TRAX is Connecting Salt Lake City With the South Valley,and at least once a week we get a call from someone looking for a home near TRAX in West Jordan, Midvale, Murray or South Jordan UT.
It’s been more than 4 years now since we first posted about the plans for connecting the Southwest part of the Salt Lake Valley with Downtown Salt Lake via light rail. In our post we called it the Mid-Jordan line and it was to start in Murray, go on through Midvale, continue to West Jordan where it would turn South to reach the final destination @ Daybreak in South Jordan UT. This is what was promised, and this is what we wrote 4 years ago last month.
Mid Jordan Light Rail & Real Estate
The Mid- Jordan Light Rail Corridor means less traffic, cleaner air, and rising Real Estate values. Just like in the old west, if you owned land in the path of the tracks you were in good shape. Today, if you own a house or condominium along the corridor of the Mid- Jordan Trax line you’re in the path of rising Real Estate values, according to South Jordan City Manager Rick Horst. In an article in the December issue of the West Jordan Journal, by Caroline Kingsley, Mr Horst is quoted as saying “the Mid- Jordan Line is critical to the city and its transportation plans as South Jordan grows from its current population of 50,000 to over 140,000″.
West Jordan Community Development Director, Tom Burdett further stated that “land values around light rail lines traditionally go up along their corridors”. “That happens primarily because of access to TRAX, you can easily access light rail and create a more walkable environment for that Real Estate around it”.
Ms. Kingsley defines the Mid-Jordan line as running parallel to the Bingham Branch Railroad for 10.6 miles, beginning @ the 6400 South TRAX station in Murray, west through Midvale to 5600 West, south of Welby Junction in West Jordan. The line will then turn south and will end in the South Jordan, Daybreak community.
The article further states that if all goes as planned, construction will begin early next year, and will take around three years to complete.
For more information about Real Estate opportunities along the Mid-Jordan corridor, give me a call @ 801-567-0946. For Real Estate Information and home buying/selling resources in the Salt Lake Valley, visit my website @ Salt Lake Homes
Four years later, the tracks are laid, stations are built, & hundreds of people a day ride TRAX to work from homes and condominiums along that path. Folks have bought houses and Condos in Daybreak in South Jordan, Vista Montana in West Jordan, The Rooftops in Midvale and Condos inFireclay in Murray UT, in many cases for the very reasons we mentioned right here, back then. We didn’t sell them all, but we like to think we had an influence with this one post.
Were not done.
If you are looking to buy a home in the SL Valley, consider locating close to TRAX. To find listings that put you near all the advantages of light rail, in Downtown Salt Lake, West Jordan, Murray, Midvale, and South Jordan, use the map search @ search SLC by map.
If you see anything you like, give us a call @ 801-567-0946. We can help you & TRAX connect with Salt Lake City from the South Valley