Taylorsville Utah Real Estate Market & Area Guide
Taylorsville is truly a mixed-use community with homes, parks and recreational activities among some serious commercial development. The city, incorporated on July 1, 1996, was born of residents’ desire to get and maintain control of community planning. That effort has paid off. Economic development is here is strong. The business base continues to grow year after year.
Residents here understand the importance of a well-kept city and strive to keep residential areas and business areas looking sharp. It’s not hard to impress those passing through Taylorsville thanks to the stunning Wasatch Mountains to the east and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west. The Jordan River meanders through the city with walking/running and biking trails that allow fitness enthusiasts to enjoy a serene natural environment.
In a brief online history by G. William Wiersdorf, he wrote, “In 1848 Pioneers Joseph and Susanna Harker from England crossed over the Jordan River and settled the Bennion/Taylorsville area . Hence, the place was known as ‘Over Jordan’ for a while.”
Present-day Taylorsville eventually became part of what we now know as West Jordan. Taylorsville was called North Jordan at one point. “The settlement was later renamed Taylorsville after the Taylor family who were early settlers in this area. John Taylor, third president of the Mormon Church was a member of the Taylor family.”
The historic communities of Taylorsville and Bennion bordered each other in the central part of Salt Lake County. The two towns combined forces to form a city. Residents of these communities voted to incorporate with more than 70 percent approval in September 1995. The city officially became the City of Taylorsville during the centennial anniversary of Utah’s statehood in 1996. (Wikipedia)
Taylorsville City Administrators are proud of the work they have done to build a strong business environment. “Without a doubt, Taylorsville is the place to be for business. Our location, right in the heart of the Salt Lake Valley, is perfect for investment and new growth. Both emerging and legacy areas define the community such as the 2700 West Employment Center, which will include the coming Bus Rapid Transit line; Sorenson Research Park, which has available parcels; Utah State University – Salt Lake Center at Taylorsville; the Redwood Road Mobility and Beautification Project from 4100 to 5400 South; the new Summit Vista Retirement Community; and the new Mid-Valley Regional Performing Arts Center … ,” according to the city’s website.
Following are just a few of the city’s fun fitness and recreation facilities:
Taylorsville Recreation Center
4948 S. 2700 W., Taylorsville, UT 84129
This facility features:
- Fitness area
- Group fitness studio
- Climbing wall
- Multipurpose court
- Pickleball courts
- Room for birthday parties
Learn more about the rec center’s camps, classes and clinics online!
Taylorsville-Vista Baseball Complex
2200 W. 5000 S. Taylorsville, UT 84119
In Utah, outdoor sports are all the rage! The Taylorsville-Vista Baseball Complex is a coordinated effort between Taylorsville and Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation. There are 18 glorious acres here with four tournament quality fields for “Little League and Babe Ruth-age players.”
Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation maintains the complex and schedules the fields with the youth leagues.
Community Gardens1488 W 4800 South, Taylorsville, UT 8423
If you’ve got a green thumb (and even if you don’t) you might love participating in the Taylorsville Community Gardens. This is a great place to grow your own garden with other community members. This facility offers the full gardening experience. There is a nominal rental fee; however the facility provides:
- Drip lines
- Experienced advice
Grow vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers! “One section of the gardens is dedicated to ADA needs gardeners and another area is planted with foods to be sent to the local Food Bank,” according to the Gardens’ website.
There is even a greenhouse there that offers space for:
- winter gardening
- plant propagation
- early seeding for spring vegetables and flowers
- Gardening classes
You can shop ‘til you drop in Taylorsville, Utah! Following are a few of the popular shopping spots.
The Crossroads of Taylorsville
5400 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
Looking for a premier shopping experience? You found it! With about 52 stores all located in Midtown plaza, you will probably have to go back time and time again to see them all. It’s a tough job – but somebody’s got to do it. Whether you’re looking for eyebrow art or professional staffing, you’ll find it here! Buy a guitar; take home a baked ham; grab a meal at one of the many resident restaurants. Get a haircut; see a chiropractor; buy a car part or have your nails done! There is so much here for you to do and see.
Legacy Plaza at 54th
5400 S. Redwood Road, Taylorsville, Utah 84118
This outdoor strip mall offers a little something for everyone. Here you will find Planet Fitness, Café Rio, Leatherby’s, PetSmart, Ross Dress for Less, Harmon’s Grocery and more!
You will find other great stores in Taylorsville such as:
- SKECHERS Warehouse Outlet
- General Army Navy Outdoor
- True Value Hardware
- JOANN Fabrics and Crafts
- Plato’s Closet
- Utah Thrift
- And more!
Zippia.com ranks the following Taylorsville companies as the top 10 employers in the community:
- Summit Vista
- Data Chem Laboratories
- Jacobs Engineering Group
- Intermountain Health Care
- Security Finance
- The Joint Chiropractic
- Salt Lake County
- Harmons Grocery
- The Old Spaghetti Factory
Taylorsville, UT public school students attend classes in the Granite School District.