Located in the northern central area of the state, Sandy is one of the fastest growing suburbs of Salt Lake City. Living in Sandy allows you the experience the best aspects of a big city with the benefits of a small town. Become one of the nearly 88,000 of this community when you buy Sandy UT homes.
Sandy is one of the few cities in Utah with two separate school districts serving the needs of citizens. The Jordan School District is the largest and oldest of the two, but the area established a second Canyons School District in recent years. Those two districts now maintain more than 20 elementary schools, a handful of middle and high schools and a technical school.
Located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, Sandy was a likely area for early settlement. The area was first used by nomadic bands of Paiute, Shoshone, and Bannock Indians who roamed along the base of the mountains as they travelled from their winter home at Utah Lake to their summer fishing grounds at Bear Lake. Permanent settlers first moved into Sandy during the 1860s and 1870s because of the availability of land in the less crowded southern end of the Salt Lake Valley. The origin of its name has not been established with any certainty, but it is widely believed that the name came from a legendary and colorful Scotsman, Alexander "Sandy" Kinghorn, the engineer who ran the first train line to this end of the Salt Lake Valley in 1873. The railroad connected Sandy to Salt Lake City and facilitated the transportation of ore and other products both in and out of the area.
Parks and Recreation
One reason why the Sandy UT real estate market is so hot is because of the vast array of parks and recreational opportunities in the city. The city is home to 18 different parks with activities and features, including walking trails, picnic areas and playgrounds. Bell Canyon Park has over 8.1 acres with tennis courts, ballfields, trails, a playground, and picnic ares. You'll also find the Lone Peak Skate Park, where dozens of people head with their skateboards. If you find yourself drawn towards vacation homes in Sandy UT, you might want to know more about the great summer activities in the area. The parks and recreation department offers a summer soccer league, softball leagues for adults and kids and a handful of other fun activities.
Attractions and Events
When looking at properties for sale in Sandy UT, you'll find a variety of fun things to do on your own, with your significant other or with your kids. The South Towne Mall is the ultimate place to find clothing, decorations for your home, furniture, movies, music and hundreds of other things. The mall puts on a variety of different events throughout the year that provide even more things to do. You'll also want to head over to the Rio Tinto Stadium, which is the home stadium for the Real Salt Lake soccer team. Don't forget to check out the Castle Creek Inn, which is a locally owned bed and breakfast, when you check out homes for sale in Sandy UT.
Let Sally help you find your home in Sandy
If you are interested in a home in the the picturesque Salt Lake suburb of Sandy, call Coldwell Banker Residential Broker Sally Domichel, 801-573-1675. She has years of experience in the Salt Lake City market, and has the inside track on real estate deals. Whether its your personal residence or a vacation property, Sally can guide your search in Sandy, Utah.