Livability Score

80
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities C+

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (6) F
Beans & Brews
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Alpha Coffee
Coffee Shop
Beans & Brews Coffee House
Coffee Shop
Sweet Hazel & Co.
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Ding Tea Taylorsville
Coffee Shop
Athena Beans Coffee House & Bistro
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Dutch Bros. Coffee
Coffee Shop
Beans & Brews
Coffee Shop
Penny Ann's Cafe
Coffee Shop
SodaBoba
Coffee Shop
hello boba
Coffee Shop
Pop on Over Cafe
Coffee Shop
Beans & Brews Coffee House
Coffee Shop
Beans & Brews Coffeehouse
Coffee Shop
Beans & Brews Coffee House
Coffee Shop
Hidden Peaks Coffee & Roasting Co.
Coffee Shop
Honeysuckle Coffee Co.
Coffee Shop
Dutch Bros. Coffee
Coffee Shop
Beans & Brews Coffee House
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (4) F
West Jordan Historical Society
Museum
Gardner Village
Theme Park
Midvale Main Street Theatre
Theatre Arts
AMC Theaters West Jordan 12
Cinema
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Midvale Historical Museum
Museum
Cinemark
Cinema
Club 90
Nightclub
Regal Crossroads 14
Cinema
Sandy Museum
Museum
America First Field
Stadium
Gale Center
Museum
Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Megaplex at Jordan Commons
Cinema
Hale Center Theatre
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Bowling Alley
Food and Drink (49) D-
Wienerschnitzel
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
Beto's
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Good Spirits
Bar
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
Panda Express
Fast Food
Del Taco
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Leatherby's Family Creamery
Sweets
Wendy's
Fast Food
Wingstop
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
Sonic
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Old Towne Tavern
Bar
Arby's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Fitness (10) A+
VASA Fitness
Gym
West Jordan Senior Center
Community Centre
P4P
Gym
Big Mountain Barbell
Gym
Midvale Senior Center
Community Centre
Midvale City Performing Arts and Community Center
Community Centre
Midvale Community Center
Community Centre
Midvale Community Center and Historical Museum
Community Centre
Copperview Recreation Center
Gym
Community Center Clubhouse and spa at The Ridge
Community Centre
Woodgate Community Clubhouse and Gym
Community Centre
Liberty Landing Community Clubhouse
Community Centre
Renaissance-Intrigue at Jordan Landing Clubhouse and Community Center
Community Centre
Serenity Community Center and Clubhouse
Community Centre
Community Clubhouse at The Pines
Community Centre
EoS Fitness
Gym
Pure Workout
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Unknown Name
Gym
Murray Heritage Senior Center
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
F45 Training
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Taylorsville Recreation Center
Gym
VASA Fitness
Gym
Groceries (10) F
Smith's
Grocery Store
Smith's
Grocery Store
Lucky
Grocery Store
Macey's
Grocery Store
Smith's
Grocery Store
Casa Blanca
Grocery Store
Reams
Grocery Store
WinCo Foods
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
International Marketplace
Grocery Store
Schmidt's Pastry Cottage
Bakery
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Reams
Grocery Store
Shirlyn's Natural Foods
Health Food
Smith's
Grocery Store
Harmons
Grocery Store
Sprouts Farmers Market
Grocery Store
Smith's
Grocery Store
Corner Bakery Cafe
Bakery
Smith's
Grocery Store
Harmons
Grocery Store
Maria's Market
Grocery Store
Cakes By Edith
Bakery
Good Earth Natural Foods
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Parks (236) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
LDS stake park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Wild West Jordan Playground
Playground
Playground Swings
Playground
Veterans Memorial Park
Park
Blue Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Saint Joseph Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Senior Housing Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Jordan Meadows Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Plum Creek Park
Park
Camelot Park
Park
Gardner Village
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Conservation Garden Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Shops (53) C+
Hoiliday Oil
Convenience Store
Maverik
Convenience Store
Vivian's Salon
Hairdresser
Nutri Fit
Nutrition Supplements
Color My Nails
Beauty
Helm's Ace Hardware
Home Improvement
Baraka Beauty Supply & Salon
Hairdresser
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Harbor Freight
Home Improvement
Boost Mobile
Electronics
Ryan's Nails
Beauty
ExtraMile
Convenience Store
Olympia Furniture
Furniture
West Jordan Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Reparacell
Electronics
Metro by T-Mobile
Electronics
Holiday
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Throwbacks Barber Company
Hairdresser
JJ Nails & Spa
Beauty
Petco
Pets
Target
Department Store
The Home Depot
Home Improvement
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 1.7% take public transportation in West Jordan.
Public Transit Stops (306)
Stops & Stations
A+
Redwood Rd @ 7769 S
Bus Stop
7800 S @ 1689 W
Bus Stop
7800 S @ 1650 W
Bus Stop
7800 S @ 1780 W
Bus Stop
Redwood Rd @ 7899 S
Bus Stop
7800 S @ 1579 W
Bus Stop
7800 S @ 1855 W
Bus Stop
Redwood Rd @ 7636 S
Bus Stop
7800 S @ 1918 W
Bus Stop
Redwood Rd @ 7671 S
Bus Stop
Redwood Rd @ 8001 S
Bus Stop
7800 S @ 1477 W
Bus Stop
Redwood Rd @ 7546 S
Bus Stop
7800 S @ 2010 W
Bus Stop
7800 S @ 2011 W
Bus Stop
West Jordan City Center Stn (Bay A)
Bus Stop
West Jordan City Center
Transit Station
7800 S @ 1410 W
Bus Stop
Redwood Rd @ 7521 S
Bus Stop
7800 S @ 1421 W
Bus Stop
7800 S @ 2155 W
Bus Stop
Redwood Rd @ 7410 S
Bus Stop
Redwood Rd @ 7389 S
Bus Stop
7800 S @ 2210 W
Bus Stop
Redwood Rd @ 8205 S
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
1.7%
F
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cost of living C-

The cost of living in West Jordan is 120/100 - which is 15% higher than Utah.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
B-
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crime C-

West Jordan crime rates are 2,488 per 100k, which is 16% higher than Utah
Property Crime
2,155 crimes per 100k
D+
Violent Crime
333 crimes per 100k
C
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employment A+

The median income in West Jordan is $84,722 - which is 36% higher than Utah.
Med. Household Income
$84,722
A
Unemployment Rate
2.8%
A-
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health B-

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (16)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Park Village Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
Dentist
Unified Fire Authority Station 125
Fire Station
Overstock On-Site Clinic
Clinic
Farmer Chemist
Pharmacy
Lundberg Family Dentistry
Dentist
Southpoint Pediatrics
Doctor
Intermountain West Jordan Clinic
Clinic
Granger Medical Clinic
Clinic
CHC 72nd Street Clinic
Clinic
Highland Ridge Hospital
Hospital
Jordan Valley Medical Center
Hospital
Reading Pediatric Dentistry
Dentist
Jordan Landing Family Medicine
Doctor
West Jordan Fire Department
Fire Station
Concentra Urgent Care
Clinic
Wasatch Canyons Hospital
Hospital
Greenwood Health Center
Doctor
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Cascade Dental Care
Dentist
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Monarch Dental
Dentist
Copper View Medical Center
Clinic
Smith's Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing A+

West Jordan home prices are $316,600 - which is 41% higher than Utah
Home Price
$316,600
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
28%
A+
Home Affordability
3.7x (home price to income ratio)
C
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schools C-

The West Jordan graduation rate is 87% - which is 2% lower than Utah
School Test Scores
38%
F
High School Grad. Rates
87%
B-
Elementary Schools (23) F
Majestic School
Heartland School
West Jordan School
Westvale School
Riverside School
Westland School
Hawthorn Academy West Jordan
Oquirrh School
Columbia School
Rivers Edge School
Midvale School
Midvale Middle
Terra Linda School
Kids World Academy
Calvin S. Smith School
Copperview School
Grant School
Primary Children'S Medical Center School
Westbrook School
Jordan Ridge School
Bennion School
Midvalley School
Viewmont School
Elk Meadows School
Liberty School
High Schools (15) B-
West Jordan Middle
South Valley School
West Jordan High
Joel P. Jensen Middle
Hawthorn Academy West Jordan
Mountain Heights Academy
Bennion Jr High
Itineris Early College High
Southpointe Adult High
Primary Children'S Medical Center School
Jordan Academy For Technology And Careers - North
Riverview Jr High
Taylorsville High
South Jordan Middle
Bingham High
American Heritage Of South Jordan
Elk Ridge Middle
Navigator Pointe Academy
Jordan High
Canyons Transition Academy
Hillcrest High
Entheos Academy Kearns
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ratings B-

West Jordan has an overall rating of 69% from 14 reviews.
User Reviews (4)
From AreaVibes
C
User Surveys (10)
From AreaVibes
A+
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West Jordan Area Facts

  • West Jordan has a Livability Score of 80/100, which is considered exceptional
  • West Jordan crime rates are 16% higher than the Utah average
  • Cost of living in West Jordan is 15% higher than the Utah average
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A 2022 Review 4 rating By Jacob ( May 05, 2022) It has been a while since the last review, and that one was clearly some bigoted person. The diversity is a great thing. It has caused more ethnic restaurants to open up, and bring a little more culture to the area. As with most of Utah, the nightlife isn't the best, even downtow ...Read More n SLC compared to other major metros is lacking. I know the city council is working on bringing more entertainment to West Jordan, as I emailed them about it recently. My neighbors are very nice, in general everyone around here is nice. That being said, there is a lot of property crime (theft) in this town. I'm unsure if that's dying down as higher cost housing is going in changing the demographic again and pushing out lower income families. Dining experience is okay, there isn't really anywhere unique to go, just a lot of chains and fast food. There are several shopping hubs that have a lot of restaurants, just as I said nothing special. The shopping centers have every need you would require though, and offer a lot of stores to walk around. Attractions wise I gave a high rating, because in the valley you're only 30 minutes from most attractions you want. Can still hit the zoo or aquarium easily, or go hiking in either Oquirrh or Wasatch range (Wasatch more of a drive up canyons obviously), there are a plethora of parks that offer year round use with sledding hills, playgrounds, walking paths, etc. There is a Pins and Ales, and unfortunately not a lot more like that. There is a Top Golf easily accessible in Midvale. But more places like Pinstacks, Main Event, or Freeplay Arcade type places that allow for families to participate (Pins and Ales is 21 and over) would be the next step to me to elevate this place.

Overall, its a really nice suburb that seems to be growing out of its previous negative connotation with the new additions, and seems poised to be a top suburb in the valley in time. I can't give it 5 stars because of the crime and nightlife issues. Schools are also not that great, but I think that's a systemic Utah issue more than city driven. It's just not a priority to parents, therefore the kids. That needs to change. Read Less
A 2022 Review 4 rating By Jacob ( May 05, 2022) It has been a while since the last review, and that one was clearly some bigoted person. The diversity is a great thing. It has caused more ethnic restaurants to open up, and bring a little more culture to the area. As with most of Utah, the nightlife isn't the best, even downtow ...Read More n SLC compared to other major metros is lacking. I know the city council is working on bringing more entertainment to West Jordan, as I emailed them about it recently. My neighbors are very nice, in general everyone around here is nice. That being said, there is a lot of property crime (theft) in this town. I'm unsure if that's dying down as higher cost housing is going in changing the demographic again and pushing out lower income families. Dining experience is okay, there isn't really anywhere unique to go, just a lot of chains and fast food. There are several shopping hubs that have a lot of restaurants, just as I said nothing special. The shopping centers have every need you would require though, and offer a lot of stores to walk around. Attractions wise I gave a high rating, because in the valley you're only 30 minutes from most attractions you want. Can still hit the zoo or aquarium easily, or go hiking in either Oquirrh or Wasatch range (Wasatch more of a drive up canyons obviously), there are a plethora of parks that offer year round use with sledding hills, playgrounds, walking paths, etc. There is a Pins and Ales, and unfortunately not a lot more like that. There is a Top Golf easily accessible in Midvale. But more places like Pinstacks, Main Event, or Freeplay Arcade type places that allow for families to participate (Pins and Ales is 21 and over) would be the next step to me to elevate this place.

Overall, its a really nice suburb that seems to be growing out of its previous negative connotation with the new additions, and seems poised to be a top suburb in the valley in time. I can't give it 5 stars because of the crime and nightlife issues. Schools are also not that great, but I think that's a systemic Utah issue more than city driven. It's just not a priority to parents, therefore the kids. That needs to change. Read Less
Refugee central and getting worse 1 rating By Anonymous ( Aug 17, 2018) Since the last review is from eight years ago potential new residents need to know of all the change in Utah. I avoid this city like the plague after hours because it's turning into a third world county. The amount of refugees, most of them young men from Africa and the Middle Ea ...Read More st, are in the thousands and changing the demographic of this city faster than it can keep up. Homeless are ignored but refugees are well kept and most of them are clearly not helpless and strong and healthy. If you don't like the direction california is going do not move to West Jordan---you will feel like You are in California. Please consider how you vote in the upcoming elections. These areas have turned into ghettos and Crime has skyrocketed and is an F for this area. Read Less
Looking for West Jordan, UT? "Just West of the River Pardner." 3.5 rating By Anonymous ( Aug 05, 2010) Looking for a jumping off point for the West, Salt Lake City and Utah? West Jordan is the place you want to start. Named after the river that runs from the Great Salt Lake to Utah Lake, West Jordan, UT is a short commute suburb of Salt Lake City with easy access to all of Utah's ...Read More Gold! i.e. Music/Dance, Mormon Temple and the world renown Choir, golf and of course the Greatest Snow on Earth..

West Jordan proper is very compact. Various shopping centers are located close to the city center and are available for food, Rx, MD's, auto repair and restaurants. The Lite Rail can wisk you to the downtown areas quickly as well as to the University for plays, concerts and the greatest genealogical library in the world.. Find your Roots!

Lodging is plentiful and a short 20-25 minute drive will get you to the Airport too.

There are a few drawbacks to living in or traveling to West Jordan (Jun 2010): One word Traffic..not usually a problem, but with all the growth here.. construction is everywhere, which s l o w s everything so allow time to thread thru traffic. But once there you will love the Majestic 12,000+ foot mountains all around you.

Bring your camera the sights are to be recorded and your stay memorable! Read Less
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Refugee central and getting worse 1 rating By Anonymous ( Aug 17, 2018) Since the last review is from eight years ago potential new residents need to know of all the change in Utah. I avoid this city like the plague after hours because it's turning into a third world county. The amount of refugees, most of them young men from Africa and the Middle Ea ...Read More st, are in the thousands and changing the demographic of this city faster than it can keep up. Homeless are ignored but refugees are well kept and most of them are clearly not helpless and strong and healthy. If you don't like the direction california is going do not move to West Jordan---you will feel like You are in California. Please consider how you vote in the upcoming elections. These areas have turned into ghettos and Crime has skyrocketed and is an F for this area. Read Less
Looking for West Jordan, UT? "Just West of the River Pardner." 3.5 rating By Anonymous ( Aug 05, 2010) Looking for a jumping off point for the West, Salt Lake City and Utah? West Jordan is the place you want to start. Named after the river that runs from the Great Salt Lake to Utah Lake, West Jordan, UT is a short commute suburb of Salt Lake City with easy access to all of Utah's ...Read More Gold! i.e. Music/Dance, Mormon Temple and the world renown Choir, golf and of course the Greatest Snow on Earth..

West Jordan proper is very compact. Various shopping centers are located close to the city center and are available for food, Rx, MD's, auto repair and restaurants. The Lite Rail can wisk you to the downtown areas quickly as well as to the University for plays, concerts and the greatest genealogical library in the world.. Find your Roots!

Lodging is plentiful and a short 20-25 minute drive will get you to the Airport too.

There are a few drawbacks to living in or traveling to West Jordan (Jun 2010): One word Traffic..not usually a problem, but with all the growth here.. construction is everywhere, which s l o w s everything so allow time to thread thru traffic. But once there you will love the Majestic 12,000+ foot mountains all around you.

Bring your camera the sights are to be recorded and your stay memorable! Read Less

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West Jordan, UT

West Jordan is a bedroom community of Salt Lake City that has been growing at an impressive rate over the recent past. With over 100,000 residents calling the city home, it has all of the shopping, restaurants, and government services that are needed for a thriving community. Laid out to the west of the Jordan River, the city was originally settled by Mormon Pioneers who established a large mill at Gardner Village.

One of the most appealing aspects of life in West Jordan is the affordable housing that is available in pockets of the city. While home prices have rose in recent year in the city mirroring the rest of the state, there are still bargains to be found in some neighborhoods. West Jordan is home to two major high schools that are located less than 10 miles apart. West Jordan High School is the home of the Jaguars, and it was the city's first and only high school for many years. Copper Hills High School was constructed in the 1990s, and it is home to the Grizzlies.

West Jordan has an impressive public transit network that is operated by the Utah Transit Authority. Trax has several stops at key locations in the city near the high school, the hospital, and Gardner Historic Village. In addition to the tram network, there are also busses that make frequent trips around the area. Some of the key roads in West Jordan are 90th South, 78th South, 70th South, Redwood Road, and Bangerter Highway. Traffic in the city is light, although it typically gets thicker during rush hour traffic as people wait to merge onto I-15.

One of the most exciting places to go in West Jordan to relax or enjoy a meal is Jordan Landing. This huge shopping complex is also home to a large movie theater that shows all of the hottest movies on the market. In addition to Jordan Landing, West Jordan is also known for Jordan River Parkway Trail where walkers, bikers, and horse riders can enjoy a tranquil experience in nature.

West Jordan is less than 20 miles from downtown Salt Lake City making it an attractive option for people that work or go to school in the city. Getting to downtown Salt Lake is easy on the Trax or FrontRunner public transit options. More and more people in West Jordan are starting to take advantage of bike to get around town as the city has created several bike paths and roads with lanes dedicated to cyclists.

The quality of life in West Jordan is high, and the city is a great place to raise a family due to good schools, ample shopping, and good city governance.

C+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in West Jordan? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
LDS stake park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Wild West Jordan Playground
Playground Swings
Veterans Memorial Park
Blue Playground

Entertainment

West Jordan Historical Society
Gardner Village
Midvale Main Street Theatre
AMC Theaters West Jordan 12
Unknown Name
Midvale Historical Museum
Cinemark
Club 90

Food & Drink

Wienerschnitzel
Subway
Dairy Queen
Beto's
Little Caesars
Good Spirits
Taco Bell
Arby's

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in West Jordan? Of all people who commute, 1.7% take public transportation in West Jordan.
Drive to Work
77%

equal to the US average

Take Public Transit
2%

3% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

2% lower than the US average

C+ Health & Safety

Is West Jordan a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Jordan Valley Medical Center
Copper Hills Youth Center

Pharmacies

Walgreens
Walgreens

Doctors

Jordan Landing Family Medicine
Southpoint Pediatrics

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