Spanish Fork Community Guide

    The city of Spanish Fork is located to the south of Provo along Interstate 15 and is located in Utah County, Utah. Stretching for 15.4 square miles, it sits just a short distance away from Utah Lake and is bordered by the Wasatch Mountain Range. The Franciscan friars Escalante and Domínguez initially traversed the modern-day area of Spanish Fork, but Europeans did not settle the area until the arrival of the Mormons in 1851. The arrival of Icelandic pioneers beginning in 1855 also made the Spanish Fork area the first permanent settlement for Icelanders in the United States. As a smaller center that is just a short drive from Provo and situated along Interstate 15, Spanish Fork is a great community to settle in for those who are looking for real estate options in the Northern Utah area.

    Community Resources & Recreation

    Spanish Fork’s location close to the water and the mountains makes it perfect for many recreational activities throughout the year from snowboarding to skiing to trail walking to cycling. Spanish Oaks Golf Course is also located within the area’s borders for those who want to perfect their golfing game. There are a variety of shops situated along Interstate 15 and Highway 6 in North Spanish Fork including
    Good Earth Natural Foods, Walmart, Deseret Book and Costco Wholesale. Main Street is also a great option for those who like to dine and has many restaurants including Floriberto’s Mexican Food, Two Jacks Pizza and Buns ‘n’ Brews. The Spanish Fork Library is located at 49 S Main Street for those who like to read and offers a variety of materials for loan including books, DVDs and magazines.

    Local Access and Public Transportation

    Main Street is the main hub running through the area of Spanish Fork and provides access in the north to Palmyra and Utah Lake and in the south to the communities of Payson and Salem. Interstate 15 runs through the heart of the area and is one of Utah’s main routes, providing access in the north to Salt Lake City and Provo and in the south to Cedar City, St. George and the state of Nevada. The Provo Airport is 20 minutes away by car and offers many domestic flights, while the Salt Lake City airport is 55 minutes away and offers flights to a variety of destinations around the world.

    Local Schools & Adult Education

    The city of Spanish Fork is served by the Nebo School District and includes the schools of Brockbank Elementary, Spanish Oaks Elementary, East Meadows Elementary, Spanish Fork Junior High School and Maple Mountain High School. New Haven School is a private girls school in the area that serves students from kindergarten through to grade 12. For adult and continuing education, there are also many options located close to Spanish Fork including Brigham Young University, Provo College and Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, which specializes in graduate healthcare education.

    Demographics in the Area

    In 2014, the city was comprised of 37,527 people, which was made up of 9069 households and 7885 families. The population was 52.0% male and 48.0% female. The population density was 2835 people per square mile. The median household income was $68,767 while the estimated per capita income was $20,368. The average household size in Spanish Fork is 3.7 and the average median age is 25.4.

    Annual Events and Festivals

    There are a variety of festivals in and around Spanish Fork that draw visitors and tourists throughout the year. As the area was one of the most prominent settlements for Icelandic people, Iceland Days takes places every June 17th for a three-day event that celebrates the history of these settlers in Utah with many fun activities. Fiesta Days is another popular celebration in Spanish Fork and marks the area’s history each July with a rodeo, a craft fair and a fireworks show. The Festival Latinoamericano takes places in nearby Provo and offers a chance to celebrate the area’s Hispanic community and indulge in the food and music of Latin American culture. For those who have a passion for music, the Utah Arts Festival occurs annually in Salt Lake City and provides plenty of opportunities for hearing a variety of unique musicians as they take the stage to entertain.

    With a location just off of Interstate 15 that provides easy access to big city amenities, Spanish Fork is also close to the surrounding nature of beautiful Utah County. If you would like to learn more about real estate in the area, reach out to us at Utah Homes Team today.

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