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Sandy, Utah

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The location of Sandy

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Sandy.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Sandy ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Salt Lake City. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the north of Sandy. Salt Lake City has a population of 201,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is West Valley City. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the northwest of Sandy and has a population of 136,000 people.

For comparison, Sandy has a population of 96,100 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Bountiful   [Map]   44,107   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Draper   [Map]   47,710   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Herriman   [Map]   39,224   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Layton   [Map]   76,691   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lehi   [Map]   62,712   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Millcreek   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Murray   [Map]   49,295   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ogden   [Map]   87,031   N   46 miles [74 km]
Orem   [Map]   97,839   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Provo   [Map]   117,335   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Riverton   [Map]   43,344   SW   5 miles [8 km]
South Jordan   [Map]   70,954   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Spanish Fork   [Map]   39,443   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Taylorsville   [Map]   59,992   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
West Jordan   [Map]   113,905   W   8 miles [12.9 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
Alta Canyon Village   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
Avalon Village   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles
Canyon Oak Village   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Canyon Village   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
Cobblestone Village   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
Dimple Dell Village   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles
Jordan Village   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Little Cottonwood Creek Valley   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Marion Village   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Raintree Village   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles
Sandy City   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Sandy Station Original Town   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Sandy Village   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
Sunset Meadows Village   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles
White City   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles

For more communities neighboring Sandy, please visit our County-by-County Page for Sandy.

Salt Lake County ...

Sandy is located in Salt Lake County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Salt Lake County: Davis, Morgan, Summit, Tooele, Utah & Wasatch.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sandy ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Sandy.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sandy ...

Looking for more information about Sandy? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sandy, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sandy.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Sandy. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sandy. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Utah

    Utah Tourism
    Parks for Utah

    Fishing in Utah
    Hunting in Utah

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Utah Statewide Tourism
    Sandy Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Sandy

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Utah

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Utah

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Utah

Airports Near Sandy ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Sandy.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Salt Lake City Muni.   [Map]   WNW   8 miles [12.9 km]
South Valley Rgnl. (FAA ID: U42)   [Map]   WNW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Salt Lake City Intl.  (SLC/KSLC)   [Map]   NNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Skypark Airport (FAA ID: BTF)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Heber City Muni. (FAA ID: 36U)   [Map]   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Provo Muni.  (PVU/KPVU)   [Map]   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Tooele Muni.   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Tooele Valley Airport  (FAA ID: TVY)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Sandy.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sandy. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Salt Lake City Intl.  (SLC/KSLC)   [Map]   NNW   16 miles [25.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Provo Muni.  (PVU/KPVU)   [Map]   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Wendover Airport  (ICAO: KENV)   [Map]   W   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Salt Lake City Muni.   [Map]   WNW   8 miles [12.9 km]
South Valley Rgnl. (FAA ID: U42)   [Map]   WNW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Skypark Airport (FAA ID: BTF)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Heber City Muni. (FAA ID: 36U)   [Map]   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Tooele Muni.   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Tooele Valley Airport  (FAA ID: TVY)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Salt Lake City Intl.   (SLC/KSLC)   [Map]
  Website for Salt Lake City International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Provo Muni.   (PVU/KPVU)   [Map]
  Website for Provo Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Ogden - Hinckley Airport   (OGD/KOGD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Wendover Airport   (ICAO: KENV)   [Map]
  Website for Wendover Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Sandy:

The official website for Salt Lake County:

The official website for State of Utah:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sandy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sandy) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sandy. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sandy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5700, Longitude: -111.8525     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sandy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Sandy), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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