Sandy, which is located 20 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah, is one of the larger suburban communities in the area. Salt Lake City, headquarters to the Mormon community, is considered a traditional, family-oriented city. Salt Lake City is home to a wide range of industries, and Utah is becoming a popular alternative to crowded and expensive Western states such as California.
Framed by high mountains and the Great Salt Lake to the northwest, Salt Lake City offers Sandy seniors access to numerous cultural and social events. Its inclusion in AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities, combined with its lower-than-average cost of living, makes Sandy an attractive location for retirement. Seniors who enjoy outdoor recreation appreciate the opportunities to hike, raft or ski the pristine slopes of Alta, Brighton and other area ski resorts. Many low-key options are also available, from exploring the art galleries and museums to checking out the eclectic Salt Lake shopping.
The average cost of living in Sandy is $3,835 per month, but this cost varies depending on the individual facility and its amenities. This cost is about $400 more per month than the state average of $3,400 but is also slightly less than the national average of $4,000.
Note: Information for Sandy was not available, so data from the nearest city, Salt Lake City, was used.
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Cedarwood at Sandy
10970 South 700 East
Sandy, UT 84070
Nestled near the base of Sandy’s majestic Wasatch mountains is Cedarwood at Sandy, a senior retirement community serving the Sandy area. It's situated on six acres and has a modern yet cozy feel thanks to contemporary architectural spaces, including a landscaped terrace with gazebo and walking paths. Cedarwood at Sandy features restaurant-style dining any time of day, with new menus created weekly instead of monthly. Pets are allowed in any of the living options, which include one-bedroom, two-bedroom and studio apartments. Kitchens come standard, as does access to the on-site beauty salon, spacious library and computer room.
Sunrise of Sandy
2130 East 9400 South
Sandy, UT 84093
Minutes from area parks and the Willow Creek Country Club is Sunrise of Sandy, a retirement community offering assisted living and memory care services. Residents can feel secure knowing Sunrise of Sandy is close to Alta View Hospital and has a number of nurses on staff to meet varied medical needs. The rooms, many of which feature panoramic views of the Wasatch Mountains, come standard with a kitchenette, cable and a private bath and shower. Wrap-around porches, terrace sunrooms and beautifully landscaped gardens create an upscale yet homey feel, giving residents the chance to enjoy plenty of social time as well as time to themselves when needed. We included Sunrise at Sandy because it ranked highly for amenities, facilities and resident care.
Alta Ridge of Sandy
1360 East 9400 South
Sandy, UT 84093
Alta Ridge of Sandy is located on Route 209, close to the movie theater, local parks and the Sandy Senior Citizens Center, where residents can join the doll-making classes or play music with other seniors. There is also plenty to do at home, including games in the entertainment room and exercise classes. Residents can relax on the patio or catch a movie with friends on the large, flat-screen TV.
The Wentworth at Willow Creek
8325 South Highland Drive
Sandy, UT 84093
Located on a quiet street adjacent to Willow Creek Park is The Wentworth at Willow Creek, which specializes in assisted living and memory care. Living arrangements include one-bedroom, two-bedroom and studio apartments that feature spacious walk-in closets, kitchenettes and individually controlled thermostats. Residents can relax on one of the patios, enjoying the fresh mountain air and landscaped grounds or take advantage of the regularly scheduled outings for shopping, lunch or a scenic drive.
Golden Living Taylorsville
2011 West 4700 South
Taylorsville, UT 84129
Golden Living Taylorsville is located in a residential community that's within minutes of Salt Lake City, making for easy access to the numerous cultural and natural attractions available there. Residents can take advantage of the scheduled transportation to catch a show at the Hale Centre Theater or shop at the Valley Fair Mall. Weekly housekeeping and linen services are available for the studio apartments that are also welcoming to pets. Residents can begin their morning with hot breakfast, followed by a scenic drive around the area and a late afternoon bingo game or craft class.
Canyon Creek Senior Living
7235 South Union Park Avenue
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84047
Nestled beside Little Cottonwood Creek is Canyon Creek Senior Living, a quiet gated retirement community that is close to area hospitals, shopping and dining. Canyon Creek features a state-of-the-art fitness room and whirlpool spa for resident health and relaxation. Residents can also receive physical or occupational therapies without leaving home, and an on-call doctor and podiatrist are available. Dining is restaurant-style at Canyon Creek, so residents can dine when it's most convenient for them.
The Charleston at Cedar Hills
10020 North 4600 West
Cedar Hills, UT 84062”
The quaint Cedar Hills community is home to The Charleston at Cedar Hills, an assisted living facility designed to foster independence while providing personalized care. The Charleston features signature dining and activities programming including MBKuisine, which serves meals throughout the day in the restaurant-style dining room. Residents may invite guests for a special meal in the private dining room or join together for the monthly Sunday brunch. We include The Charleston because it's highly ranked for its family-like atmosphere and range of amenities.
Pacific Senior Living Millcreek
777 East 3900 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Located off of Route 80 for convenient access to Salt Lake City yet within walking distance to many stores and medical centers, Pacifica Senior Living Millcreek offers independent and assisted living options. Residents benefit from Pacifica’s personalized approach to care, which encourages socialization with a varied calendar of ongoing activities and events. The one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments can be rented on a monthly basis and include weekly housekeeping and laundry for linens and clothing. There's an arts and crafts center for taking a class in pottery or painting and a beauty salon and barbershop for haircuts and nail care.
4522 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
The Wellington, an independent and assisted living facility, is located 15 minutes south of Salt Lake City, near shopping and local parks. The many on-site activities, such as Wii sports, book clubs and gardening, offer residents a variety of ways to keep busy and enjoy themselves at home. There are also numerous ways to engage with the community, such as visiting volunteers, as well as regular outings to cultural events, shopping and dining. Residents can enjoy a full day at The Wellington, beginning their morning with a “Flex Your Brain” class followed by a home-cooked lunch and an evening spent relaxing while watching a movie or joining a crafting circle.
Sunrise at Holladay
4650 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
Sunrise at Holladay is located near four area hospitals as well as Huntsman Cancer Institute and three skilled nursing facilities. It's also close to Mt. Olympus Senior Center, where residents can take a ceramics or French class, and Holladay Recreation Center, where residents can go for a swim in the ADA-accessible indoor heated pool. The numerous offerings at Sunrise at Holladay, including the theater room and two restaurant-style dining rooms, means residents don’t need to leave home to find something they enjoy. We include Sunrise at Holladay because it won a Bronze National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association for its high quality of care.