The City of Bluffdale was established in 1848 and incorporated at the City of Bluffdale on October 13, 1978. The creation of the Utah Territory was the result of the petition sent by the Mormon pioneers who had settled in the valley of the Great Salt Lake starting in 1847. Bluffdale is a crossroads for transportation and utilities between Salt Lake and Utah Counties. It is home to open spaces, views of the Wasatch Range and a significant stretch of the Jordan River. Life Connected is the motto for the City of Bluffdale connecting the 15,000 residents, two counties and active lifestyles. The history of Bluffdale began with a larger area than it is today.
It encompassed parts of Riverton, Draper and Herriman. It went as far north as 13800 South, as far east as I-15 in Draper, South to Lehi and West to 5400 W in Herriman City. A favorable business climate has led to the development of a wide range of industries, from traditional manufactured goods to a growing base of new economy products. The growth has attracted migrants from other places west seeking less crowding, lower living cost, and employment opportunities in a pleasant climate. Proximity to outstanding outdoor recreation, including skiing, rafting, and hiking in the Wasatch Mountains, is almost without comparison among large metropolitan areas. By contrast, the desert areas to the west offer little recreation or economic interest. Downtown Salt Lake is beautiful, with boulevards originally designed by Mormons to be wide enough for wagons to make a U-turn. The city itself preserves a clean, dignified character enhanced by the capitol and government buildings and the various landmarks and sites of the Mormon Church. Extensive commercial and industrial areas spread south and west of I-15. Aside from Ogden to the north, most of the area’s growth has spread south along a 40-mile stretch of relatively flat valley ending at Provo.
A string of attractive family-oriented suburbs starts about 5 miles south of downtown and east of I-15 against the mountains; Sandy and Draper are the largest. Because of limited geography and high growth, the city is experiencing some crowding, traffic congestion, smog, and a rise in the cost of living. But the economy is strong, there is plenty to do, the climate is generally pleasant, the population is educated, and good housing values can be found. The Mormon community maintains a strong influence on state government; conservative policies on alcohol and other matters are uncomfortable for some. Salt Lake City is located in a dramatic valley surrounded by high mountains on three sides and the Great Salt Lake to the northwest. The city center is flat but the Wasatch Mountains to the east have peaks to 12,000 feet. The dry Oquirrh Mountains to the southwest of the city have peaks to above 10,000 feet. Heavily influenced by the mountains and the Great Salt Lake, the climate is semiarid continental with four distinct seasons. Summers have hot, dry weather, but high temperatures are generally tolerable because of low humidity and cool nights. Winters are cold but usually not severe. Mountains to the north block some cold air and the salt lake moderates cold from the northwest. Average annual snowfall is under 60 inches at the airport but much higher in the mountains. Heavy fog can develop under temperature inversions in the winter and persist for several days. In summer, the mountain ranges help to develop thunderstorms, which drift over the valley, particularly the eastern portion.
The lake and mountains together create summer breezes and more precipitation than would otherwise occur in this high-desert environment. Heavy precipitation comes from Pacific storms in spring. The largest park in Bluffdale is Wardle Fields Regional Park, part of the Salt Lake County Parks system. At 40 acres, the park caters to the recreational needs of the region by providing a splash pad, a 25-foot tall watchtower, pickle ball and basketball courts, bouldering wall, zip lines, and other amenities.
Bluffdale has a system of 13 parks. Some of the most notable are:
• Bluffdale City Main Park (22.37 acres) is the city’s largest park and features 2 pavilions, 16 picnic tables, a trail, and sports fields.
• Vintage Park (6.37 acres) is one of the city’s newest parks and features pavilions and picnic tables, pickle ball and tennis courts, and a splash pad.
• Independence Park (5.73 acres) features a splash pad, pavilion, and a variety of play equipment.
• Parry Farms Park (5.63 acres)
• Phillip Gates Memorial Park (4.54 acres)
• Mount Jordan Park (3.69 acres)
• Close proximity to freeway: Most everywhere you go in Bluffdale you can get to the I-15 freeway or Bangeter Highway within minutes.
• New homes close to popular established areas: It is becoming hard to build a new home to best fit your needs in the Salt Lake Valley that is an affordable price and close to familiar and established areas. Bluffdale offers just that. In Bluffdale, Utah you can build a new home in a darling neighborhood and save the headache of the huge project and cost of remodeling. In Bluffdale you are next door to popular areas like Lehi, Draper, Riverton and South Jordan that have all of the conveniences and the latest and greatest shopping (like the Traverse Mountain Outlets), restaurants, museums and entertainment.
• Central location: Bluffdale is roughly 20 minutes to downtown Salt Lake City and 20 minutes to Provo. It is a great place to be if you work north or south.
• Fun community feel: In Bluffdale, Utah you can still be a part of a small town experience and enjoy activities such a Bluffdale Old West Days where there are carnivals, rodeos and parades helping it feel like a tight knit community. With a smaller city it is not as busy and can feel simpler, which can be hard to find in the Salt Lake area.
• Great options for schools: Award-winning charter school Summit Academy elementary, middle school and high school, good public schools such as Riverton High School and nearby private schools such as Juan Diego are just a few of the options for schools. There is also a new elementary and middle school that are planned to be built in Bluffdale in the next couple of years.
• New communities dispersed throughout Bluffdale: New communities are all throughout Bluffdale. New communities bring new and updated parks, splash pads, walking trials, sport courts, and lively neighborhoods with beautiful well-kept homes that are all over Bluffdale.
• Lots of outdoor activities: In Bluffdale you can enjoy the great Utah outdoors being so close by American Fork canyon, Draper trailheads, Jordan River Parkway and minutes from Utah Lake.
There are 18.90 miles from Salt Lake City to Bluffdale in south direction and 23 miles (37.01 kilometers) by car, following the I-15 S and I-80 route. Salt Lake City and Bluffdale are 24 minutes far apart, if you drive non-stop. This is the fastest route from Salt Lake City, UT to Bluffdale, UT. The halfway point is Midvale, UT. Salt Lake City, UT and Bluffdale, UT are in the same time zone (MDT). Current time in both locations is 4:11 am. If you want to meet halfway between Salt Lake City, UT and Bluffdale, UT or just make a stop in the middle of your trip, the exact coordinates of the halfway point of this route are 40.615150 and 111.905746, or 40º 36′ 54.54″ N, 111º 54′ 20.6856″ W. This location is 11.41 miles away from Salt Lake City, UT and Bluffdale, UT and it would take approximately 12 minutes to reach the halfway point from both locations. The closest town to the halfway point is Midvale, UT, situated 13.05 miles from Salt Lake City, UT and 11.95 miles from Bluffdale, UT. It would take 16 minutes to go from Salt Lake City to Midvale and 14 minutes to go from Bluffdale to Midvale. The major city closest to the halfway point between Salt Lake City, UT and Bluffdale, UT is West Jordan, UT, situated 14.54 miles from Salt Lake City, UT and 8.38 miles from Bluffdale, UT. It would take 17 minutes to go from Salt Lake City to and 12 minutes to go from Bluffdale to West Jordan.
Bluffale ATV Accident Attorneys
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 135,000 people are injured every year because of an accident involving a recreational all-terrain vehicle (ATV). What’s more is that over 700 are involved in a fatal crash; one-third of such fatal accidents occur to children who are under 16 years of age. This is nothing to take lightly. If you have been injured in such an accident, no matter whether it was recreational or if it was while on the job, you could have grounds to file a personal injury claim to recover full and fair compensation.
The leading causes of ATV accidents include the following:
• Operator Behavior: Often, ATVs are being used is in rural land. Should the operator not know the way to handle the vehicle, it can cause them to be ejected, for the car to roll over, or for them to lose control.
• Incorrect Number of Passengers: Another common cause is when an operator puts a passenger on an ATV when it is designated as one person only. ATVs may have the room to fit another body, but they commonly not built to safely hold more than one. Not just because of weight limits, but also because a passenger can’t maneuver with the vehicle. When operating a smaller ATV, the driver will have to shift their weight to stay balanced; a passenger won’t be able to shift with the vehicle intuitively and will be vulnerable to falling off or throwing off the entire vehicle’s balance.
• Defective ATV: Should the throttle stick, steering lockup, suspension be faulty, or tires blowout, it can lead to an accident. In these cases, the vehicle operator will not be at fault, but rather the designer or manufacturer.
When it comes to ATV accidents, studies have shown victims frequently suffer spine injuries. The people who are most commonly hurt are women and older children. Recent research showed that between 1997 and 2006, there was a 240% increase in the amount of child-related ATV injuries. Between those same years, there was a 436% increase in the number of spine injuries resulting from ATV accidents. Children who sustained a spine injury in an ATV accident are at an increased risk of associated injuries in the future. Not only are they at risk of suffering again, but there is a concern that the injury may not be adequately treated the first time around if the condition is not noticed during the first X-ray. Regardless of whether an injury is not fully-treated or if a later injury aggravates the condition, such spinal injuries can cause lifelong pain for the victim.
In addition to spinal injuries, riders can also suffer from the following:
• Abdominal injuries
• Closed head injuries
• Spinal fractures
• Appendicular skeletal fractures
• Neurological injuries
Pros of Living in Bluffdale
• Nearby recreation
• Attractive downtown
Cons of Living in Bluffale
• Long commutes
• Growth and sprawl
The unemployment rate in Bluffdale is 3.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bluffdale jobs have increased by 1.5%.
Cost Of Living
Compared to the rest of the country, Bluffdale’s cost of living is 44.3% higher than the U.S. average.
Reasons to Make Your ATV Street Legal
• It’s Convenient: You can go anywhere a car can go and a lot further. It’s a nice day out, and you don’t feel like loading your ATV into the truck just to get to your favorite riding spot. With a street legal ATV, you don’t have to! You can ride to the farm, the beach, the trails, the Taco Bell, or the local meeting place where all the car guys hang out.
• It’s Fun: Street legal ATVs can be customized just like cars and motorcycles, but they can go places those others can’t. Jumps, wheelies, skids, donuts, and off-road exploration are just a few of the things you should only do when it’s legal to do so
• It’s Easy: There aren’t many parts involved in making a quad bike street legal.
Parts Needed to Make an ATV Street Legal
Each state has different laws regarding motor vehicles, and other countries do too. This generic information should help you meet the minimum legal requirements across most of the United States. Always check your local laws before operating a street legal ATV on public roads. Some states don’t allow street legal quads even if they don’t explicitly say so, because their laws say something crafty like all four-wheel vehicles newer than 19xx must have seatbelts or all four-wheel vehicles must have fenders that cover most of the tire.
There are a few other things you’ll need to make your quad street legal
• Horn: You need this so other motorists will know they’re taking too long in the Taco Bell drive thru.
• License plate holder and light:
• Blinkers: Traffic needs to know which way you’re turning. That also means you need hand controls to turn the blinkers on and off. I know what you’re thinking.
• Mirrors: These are critical for seeing the look on your friend’s face when you pull on his Civic with your ATV.
Another thing to consider is getting street tires for your street legal ATV. You’ll spend a lot of money on them, but here’s why they’re worth it:
• Extra grip means better cornering and pulls
• Extra grip means extra safety (and better braking)
• You won’t wear through knobbies on a regular basis
How to Title an ATV for Street Use
The most important things you need are a title, license plate, and registration. These are the hardest parts to get on your own.
ATV Accident and Injury Attorney Free Consuultation
When you need legal help in Bluffdale Utah for an ATV Accident and Injury, please call Ascent Law LLC for your free consultation (801) 676-5506. We want to help you.
8833 S. Redwood Road, Suite C
West Jordan, Utah
84088 United States
Telephone: (801) 676-5506
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|County||Salt Lake, Utah|
|Incorporated||October 13, 1978|
|Named for||Bluffs (high cliffs) and dales (valleys) along the Jordan River|
|• Mayor||Derk Timothy|
|• City Manager||Mark Reid|
|• Total||11.14 sq mi (28.86 km2)|
|• Land||11.14 sq mi (28.85 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
||4,436 ft (1,352 m)|
|• Density||1,527.29/sq mi (589.74/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-6 (MDT)|
|Area codes||385, 801|
|FIPS code||49-06810 |
|GNIS feature ID||1425844 |
From 2011 to 2013, the National Security Agency‘s (NSA) data storage center, the Utah Data Center, was constructed at Camp Williams in Bluffdale. It is approximately 1 million square feet in size.