American Fork Real Estate
The American Fork area was settled in 1850 and incorporated as a city in 1852. The original name of the town was Lake City, however by 1860, residents decided to change the name to American Fork to avoid confusion with Salt Lake City. In the early days, the majority of the residents were farmers and merchants. Raising chickens was also an important industry as the town was first being established.
American Fork’s population exploded during World War II when the Columbia Steel plant was built. The mill was closed in 2001, but the city still celebrates the importance of the industry during the annual summer celebration called “Steel Days.” The city’s claim to fame also includes the filming of parts of the movies Footloose and Sandlot.
Things to do
Timpanogos Cave National Monument – American Fork Canyon is home to one of the most popular guided cave tours in northern Utah. It is a steep 1.5 mile hike up the cave gaining nearly 1,000 feet in elevation. Visitors explore the stunning hidden underground with beautifully decorated rooms and geologic mysteries!
American Fork Canyon – The canyon is named after the American Fork river which runs through the bottom of the canyon and is accessed by State Route 92, or the Alpine Loop Scenic Byway. Residents enjoy plenty of camping, hiking, biking, and equestrian trails throughout the canyon. Popular areas include Tibble Fork Reservoir and Silver Lake Flats Reservoir. During the winter months, many locals enjoy snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and backcountry skiing.
Evermore Park – Evermore Park is a new adventure park experience in American Fork. It is the ultimate role play game with an entire park themed like a European village with buildings,citizens, and an epic storyline. Guests can go on quests, talk to characters, and become part of the fantasy village. It’s a fun adventure for families of all ages!
Quail Cove Amphitheater – The amphitheater is home to the annual Summer Concert Series. Spectators bring blankets and chairs and enjoy live music and a variety of food trucks. It is one of the most popular community events of the summer.
Fox Hollow Golf Course – Fox Hollow Golf Course is known as the “best kept secret in Utah Valley.” It is a premier 18 hole golf course with spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. Its top-rated practice facility is like none other in the state and a favorite among local golfers. It’s also the top site in the city for hosting large events in the gorgeous banquet room located on the golf course.
Places of Interest
Historical Downtown – American Fork has a wonderful historic district downtown. Take a short walking tour and discover the site of the old fort, monuments designating important sites, the old bank building, and several churches all built in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s. It’s a walk down memory lane and a wonderful way to learn about the history of the city.
American Fork Shopping Center – The American Fork Shopping Center is a smaller shopping center located on state street. It has a large fitness center, JoAnn’s fabrics, Big Lots, and a smattering of other small businesses and restaurants. It’s perfect if you want to avoid the bustle of a busier shopping center.
The Meadows – The meadows is a new shopping center located between I-15 and Highway 89 in American Fork. You’ll find many of the large chain stores such as Walmart, Home Depot, Ross, Gordmans, Target, Costco, and much more. There are plenty of restaurant choices in the area as well.
Schools in American Fork are part of the Alpine School District. The school district encompases 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 School