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A Sandy Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Sandy Cost of Living Cost of living is 11% higher than Utah
Sandy
11313% more expensive than the US average
Utah
1011% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Sandy cost of living
C Sandy Crime Total crime is 17% higher than Utah
Total crime
3,51928% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2928% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
4%Year over year crime is up
Sandy crime
B- Sandy Employment Household income is 34% higher than Utah
Median household income
$83,52751% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$34,19115% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%44% lower than the US average
Sandy employment
C+ Sandy Housing Home value is 29% higher than Utah
Median home value
$289,00056% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,17524% higher than the US average
Home ownership
77%22% higher than the US average
Sandy real estate or Sandy rentals
B- Sandy Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than Utah
High school grad. rates
93%12% higher than the US average
School test scores
53%8% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
24:151% higher than the US average
Sandy K-12 schools

Living in Sandy, UT

Sandy is a mid-sized city located in the state of Utah. The city has a population of 93,141 people. Sandy has a population density of 3,917 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. According to the most recent Census, 90% of Sandy residents are White, 3% Asian and 1% Black. 84% of the people in Sandy (over the age of 15) are married and 55% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

Are you trying to decide if living in Sandy is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before moving to any new city in Utah, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Sandy, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, education, employment, housing and more.

Sandy has a livability score of 74/100 and is ranked #32 in Utah and #5,593 in the USA. If we take a closer look at each of the categories on their own, we see that Sandy ranks well for amenities (A), education (B-) and employment (B-). There is at least one category that did not score well in Sandy. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: cost of living (F).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Sandy on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: The Living Planet Aquarium, RioTinto Stadium, and Hunt Mysteries.

Sandy real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Sandy. The median home price for Sandy homes is $289,000, which is 28.7% higher than the Utah average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Sandy, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.5, which is 2.8% lower than the Utah average. Real estate appreciation rates in Sandy are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Sandy homes comes in at 10.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 8.7%.

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Compare Sandy, UT Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Sandy, UT

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Wasatch Hollow, Salt Lake City7811.73,188
Yalecrest, Salt Lake City7812.33,768
East Bench, Salt Lake City7612.68,443
Liberty Wells, Salt Lake City7211.58,248
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Bonneville Hills, Salt Lake City7112.13,489
East Central, Salt Lake City6812.620,893
Sugar House, Salt Lake City6710.331,233
People's Freeway, Salt Lake City6412.35,805

Best Cities Near Sandy, UT

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Layton, UT7835.672,413
Holladay, UT786.330,793
Centerville, UT7724.716,727
Provo, UT7724.9115,718
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Interlaken, UT772091
Kaysville, UT7732.229,799
Independence, UT767.5152
Spanish Fork, UT7633.637,565
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Sandy, UT - Unforgettable

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Community10/10
Nightlife7/10
Dining7/10
Shopping10/10
My first trip to Utah was an unforgettable adventure. I arrived in Salt Lake City International Airport and then took a rental car. I got on Interstate-15 and explored Salt Lake County. The city center of Sandy is only about 30 minutes from Salt Lake City. It was one of the most scenic drives I've ever experienced. The valley that's between the Wasatch Mountains, the Great Salt Lake, and Oquirrh Mountains is absolutely picturesque. I was fascinated by the grid like planned suburban communities in this area.

One particular city that caught my eye was Sandy. As I was heading southbound on I-87 and approached exit 293, I noticed the South Towne Center and immediately visited this shopping mall. I saw the anchor stores such as Dillard's and Macy's and had high expectations. With well over 100 stores, this had to be one of the premier shopping destinations in the Salt Lake Metropolitan Area.

I spent a few hours at the mall and did most my shopping for that trip. With more than 15 eateries to choose from, I decided to try something unique and ate some seafood at the McGrath's Fish House. I skipped chain restaurants such as Subway and Chili's, which I've had plenty of back home in New York. It was a good decision, the food at the Fish House was perfect.

After that, I drove through Sandy's neighborhoods and was surprised at the large network of mostly residential communities and dozens of parks and several golf courses such as Willow Creek Country Club. I finished my day at Falcon Park, where I sat back and watched some locals play tennis. I also had some breathtaking views of the gorgeous Wasatch Mountains from the park. Overall, Sandy was a great find and I would return for sure.
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Source: The Sandy, UT data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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