South Jordan, UT

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South Jordan, Utah Community Profile

Located in Salt Lake County, South Jordan City, or SoJo, is part of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area known as the valley. Like so many cities and suburbs along the Wasatch Front, South Jordan is one of the twenty fastest-growing cities in the country. In the last decade, a growing number of major tech companies have moved into Northern Utah, and communities like South Jordan, Park City, and Lehi have become some of the best areas for tech employees to relocate to because of the easy commutes and access to dining and entertainment. In that time, SoJo has also been named three times as one of the top twenty best places to live in America by Money Magazine.

Land development company Kennecott Land has begun construction on the master-planned Daybreak Community. Occupying the entire western half of South Jordan City, the sustainable new home development is projected to double South Jordan’s population. Situated around Oquirrh Lake, which offers fishing, boating, kayaking, and canoeing, Daybreak Community's downtown district, SoDa Row, has a variety of walkable restaurants, retail, a 120-acre equestrian park, and community events like outdoor concerts.

History

South Jordan City is 18 miles south of Salt Lake City along the banks of the Jordan River The city hems 3.5 miles of the Jordan River with fishing ponds, hiking trails, parks, and boating access.

Founded in 1859 by Mormon Pioneers, blacksmith Alexander Beckstead and his wife Catherine were the first residents of South Jordan. Beckstead and a man named Archibald Gardner dug a ditch, which still exists today, to divert the Jordan River towards the settlement where it could be used for irrigation and to power Gardener's flour mill. South Jordan started as an agricultural community, and soon alfalfa hay and sugar beets became the primary crops for the city.

Demographics

Statistic South Jordan Utah National
Population 62,751 3,205,959 328,239,523
Population Density (sq mi) 2,825 40 91
Median Age 32.4 30.3 37.7
Male/Female Ratio 1:1 1:1 1:1
Married 66% 60% 55%
Families w/Kids Under 18 52% 51% 43%

South Jordan, UT has a population of 62,751. The median age in South Jordan is 32.4, which is approximately 5% higher than the Utah average of 30.

Cost of Living

Index South Jordan Utah National
Cost of Living Index 129 103 100
Goods & Services Index 98.4 98 100
Groceries Index 98.4 99 100
Health Care Index 101 93 100
Housing Index 195 114 100
Transportation Index 102 104 100
Utilities Index 97.3 93 100

With the average cost of living in South Jordan, being 129, which puts it higher than the average of Utah and higher than the national average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services and housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods.

Grocery Stores

  • Sprouts
  • Smith’s Food and Drug
  • Ream’s
  • Walmart Supercenter
  • Market Street

Electrical Company

  • Rocky Mountain Power

Gas Company

  • Dominion Energy

Water Company

  • Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District

Sewer Company

  • South Jordan Sanitation Division

Cable/Satellite Company

  • Direct TV
  • Xfinity
  • Google Fiber
  • Dish

Internet Providers

  • Century Link
  • Xfinity
  • Viasat
  • Google Fiber

Phone Company

  • XFinity
  • Verizon
  • TMobile
  • Sprint
  • AT&T

Schools

South Jordan is served by the Jordan School District with about 52,300 students in 12 schools offering grades PK-12. Boundaries include the entire city of South Jordan, the district also serves the communities of Bluffdale, Copperton, Herriman, Riverton, and West Jordan. Jordan School District is the second-largest school district in the state and one of the fastest-growing districts in the country. Students in the Jordan School District are served by 36 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, and 9 high schools.

Notable schools in South Jordan include:

  • Bingham High School
  • Elk Ridge Middle School
  • Mountain Creek Middle School
  • South Jordan Middle School
  • Daybreak Elementary
  • Elk Meadows Elementary
  • Golden Fields Elementary
  • South Jordan Elementary
  • River’s Edge Special School

Places of Worship

Salt Lake City is the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormons) and South Jordan was the first city in the world to have two LDS temples. The large influence of the church has influenced the family-centric values and independent spirit of South Jordan.

Though the LDS has the largest population in South Jordan, there are other places of worship in the city that include:

  • The Mission Church
  • South Jordan Community Church
  • Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple
  • Soka Gakki Interntional-USA
  • Impact Multicultural Ministries
  • Lifeline Community
  • Gospel Presbyterian Church

Businesses

South Jordan has become a bedroom community for Salt Lake City because it is an easily commutable distance to many major employers in Northern Utah. The top employers for residents in South Jordan City are:

  • Merit Medical Systems, Inc
  • Ultradent Products, Inc
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Advanced MD, inc
  • Intermountain Homecare
  • Physicians Group of Utah, Inc
  • Ivanti
  • Cricut
  • University Healthcare
  • University of Utah

Nightlife

The Break Sports Grill - Located in SoDa Row in the Daybreak Community, The Break is a traditional sports bar that is rumored to have some fo the best mac and cheese dishes in the valley.

The Black Sheep Bar & Grill - One the east side of SoJo you'll find Black sheep Bar & Grill, which offers American pub classics like chicken wings and hot sandwiches, with a brunch on Sunday. They have live music and plenty of TVs so you can catch the latest Jazz game and enjoy an ice-cold beer.

The District - Shopping, dining, and entertainment stretch three city blocks in this open-air development just south of Daybreak and SoDa Row. Keep your eye out for a few originals, like Wing Nutz Sports Bar & Grill and The Wild Rose, tucked in between the big-name eateries and the megaplex theater.

SoDa Row - Located in the heart of Daybreak, SoDa Row is the main retail and dining district in the master-planned community. Some of the city's best dining can be found in this city center.

Restaurants

Porch Restaurant - Offering craft cocktails and new American cuisine, this SoDa Row favorite offers lunch, dinner, and brunch on weekends. Owner and chef Jen Gilroy has brought the upscale flair of her previous local favorite Meditrina Small Plates & Wine Bar and combined it with laid-back southern hospitality to bring something entirely different to South Jordan.

Tsunami Restaurant & Sushi Bar - Made with the freshest ingredients found anywhere in Northern Utah, Tsunami has five locations throughout the valley. They are perhaps best known for their 40+ sauces made in house from locally sourced ingredients.

The Wild Rose - Located in The District, The Wild Rose caters to the steak and seafood crowds. This fine dining establishment offers an extensive wine list and dessert menu.

Fun Things to Do in South Jordan

South Jordan offers a range of activities to entertain foodies and outdoorsmen alike. The city is home to more than 27 municipal parks ranging in size from .39 acre Bolton park to the 80 acres City Park, and there are two fishing ponds. SoJo also has a number of recreational facilities such as an aquatic fitness center and a community center offering senior programs. Some of the most popular attractions South Jordan residents enjoy include:

  • Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
  • Mulligan’s Golf and Games
  • Gale Center of History and Culture
  • Jordan River Parkway & Trail
  • South Jordan Skatepark

Accessible Public Transportation

Utah Transit Authority offers residents and tourists alike easy and convenient means of getting around town. TRAX, a light rail system, offers transportation from the south end of the valley with two spurs to South Jordan Trax goes from the University of Utah on the east side to the South Jordan Airport on the west side. Trax also offers spurs to Sugarhouse on the east side and West Jordan on the west side. The Utah Transit Authority also provides a commuter train service called FrontRunner from Provo on the south to Ogden on the north with stops in South Jordan. Additionally, a comprehensive bus system is maintained. The city’s transit system provides residents convenient access to shopping, recreational areas, and historic districts.

Owning Property in South Jordan, Utah

Since 1990, South Jordan has consistently been ranked as one of the fastest-growing areas in the country. The real estate in the city reflects this not only in the kind of homes that are built but also in the cost. Hibbs Homes is the home builder that can help you find a home site in this growing city. Hibbs Homes is South Jordan’s preferred custom home building company. The price of a home in South Jordan ranges from $315,000 to over $2,690,000. The cost to build a new home in South Jordan ranges from $101.88 per square foot to $151.27 per square foot with an average of $126.58 per square foot.

South Jordan offers easy access to the canyons associated with Salt Lake City. During the summer season, South Jordan offers many mountain activities with several public trails, making it an awesome place to live for those who love biking and hiking activities. You can see the valleys and mountains that provide the gorgeous backdrop for a walk or hike or an exhilarating mountain biking experience in the Oquirrh Mountains. Other activities you can enjoy are golf, fly fishing, water skiing, and horseback riding. When it comes to dining, South Jordan offers its residents a good range of restaurants and bars. There is something for just about anyone’s appetite and budget. During the warm summer months, there are plays offered at Draper Amphitheater, a chalk art festival, and a hot air balloon festival.

South Jordan is a marvelous place! If you’d like to know more about our custom home builder services in South Jordan, give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you!

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