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Cottonwood Heights

Cottonwood Heights, Utah

Cottonwood Heights has a unique historical heritage. In 1849, eight families were sent to settle what would become Union. The first settler of Union, donated ten acres of his farming land in order to establish a fort. By 1854, a total of 23 homes had been built inside the fort. From the early settlers who founded Union in 1849 to the emergence of the settlements of Butler Bench, Poverty Flats, and Danish Town, the city’s history is one of industrious people making life work in one of the most scenic areas of the Salt Lake Valley. After World War II, the demand for housing began replacing farming and ranching in the area and by 1955 the first subdivisions were built.

Officially incorporated in 2005, Cottonwood Heights is one of the newer communities in Salt Lake County. In the years since becoming established, the city has taken leaps and strides in becoming a well-desired place to live in. There are brand-new police and fire departments as well as an expanding business community. Money Magazine even named Cottonwood Heights one of the top 100 cities to live in. This lovely place is waiting for you to call it home, find the perfect place to live below. Cottonwood Heights is a unique mix of suburban and urban living and has a population is just under 34,000, which means there's plenty of space between neighbors. Being located between Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood Canyons, this is the place for outdoor enthusiasts. There are tons of hiking and mountain biking trails, an ice rink, many parks, aquatic centers, and much more. Things to do in Cottonwood Heights are endless!  Cottonwood Heights is known as a gateway between the Salt Lake Valley and the Big and Little Cottonwood canyons in the Wasatch Mountains. At the tops of these canyons there are four of Utah's most famous ski resorts, Alta, Snowbird, Solitude and Brighton.

Things to Do

Being located between Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood Canyons, this is the place for outdoor enthusiasts. There are tons of hiking and mountain biking trails, an ice rink, many parks, aquatic centers, and much more. Things to do in Cottonwood Heights are endless! Furguson Canyon is a popular spot for rock climbing as well as hiking and biking in addition to the many other areas in the city to access mountain trails. Cottonwood Heights is known as a gateway between the Salt Lake Valley and the Big and Little Cottonwood canyons in the Wasatch Mountains. At the tops of these canyons there are four of Utah's most famous ski resorts, Alta, Snowbird, Solitude and Brighton. Wheeler historic farm is a great place to spend an afternoon with the family, gaining a small glimpse into life on the farm. There are also a number of great restaurants, bars and cafes in addition to shopping, entertainment and other local amenities.

Schools
Ridgecrest SchoolK - 5
Ski Resorts
Alta
Beaver Mountain
Brian Head Resort
Brighton Resort
Cherry Peak
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Real Estate in Cottonwood Heights

The median home value in Cottonwood Heights is above the state average. This is largely due to the fact that there are mostly newer homes in the area, many with large square footage and incredible mountain views. Situated between Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons and in close proximity to Salt Lake City, Cottonwood Heights is a desirable area for it's convenient location with incredible balance between outdoor recreation and city amenities. Though there are many incredible custom homes in this community, there are also a variety of single family homes and townhomes as well as buildable land sites. Residents enjoy the natural views, safe and quiet neighborhoods and close proximity to amenities as well as the many parks, trail heads and open spaces in this beautiful city.

Cottonwood Heights