Highland Real Estate
Highland, Utah is located in Utah County and is about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City. It was settled in the 1870’s by Scottish immigrants who felt the area resembled the highlands of Scotland. Highland sits on the high bench above American Fork and is situated at the mouth of the canyon. Due to the location, residents experience brisk northern winds and high snowdrifts during the winter and a cool canyon breeze on summer evenings.
The first homes were built by James Pullen in June of 1870. The farmsteads in the area averaged 131 acres. A schoolhouse was built in 1888 and much of the building still stands today. Highland was primarily a farming community for many decades. It was finally incorporated as a city on July 13, 1977. While still a smaller community, the city has continued to grow and is a beautiful place to live.
Things to do
Highland Glen Park – The park is located next to Lone Peak High School and is a wonderful place to take the family. There are bike trails, walking tracks, a playground, large grassy areas for picnicking, a volleyball court and a pond for fishing and swimming! Kids can wade in the pond and feed the ducks. It’s a delightful place for a day outdoors.
Highland Fling – Typically held during the last week in July, the Highland Fling is an annual city celebration complete with Highland Games, a parade, a youth night drive-in movie, and much more! The festivities end with a grand fireworks display. There is plenty of fun for all ages.
Canyon Oaks Campground – Canyon Oaks is a popular campground and picnic area close to Highland City. There are tent areas, picnic tables, seasonal restrooms, and fire pits for use. Families love to head into the mountains for a few hours or days.
Highland Gardens – Highland Gardens is the premiere place for floral design services or to shop for indoor plants and unique home decor. There is also a gorgeous reception center for gatherings of all kinds.
Town Center Splash Pad – The splash pad is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. unless temperatures are below 75 degrees. The water runs for 50 minutes then turns off for 10 minutes each hour. There are benches for families to sit on while children play in the water. It’s the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day.
Places of Interest
Highland Historical Society Museum – The museum is certified by the Utah Division of Arts and Museums. The mission of the society is to preserve and share the past of Highland City. The museum has a collection of historical artifacts on display and is open to the public.
Lone Peak Village Shopping Center – The shopping center is conveniently located in the center of the town 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 Highland 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 Schools
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