Utah has so much to offer in the way of diverse landscapes, outdoor pursuits and family friendly communities. With many of us preferring to be close to a major city for either work or travel commitments, being within a short commute can be almost essential when it comes to choosing a new home. And that’s why some of the communities to the west of Salt Lake City could just offer you the perfect spot to call home.
The areas to the west of Salt Lake City can offer stunning scenery and some of the most incredible landscapes not only in the country but on the planet.
Known as the gateway to Utah, the small historic town of Wendover sits right on the border with Nevada, where you can access the Las Vegas style casino resorts found just across the border in the town of West Wendover, Nevada. However, this resort town is not just about the nearby gambling opportunities. It’s also the closest town to the famous 30,000 acre Bonneville Salt Flats. This magnificent and remarkable natural landscape attracts thousands of people from all over the world, including filmmakers looking for that unique photographic opportunity.
The town of Tooele is surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery and yet is just around a 30 minute drive from Salt Lake City, making it an ideal home town if you’re looking to commute to the capital. Tooele has plenty to offer its residents, including good schools, shopping and recreation opportunities. The town has its own golf courses and there are lots of hiking and biking trails in the vicinity for outdoor enthusiasts.
One community within Tooele is Overlake, a large planned community featuring its own golf course, spacious homes and lots of amenities on your doorstep, all while being surrounded by the beautiful landscape that makes the area so special. With such close proximity to Salt Lake, Overlake, Tooele could be the ideal place for you to call home.
If you’re looking for a little extra space during your move out of the city, the community of Loma Vista might just have what you need. These spacious homes on large sites will give you and your family room to grow and spread out. Each home will have a 3 car garage for added convenience and you will be able to take in the spectacular views of the rural, natural scenery around you.
With its own golf course and sparkling lake, the town of Stansbury Park lies just south of the shores of the Great Salt Lake and only a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Salt Lake City. The town is home to the historic 19th century Benson Grist Mill, which is on the National Register of Historic Sites. The mill holds various seasonal events and farmers markets throughout the year. As well as this, the town is known for its lakeside homes, with the lake designed for canoeing and kayaking, as well as fishing. For astronomy enthusiasts, Stansbury Park is also home to the Stansbury Park Observatory Complex where powerful telescopes can let you gaze into the night sky.