Surrounded by mountains to the south, east and west, Sandy and its neighbors maintain an isolated haven from an often tumultuous world. Small towns with big personalities, these communities give the city a run for its money in both convenience and sophistication. Residents have access to a wide range of public services and amenities, as well as outdoor recreation and a thriving art scene. Just 12 miles north, Downtown Salt Lake is a short commute away; an easy half-hour of driving gets you downtown. Close proximity to Interstate 15 takes the hassle out of driving to the city and beyond. Safe streets and impressive schools attract families, while the enthusiastic spirit of the area appeals to young professionals. Regardless of their differences, everyone appreciates the ample employment opportunities, fine dining, and nearby ski resorts.