Lady, Chicago, as well as David Auburn's Proof and Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter. The theater also has workshops and more interactive events.
Other nearby art centers include Plan-B Theatre Company, which focuses on developing and producing new plays by Utah playwrights. The Off-Broadway Theatre is also a prominent name in Utah's performing arts scene. It's home to Utah's longest running improv comedy show, Laughing Stock. Laughing Stock has been entertaining residents for decades with character-based shows and audience participation.
Better known across the U.S., the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is also near East Central 2 bedroom apartment rentals. The choir's Music and the Spoken Word weekly program is the longest running continuous network broadcast in the world. Although based in religion, the choir only preaches peace and joy through its music.
Another renowned musical institution calls Salt Lake City home - the Utah Symphony. In addition to concerts, the symphony runs music outreach programs for audiences of all ages.
Other artistic events in Salt Lake City include the Utah Arts Festival. Held on the fourth weekend of June every summer at Library and Washington Square downtown, the festival features outdoor booths showcasing a range of artworks in different mediums. The artistic event attracts around 80,000 people each year.