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Great Place For Non-Mormons Too - 8/12/2007
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Martin
Sandy, UT

As a pastor of a local Christian church, I have lived in Sandy for 8 years. I love this place. It is a wonderful city to live in. Having lived in Portland, OR, Berkeley, CA, Tucson, AZ, and Houston, TX, I think Sandy is great. Don't let the other reviewers influence you too much. Just come to the base of the mountains in Sandy and find our for yourself how good it is.

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Gertrude

re: Great Place For Non-Mormons Too - 8/12/2007 - 10/20/2008
Thank you for being so positive about our community. It means a lot to me.


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Denis
Sandy, UT

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Great for everyone - 4/22/2011

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PygmyJoe
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Love Sandy and want to move back but! Children bei - 6/10/2009

My Husband and I lived in Sandy for about 2 years in early 2000. We loved the area, the people and the climate. The only instance we ever encountered of someone treating us differently was one of our neighbours. My landlord who was a Mormon was with me at the time and I recall him being disgusted that the neighbour had spoken to me the way he had. Particularly, as he had never spoken to me before! Needless to say I don't think it is fair to view all Mormons in the same light. Nobody ever tried to push or coax us into converting. We now have a little boy and have been thinking about moving back to Utah, as we feel it would be a far better environment for him to grow up in "more family oriented". We were not brought up in the Mormon faith and we do not intend on bringing our son up in the Mormon faith. Needless to say after reading some of the other comments on here about children not being able to play with non-mormon children, I am wondering if we would be doing him a dis-service moving back. I truly hope that the previously posted comments are very rare occurencies. Couldn't bear to think of him being treated in this way..... He is only a child when all is said and done! Every child deserves the right to have a happy childhood regardless of their faith, or lack of faith! Wondering now if we should re-think for our sons happiness. [read more...]


PygmyJoe
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Love Sandy and want to move back but: Children bei - 6/9/2009

My Husband and I lived in Sandy for about 2 years in early 2000. We loved the area, the people and the climate. The only instance we ever encountered of someone treating us differently was one of our neighbours. My landlord who was a Mormon was with me at the time and I recall him being disgusted that the neighbour had spoken to me the way he had. Particularly, as he had never spoken to me before! Needless to say I don't think it is fair to view all Mormons in the same light. Nobody ever tried to push or coax us into converting. We now have a little boy and have been thinking about moving back to Utah, as we feel it would be a far better environment for him to grow up in "more family oriented". We were not brought up in the Mormon faith and we do not intend on bringing our son up in the Mormon faith. Needless to say after reading some of the other comments on here about children not being able to play with non-mormon children, I am wondering if we would be doing him a dis-service moving back. I truly hope that the previously posted comments are very rare occurencies. Couldn't bear to think of him being treated in this way..... He is only a child when all is said and done! Every child deserves the right to have a happy childhood regardless of their faith, or lack of faith! Wondering now if we should re-think for our sons happiness. [read more...]


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Greatest winters - 4/16/2009

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Outdoor Activities Abound - 5/4/2008

Excellent rock climbing, skiing, hiking, biking are within 10 miles. A bit further are several lakes with good sailing.[read more...]


Martin
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Great Place For Non-Mormons Too - 8/12/2007

As a pastor of a local Christian church, I have lived in Sandy for 8 years. I love this place. It is a wonderful city to live in. Having lived in Portland, OR, Berkeley, CA, Tucson, AZ, and Houston, TX, I think Sandy is great. Don't let the other reviewers influence you too much. Just come to the base of the mountains in Sandy and find our for yourself how good it is.[read more...]


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Agreed! If you are not of the Mormon faith, you a - 1/12/2007

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Don't even consider if you're not Mormon! - 12/7/2006

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