South Jordan

Tucked in the valley between the Oquirrh Mountains and the Wasatch Mountains, Jordan is a rapidly growing city of about 58,000 residents, 17 miles south of Salt Lake City. The South Jordan real estate market has something to offer everyone who's house hunting. As part of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, home and commercial properties, rental properties and vacation homes in offer home buyers great value and convenience. South Jordan has been named by CNN/Money.comas "18th out of 100 Best Places to live in the U.S."  South Jordan UT homes give prospective buyers and renters access to the impressive Jordan School District, which features six elementary schools, two middle schools and four high schools. Families searching for homes in South Jordan UT will also find alternatives to the public school system in charter schools and private schools. Each South Jordan UT real estate agent will help home buyers with children find homes for sale that are convenient to educational needs.  With an intricate infrastructure that easily supports the city's traffic needs, as well as receiving consistent service from the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) bus system and the UTA's light rail system, residents will find transportation simple in South Jordan. 

History

South Jordan was settled in 1859 by Alexander and Catherine Lince Beckstead. Like many of the first settlers in the Salt Lake Valley, their first home was a cave dug out of the river bank, fortified with sun-dried adobe bricks and large logs covered with plants, willows, and mud. With picks and shovels, the Beckstead family dug and built the Beckstead Ditch, which still exists today from 12600 South to 10600 South. The ditch diverted water from the Jordan River to irrigate crops as early as June of 1859. Water from the Beckstead ditch powered the mill until electricity was discovered and became a more convenient source of power. South Jordan was primarily a rural farming community when it became incorporated as a town in 1935. 

Parks and Recreation

Trail lovers and hikers are in for a special treat. Between the Redwood Road Park, Bingham Creek Trail and the Jordan River Parkway, fitness enthusiasts will find plenty of friendly space to get out and enjoy the beauty of the city. South Jordan also features an equestrian park and plenty of golf courses such as River Oaks to keep residents active and busy. With 26 municipal parks near properties for sale in South Jordan UT, the chance to get in some fresh air and exercise is basically outside the front door. Fans of the outdoors will find tennis courts, football fields, baseball and softball diamonds, soccer fields, volleyball courts and a skate park.

Attractions and Events

A list of community events in South Jordan reads like vintage Americana -- the Miss South Jordan Pageant, Farmer's Market, Chili Cook Off and Easter Egg and Candy Scramble. Home buyers in the South Jordan area who want to spend a night on the town can easily visit Salt Lake City for a wide array of entertainment options, and there are plenty of great restaurants in South Jordan, too, so anyone can find appealing dining fare near home. 

Let Sally Domichel help you find your home in South Jordan

Prospective home buyers considering looking for a home, vacation home or rental property in the South Jordan area should call the office of Coldwell Banker Residential Broker Sally Domichel, 801-573-1675. She knows the Salt Lake Valley and has the inside track on information and real estate deals in South Jordan. Let her help put you in a beautiful South Jordan home!

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