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Riverton Utah Real Estate Market & Area Guide

Riverton is a superb suburb located on the southwest end of Salt Lake County. This community features many high-end homes, lush green space and thrilling views of the Wasatch and Oquirrh mountain ranges.

This upscale community is focused on family and the suburban experience. As city administrators strive to increase commerce, revenue and sustainable development, Mayor Trent Staggs said in his Aug. 11, 2021 message to the community:

Over the last few years, we have seen Riverton’s commercial development grow by over 1 million square feet, along with sales tax revenue almost doubling. Much of this growth has taken place on the west side of our city. We have seen exciting projects like Mountain View Village Phase I completed, with Phase II well underway. Costco is under construction and many other exciting commercial and retail opportunities will be announced in the near future. As exciting as these opportunities are, I have always been a proponent of creating equitable opportunities for our historic downtown area on the east side of Riverton near Redwood Road and Riverton City Park.

Mountain View Village offers a mixed-use lifestyle center at Point of the Mountain. The project is 25 miles south of downtown Salt Lake City and is part of a 600-acre master development plan that will bring increased residential, office, and retail development to this area.

As new development plans for historic downtown come to fruition, Riverton residents will have more and more places to shop, dine, and get professional services! All of that means enhanced employment opportunities. This forward-thinking community is working hard to maintain equitable growth for all its residents.

HISTORY

Nicholas T. Silcock was among the first settlers to make his family’s home in what is now known as Riverton. He arrived in about 1865. He purchased land from James Gordon for $2,500, according to the city’s published history online in, The History of Riverton, Utah. Another early settler (some believe the first to settle the area) was Archibald Gardner.

Pioneer members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) lived along the river bottoms in crude dugouts. Gardner owned more land than Silcock and the area became known as Gardnersville. Gardner eventually sold his land to families who engaged in farming and ranching. The history notes people, “irrigated their farms from a ditch which hugged the base of the bluff west of the river bottoms.”

At first, farming and ranching was a means of becoming self-sufficient. As is the case in most Utah community, growth was directly correlated with the availability of water and the ability for families to access it to feed their crops and water their livestock. There wasn’t much in this area so growth was slow.

In time, the community banded together to build a canal to carry water up to the bench lands. The canal eventually became known as the South Jordan Canal. It was completed in 1881. Suddenly, “thousands of acres of tillable land that these canals opened for cultivation added many new residents to Riverton.”

Today the city boasts thriving commerce, lush green parks and a population of more than 43,250 (2019).

HALLMARKS

Riverton is known for its awe-inspiring views of the Wasatch and Oquirrh mountain ranges. The city takes great pride in creating and maintaining clean, aesthetically-pleasing public spaces like the Riverton City Park. The park sports a nod to its agricultural past with its own rodeo arena. Vast green spaces, basketball courts, pickleball courts, tennis courts, a splash pad, playgrounds and a skate park are all great places for outdoor exercise and entertainment. There’s even a scenic walking path in this flagship park.

The Old Dome Meeting Hall, 1452 W 12600 S Riverton, Utah 84065, is an icon in Riverton. It occupies a prominent space at the entrance of Riverton City Park. The building was completed in 2015; however it is a reflection of Riverton’s history and the industrious nature of its residents. The Old Dome Church was built in the early 1900s and is the landmark on which the Meeting Hall is based. The church was built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and it took almost 10 years to build.

“Today, the Old Dome Meeting Hall serves the Riverton community as a public home for historic and cultural displays, a meeting place for civic events, and a gathering place for special occasions. As the most iconic structure in the city, the building’s dome is featured as part of the Riverton City logo,” an article on the city website said.

The Old Dome Meeting Hall is available for viewing Monday-Wednesday 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Golfers love Riverton for its stellar course named Riverbend. The meandering scenic Jordan River is the setting for much of this golf course located on the south end of the Salt Lake Valley. Fairways are meticulously maintained. They feature natural wetlands, stunning overlooks and towering trees. The course is ranked one of the 10 best in Utah.

This thriving metropolis strives to provide opportunity for people from all walks of life and it holds dear to subtle reminders of its very rural past.

SHOPPING

Mountain View Village is Riverton’s mixed-use lifestyle center. If you’re looking for a full day of shopping fun, this is definitely the place. Located at 4500 W 13400 S, this development is part of a 600-acre project designed to enhance the city’s residential, office and retail space.

Here you will find anchor stores like Michaels, Old Navy, PetSmart, Ross, TJ Maxx and more! While you’re there, get a treat at Rita’s Ice-Custard-Happiness or have lunch at Chi Japan Express. Click here for a store directory and plan your visit to this premier planned development.

Riverton Plaza, 1784 W 12600 S, Riverton, UT 84065, features multiple stores and eateries with a wide selection of ethnic restaurants and specialty shops. Some go to dine, others go to do yoga and others simply want to shop. This fun and busy business center will have you discovering something new every time you visit!

Located near Salt Lake City and not far from Provo, Riverton is surrounded by shopping of all kinds in huge open air malls, enclosed malls, strip malls and mom and pop shops where you will find some of your most precious treasures!

RECREATION

At the risk of repeating ourselves, we will tell you again the Riverton City Park and Riverbend Golf Course are great places to stay fit, enjoy the company of friends and family and commune with nature.

Bowling, Laser Tag & Corn Hole

Delton Lanes, “Riverton’s bowling and family fun center,” is a great place to spend a Saturday night (or any other night you are looking for a great time)! It is located at 3693 W. Meadow Spring Lane, Riverton, Utah 84065. This colorful, exciting location offers fun for people of all ages!

Let’s Roam Riverton is an adventure in scavenger hunts! Enjoy an app-led outdoor scavenger hunt to explore Riverton. The customized app will send you, your friends and family from one landmark to another where you will discover:

  • Art
  • Culture
  • History

The app will have you searching plaques, statues and more to solve riddles (and the answers can only be found if you get out there and roam)! When you find one answer, you will be given a new riddle to solve. This challenging exercise is a great way to get to know fun and important aspects of the city of which you might not be aware.

People work together on teams to answer trivia questions and complete photo challenges. Imagine buried treasure and great fun taking photos for extra points. Make it your personal goal to beat the high Riverton score!

EMPLOYMENT

Lakeview Hospital, South Davis Community Hospital, Bountiful City and Redcon are among the top employers of Bountiful residents. Utah enjoys a stellar economy and because Bountiful is

Glassdoor.com identifies the following companies as being among Riverton residents’ top employers:

  • University of Utah
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Intermountain Healthcare
  • Academy Mortgage
  • Health Catalyst
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics
  • Mountain America Credit Union
  • USANA Health Sciences
  • Apple

SCHOOLS

Students attending public schools in Riverton are a part of the Jordan School District, one of Utah’s largest.

CITY/COUNTY

Riverton, Utah is located in Salt Lake County.

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