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.

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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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