Saratoga Springs Community Guide

    The city of Saratoga Springs is situated to the south of the capital of Salt Lake City in Utah County, Utah and stretches for 21.7 square miles between Utah Lake and Eagle Mountain. As a relatively new development, Saratoga Springs was only incorporated as a community on December 31, 1997 and was officially recognized as a city in 2001. However, due to the rapid growth of many of the communities in Utah County, the area has experienced one of the highest levels of growth in the United States since it began to be developed. With a location that is close to the main hub of Interstate 15 and just a short drive away from Salt Lake City, Saratoga Springs is the perfect place to reside for those who want to be close to the best of both worlds.

    Local Recreation and Nearby Amenities

    The area in and around Saratoga Springs is ideal for many outdoor activities including trail walking, cycling and kayaking while the nearby Wasatch Mountain Range offers up many opportunities for everything from skiing to snowboarding to mountain climbing. Yellow Fork Canyon is in close proximity and is perfect for those who want to test out their mountain biking abilities on its trails. For those who want to work on perfecting their swing, the TalonsCove Golf Club sits along the shore of Utah Lake while The Ranches Golf Club is just beyond the borders of the community. While Saratoga Springs does have a few stores like Walmart and Dollar Tree, the nearest shopping center, Alpine Valley Center, is located along Interstate 15 and features many popular stores including Old Navy, Michaels and Target. The Saratoga Springs Public Library sits at 1307 North Street and offers a variety of materials for loan including books, DVDs and magazines.

    Local Access and Transportation

    Utah State Route 73 runs through the northern part of the city and provides access into Cedar Fort in the west and the community of Lehi in the east. Interstate 15 travels just east of Saratoga Springs and serves as one of Utah’s main routes, providing access in the north to Salt Lake City and access in the southwest to the city of Provo and on to the state of Nevada. The Utah Transit Authority is the public transportation provider and features many bus routes with access to areas throughout Greater Salt Lake. The Salt Lake City International Airport is approximately 45 minutes away and offers flights to a variety of domestic and international locations around the world.

    Schools & Continuing Education

    The city is served by the Alpine School District and features a number of local schools including Riverview Elementary School, Sage Hills Elementary School, Vista Heights Middle School and Westlake High School. Lakeview Academy is also located in the area and serves students in kindergarten through to grade 9. For older students and adults continuing their education, there are also many educational institutions nearby including Westminster College, Brigham Young University and University of Utah.

    Demographics in Saratoga Springs

    The population of the area was 17,781 in the 2010 census and the population density was 98.2 people per square mile. The average household size is 3.70 people and the median age of the area is 21.6 years. The median household income was $62,212 with males having a median income of $44,464 and females having a median income of $36,739. 32.9% of the city’s population was between the ages of 25 and 44 while 14.9% were between the ages of 45 and 64.

    Annual Events and Festivals

    There are a variety of festivals in and around the Saratoga Springs area that draw visitors and tourists throughout the year. Saratoga Splash Days are held each June and celebrate the area’s history with a variety of fun events including a parade, a carnival and a variety of local vendors for visitors to enjoy. The Utah Shakespeare Festival was first held in 1962 to celebrate the plays of William Shakespeare, and it is still an active festival in Salt Lake City for those who want to enjoy the works of the bard throughout the season. The Festival of Colors is held every June in nearby Spanish Fork at the Krishna Temple and offers up fun colors for everyone to paint and play with, in honor of the traditional festival in India.

    The area of Saratoga Springs is a developing community close to Utah Lake which makes it ideal for those who want to be close the city while still enjoying the pleasures of a quieter life. If you would like to learn more about real estate in the area, please contact us at The Utah Homes Team today for more information.

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