If you are looking for homes for sale in Midvale Utah, this is the place you need to start searching. With a population of about 30,000, Midvale is about 11 miles from downtown SLC and one of the smaller Utah cities in the Salt Lake Metropolitan Statistical Area. Midvale Utah is located in center of the Salt Lake Valley. Adjacent to West Jordan, Midvale is just a mile and a half from Murray, 2 miles from homes in Taylorsville and just under 2 miles from Sandy UT houses and condos. It is obvious that if you are looking to buy a condo in Salt Lake, Midvale Utah is a good place to start looking for a new home.
Utah’s Pioneer settlers began with a dependence on the land and the landscape; thus, early pioneers were quick to recognize the richness inherent in the Salt Lake Valley. They saw the abundant creeks and the grassy valley and envisioned farmlands and fields. They discovered the minerals and ores that envisioned thriving communities of commerce and industry. They came to stay, and their mark was soon upon the landscape. Thus began Midvale City. The eastern part of the city forming agricultural neighborhoods, and the western areas forming a mining and milling settlement, each relying on the other for sustenance, protection, social interaction and commerce. The Union Fort area of Midvale City began as a center of agriculture.
The Old Town area of Midvale City began as a center of mining and industry. Pioneer families began arriving in 1851 to start the settlement, which blossomed in the 1870s as a result of mining in Bingham Canyon and the coming of the railroad. The area was then known Bingham Junction, and was an important midpoint along the rail between mining in Little Cottonwood Canyon to the east and Bingham Canyon to the west. With the discovery of silver in Little Cottonwood Canyon and in Bingham Canyon, new people rushed to be a part growing business and industry located in the middle valley in Midvale City. Along with industry came the hotels, boarding houses, saloons, schools, and the people who made Midvale City’s Old Town a center of the community.
Today there are more than 27,000 people in Midvale Utah. The median income for a household ranges from $40,000 to $70,000. Midvale has developed a family oriented community with activities for all ages. The beginning of August, Midvale celebrates its Harvest Days with a week long festival. There are several elementary and middle schools all feeding into one main high school. City government consists of a Mayor and city council all working to better the interests of the people of Midvale Utah.