Learn about Syracuse, Utah. Below you can find community information, including vital statistics, information on local schools as well as resources for finding real estate listings and homes for sale in Syracuse.
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Syracuse is a city in Davis County, Utah, between the Great Salt Lake and Interstate 15, about 25 miles north of Salt Lake City. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 9,398 and by 2005 was estimated at 17,938. The city grew rapidly during the 1990s; city officials estimate it continues to grow by 15% per year.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.6 km_ (8.7 mi_), none of which is covered with water. The city is located on the eastern side of the Great Salt Lake. Syracuse, like many other places in Utah and surrounding desert states, has hot, dry summers, and cold, snowy winters. Spring is the wettest season.
In the Spring of 2006, a large national commercial developer began construction on a new town center. The town center is located within walking distance of most of the city’s houses and will include many large retail chains such as a Starbucks, Wendy’s, Checker Auto Parts, Baskin Robbins, Godfather’s Pizza, and largest of all, a Wal-Mart Supercenter. The town center may also include other restaurants, a theater group, and housing areas.
Syracuse became linked to Antelope Island State Park in 1969, with construction of a causeway. A new and improved road to Antelope Island has brought an influx of tourists through the heart of Syracuse. Today, Syracuse is rapidly changing from a farming community to an urban community. Old time residents have mixed feelings about what this might bring, but as the saying goes, “you can’t stop progress, only give it good direction”.