Cedar Hills is built upon a ?bench,? an alluvial fan formed thousands of years ago when the area was the shoreline of Lake Bonneville. Various wildlife, including coyotes, wild cats, foxes, bears and deer, roamed the area before it was settled. Around 1850, settlers began to make their homes in the Cedar Hills area. Although some settlers attempted dry farming, which turned out to be unsuccessful, the area ultimately became a thriving turkey ranch. The ranch and the beauty of the landscape were made famous by photographs and stories on NBC and in the Saturday Evening Post in the mid-20th century.
Cedar Hills makes an outstanding location for businesses and families alike. The economic base of Cedar Hills encompasses a variety of industries, such as farming, manufacturing and the new high-tech firms moving into the area. Intel and Dentrix both call Cedar Hills?s Main Street home. Residents can also take advantage of the top-rated local educational system. Students in the Cedar Hills school district consistently score higher than the national average on aptitude tests. Several universities are nearby, providing students with excellent educational opportunities and exciting college-level sports.
Recreational opportunities are unlimited in scenic Cedar Hills. Bound on the west by 139-square-mile Utah Lake and on the east by Mount Timpanogos, visitors and residents can hike, fish, bike, swim, snowmobile and ski. Fifteen national parks and monuments are within a half-day?s drive of Cedar Hills, which is the largest concentration of such attractions south of Alaska. Mount Timpanogos features the Timpanogos Cave national monument and several spectacular canyons and scenic roads.
Thanksgiving Point, Utah?s fastest growing resort destination, is also close to Cedar Hills. Thanksgiving Point features a variety of attractions and entertainment opportunities for visitors of all ages. Children can explore the dinosaur museum or the animal park and petting zoo. Adults can enjoy golfing on the Johnny Miller-designed course, strolling through the hanging gardens or dining in one of the many specialty cafes.
Cedar Hills also provides easy access to many attractions outside of the immediate area. The Springville Museum of Art, Utah?s oldest museum for the visual fine arts, is close by, as is the Sundance Ski Resort, famous for the film festival of the same name. Salt Lake City is a mere 30 minutes north of Cedar Hills. Salt Lake City offers professional dance groups, professional sports teams, major theater performances and Temple Square, home to the world famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Salt Lake International Airport is also only a 40-minute drive from Cedar Hills.
At the base of the Wasatch Range of the Rockies lies Cedar Hills, an ideal community for rest, play and life. Come and experience Cedar Hills!
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