If you want to live in an area that has a country feel but yet be close to shopping centers, restaurants and other businesses, then Sandy, Utah may be just the right place for your next home. Well-kept neighborhoods offer many different styles and prices of homes. If a condo or apartment is preferred, there are many of those to choose from, as well. Nestled at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, you can select lots on quiet roads or higher on the hills in order to enjoy beautiful views.
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Located just a few miles south of Salt Lake City, Sandy was listed as the sixth largest city in Utah on the 2010 census. Even though no one is sure how it got its name, most believe that Brigham Young named it Sandy for its thirsty soil. From the original four homes that existed in the area in 1863, population has grown to over 91,000 as of 2014. They offer an indoor shopping mall and a large entertainment and dining complex. The Southtowne Exposition Center hosts conferences and large group exhibitions many times throughout the year. And the nice thing is, parking is free. If you are a sports fan, you will be able to pass many exciting hours enjoying professional soccer games in the Rio Tinto Stadium.
Education is very important in Sandy, Utah. They boast 18 elementary schools, six middle schools, four high schools, and one technical school. For those who enjoy experiencing the four seasons of the year, you will not be disappointed. The Jordan River forms part of the Western border and offers fishing and tubing. For hikers, Mt. Timpanogos is close and offers a long paved uphill hike with a fantastic view of the valley. The hike takes you up to historic caverns offering lighted stalactites and stalagmites. And then for snow skiers, Sandy is close to several major ski resorts that the whole family can enjoy. Yes, the decision to purchase a home in Sandy is a good one.