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West Valley City, UT

West Valley City, UT

West Valley City, UT

Moving to West Valley City, UT-A New Progressive Community

West Valley City, UT has only been incorporated for twenty years.  In that amount of time though, the city has experienced exponential growth, and it seems like everything is new-new roads, new businesses, and new homes!  West Valley City has it all.  The population is sitting at just under 130,000 residents; it takes up a large chunk of the total population of the Wasatch Front.  This is the long, narrow strip of north central Utah where most of the population of the state lives.     

Moving to West Valley City, UT-The Basics

If you are moving to West Valley City, UT from a faraway area of the country, there are a few things you will want to know about the area before you move-specifically the basics like climate, transportation, where to shop and where the locals get their favorite food.   
 

  • The weather in West Valley City. Temperatures are average, varying just slightly from the average temperatures in Kansas City, year round.  However, rainfall amounts are more desert-like than subtropical.
  • Getting around in West Valley City. A light rail connection from West Valley City's Town Hall extending to existing Utah Transit Authority rail lines has been under construction since 2008.  Slated to be opened in 2012, this light rail corridor will connect West Valley's residential, shopping, work and entertainment venues to downtown Salt Lake City, the University of Utah, and Salt Lake City International Airport.
  • Hiking & Biking in West Valley City. As more diverse populations move into the area, demand continues to increase for bicycle and walking trails.  West Valley City is planning a comprehensive urban trail network that will run from Magna to the Jordan River.
  • West Valley City Educational Opportunities. With its location at about the midpoint between Provo and Ogden, residents of West Valley City are in an ideal spot for commuting to a number of reputable institutions.  Check out BYU or the University of Utah, the number one school in the country for new startup business spin off!
  • Cost of living in West Valley City. The cost of living index is 120, compared to the national average of 100.  For comparison, New York City is 167.  Finding a reasonable lease rate on an apartment is pretty easy in West Valley City, and housing costs are competitive with other cities its size.
  • Shopping in West Valley City. Valley Fair Mall is right off Highway 215.  Stores include Macy's, Radio Shack, Foot Locker, and Bath & Body Works.
  • Getting Fit in West Valley City. One of the services under the umbrella of West Valley City government is the West Valley City Family Fitness Center.  They offer very inexpensive daily rates for access to their pools, climbing wall, gymnasium, fitness classes, and racquetball courts. 

Helpful Resources for West Valley City Newcomers:

Voter Registration
Driver's License
West Valley City Schools
West Valley City Website

Affordable West Valley City Moving Companies

If you've gotten moving quotes from other West Valley City moving companies you've likely discovered that moving cross-country can lean on the side of expensive.  You'll find that's not the case with U-Pack Moving®.  It's the moving service that offers many of the conveniences of full-service moving, at prices that compare to truck rental. At U-Pack, we pitch in and help where it counts-we drive!  All you do is pack your stuff into the moving trailer or moving container.  We pick it up and move it to your new home. You unload. Sound easy? It is! 

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The service center for West Valley City, UT is located in Salt Lake City, UT.

Information about West Valley City, UT

Est. Population: 125093
County: Salt Lake
Latitude: 40.7000
Longitude: -111.9333
Zip Codes: 84118
84119
84120
84128