Sandy, Utah

Life in Sandy, Utah, explained by people who’ve lived in Sandy:

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Sandy Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Sandy?

  • Relatively safe, close to things, lots of good people and not the traffic of Salt Lake. I don’t have to go out of Sandy much because it has most of the shops, restaurants and things that we want to do. (Cameron, 16 years)
  • Different things close by-mall, freeway, trax, schools, ski resorts. (Talmage, 18 years)
  • Convenience of shopping, Sandy Amp for summer activities, great neighborhood, great people, I love the parks. (Jolene, 33 years)
  • Close to mountains, trails, grocery shopping, city services are great and property taxes have stayed relatively low. (Susan, 34 years)
  • Safety. (Gloria, 37 years)

Sandy Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Sandy?

  • Too many people, I would like a smaller town. (Cameron, 16 years)
  • Traffic. (Talmage, 18 years)
  • I don’t like the bad air in winter. (Jolene, 33 years)
  • Strip malls are old and outdated. (Susan, 34 years)
  • So many rentals. (Gloria, 37 years)

Sandy Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Sandy?

  • Hike, RSL games, Hale Theater, Equestrian Park, plenty of good restaurants. (Cameron, 16 years)
  • The parks and trails. (Talmage, 18 years)
  • Sandy Ampitheater in the summer months, the Hale theater year round now in Sandy, the events at the South Towne expo center. (Jolene, 33 years)
  • Swimming, bowling, parks, sports. (Gloria, 37 years)

Sandy’s Reputation

What’s Sandy known for?

  • Comfortable and affordable homes. (Cameron, 16 years)
  • Great mayor Tom Dolan. (Talmage, 18 years)
  • Fast growing. (Gloria, 37 years)

Sandy Crime

What’s the crime like in Sandy?

  • Not too bad, some crime, but mostly petty stuff. (Cameron, 16 years)
  • I think we can handle helping our neighbors. (Talmage, 18 years)
  • I’m not really up on the statistics, but I haven’t experienced any crime where I live. There has been some in close proximity on State Street and 8000 South, but I believe in locking my cars and home and not making those kinds of things easy. (Jolene, 33 years)
  • Homeless people are moving into the DimpleDell area. (Susan, 34 years)
  • Depends on the area- Sandy’s mostly safe. (Gloria, 37 years)

Sandy Advice

Any advice for people moving to Sandy?

  • Look for a good school and neighborhood. (Cameron, 16 years)
  • Be safe. (Talmage, 18 years)
  • Check the neighborhood. (Gloria, 37 years)

Sandy Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Sandy (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • The Auto Expo every year. (Talmage, 18 years)
  • I was able to see the Donny and Marie show at the Sandy Amp which was a highlight. (Jolene, 33 years)
  • I’ve lived in two locations and the people are awesome. (Gloria, 37 years)

Sandy’s Future

How do you think Sandy will change over the next 10 years?

  • It will get bigger and more crowded. (Cameron, 16 years)
  • Will grow in young family. (Talmage, 18 years)
  • It is always improving and adding new possibilities. (Jolene, 33 years)
  • Hopefully South Town Mall will become great again…new owners are trying, but are not there yet. (Susan, 34 years)
  • Too many people. (Gloria, 37 years)

Sandy Facts

Any other interesting facts about Sandy?

  • Business growing. (Gloria, 37 years)