If you’re thinking about buying a new home here in the Salt Lake City area, you’ll be pleased to know that you’ll have a variety of charming communities to choose from, each with its own amenities and character. Below we’ll introduce just a few of the neighborhoods in the local area and to learn more you can browse through our Utah Guides.
Ogden: Mixing Mountain Beauty with a Metropolitan Atmosphere
Since its founding more than 170 years ago, the city of Ogden has built a reputation as a beautiful city that’s full of adventure. While the city has a somewhat wild history – Al Capone himself once noted that Ogden was a bit too much, even for him – modern Ogden has grown into an area so popular that in 2013 it was rated as the #16 Best Place for Business and Careers by Forbes. The area is perfect for those that love the outdoors, with three world-class ski resorts within a short distance from the city and access to more than 10,000 acres of nearby freshwater lakes.
Sandy: A Charming Community Nestled in the Wasatch Foothills
Travel out of Salt Lake City proper and into the heart of the Wasatch Range and you’ll find the charming city of Sandy. Like Ogden, the city is known for its proximity to incredible skiing and other outdoor activities, which many of its 90,000 residents partake in on a regular basis. Sandy is also home to Real Salt Lake, a Major League Soccer franchise which has won the hearts of local fans and recently brought home the MLS championship trophy. If you’re looking for a more relaxed pace with a high quality of life, Sandy should be high on your list.
West Jordan: A Fast Growing City with Excellent Skiing
Named after the nearby Jordan River, the city of West Jordan is one of the most populous in the state of Utah and by far one of the fastest growing. While the city had just over 4,000 residents in the early 1970s, more than 110,000 now call West Jordan home. The city has had its share of growing pains, but great management and central planning have helped to manage its rapid growth. If you love skiing, you’ll love West Jordan as just a few minutes’ drive will have you carving up the slopes of Brighton, Snowbird, Solitude or Alta ski resort.
West Valley City: A Relaxed Suburban Community Which Loves Its Sports
Incorporated just 35 years ago from an amalgamation of a number of rapidly growing communities, West Valley City is a popular area that was introduced to the world as the host venue for men’s and women’s ice hockey at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. With growth rates exceeding 20% per decade since its founding, the city is set to continue its healthy, sustainable growth as it completes its creation of a downtown area over the span of the next 5 to 10 years. With transit connections, a quick commute and affordable housing, West Valley City will remain a popular destination for homebuyers.
The communities above are just a few of the many in the Salt Lake City area that await you. When you’re ready to discuss buying your next home, contact the Exit Realty Success team at (801) 352-8000 or by email on our quick contact form and we’ll be happy to introduce you to the local area.