Young families looking to settle down in a safe, friendly, traditional community will feel right at home in South Jordan, Utah. With a median age of just 27.5, this vibrant community has recently seen a tremendous population growth - and most of the incoming residents are young families. South Jordan is situated just 17 miles south of Salt Lake City and is one of the fastest-growing communities in the state. Local counts estimate a population of about 56,000, making South Jordan one of the largest cities in the entire state. Thanks to the abundance of children and young families in the area, South Jordan maintains a close-knit feel. Those searching for South Jordan apartments for rent will be delighted to discover this friendly and bustling suburb.
South Jordan was first settled in 1859 by Alexander and Catherine Lince Beckstead. The couple built their home as an agricultural farm, which began attracting many farmers and ranchers into the area. A sleepy farming region until about 1950, South Jordan's population has boomed in recent years.
Today, South Jordan continues to embody some of the region's distinctive values. The Jordan River Temple, a Latter-day Saints temple that overlooks the region's many protected green spaces, serves as a reminder of the region's religious roots. Though the Salt Lake City region has diversified and expanded in recent years, local officials remain committed to environmental preservation. Numerous groups have worked hard to encourage the South Jordan Riverway Wildlife Enhancement project, and one of the town's most talked about neighborhoods - the Daybreak community - is a sustainability-oriented New Urbanist development.
South Jordan is known for its family-friendly way of life, and local attractions serve to reinforce the local sense of community. The Gale Center of History and Culture features numerous exhibits and events that embody the Utah way of life and provide insight into the region's past. The South Jordan Community Center is home to a variety of activities and events, and features a senior citizens center, youth programs, fitness and music classes, foreign language discussion groups and more.
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