Sandy, Utah was a sleepy farming community before the railroad came to town in 1877. The new tracks not only brought miners looking to strike it rich in Utah’s canyons, but three smelters and two sampling mills for testing Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountain ores. By 1893, Sandy was a booming mining town with 1,000 residents, a thriving business community and an impressive 17 saloons.
Today, Sandy hosts close to 100,000 residents and boasts one of Salt Lake County’s lowest housing cost per square foot. Upscale neighborhoods like Pepperwood offer large estates on mountain-view acreage and country club amenities. Creek Road and Willow Creek Country Club enclaves offer canyon breezes and winding wooded roads. New urban condo developments are springing up near TRAX stations and shopping centers like Quarry Bend. Urban revitalization in the historic district are enriching and preserving Sandy’s varied past. And first-time home owners will find affordable housing in safe, low-rent neighborhoods throughout the city. Residents also savor unprecedented access and views of Salt Lake’s world-famous canyons and skiing. You can get a better feel for the city with our Sandy Photo Tour, below.
Looking for recommendations for what to do while you are in Sandy? Read our How to Spend a Day in Sandy.