8 Reasons We Love Elk Ridge

There’s a reason we have two communities in Elk Ridge: We can’t get enough of the small town feel on the south end of Utah Valley. Nestled on the bench just above Salem, our Elk Ridge communities get the best of both worlds: Quiet, family-centered living that is still close enough to the amenities in Payson, Spanish Fork and Provo. Check out some of our other favorite things about Elk Ridge:

1. The Neighbors

Young families, retired couples: You get it all in Elk Ridge. And while their makeup might vary, the neighbors in Elk Ridge look out for each other. Don’t be surprised if you notice people waving at you as you drive up the road!

2. Small Town Atmosphere

With just over 2,000 residents (and growing!) Elk Ridge has managed to maintain a safe, small town feel that we love.

3. The Views

Overlooking Utah Valley and Utah Lake to the north and Mt. Loafer and Mt. Nebo to the south, it’s virtually impossible to have a bad view in Elk Ridge. And residents know the sunsets over West Mountain are legendary.

4. The Wildlife

Sure, we all complain when the deer eat our prize roses, but how can you not love the variety of wildlife in Elk Ridge? Watch for the herd of elk making their yearly winter trek down the mountain.

5. Recreation

There’s tons of stuff to do in Elk Ridge: From hiking to Big Tree to running the track, or playing baseball with your family. The city also features a park with pavilion, along with a tennis, basketball and volleyball court.

6. Schools

While Elk Ridge doesn’t have its own school, it’s close to Salem Hills High, Mt. Loafer Elementary, Foothills Elementary and American Preparatory Academy, giving the residents tons of choice and access to amazing education.

7. The City Celebration

Each year, the city holds its annual celebration, complete with festivals, dinner with the mayor, a parade and even an outdoor movie. We love the chance to get out and socialize with our neighbors – and our kids love the petting zoo!

8. Four Wheelers

Love ’em or hate ’em, in Elk Ridge, four wheelers are one of the beauties of living in a smaller town. It’s pretty common to see kids and adults like enjoying some of the off-road trails above Elk Ridge on their ATVs.

Want to learn more about this amazing city? Check out our available Elk Ridge communities here.


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