Thursday, January 27, 2011

Daybreak Utah



One of my favorite things to do is make plans for when we can move to a new house -- a different house, a bigger house, a house with a layout more conducive to how my family has grown since we first built our current home about 8 years ago. Since my husband works in Salt Lake County, I have spent some time considering living there, so as to make a shorter commute for him. Each time I think about living in any Salt Lake Homes, my thoughts inevitably turn to Daybreak.



Daybreak is a community unlike anything I've ever seen: self-contained, but spacious; its own row of stores and restaurants not far from a lake and bike trails; up-and-coming for businesses and family-friendly. My friend Jenny lives there with her husband and five children, and they love it.



Of note is that Daybreak recently won National Community of the Year from the National Association of Home Builders as well as an award for smart suburban growth. This is a big deal, and great recognition for those who have worked so diligently to ensure, among other things, an environmentally-friendly community. Trax line? Coming soon to Daybreak, in addition to a Health Care Center opened by University of Utah Healthcare.



What it comes down to is this: if you're looking for houses in Utah, look no further than Daybreak because, really -- they've thought of everything.





*I was compensated for writing this post, but the ideas and opinions are true and from me. Would I lie to you? Even for a dollar? Psh.

13 comments:

Mrs. Organic said...

I love it up there, too. If we ever moved, which we won't, it would be to Daybreak. I love the porches, the walkable community, the water, the everything.

Kate said...

Even if you were compensated, it's still good to read about. In fact if/when we move to Utah we're going to consider Daybreak first. It's very close to Rio Tinto (where Matt works) and I worry about my Aussie husband driving on the right side of the road. ;)

But I do like the idea of Daybreak. Lots of opportunities to get out and about as a family.

Vern said...

Whoa, I'm not usually enticed by images of Utah, but you got me! Good show.

Dixie Mom said...

I've been by there a couple of times...it is very pretty. It reminds me of the communities that are built in the south in the last 15 years. People love them there too.

Jen said...

I keep hearing about Daybreak, but have never seen it first hand. Sounds pretty cool though.

Amy Hunter said...

Oh Man, I hear you. Since our hubbies work buildings away from each other, I feel your same desire to be closer. We could be neighbors at Daybreak! ...Well, someday, I hope. And, since I hardly see you and we live on the same stree basically, maybe it'd be different?

Emily said...

I am starting to warm up to the idea of Daybreak. My first impression was super cookie-cutter houses with very little yard space and even littler space between houses. But I can see the appeal of the planned community, and SoDa Row has some fun little shops!

CKW said...

That place is so cool! Are vintage trendy bikes required? Screaming children allowed? I have a sneaking suspicion that my little group would be considered riff-raff :-) How do we start petitioning to get a pond with a bike trail around it in our neighborhood (or I would settle for snowplows in the winter to start.) I had heard that most of the house plans include a spacious front porch to encourage neighbor socialization. I don't know if it is true, but it's a cool idea.

{natalie} said...

i like daybreak a lot. i wish the yards were a bit bigger. but i love how the houses look.

The Lewis Family said...

That would rock if compensation was in the form of a home out there ;) We too dream in the homes for sale section... someday :)

~C

Sell...Party Of 4 said...

I don't live far from Daybreak, but I always think we should have moved there...it is amazing.

Rob Caldwell said...

That man-made lake with all the sand they trucked is a great place to play in the summer!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

I love Daybreak too. I love the planned out feel to it and the fact that you can walk everywhere. I'm still trying to talk my husband into it :)

xoxo
Jen