Sandy is part of the Salt Lake City metropolitan in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. The eastern half of the city is built on the Wasatch Range’s slopes, while the western half is built on the valley level. Sandy is a Salt Lake City suburb. Nearby is the Jordan River.
According to United States Census estimates from July 1, 2019, the city’s population is anticipated to be around 96,380, making it Utah’s sixth-largest city.
Sandy, located thirteen miles south of Salt Lake City at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, was a likely site for early development. Nomadic bands of Paiute, Shoshone, and Bannock Indians traveled at the base of the mountains on their way from their winter home at Utah Lake to their summer fishing grounds at Bear Lake, and the area was first used by them. Because of the availability of land at the less crowded southern part of the Salt Lake Valley, permanent settlers initially moved to Sandy in the 1860s and 1870s.
Sandy is one of Salt Lake City’s major suburbs and Utah’s sixth-largest city, located in the South Valley. Sandy, located near Little Cottonwood Canyon and at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains, offers superb outdoor activity as well as shopping, dining, and entertainment.
During the course of a year, residents and visitors can ski along the mountain slopes, which are covered in some of the best snow in the world, and then drive down the canyon to play golf. Brighton, Alta, Snowbird, and Solitude are just a few of the ski resorts available to skiers. Sandy attracts visitors because of its stunning scenery and numerous outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing, snowmobiling, and others.
The Mountain America Exposition Center, the Jordan Commons entertainment, office, and dining complex, and the Shops at South Town shopping mall are all located in Sandy. It also houses the soccer-specific Rio Tinto Stadium, which opened on October 8, 2008 and hosts home games for Real Salt Lake and Utah Royals FC. The following are some of the other local and surrounding attractions:
- Hansen’s Planetarium
- Salt Palace
- Temple Square
- Wildwood Resort
- Sandy City Amphitheater
- Living Planet Aquarium
- Southtowne Exposition Center
- Bingham Copper Mine
- Delta Center
- E Center
- Jordan River Temple
Sandy, Utah receives an average of 20 inches of rain per year. Sandy gets 61 inches of snow every year on average. Sandy has an average of 229 sunny days each year. On average, Sandy receives precipitation for 90 days out of the year.
The Cairns, a walkable and transit-oriented city center, is now being developed by the city. To accommodate regional growth, a comprehensive master plan was developed in January 2017 that defines plans and related rules for the next 25 years, while also splitting the city center into discrete villages. While managing population expansion and its associated issues, the plan promotes sustainable living, walkability, human-scaled architecture, ecologically friendly design, and nature-inspired design.