Murray Real Estate
Murray is a city seated on the Wasatch Front in the core of Salt Lake Valley. A designated Tree City USA since 1977, it attracts thousands visitors each year for its wooded areas and organized sports, and a strong healthcare sector that is led by Intermountain Medical Center – Murray’s largest employer.
Murray shares borders with Taylorsville, Holladay, South Salt Lake and West Jordan. Named after territorial governor Eli Murray, it is the fourteenth largest city in Utah. Current populations is 48,822 with 36 as the median age. Estimated median household income is $58,973, median house value is $265,277.
Murray has been called the Hub of Salt Lake County. Unlike neighboring communities, Murray operates its own police, fire, power, water, library, and parks and recreation departments and has its own school district. While maintaining many of its own services, Murray has one of the lowest city tax rates in the state.
The area used to be the seasonal home of Paiute, Shoshone, and Bannock Native American tribes before being discovered by the Mormon Pioneers. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.6 square miles (24.9 km²), all of it land. Murray is located in the heart of the Salt Lake Valley. The city is nearly built out with a broad mix of commercial, residential and industrial uses. The topography is generally gentle, sloping westward from the nearby Wasatch Mountain Range toward the Jordan River, which is the terminal river feature in the Salt Lake Valley.
The Murray City School District was created on January 1, 1906. It has ten schools: seven elementaries, two middle schools, (Riverview and Hillcrest), and one senior high school (Murray).
When residents on the eastern boundary of Murray annexed themselves into the city in 2004, three Granite School District schools were included: Cottonwood High School, Twin Peaks Elementary, and Woodstock Elementary School. No school district boundaries were changed due to this annexation.
Murray has one major private school, Mount Vernon Academy, founded in 1975. It is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. Mt. Vernon offers a complete educational program for grades Pre-K through 12.
Murray has a satellite campus of Utah State University. Several private colleges have campuses in Murray: University of Phoenix, Stevens-Henager College, and Eagle Gate College.
Wheeler Historic Farm is perfect for the whole family and is available throughout the year. Kids will love visiting the animals, and the farm which also offers summer camps. This is an amazing contribution to the Murray community and offers tons of fun outdoor activities.
Desert Star Theater is a staple of the Murray community since the late ’80s and is still growing in popularity. Famous for it’s hilarious and family-friendly entertainment, Desert Star prides itself on its original musical comedies and parodies of classic movies, TV shows and Broadway hits.
A community recreation facility called the Park Center, has indoor swimming pools, indoor track, exercise facilities and gymnasium.