Bluffdale is a pretty descriptive name for the city, since it is dotted with both bluffs and dales. An additional detail that is not in the city's name, however, is that the Jordan River goes through here on its way to Salt Lake City.
Bluffdale has about 7,580 residents, and is located 20 minutes south of Salt Lake City. You might think this city is small, but considering it was actually once part of neighboring South Jordan and then Riverton, the residents here are simply happy Bluffdale finally gained some sort of independence since then. You'll see that appreciative attitude among the people here when you arrive to find a house to rent, so get excited!
Moving to Bluffdale
As you prepare to move here, make sure your bank account is prepared, too. That's because the price to buy a home here is about double the average for both Utah and the country. Prices for rental homes in Bluffdale follow the same expensive trend. However, this place must be worth the money if the very low vacancy rate is any indication, so that's a good sign!
Of course, it's not a good thing if you are in a hurry to find the perfect home. If you're pretty picky and need to find some luxury apartments with all the upgrades you would expect in a nice complex, get started on your search a few months in advance. But if you just need a basic studio for rent, you can probably procrastinate a little longer and still end up with a decent home. To make the lease signing go a little faster, bring a summary of your rental history and some pay stubs to prove you have a job. Also, be prepared to shell out a deposit for your new home in Bluffdale.
You'll find about 10 square miles of land here, and it's all put to good use among the local businesses, single-family homes, townhouses, and apartment complexes here. But one thing you might notice is that this city is not split up into discernible neighborhoods. You can still get an idea of where to live in Bluffdale by checking out some facts about each part of the city.
Northern: This area's main claim to fame is the Bluffdale City Park, but it's also close to Bangerter Highway, so it's convenient. Plus, the northern part of Bluffdale is by the southern part of Riverton, which has lots of shops and restaurants. If you're in search of an apartment here, check out The Bluffs Apartments, which is the most popular complex in the city.
Southern: This is another area that boasts a few parks, such as Jordan Narrows Park and Utah Veterans Memorial Park. So bring your ball and some sunscreen and get ready to walk to the park from your home when you move here.
Eastern: If you like the idea of making a quick getaway either north or south, you should live in the eastern part of the city, right next to Interstate 15. This is also near Spring View Farms Trailhead, Philip Gates Memorial Park, and Parry Farms Baseball Park, so be prepared to play outside.
Western: This area has mostly homes and hardly any businesses. So if you're on the hunt for 3 bedroom houses for rent or maybe need a rental apartment that will let you feel at home in Bluffdale, this is where most of your options will be located.
Living in Bluffdale
You should prepare to travel a few minutes outside the city if you want a lot of fun things to do, because there's not a ton of attractions located here. Sure, there are plentiful parks, gyms and homes to choose from. But locals have to drive a few minutes to surrounding cities to shop, dine out, golf or take advantage of other amenities that you wouldn't expect a rather small city to have.
For example, when you drive five minutes north to Riverton, you can easily find Riverbend Golf Course, Jim's Family Restaurant, and Thai Basil Restaurant, to name a few options. Go 10 minutes northwest to South Jordan to eat at Tio's Mexican Restaurant or LongHorn Steakhouse. You can also head 10 minutes northeast to Draper to check out Petco, IKEA, or Pirate O's for some shopping. And then there's Salt Lake City, which is a mere 20-minute drive north. Yeah, the main benefit of Bluffdale is definitely its amazing location, making it worth a look.