South Jordan, UT

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South Jordan is 18 miles south of Salt Lake City along the banks of the Jordan River.  An agrarian town for most of its history, today it is a rapidly-growing “bedroom community”  of Salt Lake City. Kennecott Land, a land development company, has recently begun construction on the master-planned Daybreak Communiy for the entire western half of South Jordan. Daybreak could potentially double South Jordan’s population. The city will has two Trax light rail stops and will have one commuter rail stop on FrontRunner by 2012.

The Jordan River flows through the middle of the valley and the city has a 3.5-mile (5.6 km) section of the Jordan River Parkway that contains fishing ponds, trails, parks and natural habitat. Salt Lake County Fair grounds and equestrian park, 67-acre Oquirrh Lake and 27 other parks are located inside the city.

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