South Jordan, Utah

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South Jordan Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in South Jordan?

  • Location. (Adrien, 1 day, just moved in :))
  • Neighbors. (Kimberly, 5 months)
  • The proximity to shopping center until Wal-Mart closed. (Jed, 5 years)
  • Location. (Jennifer, 8 years)
  • It’s a nice family neighborhood feel. Shopping is convenient. (Carol, 11 years)
  • The culture. (Nik, 11 years)
  • Great neighbors. (Anonymous, 11 years)
  • The wonderful people. (Chris, 15 years)
  • Clean, great fam activities, city communicates with citizens. (Virginia, 15 years)
  • The feeling of community, of neighbors caring about neighbors and what happens in their neighborhoods. (Mary, 18 years)
  • The people and it used to be because of space. (Michelle, 23 years)

South Jordan Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in South Jordan?

  • Traffic. (Kimberly, 5 months)
  • Crime going up in Glenmoor. (Jed, 5 years)
  • Traffic. (Jennifer, 8 years)
  • Traffic has become a major issue with all the homes in Daybreak. (Carol, 11 years)
  • The drive from Daybreak to I-15. (Nik, 11 years)
  • Daybreak and construction on Bangerter. (Anonymous, 11 years)
  • The fight to preserve green space. (Chris, 15 years)
  • Housing is pricey, traffic in my area is awful right now. (Virginia, 15 years)
  • The police. (Mary, 18 years)
  • The explosion of apartments, condos and town homes. As well as the Bangerter Hwy expansion. And the super Walmart on 10400 S and Bangerter. (Michelle, 23 years)

South Jordan Things To Do

What are fun things to do in South Jordan?

  • Daybreak. (Adrien, 1 day)
  • Rec center, parks, going out to eat, walks on trails. (Kimberly, 5 months)
  • Daybreak, mulligans, Glenmoor golf, the district. (Jed, 5 years)
  • Mulligans, walk parkway. (Jennifer, 8 years)
  • Lots of parks, shop, walk, golf. (Carol, 11 years)
  • Hang out at Oquirrh Lake, Megaplex 20, shop, golf, etc. (Nik, 11 years)
  • Pokémon hunt, movies, walks, mini-golf or golf, shopping. (Anonymous, 11 years)
  • Mulligans with golf, mini-golf, heated driving range, free putting green, batting cages and gorgeous views. (Chris, 15 years)
  • Swimming, golfing, activities at the equestrian park and library. (Virginia, 15 years)
  • Movies in the park. (Mary, 18 years)
  • Mulligans, the district shopping and movies. Daybreak lake and parks. And baseball. We spend a lot of time at the baseball fields including the high school. Supporting Bingham Athletics. (Michelle, 23 years)

South Jordan’s Reputation

What’s South Jordan known for?

  • Daybreak. (Kimberly, 5 months)
  • Upper middle class. (Jed, 5 years)
  • Daybreak. (Jennifer, 8 years)
  • High income. Nice neighborhoods. Lots of outdoor activities. (Nik, 11 years)
  • High taxes?? (Anonymous, 11 years)
  • Clean, safe community with great people and businesses. (Chris, 15 years)
  • Clean, low crime. (Virginia, 15 years)
  • I have lived in a lot of places my entire life. My father worked closely with many police departments. The officers here in South Jordan have been the rudest I have ever encountered. Whether it’s a traffic stop or I’ve called them about a break in at my home, I was treated very rudely. When talking to others, both South Jordan residents and other communities, I get the same response of “oh yes. South Jordan is known to have to worst police department.” They are not very user friendly. (Mary, 18 years)
  • Bingham High School. Wind. Family oriented. (Michelle, 23 years)

South Jordan Crime

What’s the crime like in South Jordan? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Pretty light, trouble with thieves around major roads. (Kimberly, 5 months)
  • Increasing in Glenmoor. (Jed, 5 years)
  • Our neighborhood has become a hot spot for home burglaries. (Carol, 11 years)
  • Low. There is a little bit of petty crime, ie. theft or burglary that you will hear about. But overall, it is good. (Nik, 11 years)
  • We’ve had quite a few thefts in our area, luckily not much violent crime (except domestics—not much proactive police can do about that). (Anonymous, 11 years)
  • Low crime. (Chris, 15 years)
  • Residential area burglary & vandalism, esp in home owners assoc areas where police presence is less noticeable. (Virginia, 15 years)
  • Glenmoor is probably a hotspot. (Mary, 18 years)
  • Not sure. I think it’s hit and miss. Most crimes seem to be crimes of opportunity like an open garage door or window. Robbery and car theft. (Michelle, 23 years)

South Jordan Advice

Any advice for people moving to South Jordan?

  • Schools are over crowded. (Kimberly, 5 months)
  • Find the district- everything you need is there. (Jed, 5 years)
  • Live east, because traffic east-west is very congested. (Jennifer, 8 years)
  • Be responsible. Keep our city nice. It takes active engagement from good people to keep our city as nice as it is! (Nik, 11 years)
  • Stay away from Daybreak and any road leading into it, as traffic will be heavy. (Anonymous, 11 years)
  • Get info on HOAs. Some are awful. (Virginia, 15 years)
  • You will find what you are looking for in South Jordan… unless it’s polite policemen 😬. (Mary, 18 years)
  • Make sure you don’t live too close to Bangerter Highway. If you don’t like kids, this isn’t the place for you. There are a lot of older homes in great neighborhoods that are coming available and just need some remodeling and tlc. (Michelle, 23 years)

South Jordan Stories

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

  • Family walks around the lake in Daybreak. (Jed, 5 years)
  • Country Fest. (Jennifer, 8 years)
  • I have had tons of fantastic memories here. My parents moved to SoJo when I was 13. I grew up here. I proposed to my wife here. I bought my first home here and my wife and I had our first kid here. We plan on staying and making many more memories. (Nik, 11 years)
  • Movies in the park is always fun :). (Anonymous, 11 years)
  • Fun family times spent at Mulligans. (Chris, 15 years)
  • When our family was younger, we loved going to the SoJo Parade, Carnival, etc. all the way up to the fireworks. (Mary, 18 years)
  • I’ve raised my children here, so I have so many. (Michelle, 23 years)

South Jordan’s Future

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

  • The growth west will be unstoppable and the infrastructure to it will change the old parts of South Jordan. (Kimberly, 5 months)
  • Over crowded, with high density housing and horrible traffic. (Jed, 5 years)
  • More people. (Jennifer, 8 years)
  • Get more crowded. Hopefully no more high density housing. (Carol, 11 years)
  • I think it will continue to grow and develop. I think more shopping and office space will be built out. I hope that through proper leadership it will continue to be an amazing place to live with plenty of culture and economic opportunities. (Nik, 11 years)
  • I think Daybreak will attempt to assimilate us all, or build their own fence—which would help all of us in the surrounding “non-Daybreak areas” (not that we can all just live in SJ—these people are extra “special”). (Anonymous, 11 years)
  • Continued growth. (Chris, 15 years)
  • Getting more crowded, too much high density housing. (Virginia, 15 years)
  • Hopefully very well with this new mayor who can attend the necessary meetings to help ensure funds are allotted appropriately. (Mary, 18 years)
  • Continued Daybreak growth. And sadly more farm properties being sold off and zoned for multiple homes. (Michelle, 23 years)

South Jordan Facts

Any other interesting facts about South Jordan?

  • Too conservative. (Jennifer, 8 years)
  • Best city in Utah. Hands down. (Nik, 11 years)
  • Police and Fire’s response has always been fantastic. (Anonymous, 11 years)
  • One of the fastest-growing cities in nation. (Chris, 15 years)
  • The Gale Center is a little quiet gem. In the winter it is a great place to take our grandchildren to play. (Mary, 18 years)