A suburb of Salt Lake City, West Valley City, UT, is a land of plenty. Filled with traditional suburban neighborhoods, this is an ideal location for anyone looking to own a home or raise a family. Large homes are in abundance, with roughly one house for every four residents, and apartments or other multi-family dwellings are scarce. You can expect to have plenty of space no matter which neighborhood you choose as the average house boasts well over 1,500 square feet.
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West Valley City is located roughly 10 miles from downtown Salt Lake City. This gives it the best of both worlds, as the advantages of the city center are completely accessible without sacrificing the comforts of suburbia. West Valley City is home to 130,000 people over 35.5 square miles. This produces a small population density compared to most cities in the United States, meaning overcrowding is not an issue. It is also an excellent place to find work. Annual growth rate is at an explosive 71 percent and the median income is a healthy $52,000 per year.
With access to Salt Lake City's population, the dining experience in West Valley City is everything you would expect. The food scene is diverse, but several legendary Pho restaurants have really made their mark. Good times are never hard to find. The Utah Flying Trapeze will put you on the high wires while the Utah Cultural Celebration Center hosts events throughout the year. The Utah Jazz, Real Salt Lake and University of Utah sports are always at hand. You can also have easy access to Red Butte Garden, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Clark Planetarium and the Gallivan Center. Best of all, Salt Lake was a former host to the Winter Olympics, which means winter sports of every kind are available. Most famously, Utah's legendary skiing is an easy drive away. If you want a spacious home in a city with everything to offer, take a look at West Valley City.