10 Facts About Sandy Utah


The population of Sandy was 87,461 at the 2010 census, making it the sixth-largest city in Utah.

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Sandy Utah is home to the Shops at South Town shopping mall; the Jordan Commons entertainment, office and dining complex; and the Mountain America Exposition Center.

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Farmers willing to try their hand at the thirsty soil that inspired Sandy Utah's name took up land along State Street, which stretched from downtown Salt Lake City to Point of the Mountain.

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Sandy Utah was incorporated in 1893, largely as part of an effort to combat what Mormon inhabitants considered "unsavory" elements in the town.

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Sandy Utah became a collection of small local communities identified by a youthful, family-oriented population.

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Major residential region of eastern Sandy Utah sits on the slopes of the Wasatch Range while the western section lies at the bottom of the valley.

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Under the Koppen climate classification, Sandy Utah has a humid subtropical climate or a humid continental climate depending on which variant of the system is used.

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Sandy Utah has 18 elementary schools, six middle schools, five high schools, one technical school, and one alternative high school .

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Sandy Utah is home to Real Salt Lake, a Major League Soccer team established in 2004 that plays at the American First Field on the city's west side.

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Sandy Utah has two official sister cities as recognized by Sister Cities International.

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