Cedar Hills Community Guide
The city of Cedar Hills is situated to the south of the capital city of Salt Lake City in
Northwest Utah. As of the 2010 census, the population of the area was 9,796. Cedar Hills stretches for 2.7 square miles and sits between Utah Lake and Great Salt Lake, and just west of the Wasatch Mountain Range. While the area was primarily valley and farmland, it became a community in 1974 when settlers began to move into the lands and establish roots. It was only after its incorporation as a city in 1999 that the city experienced a significant population boom, becoming one of the most rapidly growing areas in the country.
With its location close to the mountains and lakes of Utah that is just a short distance from the popular centers of Provo and Salt Lake City, Cedar Hills is the perfect suburban locale for those who want to be in a developing city close to the hustle and bustle.
Community Resources & Recreation
Cedar Hills provides many opportunities for those who love to get in the great outdoors with its close proximity to many parks and natural areas that include the Wasatch Mountain Range, Burgess Park and Creekside Park. Activities like skiing, running, boating and cycling can be enjoyed at many times throughout the year with a variety of available trails and routes. The area is ideal for the avid golfer as it’s surrounded by a number of popular golf courses including Cedar Hills Golf Club, Alpine Country Club and Fox Hollow Golf Course. The popular retail destination of Alpine Valley Center is just a short drive away from Cedar Hills and features a number of popular stores including Kohl’s, Hobby Lobby, Target and Old Navy. There are also many popular restaurants for those who like to dine out including Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill, Olive Garden and Culver’s.
Local Access and Public Transportation
The Timpanogos Highway runs just north of Cedar Hills and provides access to the Highland area and Interstate 15. Interstate 15 runs west of Cedar Hills and is one of Utah’s main routes, providing access in the north to Salt Lake City and access in the southwest to Provo and on to the state of Nevada. Utah Transit Authority is the public transportation provider and offers a variety of bus routes with access to many communities in and around Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake City International Airport is approximately 40 minutes away from the area and offers flights to a variety of domestic and international locations around the world.
Nearby Schools & Education
The schools in Cedar Hills are part of the Alpine School District and include Deerfield Elementary School, Cedar Ridge Elementary School and Lone Peak High School, which sits just outside the area’s borders. For those who want to continue their education, Westminster College, Brigham Young University and the University of Utah are located close to the area.
Demographics in Cedar Hills
The population of Cedar Hills was 9796 in the 2010 census, which means there has been a significant population increase since 2000 when there were 3094 people. The density is 1573.3 people per square mile. The median household income was $62,688, with $52,813 being the median income for males and $32,708 being the median income for females. The average household size is 4.44 and approximately 76.8% of households have children under the age of 18 in residence. 30.4% of the city’s population is between the ages of 25 and 44, while 10.4% are between the ages of 45 and 64.
Annual Events and Festivals
There are a variety of festivals in and around the Alpine area that draws visitors and tourists throughout the year. The Country Fan Fest and the Utah Arts Festival are held in nearby Salt Lake City and offer opportunities for those who love music and have an appreciation for the arts. The Utah Shakespeare Festival was first held in 1962 to celebrate the plays of William Shakespeare for those who enjoy the theatre and the work of the bard. Within the community, the Cedar Hills Family Festival is an annual event held in May that features a variety of fun activities for toddlers and adults alike including a car show, carnival, parade and fun run.
With a location close to the natural splendor of Great Salt Lake and the nearby mountains, Cedar Hills is a growing community that still maintains the tranquility of a smaller center in Northern Utah. If you would like to learn more about real estate opportunities in the area, please contact us at The Utah Homes Team today for more information.