South Jordan Real Estate
South Jordan, Utah is located 18 miles south of Salt Lake and lies between the Oquirrh Mountains and the Wasatch Mountains. The area was settled in 1859 by the Beckstead family. It was primarily farmland and the family and others dug what is known as the “Beckstead Ditch”, a 2.5 mile ditch used to divert water for farming purposes. Alfalfa hay was the original crop in the area for feeding local livestock. In 1910, sugar beets were introduced and became integral to the region. The mascot for the region’s high school Jordan High, was named the beetdigger.
The area was incorporated as a city on November 3, 1935 as a means to obtain a federal grant for a water tank. South Jordan has developed rapidly and has become a popular bedroom community of Salt Lake City. The area now includes the popular Daybreak Community, a master planned community by Kennecott Land.
Things to Do
Bingham Canyon Mine – Also known as Kennecott Copper Mine, the open-pit copper mine has been in operation since 1906 and is the largest excavation in the world. Visitors enjoy a self-guided tour which includes a mine overlook and two levels of exhibits explaining the mining process.
Mulligans Golf and Games – Mulligans is a popular attraction for many. It includes two nine-hole golf courses, a large driving range, a double deck practice tee, 36 holes of miniature golf, recreational gardens, and eight batting cages for both slow and fast pitch softball and baseball. It’s perfect for both family and private group outings.
Oquirrh Lake – The man made lake is located in the community of Daybreak and includes trails, parks, fishing, and more. It is stocked with Bluegill, Rainbow Trout, and Large Mouth Bass. Some amenities are free for residents and there’s only a small fee for guests. It’s a wonderful outing for families all year round.
Gale Center Museum – The museum houses the Arts Council’s Artists on Display as well as an auditorium for public rental. The exhibits are often oriented for children and may include play areas, hands-on objects, and recreations of historic buildings and tours are free. Many community events and meetings take place in the auditorium.
Salt Lake County Equestrian Park and Event Center – The park is a premier racing, training, and show facility. It has an indoor arena, an AQHA approved ¾ mile track, 306 stalls for year-round boarding, 300 stalls for show boarding, and five outdoor arenas. It is also home to the annual Salt Lake County Fair. The fair is a popular annual event for families throughout the Salt Lake Valley.
Places of Interest
Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah – The temple was consecrated in 2003 and is the home of worship for 250+ families in the Salt Lake Valley. It’s a wonderful cultural experience and is open to visitors seven days a week. Visitors can learn about the culture and religion and appreciate a beautiful place of worship as well as the beautiful gardens around the temple.
Holt Farmstead Park – Built during 1907 – 1908, the farmstead includes a handful of surviving buildings and outhouses. The house is reminiscent of Victorian Eclectic architecture and still stands. Part of the restoration in 2010 included several outbuildings. These include the garage, a chicken coop, a buggy shed, a granary, the coal shed, a milk house, and of course the main home. It is a fun, lesser known outing for families who want to experience some history of the region.
The District – The District is South Jordan’s premier shopping and dining destination. Residents will find a movie theater, banks, a variety of services, and plenty of retail shopping. It is conveniently located just off of Bangerter Highway.
South Jordan Towne Center – The Towne Center is slightly older, but still a popular shopping area. Every summer, you’ll find an outdoor farmer’s market supporting farms and small local businesses in the city. Residents also enjoy many other shops, restaurants, and even the city library nearby when they visit the center.
Oquirrh Mountain Marketplace – The Oquirrh Mountain Marketplace is the newest shopping center in South Jordan. Located across the street from the District, you’ll find more restaurants, services, and retail stores. There is plenty of shopping in South Jordan for everyone!
Schools in South Jordan, Utah are part of the Jordan School District. Until the district split in 2009, it was the largest school district in Utah. Boundaries for Jordan District include the towns of Bluffdale, Copperton, Herriman, Riverton, South Jordan, and West Jordan.