Livability Score

77
/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 F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (11) F
Beans & Brews Coffee House
Coffee Shop
Ding Tea
Coffee Shop
Azucár
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Beans & Brews
Coffee Shop
Quickly
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Dutch Bros. Coffee
Coffee Shop
Bubbles Drinks and More
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Dutch Bros. Coffee
Coffee Shop
Blue Blue
Coffee Shop
Queen Tea
Coffee Shop
Beans & Brews Coffeehouse
Coffee Shop
Beans & Brews
Coffee Shop
Beans & Brews
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (12) F
Unknown Name
Water Park
Cinemark West Valley City
Cinema
Delton Lanes
Bowling Alley
Unknown Name
Stadium
USANA Amphitheatre
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Bowling Alley
All Star Bowling & Entertainment
Bowling Alley
Valley Fair 15
Cinema
Maverik Center
Stadium
West Valley Performing Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Redwood Drive-In Theater
Cinema
Alder Amphitheater
Theatre Arts
Alder Amphitheater
Theatre Arts
Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Food and Drink (86) D-
Domino's
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Rancherito's
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Culver's
Fast Food
Papa John's
Fast Food
Carl's Jr.
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Krispy Kreme
Fast Food
Raising Cane's
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food
El Pollo Loco
Fast Food
Panda Express
Fast Food
Papa Murphy's
Fast Food
Del Taco
Fast Food
Fiiz Drinks
Beverages
Five Guys
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Wingstop
Fast Food
Shirokuma
Sweets
Chicken Express
Fast Food
Fitness (4) F
West Valley City Family Fitness Center
Gym
VASA Fitness
Gym
VASA Fitness
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Taylorsville Recreation Center
Gym
Groceries (17) F
Carnicería La Selecta
Grocery Store
Panaderia Alicia's
Bakery
Smith's
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Harmons
Grocery Store
Los Feliz
Grocery Store
Walmart Neighborhood Market
Grocery Store
Kneaders
Bakery
Winco
Grocery Store
Macey's
Grocery Store
Smith's
Grocery Store
Ream's
Grocery Store
Azteca De Oro
Grocery Store
The Nutrition in Kearns
Health Food
The Fresh Market
Grocery Store
Ocean King
Grocery Store
Harmon's
Grocery Store
La Flor de Salt Lake Tortillas
Bakery
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Smith's
Grocery Store
Smith's
Grocery Store
John's Marketplace
Grocery Store
Reams
Grocery Store
Parks (110) A+
Fassio Farm Park
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Fassio Farm Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Woodledge Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
West Valley City Park
Park
Centennial Park
Park
Hunter Central Stake
Park
Hunter Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Country Meadows Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Hunter Ridge Park
Park
Highbury Playground
Park
Ironwood Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (117) D-
Holiday
Convenience Store
Shopko
Department Store
Great Clips
Hairdresser
Lowe's
Home Improvement
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
PetSmart
Pets
Maverik
Convenience Store
Kohl's
Department Store
Famous Footwear
Shoes
rue21
Clothing
Ross
Department Store
Speedway
Convenience Store
Fantastic Sams
Hairdresser
Burlington
Department Store
Cricket Wireless
Electronics
Fixit Mobile
Electronics
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Verizon
Electronics
Sport Clips
Hairdresser
GNC
Nutrition Supplements
T-Mobile
Electronics
West End Barbers
Hairdresser
Shopko Optical
Optician
Anna Nails 2
Beauty
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 2.7% take public transportation in West Valley City.
Public Transit Stops (383)
Stops & Stations
A+
4800 W @ 3848 S
Bus Stop
4800 W @ 3845 S
Bus Stop
4800 W @ 3790 S
Bus Stop
4800 W @ 3777 S
Bus Stop
4800 W @ 3930 S
Bus Stop
4800 W @ 3701 S
Bus Stop
4800 W @ 3668 S
Bus Stop
4800 W @ 3990 S
Bus Stop
4800 W @ 3991 S
Bus Stop
4100 S @ 4980 W
Bus Stop
4100 S @ 5130 W
Bus Stop
4100 S @ 5125 W
Bus Stop
4100 S @ 4983 W
Bus Stop
4100 S @ 5171 W
Bus Stop
4100 S @ 5206 W
Bus Stop
4800 W @ 3611 S
Bus Stop
4800 W @ 4068 S
Bus Stop
4800 W @ 4053 S
Bus Stop
4100 S @ 4861 W
Bus Stop
4100 S @ 4820 W
Bus Stop
4100 S @ 5295 W
Bus Stop
4800 W @ 3568 S
Bus Stop
3500 S @ 4961 W
Bus Stop
3500 S @ 5030 W
Bus Stop
4800 W @ 3565 S
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
2.7%
F
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cost of living B

The cost of living in West Valley City is 111/100 - which is 6% higher than Utah.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
C-
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
B-
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crime D-

West Valley City crime rates are 3,310 per 100k, which is 55% higher than Utah
Property Crime
2,869 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
441 crimes per 100k
D
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employment A-

The median income in West Valley City is $70,427 - which is 13% higher than Utah.
Med. Household Income
$70,427
B-
Unemployment Rate
3.0%
B
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health D-

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (21)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
D-
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
West Valley 72
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Jordan Valley Medical Center - West Valley Campus
Hospital
Utah Orthodontic Care
Dentist
Intermountain West Valley Clinic
Clinic
Simply Smiles
Dentist
Monarch Dental
Dentist
Macey's Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Intermountain Healthcare
Clinic
Sacred Circle Healthcare
Clinic
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unified Fire Authority Station 109
Fire Station
Granger Medical Clinic
Clinic
Walgreens
Pharmacy
West Valley City Police Department
Police
Granger Orthodontics
Dentist
Community Health Center Oquirrh View
Clinic
West Valley Dialysis Center
Clinic
West Valley Pediatric Dentistry
Dentist
Ortho Dana
Dentist
Williamson Dental
Dentist
Utah Orthodontic Care
Dentist
CORE Health + Wellness
Clinic
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing A+

West Valley City home prices are $242,500 - which is 8% higher than Utah
Home Price
$242,500
A
Home Appreciation Rate
29%
A+
Home Affordability
3.4x (home price to income ratio)
B-
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schools F

The West Valley City graduation rate is 74% - which is 17% lower than Utah
School Test Scores
27%
F
High School Grad. Rates
74%
D
Elementary Schools (30) B-
Carl Sandburg School
Jackling School
Esperanza School
Ascent Academies Of Utah - West Valley
Hunter School
Philo T. Farnsworth School
Valley Crest School
Whittier School
Hillside School
Monroe School
Academy Park School
Monticello Academy West Point
Monticello Academy
Neil Armstrong Academy
West Valley School
West Kearns School
Small World Child Care
David Gourley School
Pioneer School
American Preparatory Academy - Accelerated School
Douglas T. Orchard School
Dancing Moose Montessori School
Robert Frost School
Silver Hills School
Western Hills School
High Schools (10) F
Hunter High
Monticello Academy
Granger High
American Preparatory Academy - Accelerated School
Kearns High
East Hollywood High
Mana Academy Charter School
Entheos Academy Magna
Entheos Academy Kearns
Vanguard Academy
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ratings A+

West Valley City has an overall rating of 89% from 7 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (6)
From AreaVibes
A+
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West Valley City Area Facts

  • West Valley City has a Livability Score of 77/100, which is considered exceptional
  • West Valley City crime rates are 55% higher than the Utah average
  • Cost of living in West Valley City is 6% higher than the Utah average
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West Valley City Reviews

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A Brief Time in West Valley City, UT 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 09, 2010) My husband took a job working in a Salt Lake city outside of West Valley City. While we were only in Utah for 6 months, I really enjoyed our stay there. We actually stayed in West Valley City at the Country Inn & Suites. I have stayed in far better hotels, but the location was pr ...Read More ime. The hotel is just minutes away from the Salt Lake City Airport. This was convenient because we were catching in early morning flight out the next day. There were plenty of restaurants in this part of West Valley City. While they were not 5 star restaurants, at least you weren't deprived of food. You have an Applebee right next door, you could even walk to it if you wanted to.

We also discovered that the Hollywood Connection, which is an amusement park is close by. We decided to drive on over to the E Center to see if we could score tickets to see the Utah Grizzlies play. The traffic was really crazy over by the E Center and we were not able to obtain tickets. I would recommend getting your tickets for the game in advance, it was definitely not worth sitting in all of that traffic and getting nothing in return. Overall, I would recommend West Valley City, but mostly for its convenient location. Read Less
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West Valley City, UT

West Valley City was put on display for a global audience during the 2002 Winter Olympics as the city hosted the speed skating events at the Kearns Speed Skating Complex. With a population that has eclipsed 125,000, the area is one of the larger suburbs of Salt Lake City. West Valley City is one of the more affordable areas to buy a home in the valley as it is a little bit older and more established than some of the other cities in the Salk Lake Valley.

West Valley City is blessed to have a good transportation network that make it easy to get around the city. I-215 is a major freeway in the Salt Lake Valley that cuts right through the city center. The Bangerter Highway is a bypass road that sees a lot of traffic each day. West Valley City is also serviced by the Utah Transit Authority's Trax system and a large number of bus routes that are utilized by many citizens. Getting to Salt Lake from West Valley City can be done in as little as 15 minutes without traffic.

Some of the top neighborhoods in West Valley City where homeowners love to buy homes include Granger, Hunter, El Dorado, and Amanda Acres. West Valley City is home to a large number of large public high schools that are quite competitive on the football field and in the classroom. Kearns, Granger, and Hunter are several of the schools that have enjoyed some success throughout the years in high school athletics.

West Valley City is one of the most diverse communities in the Salt Lake Valley with a large population of Pacific Islanders calling the area home. This cultural diversity can be seen in the large number of ethnic restaurants that are available for a city of its size. Lodestone Park is one of the area's top attractions for kids thanks to an interesting playground and a large field that is perfect for playing.

Salt Lake City offers all of the cultural and sporting events that one could desire. From watching the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smarthome Arena to attending a symphony at the Capital Orchestra, there are a lot of entertainment options that are within driving distance from West Valley City. Closer to home, those who live in West Valley City can watch a Utah Grizzlies minor league hockey game at Maverick Arena. West Valley City is also home to a large entertainment complex that has arcade games, mini golf and a movie theater. The Fashion Place Mall is a remodeled shopping center that has a good selection of shops. All in all, West Valley City offers its residents a comfortable lifestyle with modern conveniences.

F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in West Valley City? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Fassio Farm Park
Unknown Name
Fassio Farm Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Woodledge Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Unknown Name
Cinemark West Valley City
Delton Lanes
Unknown Name
USANA Amphitheatre
Unknown Name
All Star Bowling & Entertainment
Valley Fair 15

Food & Drink

Domino's
Arby's
Subway
McDonald's
Rancherito's
Burger King
Taco Bell
Culver's

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in West Valley City? Of all people who commute, 2.7% take public transportation in West Valley City.
Drive to Work
77%

equal to the US average

Take Public Transit
3%

2% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

2% lower than the US average

D+ Health & Safety

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

Hospitals

Jordan Valley Medical Center - West Valley Campus

Pharmacies

Macey's Pharmacy
Smith's Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy

Doctors

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