|Weather||How much crime?||What are the neighborhoods like?||What are the people like?|
|Sandy's weather is, on the whole, pleasantly tolerable. Summers are warm and dry, with highs in the low 100's and nights with open-your-windows temperatures. Without the humidity of other regions, the heat is not overwhelming. You also won't lose sleep worrying about hurricanes, tornadoes or mudslides. Winters can feel a bit harsh, with January and February sometimes receiving 12 or 13 inches of snow. Snow tends to stick around through April and, on occasion, early May.||Sandy tends to be a friendly, raise-your-kids type town, though crime certainly exists. The population is a younger crowd, so crimes tend to be burglary and theft related. Auto thefts are reported regularly. Assaults also, with gang affiliation, pop up on occasion.||The East side of Sandy, closer towards the mountain ranges and Cottonwood Heights area, is considered the best part of town. The homes can climb into the multi-million dollar range, and have a great sweeping view overlooking the valley. The West side of Sandy, towards Midvale area, is a lower income area with cheap, smaller and poorly maintained houses. The area is known for higher crime and a dirtier, littered atmosphere.||Sandy has an eclectic mix of residents. Young, single professionals are equally as numerous as young families and old residents. The population has an overwhelmingly white majority, with blacks and Asians in the minority. There is an overwhelming majority of the LDS religion in Sandy as well as throughout the state. This group tends to be a straight up, clean-cut and well-behaving type group, so individuals not leaning towards these characteristics might not fit in as well.|
|Downtown Area||Restaurants||Schools||Single life|
|Southtowne Center is a popular area for shopping, featuring a good size mall and many restaurants, as well as smaller boutique shops and walking trails. It's a place that encourages residents to come and hang out.||The Mayan features excellent Mexican cuisine, while also offering a jungle-like atmosphere with dancers and entertainment. Joe's Crab Shack is a popular joint featuring seafood entrees and friendly staff.||Schools are high performing, on or above average of the rest of the US.||Sandy has a high population of young people and an active single's scene. A high concentration of LDS young people are evident as well, with a great many young single LDS activities.|
|Noise||town comparison vs.||Best hospital||Tourist attractions|
|Sandy is on the whole generally quiet. The professional soccer stadium, Rio Tinto Stadium, home of Real Salt Lake, can get noisy on game nights. The stadium also hosts concerts and fireworks displays in summer.||Though the matter of "better" is always subjective, Sandy could be considered better to live in than Salt Lake City due to the fact that cost of living is lower in Sandy. More bang for your buck as far housing and space to live exists in Sandy, as well as a lower population.
Sandy could also be considered better to live in than Midvale, which has a much higher crime rate. The streets are not as clean and well kept, and fewer retail outlets exist.
|Alta View Hospital is the local hospital, a voluntary non-profit hospital providing world class care. This hospital receives air transport from many surrounding areas.||Snowbird Resort is a great place to visit in Sandy. A mountain resort with great skiing and snowboarding in winter, it also is host in the summer to a great number of outdoor activities. Rio Tinto Stadium draws crowds from all over the state as well as neighboring states for its soccer games and big ticket events.|
|General comments|| || || |
|Overall, this town feels home-like. It feels like the place you want to pause a few extra moments in, walk your dog down the street in, breathe a little more deeply in. It's atmosphere is pleasant and welcoming, a good place for children and young adults to grow and thrive. A place where you can even occasionally forget to lock your door at night.|| || || |