Bluffdale Utah Real Estate Market & Area Guide
If you’re looking for a rural environment with an urban vibe, Bluffdale is the perfect place for you! The city was incorporated on Oct. 13, 1978, but residents established this community
connection crossroads in 1848.
Those who crave elbow room will love the wide-open spaces and jaw-dropping mountain views from this city located on the west side of the Salt Lake Valley. You can see the Wasatch
Mountain Range in all its glory from here (and a good portion of the Jordan river). It’s about 20 miles from Salt Lake City. Part of Bluffdale is located in Salt Lake County and the rest is located
in Utah County.
This community fosters a family atmosphere and encourages an active lifestyle.
The 2020 U.S. Census reported Bluffdale’s population at 14,802. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in the state. From 1980 to 2013, it grew 600%. The city’s motto is “Life Connected.” Today, there are more than 680 businesses in the city. City administrators and leaders say they are committed to a sustainable environment that attracts industry but strives to preserve a strong connection between its residents and its neighbors. The balance between residents and commerce is a priority goal.
The city is located between the Great Salt Lake and Utah Lake. Its founders and residents played (and still play) important roles in keeping water moving – and water is life.
Want to work in the high-tech industry? This really is the place. It is located very near the “Silicon Slopes” and is surrounded by high-tech companies finding their way to Utah and its
notably reliable workforce.
An official history published on the city’s website, www.bluffdale.com, maintains the first permanent settlers in Bluffdale were Jens and Rise Madsen, “They homesteaded on the east side of the Jordan River in 1862. Chris Petersen and his family moved in with them the same year. Timothy Gilbert was the next to arrive and settled a short distance below them on the west
side of the river. John and Robert Spencer arrived in 1868.”
Water can be a real issue in the desert and the desert community of Bluffdale was not exempt. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were among the first non-native settlers to arrive in the valley. The industrious settlers created a complex system of canals to carry water to families and their farms. Once the canal was finished, more people began to arrive. A system of seven canals was built in Bluffdale and in 1874, William Augustia Turner
reportedly moved his family to what is now known as the Jordan Narrows. According to the city history, he worked as a watchman over the dams built for the Salt Lake County Canal System. The community flourished from there!
“In the late 1970s, Bluffdale faced a decision of merging with Riverton City or incorporating. In October 1978, Bluffdale officially became a city,” the published history said.
This city prides itself on being “a crossroads for transportation and utilities between Salt Lake and Utah Counties.”
Utah Data Center
The Utah Data Center was completed in May 2014. The project was massive, controversial, and critical to storing national intelligence. It also drew a lot of attention to this city near the “Point of the Mountain. The center is at Camp Williams near Bluffdale. A Wikipedia article about the center describes the project as a 1.5 billion-dollar, one-million-square-foot facility. It is said to house a 100,000-square-foot mission-critical Tier III data center.
- The complex also includes the following:
- water treatment facilities
- chiller plants
- electric substations
- warehouse space
- vehicle inspection facility
- visitor control center
- sixty diesel-fueled emergency standby generators and fuel facility for a 3-day, 100 percent power backup supply
The Utah Data Center, aka Bumblehive, is the first Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cyber-security Initiative (IC CNCI) data center designed to support the Intelligence Community’s efforts to monitor, strengthen and protect the nation.
Granite Point Data Center
The Granite Point Data Center is between Salt Lake City and Utah’s “Silicon Slopes. You can take a virtual tour of the center online. The facility belongs to DataBank and sprawls across 23 acres.
Located between downtown Salt Lake City and Utah’s “Silicon Slopes,” DataBank’s 23-acre Granite Point Collocation Data Center is one of many operated by C7 in Utah. The Granite Point data center offers C7’s customers world-class collocation in one of the world’s most disaster-safe regions. Detailed information about the center’s design and construction is available on Big-D Construction’s website. Perimeter fencing helps keep this facility secure. This C7 location is convenient for transportation, hotels, and restaurants.
Utah is famous for stellar outdoor recreation. Bluffdale residents have easy access to parks, trails, lakes, and magnificent mountains. Public parks help residents stay fit, connected, and engaged.
Bluffdale provides and maintains almost 60 acres of public parks and recreation facilities. There are nine parks in the city. They each feature different activities and passive experiences distributed among nine park sites and numerous open space parcels.
Here residents enjoy:
- soccer fields
- softball/baseball field
- pickleball courts
- equestrian arena and trails
- sixteen miles of trail including Jordan River Parkway Trail
- splash pads (really cool splash pads)
- close proximity to Utah Lake and Great Salt Lake
- Easy access to hunting, fishing, hiking, world-class skiing and so much more
KidsTopia – 14725 Porter Rockwell Blvd STE K, Bluffdale, UT 84065
KidsTopia is Utah’s largest indoor playground!
- giant slides
- ball pits
- adventure bridges
- interactive walls
- private parties
This very big indoor playground is fun in any season.
If you can’t find what you want or need right in Bluffdale, the city is surrounded by malls, outlets, thrift stores, big box stores, mom-and-pop shops, eclectic gift shops, and luxury stores for high-end shoppers. Following are just a few examples of major shopping centers with a very short drive:
- Outlets at Traverse Mountain
- Draper Peaks
- Draper Crossing Shopping Center
- Lotus (gems, crystals, fairies, and more)
- Mountain View Village
- Shops at South Town
- City Creek Center
- Gateway Mall
- Fashion Place Mall
According to Glassdoor.com, the following 10 companies in and around Bluffdale are the cream of the crop.
- Lucid Software
- Progressive Leasing
- NICE CXone
Children who attend public schools in Bluffdale are served by three different school districts.
They include the following:
Canyons School District
Total schools 51
Alpine School District
Total schools 91
Jordan School District
Total schools 65
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