Homes for sale in Pleasant Grove
Pleasant Grove is a growing and vibrant city nestled between Mount Timpanogos and Interstate 15, with Cedar Hills to the North, American Fork to the West, and Lindon to the South.
Pleasant Grove was founded in 1850 by Mormon pioneers. The original name for the town was Battle Creek, named after a battle that took place in 1849 between the settlers and a band of Ute native Americans. The settlers later changed the town name to Pleasant Grove, after a grove of cottonwood trees located between Grove Creek and Battle Creek canyons. Pleasant Grove was once filled with orchards. A few orchards remain, but the city has been undergoing a transformation, as new homes replace the orchards. Despite the growth, Pleasant Grove still has that small town feel with tree lined streets and a quaint downtown with brick storefronts. In fact, it is known as Utah's City of Trees. Population in the 2010 census was 33,509.
Pleasant Grove is an active community. Starting at the mouth of the twin canyons--Grove Creek and Battle Creek, hiking trails lead up towards Mt. Timp. The Murdock Canal Trail winds its way through the foothills and is enjoyed by bicyclists, joggers, horseback riders, and anyone wanting to take a stroll. The trail is well-maintained, paved, with trailheads pavillons and parking. The Pleasant Grove Recreation Center has indoor and outdoor pools, and an active youth and adult sports program.
Every June, the community celebrates Strawberry Days with garden tours, concerts, a carnival, rodeo, fireworks, and lots of strawberries with cream, and more.
Though mainly a bedroom community, the business district is growing, with Doterra's headquarters located here, as well as Evermore--a fantasy experience park.