American Fork Real Estate Real Estate

    American Fork History

    Often referred to as A.F., American Fork is a city in Utah County that resides north of Utah Lake and at the base of Mount Timpanogos in the Wasatch Range. The Ute Indians originally used this area around Utah Lake as a seasonal hunting and fishing ground. The name of the city is taken from the American Fork River. The streams running into Utah Lake were known as forks. American Fork was settled in the summer of 1850 by Mormon pioneers who named the settlement after the stream. Since its foundation, American Fork continues to grow in population and industry. The city carries a beautiful balance between small-town charm and big-city opportunity and retail. With its natural beauty, exceptional location, and various opportunities, individuals and families are continuing to choose to settle in American Fork today.


    American Fork Quick Facts

    • Population: 27,813
    • Area: 9.189 mi²
    • Elevation: 4,606′
    • American Fork Public schools are part of the Alpine School District.
    • 70% of American Fork residents report some college education, and 35 percent of residents hold college degrees.

    American Fork Lifestyle

    There are a variety of factors that contribute to Money Magazine naming American Form as 1 of the top 100 places to live in the United States. It’s location has to be one of the greatest benefits that A.F. has to offer. Surrounded by the breathtaking Wasatch Mountain Range on the East, Utah Lake on the West, Salt Lake City to the North and Provo to the South, there are outdoor and urban opportunities for American Fork residents in every direction! Available recreation includes hiking and biking trails, camping, rock climbing, water sports, and other mountain activities to be found up American Fork Canyon that include the Alpine Scenic Loop and the Timpanogos Cave National Monument. Not only are all these opportunities within a few minutes drive, but American Fork’s location is also within a half day’s drive of Utah’s 15 remarkable national parks, monuments, and recreation areas. Other cultural and social perks to American Fork lifestyle include the Outdoor Summer Concert Series-Concerts in the Park, the Happy Valley Farmer’s Market, the Meadows shopping district, the Fox Hollow Golf Course and Fitness Center, and the Steel Days celebration every summer. A. F. is a regional center that is home to the American Fork hospital and the Alpine School District headquarters. With the Interstate 15 running through the city, A.F. residents have easy access to these and many other wonderful resources and activities.

    American Fork Housing Market

    American Fork is an up-and-coming city in Utah and as a result, Real Estate in A.F. is thriving! Consistent statistics show that population is on the rise, people love American Fork and are looking to buy, making a great situation for sellers. On the other hand, listing inventory has also been climbing which is also a prime situation for buyers since high inventory can often create a level of competition that lowers housing prices. Recent statistics show that the median Listing price in American Fork is $396,245 with the median price/square feet is $109. These are competitive prices that are sparking a great buying and selling atmosphere. As of March 2016 the median days that a property was on the market in American Fork was at a remarkable 29 days! Contact us now to get started in benefiting from these market conditions!

    American Fork Real Estate Value Boosters

    American Fork is home to many notable businesses that include Domo, Tahition Noni, Dentrix, Twin Labs/Idea Sphere, and HP Logoworks. The quality of life, well-educated workforce, low business costs, and exceptional location that A.F. has to offer, make it a growing and popular choice for businesses and families. An additional benefit to the American Fork economy and real estate market is the relatively close presence of the notable Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University. These schools are only increasing in notoriety and enrollment which is a constant boost to the value in and demand for American Fork properties. The easy access to the I-15 is another factor that bolsters the value of  A.F. real estate. Furthermore, the recent addition of the FrontRunner commuter rail makes traveling to Salt Lake and other popular destinations quick and easy.


    American Fork has a unique dynamic where there are older established communities as well as pockets of space that are ripe for development and expansion. Utah Home Builders are establishing new communities and properties in A.F., and many are offering advantageous incentives to new home buyers. Contact us for more information on building in American Fork.

    American Fork Down Payment Assistance and Grants

    When planning to buy a home, It is important to be aware of all of the resources that are available to save you money and assist you in getting into your new home. Our team is highly informed of the down payment assistance programs and grants that are available in and around American Fork and Utah County. Contact us now so we can help you get the most assistance possible as you take this important step of buying a home.

    We Can Help

    Whether you are buying or selling a home in American Fork, we can help you! The Canovo group has been working in the American Fork real estate market for years and has had great success in assisting their clients in reaching the best possible outcomes. Our team has the experience and expertise to help you have a stress-free, friendly, and positive experience in buying or selling your home in American Fork. Contact the Canovo Group today!