Riverton is only 20 miles from Salt Lake City and is actually part of that city’s Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is one of Utah’s fastest-growing cities and had been named by CNN Money Magazine in 2005 and ranked as number 60 in the best places to live in the United States.
The city has grown rapidly in the past few years into a community of over 40,000 residents. It is conveniently located with access to Bangerter Highway, I-15, and the new Mountain View Corridor.
Recognized as one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, there are new plans for continued growth in the coming years.
The city’s Primary Children’s Outpatient Center and the Intermountain Riverton Hospital, was recently named by Truven Health Analytics as one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the country.
The median home value is $271,700, having increased 7.3 percent over the past year and predicted by Zillow to rise 4.9 percent within this next year. The median rent index is $1,599 per month.
The exceptional school system has six public elementary schools, two middle schools, and Riverton High School, one of the most populated Utah schools for 10-12 students.
Family-oriented holiday celebrations, a multitude of parks, the South County Pool, the CR Hamilton Sports Complex, and more keep life active and engaging.
They will include a carnival on July 1 through 4 and a parade on July 3 at 6:30 PM. July 4 will have a flag ceremony at 6:30 AM in City Park followed by breakfast beginning at 7:00 AM.
This was a camp set up in approximately 1861 to monitor the Mormons and is an informative and unique piece of history. There is a small museum, children dressed up in soldier uniforms and toting a rifle, booth displays with everyone dressed in period costumes, a tour of an old school house, a historical army cemetery, games, and more.
This farm teaches farming and agriculture. It has a great country produce store also with fresh eggs, fun Friday night food truck gatherings, live goats, and more. Holiday events include an Easter Egg hunt, an October pumpkin patch and corn maze, and Christmas trees.