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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