Mapleton Real Estate
Mapleton, Utah was originally settled in the 1850’s and was originally an agricultural extension of Springville. Previously known as Union Bench, it was renamed Mapleton because of the maple trees in the area. Due to a variety of legal issues surrounding water rights, Mapleton separated from the city of Springville in 1901. In 1948, Mapleton was finally incorporated as a city.
The city remains more rural than surrounding cities due to its distance from the I-15 corridor. It is about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City and is located between Hobble Creek Canyon and Spanish Fork Canyon. The city has seen slow growth over the last decade with a few new subdivisions being built, but much of the city retains its rural, small town feel.
Things to do
Mapleton City Park – The main city park is a favorite spot for locals. It has 2 tennis courts, 2 baseball diamonds, several pavilions, a gazebo, a volleyball pit, and a large playground. During the summer, you’ll also find the concert in the park series. It’s the best place in town to find community events!
Whiting Campground – Located 3 miles up Maple Canyon, Whiting Campground is a popular place for residents from all over the state. There are individual campsites, group sites, plenty of hiking trails, biking, and picnicking. This gorgeous canyon is home to groves of maple and cottonwood trees and there is a beautiful perennial creek that runs along the campground. It’s the perfect outing for families in love with the outdoors.
Places of Interest
Mapleton Heritage Museum – The museum is housed in the Roswell D. Bird pioneer home and is located in Mapleton City Park. The home was constructed in 1895 and visitors will see old photographs and artifacts along with histories and journals of people who lived in the area during the early days of Mapleton’s history. You can also visit the Levi Kendall Cabin close by which was built in 1880.
While there are a few small shops dotting the city, most residents do their shopping in nearby Spanish Fork at the Canyon Creek Commercial Center. Located at the intersection of Highway 6 and I-15, this shopping center sits on 240 acres of land and is the premier place to shop. You’ll find a variety of retail stores, a Cinemark, Walmart, Costco, and many restaurants.
The schools in Mapleton are part of the Nebo School District. It serves the southern part of Utah County and is the 7th largest school district in the state.
Junior High School