Grantsville is the second most populous city in Tooele County, Utah. Recent estimates claim a city population of around 9,000 people. The city has grown slowly and steadily throughout most of its existence, but rapid increases in growth occurred during the 1970s and the 1990s. Recent new home growth has been attributed to the nearby Deseret Peak recreational center, the Miller Motorsports Park raceway and to the newly built Wal-Mart Distribution Center located just outside the city. In recent years many new housing developments of new homes are under construction as residents are choosing the rural atmosphere of Grantsville over the urban sprawl of the Salt Lake valley.
Grantsville Real Estate
Since its inception, Grantsville, UT has been a real rural community with beautiful farms and ranch houses, dating back to the early part of the century. Today homes in Grantsville still offer large lots with animal rights, and irrigation water rights part of almost every Real Estate transaction. Horse property and Ranchettes are a part of the Grantsville landscape, and even the new home subdivisions like Anderson Ranches, Little Reno, and Willow Creek offer larger lots upon which to build a house.
Population and new home growth has mirrored nearby Tooele. In 2002 only 52 permits for single family homes were issued with an average building price of $118,900. That number of houses jumped significantly in 2005 and 2006 to 136 and 173. Average home prices jumped during that time from $140 to $176,000 dollars. The MLS usually lists about 130 homes for sale in Grantsville UT , add to that the homes for sale by owners (FSBOs) and new construction, (new homes)and you can figure to have a selection of about 150 homes for sale in any given month.