Sandy, Utah

Sandy UT Real Estate, Sandy Area and Community Information



Sandy is a city that is located in Northern Utah just a short drive from Salt Lake City and the Jordan River. It is part of Salt Lake County and a suburb of Salt Lake City. Several notable people once called Sandy home including pro golfer Mike Weir, pro basketball player Paul Millsap and Miss Utah 2007 Heather Anderson.

History of Sandy

The territory known as Sandy was first inhabited by Bannock, Shoshone and Paiute Indian tribes. However, several European immigrants began settling in the area during the early 1860s. At this time, the town was mainly dependent on agriculture and was named Sandy in reference to its rich soil. After the railroad ran through Sandy in 1873, the area saw tremendous growth, and today it is a thriving city with a variety of businesses and private homes.

Parks and Recreation

When you become a Sandy home buyer, you will gain access to more than 70 attractive parks located within the community. A favorite park among people living in Sandy UT homes is Cougar Park, which is situated on South Cougar Lane. Amenities of Cougar Park include playground equipment, walking paths, horseshoe pits, a volleyball court and clean bathrooms.

Another terrific park located near real estate in Sandy is Hunter Park, which can be found situated on South 6000 West Street. This park offers such fantastic amenities as a playground, basketball courts, several athletic fields, tennis courts, picnic tables and barbecue grills. Other parks near Sandy homes are Millrace Park, Pleasant Green Park, Southridge Park and Vista Park.

Attractions and Activities

Sandy real estate also provides residents with access to a wide array of fabulous attractions. Families looking for kid-friendly attractions enjoy visiting such locations as Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, Utah's Hogle Zoo, Clark Planeterium, Monkey Mountain and Fort Buenaventura.

If you enjoy adventurous activities, you will want to take some time to visit such locations as Utah Winter Sports Park, Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort and Midway Adventure Center. You will find many great historical attractions near Sandy properties as well including the Natural History Museum of Utah, the Family History Library, Salt Lake Temple and Park City Museum.

Special Events in Sandy

Most everyone loves a fun celebration, and people who choose to purchase Sandy homes for sale have numerous opportunities to attend special events during the year. A popular event held in the community is Sandy's Annual Fourth of July Celebration. This event boasts such festivities as carnival rides and games, a 5k race, face painting, tasty food, clowns, a parade, and a spectacular fireworks display.

Another celebration you will want to be sure to attend in Sandy is the Annual Sandy Hot Air Balloon Festival. This exciting event takes place in August and features live music, tasty food and an amazing hot air balloon launch. Other events you will not want to miss include National Trails Day (June), Movies in the Park (June through September) and Sandy's Annual Heritage Festival (September).

If you have been searching for a place to live in Utah that offers numerous fun attractions and plenty of job opportunities, give Steve Bryant a call. There are several homes for sale in Sandy that may be just what you are looking for. Take some time to speak with Steve Bryant and make your home-owning dreams come true!
Steve Bryant
Steve Bryant
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