Kearns is a suburb of Salt Lake City with a population of 37,194. Kearns is in Salt Lake County. Living in Kearns offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kearns there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Kearns and residents tend to be liberal.
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My family and I have lived in Kearns for three years now. We moved from West Jordan, where we lived for 12 years. At first we were hesitant to buy a house in Kearns since, most of the time, the news presents Kearns as dangerous and unclean. To our surprise, we have loved our experience. We have gotten to know all of our neighbors and our area is very quiet and clean. Our family is very diverse (4 different nationalities), hence we feel very comfortable in our neighborhood - our neighbors are Latinex, American, Japanese, and Tongan. We all get along well and respect each other.
I grew up in Kearns. I attended schools nearby and churches nearby. Most of my friends lived in Kearns. It is not the prettiest or safest neighborhood, but if you're kind, your neighbors are just as, if not even more, kind. Most people associate Kearns with drugs, gangs, and danger, but I made and so did many many more children like me. Diversity is high which is amazing and so good for the community. I'll admit, as a young adult, Kearns was no good for me. There are hardly any opportunities to have fun and meet more people my age. It is not near any colleges or large job corporations. It does however house the Utah Olympic Speed Skating Oval. I moved out when I was 23 to find better locations to socialize. I also commuted to the University of Utah from Kearns for 2.5 years. Riding the Bus and Train for roughly 90 minutes each way everyday was also less than ideal. It's a good neighborhood to raise children up to high school graduation, but not the best for young adults.
I love the Kearns area. It is in the middle of nearly everything! There is shopping nearby. It is a very family friendly area, lots of fun family areas nearby. We live very close to the Olympic Oval and Kearns Recreation Center. There are great public schools in this area as well.