It takes a village to make a community

You don’t become the Valley’s favorite destination for homes, fun, connection and adventure overnight. It takes vision, passion, commitment and decades of hard work. Not to mention the support of residents, community members and local thought leaders like the city of South Jordan. Here’s a heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make Daybreak, well, Daybreak. And here’s to living the 5-minute life in the exciting new era to come.

5 Minute Life

All you want.
All right here.

What’s the 5-minute life? It’s a paddle boarding, bike riding, light rail catching, pool splashing, ice cream scooping, tail wagging, front porch chatting heck of a good time — all just 5 minutes from your front door. (With the new destinations, new experiences and new fun of Downtown Daybreak, coming soon.)

Take a scroll down memory lane

2022 Envision Utah

2002 Award Icon

Big vision, big honor. Daybreak is awarded the Grand Achievement in Regional Design/Planning by Envision Utah.

2004 Daybreak Grand Opening


Daybreak’s grand opening: a new chapter for the Valley begins.

2006 Oquirrh Lake


Oquirrh Lake is complete and stocked with 208,000 fish.

2009 Soda Row


SoDa Row is open for business. Daybreak’s first triathlon is off and running.

2010 Community of the Year

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Daybreak wins big: Community of the Year by NAHB, Platinum Award for Suburban Smart Growth by the Best of America Living Awards and the Governor’s Quality Growth Award.

2011 Extreme Makeover


Looking good, Daybreak. An Extreme Makeover Home Edition house is built for the Gomez Family while TRAX light rail begins connecting Daybreak to the airport and beyond.

2012 Mountain View Corridor


Mountain View Corridor opens right next to Daybreak, making morning commutes all the easier.

2014 10 Year Anniversary


Time flies: Daybreak celebrates 10 years in South Jordan.

2015 Million Dollar Home


Making memories, hitting milestones. Our first $1M home is sold — and so is our 4,000th.

2017 Hub and Biscotts


Making big moves: The Upper Villages help launch a whole other half of Daybreak. The Hub and Biscotts also open their doors.

2018 The Island


Life on the water: The Island celebrates its grand opening.

2019 PCBC Gold Nugget

2019 Award Icon

Exciting news: Daybreak wins a PCBC Gold Nugget Award for Master Planned Community of the Year.

2020 Spoke Bike Park


Having fun. Winning awards. The Spoke Bike Park opens, Daybreak is named the #5 Best-Selling New-Home Community in the Country by RCLCO and our first $2M home was sold.

2022 Watercourse


The Watercourse begins to fill and a Salt Lake County Library opens in the neighborhood.

2012 DTDB and Bees Ballpark


A new destination on the horizon: Downtown Daybreak and the Salt Lake Bees stadium break ground. And a record-setting $2.7M home is sold on The Island.

2024 Watercourse Open


Grab your paddleboard! The Watercourse — a one-mile network of winding waterways — is now open.

Homes Sold

homes sold
Unique Parks

unique parks
50 miles

of trails
On-site Schools

on-site schools
Daybreak Events

events every year
Freshwater Lake

freshwater lake


Big news, community moments and fun happenings from the last 20 years and beyond.


This is a story about vision, planning and transformation. One that appreciates how the great promise of Daybreak has grown into an extraordinary reality. And celebrates the ways, big and small, each day is more effortless and healthful and beautiful than the last.

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A bright future

What could be better than the first 20 years of Daybreak? The years to come. Look forward to a new downtown, community fun, family-friendly entertainment — including the Salt Lake Bees — and so much more coming soon.

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