Best Places to Live

West Jordan , UT

Population: 109,549
Photo: Acoustic Dimensions

Soccer is serious business in West Jordan, UT. The city is home to strong soccer clubs and one of the top rated sports facilities in the country.

The Utah Youth Soccer Complex features 20 fields on 117 acres. West Jordan has hosted many US Youth Soccer tournaments including the Presidents Cup.

Soccer fans in West Jordan have only a 30-minute drive to watch Major League Soccer. Real Salt Lake plays at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT. The team averages 17,365 fans per game and won the MLS Cup in 2009. The stadium seats 20,000 for soccer games and opened in 2008.

Among the youth clubs in West Jordan is West Jordan Youth Soccer, which averages between 400 and 700 players each year. There are seven soccer clubs in the city. 

What else is here:

West Jordan has six mini parks with playgrounds and open areas, 29 neighborhood parks, hiking trails, several tennis courts, a rodeo arena, recreation center and 15 baseball fields.

Salt Lake County operates three ice arenas, nine indoor pools, 10 outdoor pools, a historic farm and more than 15 recreation centers with fitness rooms.

*Photo courtesy of Acoustic Dimensions.