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Old 06-03-2013, 09:31 PM
 
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I just came back from visiting SLC and wanted to know which is better Daybreak in South Jordan or 9th and 9th/east SLC?

This is my first time visiting the the Mountain West and dont know all of the little neighborhoods like 900 and 900 and to the east up the hill.

I visited both and found them to be quite a contrast. new v. old, seemly liberal v. seemly conservative, religious v. nonreligious, suburb v. city. Which is more expensive?, more popular? has better schools? Lower crime? sense of community? Which do you prefer?

I am genuinely interested as an outsider to learn what people really like about both and dislike about both.

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Old 06-03-2013, 10:49 PM
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I just came back from visiting SLC and wanted to know which is better Daybreak in South Jordan or 9th and 9th/east SLC?

This is my first time visiting the the Mountain West and dont know all of the little neighborhoods like 900 and 900 and to the east up the hill.

I visited both and found them to be quite a contrast. new v. old, seemly liberal v. seemly conservative, religious v. nonreligious, suburb v. city. Which is more expensive?, more popular? has better schools? Lower crime? sense of community? Which do you prefer?

I am genuinely interested as an outsider to learn what people really like about both and dislike about both.
Well, I've lived in the Salt Lake City area all my life (I'm old ) and I've never lived in either Daybreak or 9th and 9th. To me, a huge deciding factor would be the age of the neighborhood. I have always preferred newer homes to older homes, even if the older homes have been upgraded. For that reason, Daybreak would definitely get my vote over 9th and 9th. Now, just to keep things interesting... 9th and 9th is a whole lot closer to downdown Salt Lake City. I would not want to have to commute to downtown Salt Lake City every day. If you are going to be working near Daybreak, that's one thing. If you're not, well... it will be quite a drive. (Now that I think about it, I probably haven't told you anything you haven't already figured out on your own. )
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:29 AM
 
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I prefer houses with character and fenced yards. Just on that alone, I prefer 9th and 9th. Also, I prefer close to downtown and more liberal, less religious, less kids. Again, a no-brainer.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:18 AM
 
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One more thing to consider is that daybreak has light rail while 9th and 9th area does not. I guess you could bike to downtown from 9th and 9th though or take light rail from other eastside neighborhoods. And i did see houses with fenced in yards in daybreak.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:47 AM
 
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I love old houses but if I had to choose between the two, I'd go with Daybreak. 9th and 9th is no New Orleans or Detroit, but crime is much higher there compared to Daybreak where 99% of "Crimes" are HOA violations.

No wait... that in and of itself is a good reason to stay out of Daybreak!
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:35 AM
 
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If I had a family to raise, Daybreak. If I were single or childless, 9th & 9th. Of course there are many other factors to consider, but as a generality, that's how I view those two areas.

Neither of those 2 choices suit my needs/likes. I would like new construction, and no small kids around me.
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:02 PM
 
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I saw apartments and condos in daybreak as well as a 55+ retirement section.
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:46 PM
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If you can afford it, the area known as 15th and 15th is similar in atmosphere to 9th and 9th. If the asking price for homes is any indicator, it's a nicer area, though.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:11 PM
 
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yeah, its quite a hike up the hill. It must be really good for the views alone.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:26 PM
 
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The two are completely different as you've discovered, but if you want a family friendly environment, Daybreak is the better of the two. We looked at Daybreak, but the community felt too stepford wives like, and HOA horror stories we heard kept us from moving there. We ended up going a bit further south and are in Saratoga Springs. There is enough diversity around that we don't feel like we have to be Mormon to make friends. Everyone in the community (LDS and non-LDS) are very friendly and open minded, and we get the good schools and nicer newer house we were looking for. It's cheaper down in Utah county too, compared to similar lots/houses in Salt Lake County. There are a lot of aspects to consider, it just depends what's really most important to you!
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