Alpine Real Estate
Alpine is located along the northeastern edge of Utah County on the slopes of the Wasatch Range. It was settled in 1850 by a group of homesteaders who named the town Mountainville. It was later renamed Alpine because the views were compared to the Swiss Alps. Alpine received a city charter in 1855. Farming and livestock were the primary livelihood of the early settlers.
Alpine remained a small community until the 1950’s when it saw an explosion of growth and continues to be one of the many quickly growing cities in the state. The population has grown to nearly 10,000 people as of the last census in 2010. This bustling community enjoys close proximity to the mountains and many residents take advantage of mountain biking and hiking trails nearby.
Things to do
Alpine Days – Residents enjoy this annual celebration held at the main city park.There are activities for all ages including a parade, live music, a 5K, a fishgrab, and so much more. It’s a weekend of fun for the whole family.
Horsetail Falls – The gorgeous cascading waterfall at the end of this short but difficult hike is well worth the effort. The trail is 4.6 miles out and back and is quite steep. The trailhead is just above the Rodeo grounds in Alpine and begins at the Dry Creek trailhead. You’ll enjoy gorgeous views of the valley below.
Lambert Park – The park sits on 255 acres of open space where you’ll find trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. You’ll also find some areas designated for camping. The trails are perfect for beginners and experts alike.
Burgess Orchards – George Burgess purchased the farm in 1912 in Alpine, Utah. After marrying his wife Inez in 1926, he planted 10 acres of apple trees for her. They gradually expanded both in size and type of apples and the orchard now grows six types of apples and peaches. 100 years later, the orchard is still thriving. Locals enjoy picking their own apples, learning to make cider, as well as other activities. It’s also a gorgeous venue for an outdoor wedding.
Points of interest
Historic Moyle Park – This historic park nestled in the heart of Alpine is home to an old Indian Tower constructed around 1860 to provide defense for John Moyle’s family and homestead. Visitors can take a walk through the early history of Alpine and discover an old handcart, the historic Moyle home and Indian tower, pioneer farming tools, pioneer games, and a few historic log cabins. There is also plenty of space for lawn games and a pavilion for gatherings.
Petersen Arboretum – Located at the corner of Ridge Drive and 100 East, the arboretum has a huge collection of trees you can find all over the state and country. Families enjoy strolling through the trees and stopping at the covered bridge and milking barn.
Burgess Park – The park is a popular location for gatherings and sporting events. There are 5 baseball diamonds, a sand volleyball court, tennis courts, and basketball courts. There are also several children’s play areas and a paved trail.
Lone Peak Village Shopping Center – The shopping center is conveniently located in the center of the town of Highland and residents will find a variety of retail stores and restaurants. There is also a grocery store, a car wash, and a CVS pharmacy.
Schools in Alpine are part of the Alpine School District. The school district encompasses most of Utah County and a portion of the city of Draper in Salt Lake County. It is the largest school district in Utah.
Junior High Schools