January 22, 2018

West Jordan, Utah

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

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West Jordan Favorites

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

  • I live close to work. (Shalair, 11 years)
  • Out of the way. (Scott, 13 years)
  • My neighborhood. (Tammie, 15 years)
  • Center of the Valley. (Marian, 17 years)
  • Nice people, good location. (Nicolette, 19 years)
  • Affordable housing. (Anonymous, 20 years)
  • My family lives here. (Lisa, 24 years)
  • A place to live. (John, 40 years)
  • People are friendly. (Julie, 41 years)

West Jordan Least Favorites

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

  • Mountain View Corridor. (Shalair, 11 years)
  • East-west travels. (Scott, 13 years)
  • The traffic is horrible. (Tammie, 15 years)
  • The crime that is coming into the city. (Marian, 17 years)
  • Some areas getting run down. (Mark, 17 years)
  • Getting crowded. (Nicolette, 19 years)
  • Traffic, increasing crime. Very poorly planned roads/traffic flow. (Anonymous, 20 years)
  • Sometimes the city government does weird stuff. (Lisa, 24 years)
  • They are very slow plowing subdivisions. The utilities keep going up. The smell from Dannon some nights. Yuck! (Julie, 41 years)

West Jordan Things To Do

What are fun things to do in West Jordan?

  • The rodeo and demolition derby. (Shalair, 11 years)
  • Parks, walking. (Scott, 13 years)
  • Pool, parks. (Tammie, 15 years)
  • Rodeo. (Marian, 17 years)
  • Gene Fullmer, rodeo, park. (Mark, 17 years)
  • Rec center, parks. (Nicolette, 19 years)
  • Jordan Parkway Trail (part of it is in WJ). (Anonymous, 20 years)
  • Parks, Jordan river parkway trail, Gardner Village, free events at the Viridian. (Lisa, 24 years)
  • Go to Wendover. (John, 40 years)
  • Park, Jordan Landing. (Julie, 41 years)

West Jordan’s Reputation

What’s West Jordan known for?

  • Gardner Village. (Shalair, 11 years)
  • WJHS! (Nicolette, 19 years)
  • Occasionally for conflict in the city government. (Lisa, 24 years)
  • Gardner Village, Jordan Landing. (Julie, 41 years)

West Jordan Crime

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

  • I haven’t really been impressed living here. (Shalair, 11 years)
  • Low. (Scott, 13 years)
  • Getting worse. Scary! (Tammie, 15 years)
  • Everywhere – I am in a good area and we are still having trailers stolen out of driveways, cars stolen, cars broken into, etc. (Marian, 17 years)
  • Could be better. (Mark, 17 years)
  • Was good when I lived there, but seems to have higher crime rate now. (Nicolette, 19 years)
  • Seems to be increasing daily. (Anonymous, 20 years)
  • There is a lot of theft from garages, mailboxes, cars and home in my neighborhood. (Lisa, 24 years)
  • I feel it is on the rise. Seems homes are being triggered more and more. (Julie, 41 years)

West Jordan Advice

Any advice for people moving to West Jordan?

  • Stay off 90th. (Tammie, 15 years)
  • You live in a big city — and big city issues are here — crime. (Marian, 17 years)
  • Don’t. If you do, get a security system. (Anonymous, 20 years)
  • Get to know your neighbors. (Lisa, 24 years)
  • Don’t. (John, 40 years)

West Jordan Stories

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

  • I was in West Jordan middle when we were Shamrocks… so fun. (Tammie, 15 years)
  • Growing up here we could walk or ride our bikes everywhere. My best friend and I would walk to Smith’s on 70th and Redwood and buy a pizza and donuts for .99. You cannot do that anymore. (Julie, 41 years)

West Jordan’s Future

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

  • More apartments, more crowded, open space will be gone, schools over-crowded. (Shalair, 11 years)
  • Grow bigger. (Scott, 13 years)
  • It will grow and have worse traffic. (Tammie, 15 years)
  • Get bigger. (Marian, 17 years)
  • More and more crowded with poorly planned roads. (Anonymous, 20 years)
  • I think there will be a lot of population growth. I’m hoping there will be an increase in city managed parks and open space including trails. I also hope there will be another spur of trax to west West Jordan. (Lisa, 24 years)

West Jordan Facts

Any other interesting facts about West Jordan?

  • Big city with small feel. (Scott, 13 years)
  • I like the historical markers. (Lisa, 24 years)