In the summer of 1847, a group of pioneers led by John Holladay entered the Salt Lake Valley. They discovered a spring-fed stream, now known as Spring Creek and settled the area, making Holladay the first village established away from Salt Lake City itself and the oldest continuously inhabited city in Utah. Settlers enjoyed the favorable conditions for agriculture, orchards, and business, allowing for continued growth and development. Located in the central part of the Salt Lake Valley, Holladay is known today for its beautiful homes and large, wooded lots. The Holladay City Council works towards the preservation of their open spaces by overseeing and carefully managing commercial development. Residents are proposing a more pedestrian friendly downtown as well as creating biking and walking trails within the community. Holladay is also host to many popular events and festivals organized by the city's Arts Council. Most notably, the Blue Moon Festival held every summer features artists and musicians from the community. Other Holladay attractions include the Mt. Olympus trailhead, Old Mill Golf Course, Big Cottonwood Regional Park, and the Lions Recreation Center. Forbes magazine has ranked Utah the No. 1 state for business four out of the last five years. Salt Lake County is also the home of the NBA’s Utah Jazz, Real Salt Lake of the MLS, University of Utah Pac-12 athletics, and was the host of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.