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All you need to know about West Valley City

West Valley City is a city located in the state of Utah, USA. This city is situated in Salt Lake County and is the second largest city in Utah. White Valley City has a population of 136,170 as of 2017, the main language spoken in West Valley City is English and the currency used is the American Dollar. West Valley City shares a sister status with Nantou, China and Boca del Rio, Mexico. West Valley City is just 12 miles south-west of Salt Lake City is often classified as a suburb of this city. West Valley City’s increasing population makes the area an attractive location for business travel. Therefore, many business travellers seek quality furnished apartments are corporate housing in the city.

The history of West Valley City dates back years, the first inhabitants of the land were members of Native American tribes Ute and Shoshoni. In 1848, Joseph Harker ventured across the River Jordan from the developing land of Salt Lake City and settled in the west side of the valley. The land was very suited for animal grazing and over the next several years several other settlers joined him. By the 1890s there was a significant population increase. The one problem in this area was the lack of drinking water and due to the salt in the river, it leached into the ground causing fields and orchards to perish. After 1952, when Salt Lake County Water Conservancy District was created, the population of the rapidly increased and more people moved to the city in a year than over the last 100 years. The rapid increase in population pulled new business and industries to the area and created the need for corporate housing in West Valley City.

West Valley City’s main industries include manufacturing, retail trade, construction and banking. The largest employer in the city as of the City’s 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report was Discover Financial employing 4,200 staff.  In West Valley City the median average household income is $55,933 which is higher than the median annual income of the United States. West Valley City’s main business district is situated on the north side of the city at Westlake Business Park. There are many furnished apartments close to Westlake Business Park making them perfect for business travel.

West Valley City has many attractions including Jordan River Parkway Trail, the perfect place for running or cycling and to spend some time if you are a lover of the great outdoors. There is a lot of other popular open space in West Valley City including Lodestone Park, Valley Regional Park and Centennial Park.  Tourist attractions are great for taking time out of your business day and there is a range of serviced accommodation close to these attractions.

West Valley City is located in an idyllic location and easily accessible by people travelling to the city for business. There are two airports near the city centre, South Valley Reginal Airport which is located seven miles from the city centre and Salt Lake City International Airport which is nine miles away. West Valley Central Station is a large transport centre in the city which provides rail and bus links to the surrounding area.

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