Pleasant Grove Community Guide

    The city of Pleasant Grove is situated just north of the Orem in Utah County, Utah. Stretching for 9.2 square miles, Pleasant Grove is nestled between Utah Lake and the mountainous stretch of Cascade and Big Baldy. Pleasant Grove was originally known as Battle Creek for the dispute between the Mormon settlers and the Ute Indians who inhabited the area. As the area began to be settled by Mormon pioneers who were sent by Brigham Young in 1850, it grew quickly and was incorporated as a town soon after on January 18, 1855. The area’s close proximity to the urban centers of Provo and Salt Lake makes it ideal for those who love city life, but it’s also perfect for those who like to get into the great outdoors and enjoy the surrounding nature.

    Local Resources & Community Recreation

    Pleasant Grove’s close proximity to the mountains and the water makes its perfect for every recreational activity under the sun from skiing to snowboarding to kayaking to trail walking. Timpanogos Cove Park is also on the border of the community and offers a playground for children and many walking trails with stunning views of the valley below. The Cedar Hills Golf Club and Alpine Country Club are nearby for golfers who want to work on improving their swing. For those who like to shop, the American Fork Shopping Center is nearby, as is Alpine Valley Center which features a variety of popular stores including Target, Old Navy, and Michaels. For those who like to read, the Pleasant Grove Public Library is located at 30 E Center Street and offers a variety of materials for loan including books, DVDs and magazines.

    Local Access and Public Transportation

    W State Street runs through the center of Pleasant Grove and provides access in the north to the community of American Fork and in the southeast to Lindon and Orem.
    Interstate 15 runs just southwest of the community 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 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 Airport is approximately 40 minutes away and offers both domestic and international flights around the world.

    Local Schools & Education

    The Alpine School District serves the community of Pleasant Grove and there are a number of educational institutions in the area including Valley View, Manila and Mt Mahogany Elementary Schools. Pleasant Grove High School is also located in the area. The Liahona Preparatory Academy functions as a private school for kindergarten through to grade 12. There are also many nearby institutions for those who want to continue their education including Westminster College, Brigham Young University and the University of Utah.

    Demographics in the Area

    In 2010, the city was comprised of 33,509 people, which was made up of 6109 households and 5388 families. The population density was 2691.5 people per square mile. The median household income was $52,036 with the median income at $42,042 for males and $23,296 for females. The average household size in Pleasant Grove is 3.83 and approximately 58.0% of households had children under the age of 18 in their dwelling. 28.0% of the city’s population is between the ages of 25 and 44, while 13.8% are between the ages of 45 and 64.

    Annual Events and Festivals

    There are a variety of events and festivals in and around the area that attract both visitors and locals throughout the year. Strawberry Days is one of Utah’s longest running events and is usually held in June. While the name of the festival alludes to a time when strawberries were a major source of industry, the event celebrates Pleasant Grove’s history with a parade, a carnival and a rodeo, in addition to many other fun events. The Utah Scottish Festival & Highland Games are one of nearby Highland’s most popular events and draws on the area’s history of settlement by Scottish immigrants. The annual event takes place each June and features highland dancing, piping and drumming, and a variety of musicians and food vendors.

    The community of Pleasant Grove’s location between the water and the mountains makes it ideal for those who like the outdoors, and it’s also close to many of the city’s amenities for those who like the best of both worlds. If you would like to learn more about real estate in the area, please contact us at The Utah Homes Team for more information.

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