Jordan Meadows, SLC – A Locals’ Guide

Much of the Salt Lake International Airport is in Jordan Meadows. Photo courtesy VisitUtah.org.

Fly to Salt Lake City, land in Jordan Meadows

The Utah slogan, Life Elevated, takes on a whole new meaning in Jordan Meadows. There, Salt Lake City International Airport airlines take Jordan Meadows visitors to new heights. If you have flown on a commercial flight to or from Salt Lake City, chances are you spent time in this small – but mighty – community.

Jordan Meadows is a small community in Salt Lake City. It is located in the city’s northwest corner. It’s sandwiched between Wespointe on the north and Poplar Grove on the south. It borders Ballpark on the east. A majority of the land west of the airport is undeveloped or used for industrial purposes. The airport spans portions of Jordan Meadows and Westpointe. The majority of residential development is on the east end of this long, narrow neighborhood.

The residential development in Jordan Meadows is conveniently located within minutes of downtown Salt Lake City. The location offers easy access to major interstates and is less than an hour from Utah’s world-class ski resorts.

The location is represented by Salt Lake City Council District 1. The district includes Fairpark, Jordan Meadows, Rose Park, and Westpointe. The District 1 website says, “Jordan Meadows is what’s known as a minority-majority neighborhood. Which means more than half of residents represent social, ethnic, or racial minorities. The neighborhood is growing! With development along the North Temple corridor and in the North West Quadrant, there has been a rise in job opportunities and new residents.”

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Public art proudly displayed in Jordan Meadows

The Salt Lake City Arts Council is out to inspire local residents and visitors in public spaces with the Public Art Project. For example, Kent Miles’ “Friends of the Park, 1993, Photographs, Enamel on Metal,” is on display at Riverside Park, 1400 W 700 N, Salt Lake City, UT 84116 is a collection of photographs on plaques with snippets of interviews of park visitors.

A large reverse cutout of a fireman at Fire Station #7, 1000 W. 300 N., Salt Lake City, UT 84116 by Jeff Juhlin called, “Fireman Cutout, 1991, Corten Steel,” is a part of the collection too.

A kinetic sculpture meant to make invisible wind visible was created by artist Darl Thomas. The statue is called “Windwheels #9, 1987, Stainless Steel, Bearings.” You can see it at Fire Station #9, 5822 W Amelia Earhart Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.

Artist Frank Riggs is a contemporary sculptor. His work exploring the relationship between shape and form can be seen in his unnamed sculpture at 1965 W. 500 S., Salt Lake City, UT 84104.

For a full list of public art overseen by the Salt Lake City Arts Council, visit the organization’s map tour online!

Enjoy views for days in Jordan Meadows

The spectacular Wasatch Mountain Range east of Jordan Meadows is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. You don’t have to be an athlete to enjoy the awe-inspiring view of this portion of the Rocky Mountains. Residents also enjoy views of the Oquirrh Mountain Range and portions of Utah’s famous Great Salt Lake. The Salt Lake Valley is a moving sight as are the city lights at night. Young families enjoy wide-opened spaces at nearby parks and a massive regional athletic complex slightly to the north of Jordan Meadows.

Stay and play in Salt Lake City

The historic Capitol Theatre, 50 W 200 S. Salt Lake City, UT 84101, was built in 1913. It originally operated as a vaudeville house named Orpheum Theater. It became Capitol Theatre in 1927. It is also known as the JQ Lawson Capitol Theater.

The Wasatch Front is covered with entertainment and recreation venues! In and around the city you will find:

  • museums
  • art galleries
  • theaters
  • a living aquarium
  • athletic competition fields of every kind
  • Triple-A Baseball
  • Major League Soccer
  • NBA Basketball
  • miles of walking, jogging, running, biking trails
  • an aviary
  • endless parks
  • ski resorts (within 30-45 minutes)
  • a peaceful war memorial
  • historic architecture
  • big box to mom-and-pop shops
  • wildlife viewing
  • laser tag
  • public swimming pools
  • lakes, rivers, and streams

What kind of homes are in Jordan Meadows?

Jordan Meadows’ residential neighborhood is primarily on the east side of the long, narrow community. Keep in mind that a large portion of the Salt Lake International Airport is here too.

The residential portion mostly consists of single-family homes, with a mix of architectural styles and sizes. Following are the types of homes you can expect to see in this Salt Lake City neighborhood.

  1. Single-Family Homes: Jordan Meadows is predominantly made up of single-family homes. These homes can vary in size and style, ranging from small one-story houses to larger two-story or split-level homes.
  2. Ranch-Style Homes: Ranch-style homes are relatively common in many Salt Lake City neighborhoods, including Jordan Meadows. These homes often feature a single-story layout with a low, horizontal design.
  3. Mid-Century Architecture: Some homes in Jordan Meadows may have mid-century modern architectural features, which were popular in the mid-20th century. These homes often have clean lines, large windows, and open floor plans.
  4. Traditional Styles: You can also find homes with more traditional architectural styles, including Colonial, Cape Cod, and Tudor, among others.
  5. Variability: The neighborhood likely has a mix of older and newer homes, which can result in a diverse range of housing styles and sizes.
  6. Yard Space: Many homes in Jordan Meadows have decent-sized yards, which can be appealing for families and individuals who enjoy outdoor activities and gardening.

Do you still have questions about Jordan Meadows? Please call me. I’m here to get answers to your important questions.

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Article Last Updated: April 27, 2024

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