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What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Mobile Home In West Valley City, Utah?

Most people buying a mobile home in West Valley City move there to be near Salt Lake City, but to enjoy more personal space and a lower cost of living than the state’s largest city provides. It combines four previously unincorporated towns, so each part of the city has its own unique flavors and culture, and even its own commercial and entertainment districts.

In this article we’ll explore the market for mobile homes in West Valley City, Utah, as well as some of its most sought-after neighborhoods. We’ll explore the city’s geography and weather patterns, and what the people in West Valley City do for fun. Essentially, we’ll give you everything you need to imagine yourself living there, as well as to decide where to buy.

History

History

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West Valley City only came to exist as a single entity in 1980, when four unincorporated bedroom communities southwest of Salt Lake City decided to combine, forming what is now the state’s second largest city. Long before it was settled by people of European descent, the area was the territory of the Shoshone and Ute peoples. The Salt Lake Valley was settled by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (“the Mormons”) in 1847. The region that would become West Valley City was first called “Over Jordan” referring to what they renamed the Jordan River at the center of the valley. Next, the Granger area was settled mainly by Welsh immigrants in 1849. Hunter was settled in 1876. The area would remain agricultural until the 1970s, when the unincorporated communities of Redwood, Granger, Chesterfield and Hunter began to fill up as suburbs to Salt Lake City. They incorporated in 1980. In 2011, they began a 10-year project to build a unified downtown business and commercial district for the city to be known as Fairbourne Station, costing around half a billion (2011) dollars. This new downtown has made the area much more attractive for people looking for mobile homes in West Valley City, UT.

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Things to do in West Valley City

Things to do in West Valley City

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Anyone eager to buy a mobile home in West Valley City, UT might want to explore the entertainment and recreational options outside the city as well. You might visit the Natural History Museum of Utah, swim in the Great Salt Lake, explore Utah’s Hogle Zoo, broaden your mind at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts or hike up to Ensign Peak. Inside the city, there are events at the Hale Central Theater, the Maverik Center, Scales and Tails Utah, and Valley Fair Mall.

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Location

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Location

West Valley City can be found just 10 miles south of Salt Lake City and other towns including South Salt Lake, Magna township, Taylorsville and Kearns township. It is bordered on the east by the Jordan River. You can see the Oquirrh Mountains off to the west. Anyone looking to buy a mobile home in West Valley City should note that this location gives the city hot, dry simmers and very cold, snowy winters. Average winter temperatures come in at around 28 degrees F in January, and summer average temps peak at around 80 degrees F in July. Average summer high temperatures peak at around 93 degrees F, and average winter lows reach a little over 20 degrees F. Before you decide on buying a mobile home in West Valley City, spend a moment thinking about what kind of neighborhood you might want to live in. Is a quick commute into Salt Lake City a must-have feature? Would it be more important to be near the best schools? Will you be spending time exploring the city's nightlife, or is it more important to be close to the public parks? Each of the following neighborhoods has something unique to offer. West Valley City Neighborhoods Peachwood Park The Peachwood Park neighborhood includes both Rolling Meadows Elementary School and Pioneer Elementary School. It is a lovely urban residential area, with plenty of green space. It is a fine place to hunt down mobile homes in West Valley City, UT as well. The median real estate price in Peachwood Park is just over $416,000, putting it in the upper two-thirds of US prices generally. The vacancy rate is very low, though, at 0.7%. Properties do not come up for sale often in Peachtree Park, and when they do they typically sell quickly. Centennial Park The Centennial Park neighborhood does include Centennial Park, and is just south of Valley Crest Elementary School. The median real estate value in this area is just over $412,000, putting it in the top two-thirds for the US but in the bottom 40% for the state of Utah. It is a dense urban neighborhood of large single-family homes and townhomes, but with a few West Valley City mobile homes for sale as well. The vacancy rate is low but not impossible at 3.4%. just the same, don’t expect quite as much choice as you may be used to – demand is high in Centennial Park. Woodhaven North The neighborhood of Woodhaven North is a great place to buy a mobile home in Utah. It includes both Whittier Elementary School and Hunter Junior High School, as well as Hunter Park. Woodhaven North is relatively pricey, with a median home value of $444,000. It is made up mostly of owner-occupied medium and large single-family dwellings and townhomes. The vacancy rate in Woodhaven North is practically non-existent. Demand is high, and those few properties that come up for public sale move very quickly. If you find a place that you like, act quickly. Redwood South Redwood South is an affluent neighborhood with a median real estate price in excess of $460,000. It is a dense, urban environment made up of small homes and apartment buildings, mostly built between 1970 and 2000. The vacancy rate is a fairly welcoming 12.1%, so you should have a wide selection to choose from, and might even be able to negotiate on price.

West Valley City demographics

West Valley City demographics

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West Valley City’s population as of the 2020 census was 140,230, up nearly 11,000 from the prior census in 2010. Such a rate of growth would tend to strain the housing construction industry of a suburb. Many people choose to buy West Valley City, UT mobile homes because they can be built and delivered much more quickly than a traditional home, and are often much less expensive.

Just under 83% of West Valley City residents over the age of 25 have high school diplomas, and just under 16% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income was $70,427 in 2020, and the median value of owner-occupied housing units was $242,500 in the same year.

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Arts in West Valley City

Arts in West Valley City

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One of the best parts of searching for West Valley City, UT mobile homes for sale is exploring the city, the greater metropolitan area, and even the local countryside for cultural events and festivals. Some of the best include the Quorum of the Queens Sunday Drag Brunch at Tavernacle Social Club, A Celebration of Cultural Diversity - Multiethnic Performing Arts Festival, the Mountain West Ballet, In the Forests of the Night, Crowdsourced Comedy UNLEASHED, Laughs & Crafts: Comedy & Beer Tasting and the Mystery Brush Art Experience.

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Schools in West Valley City

Schools in West Valley City

Options for education in and around West Valley City include Granger Senior High, Hunter High School, East Hollywood High School and American Preparatory Academy. Colleges and universities in easy reach of West Valley City include Salt Lake Community College, Paragon Field University, Westminster College, the Salt Lake Community College School of Business, Cole Holland College, American One English Schools, the Meadowbrook Campus of Salt Lake Community College, and the University of Utah.

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Why West Valley City?

Why West Valley City?

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There are plenty of things that make buying a mobile home in West Valley City attractive right now. The economy is strong there, and the entire Salt Lake City Metropolitan Area is growing rapidly. The real question is whether you and your family would be happy living in the West Valley, though.

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