Sandy Real Estate

    Sandy is a city located in Salt Lake County, with total area of 22.4 square miles. The major residential region of eastern Sandy sits on the slopes of the Wasatch Range while the western section lies at the bottom of the valley. Interstate 15 and State Street (US-89) run through the western portions of the city, while the Jordan River forms part of the western border with West Jordan and South Jordan.

    Population is 98,827 with a resident’s age of 32. Estimated median household income is $94,025, estimated median house value is $312,600.

     

     

    Permanent settlers first moved into Sandy during the 1860s and 1870s because of the availability of land in the less crowded southern end of the Salt Lake Valley. The original plat was essentially one square mile, situated on an alluvial terrace running north and south along the eastern edge of the Jordan River drainage system and paralleling the mountain range.

     

    SCHOOLS

    The Canyons School District is now the primary school district located in Sandy. It began operation at the beginning of the 2009-10 school year. Sandy has 18 elementary schools (Alta View, Altara, Bell View, Brookwood, Crescent, East Sandy, Edgemont, Granite, Lone Peak, Oakdale, Park Lane, Peruvian Park, Quail Hollow, Sandy, Silver Mesa, Sprucewood, Sunrise, Willow Canyon), six middle schools (Albion, Crescent View, Eastmont, Indian Hills, Mount Jordan, Union), four high schools (Jordan, Hillcrest, Brighton, and Alta), one technical school (Canyons Technical Education Center—CTEC), and one alternative high school (Southpointe). The Blessed Sacrament School is a private Catholic elementary school.

     

    TRANSPORTATION

    The city’s roads are located on the same grid system as the rest of Salt Lake County. I-15 runs down the western side of Sandy, with three exits (at 9000 South, 10600 South and 11400 South) located in the city. The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) operates a bus system that reaches into the city. UTA’s TRAX light rail system operates in Sandy. The city is home to four light rail stations: Historic Sandy at 9000 South; Sandy Expo, an infill station at 9375 South, serving the South Towne Exposition Center and Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy Civic Center at 10000 South, serving the city center and nearby transit-oriented developments; and Crescent View at 11400 South. All of Sandy’s light rail stations are on the Blue Line, terminating at Salt Lake Central Station to the north and Draper Town Center to the south.

     

    THINGS TO DO

    Bell’s Canyon Trail –  This hike runs up Bell Canyon, past a scenic reservoir, and up to a beautiful waterfall. Along the way you get majestic views of the Salt Lake Valley. The canyon is located on the east side of the valley, above Sandy, just off of Wasatch Blvd. Wildlife is commonly seen along this trail, including mountain goats in rocky areas. This trail features a lake and is rated as difficult, best used from April until September.

    Mount Olympus – a 9,026 feet peak on the east side of the Salt Lake Valley. With Instagram worthy views from the summit, this trail is wide and easy to follow, but darn steep. Great hike and virtually anyone can do it if taken slow and steady. A spectacular mountain which is well worth the effort.

    Shops at South Town – a shopping mall, built in 1986, located just east of Interstate 15 on State Street. Contains 1,300,000 square feet (120,000 m2) of retail space with 150 stores and restaurants.

    Storm Mountain Park – a park with a covered pavilion, soccer field, tennis courts, covered seating, kid’s playground, perfect for an alfresco lunch.

     

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