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"I’ve always thought that people would be interested in living there because it’s very close to downtown, and it’s a nice, quiet area," he says. "It’s a blue-collar area, but it’s a nice area."
On the market just six months, TerraSol has managed to attract a mix of families, international buyers and former downtown renters who still ride their bikes to work, according to Garbett.
TerraSol by the numbers
60 homes ranging from $194,000 to $259,000.
Monthly electric bills as low as $5, gas bills $7.
40 detached units have three bedrooms, 2.5 baths.
Development at 3550 S. 300 East is 65 percent sold.
"They value the look, the architecture, the location," he says. "And they especially value the energy efficiency."
In turn, once-industrial South Salt Lake has a new color: green.
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