SALT LAKE COUNTY
SALT LAKE CITY, UT
While being the Capital of Utah, Salt Lake City is also the most populated city with over 190,000 residents. The Salt Lake Metropolitan area houses over 1.1 million residents and is one of the largest intermountain areas. Encompassed in Salt Lake Valley, once called Bonneville Lake, Salt Lake offers close proximity to both the Wasatch and Uintah mountains.
Host of the 2002 Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City has several ski and snow recreation in the neighboring canyons located within 10 to 15 miles of the city. Salt Lake also offers several hiking, fishing, boating and summer activities as well.
Salt Lake and Utah offers strong employment and education in high tech and computer careers, local corporations include eBay, Unisys, Adobe, 3M, L-3, Micron, Siebel and Telarus. Within the city limits, the University of Utah offers wide variety of degrees, ranking nationally among the medical, law and several other studies.
Salt Lake City Real Estate Market has maintained with help from the strong economy. Homes range from $100,000 to over $13 million.
Right in the heart of Salt Lake Valley lies Murray City. Established in 1903 and has a population of close to 50,000 residents. Murray is home to several retail shopping and activities including Fashion Place Mall, Costco, Sam’s Club and Murray Park.
With Murray Real Estate prices ranging from $70,000 to $1.8 million, it has very little turn over when compared to other cities. Murray is one of the few cities that supplies it own power and at a better value than the county.
Murray park is one Utah’s largest city parks and includes a recreation center, water park and pavilions. Cottonwood river divides the park from east to west. Other activities include Wheeler Farm’s, Mick Riley and Murray Parkway Golf Course.
Sandy was incorporated in 1893 and quickly became a boomtown for mining. Several miners and workers support several supply, lodging and day to day services on State Street. After in the 1960s officials fought for annexation of more land from the county and quickly grew to it’s current size of 22.3 square miles.
With over 96,000 residents inside it’s boundaries and 81% owning their own home, it has become a thriving suburb for Salt Lake. Sandy has several parks and recreation areas, including Dimple Dell, Big and Small Cottonwood Canyon, Real Soccer and several merchants. Located within 20 to 40 minute commute downtown, but is within 10-15 minutes from the major freeways. Sandy Real Estate values range from $150,000 to $6.9 million.
Lehi is located just south of Salt Lake Valley in Utah County and is within 30 miles from Salt Lake City Center via I-15. Lehi houses the attractions Lehi Roller Mills and Thanksgiving Point.
North or Provo Orem area and the gateway for Saratoga Springs, Lehi has a busy main street with individual store fronts for shopping. Lots size for homes range from a condo or small.1 acre yard to large horse and cattle ranches. Lehi Real Estate prices range from $70,000 to $1.4 million with an average list price of $270,000.
AMERICAN FORK, UT
American Fork is a smaller city in Utah County with 26,000 residents, however being surround by the several neighboring cities it does not feel small. American Fork is nestled against the Wasatch front in Utah County with beautiful canyons and rivers.
American Forks has several retail shopping and entertainment, plus several outdoor activities. American Fork Real Estate values range from $110,000 to $1.1 million with an average list price of $240,000.
Orem is the northern partner in the Provo-Orem Metropolitan, with 88,000 residents making it the fifth largest city in Utah. Set against the east side of Utah Lake and the Mount Timpanogos, Orem was voted 5th best place to raise a family in 2010 by Forbes.
Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, Summer fest celebration and parades in June are local attractions. Local shopping and entertainment include University Mall, Costco and Wal-Mart.
Orem Real Estate values range from $130,000 to $4 mil with an average list price of $250,000.
Home to Brigham Young University, Provo is Utah’s third largest city with 112,000 residents and 526,000 in the Provo/Orem Metropolitan. Located within proximity of Provo Canyon and Sundance, Provo attracts several visitors each year for recreation and entertainment.
BYU, Novell and Nu skin are top employers. Rated by magazines as one of the top ten places to live, Provo offers a historic downtown and scenic home views from the mountain side.
Historic homes date back to the 1850’s near the city center. Provo Real Estate values range form $77,000 to $4.3 million. Several investment properties exist around the university for student housing, while further away is more owner occupied.
Located in Davis County, 24 miles from Salt Lake City Center, Layton City was established in 1920 and currently resides over 67,000 residents. Layton has immediate access to I-15, Utah’s main interstate.
Layton has several retail, shopping and entertainment areas. A large portion of Hill Air Force Base resides in Layton with entrances and gates in Layton.
Layton homes stretch from mid valley up to the mountain benches. Layton Real Estate values can range from $60,000 to $4.7 million.
Ogden is the county seat for Weber County with 83,000 residents. Most famous for its history as a railroad hub and its historic downtown. Even Eleanor Roosevelt visited Ogden’s famous 25th street early on. Still today, Ogden is uses as a major railroad hub.
Ogden has several recreations options including Ogden Canyon and several hiking trails, while its nighttime entertainment is very active. Ogden also has Weber State University, a major University in Utah.
Most homes near city center are Victorian style, while 1950 bungalows surround. Ogden Real Estate values range from $30,000 to $1.1 million.