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West Jordan
West Jordan
Utah
4 reviews

West Jordan is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. West Jordan is a rapidly growing suburb of Salt Lake City and has a mixed economy. According to the 2010 Census, the city had a population of 103,712, placing it as the fourth most populous in the state. The city occupies the southwest end of the Salt Lake Valley at an elevation of 4,330 feet (1,320 m). Named after the nearby Jordan River, the limits of the city begin on the river's western bank and end in the eastern foothills of the Oquirrh Mountains, where Kennecott Copper Mine, the world's largest man-made excavation is located.
Settled in the mid-19th century, the city has developed into its own regional center. As of 2012, the city has four major retail centers; with Jordan Landing being one of the largest mixed-use planned developments in the Intermountain West. Companies headquartered in West Jordan include Mountain America Credit Union, Lynco Sales & Service, SME Steel, and Cyprus Credit Union. The city has one major hospital, Jordan Valley Medical Center, and a campus of Salt Lake Community College, which is designed to become the main campus by 2020.
City landmarks include Gardner Village, established in 1850, and South Valley Regional Airport, formerly known as "Salt Lake Airport #2." The airport serves general aviation operations as well as a base for the 211th Aviation Regiment of the Utah Army National Guard flying Apache and Black Hawk helicopters.

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West Jordan is an age friendly area for people of all ages. It's a good community for older ones, for teenagers, for children, and overall for families. The West Jordan area is about 10 miles from the nearest major city, Salt Lake. With it being a little bit of a distance from the nearest city it offers a lot of benefits. For one if is a lot safer to raise a family. With it being a smaller city traffic is less intense and the community is more tight knit; so you know people are watching out for you and your loved ones. The city is overall less compact so their is more space for everyone and the air quality is a bit better and open. Their is also tons of jobs and opportunities to grow in this area not only career wise but as a community. West Jordan is a welcoming environment for all.

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West Jordan is an age friendly area for people of all ages. It's a good community for older ones, for teenagers, for children, and overall for families. The West Jordan area is about 10 miles from the nearest major city, Salt Lake. With it being a little bit of a distance from the nearest city it offers a lot of benefits. For one if is a lot safer to raise a family. With it being a smaller city traffic is less intense and the community is more tight knit; so you know people are watching out for you and your loved ones. The city is overall less compact so their is more space for everyone and the air quality is a bit better and open. Their is also tons of jobs and opportunities to grow in this area not only career wise but as a community. West Jordan is a welcoming environment for all.

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I believe my community in West Jordan is age friendly. It is a little bit of a distance from the nearest major city so in a way it is more rural and less compacted which has its pros and cons. For pros, for the elderly and children specifically, it is significantly safer. They are not confined to small spaces or the city is jam packed with people so the chances of an accident in traffic are slimmer, and the community due to lesser volume of people is more safe. The smaller a community is the more close knit the members are which promote a sense of belonging and safety not only in the school systems but in the overall community. Jobs are plentiful and there are many ways to help out in the community. Some cons can be it is a little isolated from surrounded cities so with that comes people needing their own source of transportation and most of everything is out of walking distance. Overall the general livability of the area is great and friendly for people of all ages.

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The neighborhood is very established

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How did Utah earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Utah has a state sales tax of 5.95%. Of particular interest is that Utah does have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Utah has an effective property tax rate of 0.67%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Utah earned its state tax grade of C.

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