Alpine Utah Real Estate Market & Area Guide
Think majestic mountains, wildflowers, wildlife awe-inspiring views of the valley below. Mount Timpanogos stretches to the south and the highest peaks of the Wasatch Mountains tower over this stunning natural and peaceful community. Located at the base of Lone Peak Mountain, Alpine homes are surrounded by wilderness.
With a population of about 10,500, this small post-card worthy community is in north-central Utah County; and, it is at the heart of the Silicon Slopes (named after the Silicon Valley in California). Local high-tech industry means clean commerce and higher than average paying jobs. Homes here are in high-demand and while the cost of living is somewhat higher than most areas surrounding it, residents treasure the unmatched beauty here and are willing to pay a premium to live here.
The Ridge at Alpine is located in one of the highest-ranking school districts in Utah including Lone Peak High School.
Although the community is fairly small, surrounding communities help bolster opportunities for shopping, entertainment and professional services. The population tends to be highly educated and the potential for future job growth in the area is substantial.
Located in Utah’s high desert, Alpine was originally settled as Mountainville in 1851. The town was later re-named after a city in the Swiss Alps because its magnificent views and spectacular scenery were reminiscent of the famous village.
Early settlers drawn to what we now know as the Utah Valley were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in search of rangeland for the church members’ livestock. Men sent by church president Brigham Young set out to explore the valley in 1849.
Sagebrush, greasewood, rich bunch grass and meadow grass grew in abundance. Cattle and other livestock were sent to roam and grow fat in the valley guarded by about 50 men sworn to protect them from nearby Indians. With waterways and fertile soil, many of the men found the northern part of the valley ideal for a settlement.
Shortly after a group of pioneers discovered a perfect place for their new development, the U.S. Census recorded a total of 29 residents including 14 males and 15 females ranging in age from 1 to 60. Residents had begun to build six cabins at the time of the census. The homes were built of logs from the canyon nearby. Winter came fast and hard in 1950 and many found themselves living in wagons and dugouts on the side of the knoll that year, according to the Alpine Farm UT State Historic Society.
In 1851 a school house was built for the town’s sparse population of children. In 1852, the church organized the Mountainville Branch in February and a ward in September. The fear of Indians was fierce and in 1852 Wordsworth Fort was built to protect the stalwart residents there.
Although the soil was rich, water was abundant, and the climate was favorable for the settlers’ crops, the area was riddled with insects that made it nearly impossible to harvest once hearty plants that promised food for the winter. In 1854, a plague of crickets and grasshoppers destroyed most of the crops there. Families battled the war with crop-eating pests for a decade after.
In 1855 the name of the town was changed to Alpine at the request of the Mormon President Brigham Young and a larger fort was built there to protect more people. In 1866, what is now known as the Moyle Tower was built to further protect the town’s residents from natives.
By 1868, the settlers and Indians began to come to an understanding and live amicably. People began to move outside the fort. In 1870 the population was recorded at 208. Thirty years later, the population had grown to 520.
The scenery in Alpine is definitely one of its most celebrated features. High quality schools and the area’s competitive tech industries are also particularly notable.
The naturally beautiful city of Alpine is the perfect setting for public parks. These parks and sporting venues are favorites among the locals and even residents in nearby communities!
Creekside Park is located at 100 S. 600 E., Alpine, UT 84004. Think towering mountains, massive green space, peaceful seclusion and shade trees everywhere. The park offers pavilions, playgrounds (separate equipment for older children and toddlers) and walking/jogging/bike trails. Children will love the splash pad attraction with lots of seating for admiring caretakers. There is plenty of parking here. Tennis anyone? Tennis courts are well-maintained and ready for you to smack a few balls over the net.
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Alpine Scenic Loop
Lauded as the “most popular scenic drive on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest,” by the U.S. Forest Service, Alpine Scenic Loop (SR92) is narrow and it offers an exciting ride up and down the canyon. It’s most popular during the fall when Utah’s mountains become ablaze with red, orange and yellow leaves. They are simply brilliant. The road leads past Robert Redford’s year-round Sundance Resort where outdoor theater is a popular summer pastime and family skiing is all the rage in winter.
Camp, take photos, fish, hike or just commune with nature in this spectacular area – a gift from Mother Nature.
There are 10 world-class ski resorts within 1 hour of Alpine! Click here to virtually explore the resorts and their features.
Alpine is small, but mighty! Today the city enjoys a population of about 10,500. The average household income in Alpine is $167,395 compared to the US average household income of $97,974. The city features many individual businesses and is surrounded by large shopping centers.
Following are just a few of the businesses that have made Alpine their home:
Authentic hand-made caramels, candies and treats!
Internet, cable and phone company “Connecting communities since 1997 with high quality and dependable communication services.”
This company strives to make advertising your business affordable and more effective. “Lowest cost for door delivered magazines!”
Alpine Stop features freshly-prepared foods, drinks, gasoline and a host of convenience items. Dine in or take out!
If you are looking for a fun place to shop and some great deals daily, visit Outlets at Traverse Mountain in nearby Lehi!
Glassdoor.com ranks the following companies as the top employers of Alpine, Utah residents:
- Brigham Young University (BYU)
- Utah Valley University
- Blue Raven Solar
- Nu Skin
Public schools in Alpine Utah are overseen by the Alpine School District and are among some of the highest ranking in the state.
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