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    West Jordan, Utah

    Located in Salt Lake County, West Jordan, Utah is one of the most rapidly growing suburbs in the state since 1970. The city has a diverse economy with an approximate population of 108,000 and lies at the southwest end of the Salt Lake Valley at an elevation of 4,449′(1,356.06m). West Jordan continues to proactively market and create opportunities for community prosperity for current and future residents, businesses and visitors.

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    History

    The city of West Jordan, established in 1849, got its name from Mormon settlers led by Brigham Young. They observed their surroundings and considered this desert area to be their personal Holy Land and named the nearby river after the River Jordan in Palestine.

    The city’s early economy relied on saw milling, sugar beet production and leather tanning. It also was the birthplace of some of the earliest air flights in the west.

    West Jordan Retail and Industrial Centers 

    West Jordan includes a significant industrial base. It has some leading retail centers and banks as of 2012 including Jordan Landing, one of the largest Intermountain West mixed-use shopping developments in the state.

    Major banks, retail and manufacturing companies located in West Jordan also includeSME Steel, Lynco Sales & Service, Mountain America Credit Union, Cyprus Credit Union; as well as City of West Jordan, Walmart, Fairchild Semiconductor, Sysco Intermountain Food Services, Smiths and Target.

    Schools

    As part of the Jordan School District, West Jordan has sixteen elementary schools, four middle schools, two high schools,ana exceptional needs school and several charter schools. West Jordan is home to Salt Lake Community College and Broadview University. By 2020, the city has plans to make Salt Lake Community College a main campus which awards more associate degrees than any other Utah university.

    Medical and Transportation

    There are Jordan Valley Medical Center and the Utah Transit Authority that provides bus services. The South Valley Regional Airport serves as a base for the Utah Army National Guard for Apache and Black Hawk helicopters and for general aviation operations.

    Landmarks and Attractions

    One of the popular most landmarks of West Jordan is the historic Gardner Village, established in 1850. This locale features numerous specialty shops, historic homes and historic mills, an old wooden water wheel, a duck pond, a candy store converted from a train station, day spa and petting zoo. Gardner Village features other notable venues and attractions including:

    • Gardner Museum
    • Temple Square
    • Rock Meeting House
    • Historic Sugar Factory
    • Bingham Canyon Mine

    Activities

    West Jordan and its surrounding areas is known for its soft, powdery snow and is the perfect location for skiers to visit from all over the world at the nearby Alta, Solitude, Brighton and Snowbird ski resorts.

     

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