Riverton Utah is located at the southern end of the Salt Lake Valley on a low plateau west of the Jordan River. If you are looking for a great place to live you might want to consider Riverton Utah. Riverton is about 20 miles from the capital of Salt Lake City. This proximity allows many residents to enjoy the lifestyle of a smaller city while being close enough to a large city for work, shopping, and more. However, Riverton is growing and the 2010 population of over 38000 is increasing every year. This former rural area has truly transformed itself into a suburban city with all that goes along with it.
Like most of the towns surrounding Salt Lake City, the most pressing problem for the city has been the rapid growth. As an example, in 1960, 94% of Riverton land was agricultural. By 1970 that number diminished as houses were built for an increased population to 2820, a number that increased to 1170 by 1992. Eleven years later, in 2003 population was almost 30,000. In July of 2007 it was estimated that homes had been built to house a population in Riverton Utah of over 41,000 people.
The nearest city to Riverton Utah with a population over 50,000 is West Jordan. Other smaller cities within eight miles include South Jordan, Bluffdale, Herriman, Draper, White City, Sandy and Midvale.
All kinds of recreational activities are available in Riverton Utah. These include golf and bowling as well as all the other traditional activities like biking, swimming, fishing, and more.