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South Jordan is a lively city located in Northern Utah. Surrounded by mountains, the area features plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation, as well as several options for shopping and dining. South Jordan is conveniently located less than half an hour away from Salt Lake City, allowing active adults to enjoy the city life at any time.
Climate & Geography
South Jordan experiences all four seasons, with more snowfall than average and less rainfall. Winters in South Jordan are cold, and summers are hot, with over 200 sunny days per year.
South Jordan is located south of Salt Lake City, on hilly land near the Wasatch Mountains. Bingham Creek flows through South Jordan and Oquirrh Lake is located in South Jordan.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
South Jordan is home to several parks and trails that display scenic views of the Wasatch Mountains. The city features natural areas that offer opportunities for hiking, biking, kayaking, and plenty of other outdoor activities. Retirees can visit the Gale Center of History and Culture to explore the history of the area.
The city has a variety of entertainment options, including several shops and restaurants, a local mall, and a movie theater. Downtown Salt Lake City is less than half an hour away from South Jordan, making it easy for locals to travel or experience city life when desired.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The overall cost of living in South Jordan is higher than the state and national averages. This is mostly due to the higher cost of housing in South Jordan, although health care and transportation costs are slightly above average as well. Grocery and utility costs in South Jordan are lower than the national average.
Sales tax in South Jordan is slightly above average, at 7.25 percent. While property taxes in Utah are lower than average, the state does tax Social Security benefits.
Both the Salt Lake City area and the state of Utah score high on Gallup’s Well-Being Index. The Salt Lake City area ranks in the top 35 communities in the country, and the state of Utah ranks in the top 5 states in the country.
South Jordan residents have a few options for nearby hospitals. University of Utah South Jordan Medical Center is located in South Jordan, and Jordan Valley Medical Center is located in West Jordan. University of Utah Hospital in South Lake City is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Utah by U.S. News. The hospital is nationally ranked in one specialty, and high performing in three specialties and seven procedures and conditions.