Highland is nestled in-between the cities of Alpine, Cedar Hills, American Fork, Lehi and Draper, and just 30 minutes from Salt Lake.  Highland offers small town living with big city benefits.  The city center is close and provides many basic services, but the fact that you are just minutes to just about anything you need is a definite bonus!  Highland is close to many of Utah’s prime ski resorts, Sundance, Alta, Brighton and Solitude!  Many other year-round outdoor activities are just a short drive away that includes access to American Fork Canyon, Thanksgiving Point, and a number of golf courses.



Highland prides itself on providing quality education for its residents.

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Highland Fling Days 

Highland City Fling Days is a week-long city celebration with activities starting on the last Saturday in July leading up to a big celebration on the first Saturday of August.  

Ski Resorts

We wouldn't be very good Utahns if we didn't mention the great skiing available! Utah is known for having some of the best powder and ski resorts in the world. Most of them are less than an hour's drive away from Draper. 



With many natural beauties so close at hand, living in Highland puts you close to nature and just minutes from the outdoors.




You can access I-15 via the Timpanogos Highway (SR-92) with a non-stop commuter lane westbound to the freeway (exit 282).  The city is approximately 16 miles from Provo and 33 miles from Salt Lake City.


Homesteaders settled Highland in the 1870’s.  Scottish Mormon immigrants who felt the area resembled the highlands of Scotland named it Highland.  It is said that Alexander Adamson, who had come to American Fork from Scotland, named the city. The area reminded him of the Scottish Highlands and therefore he named the place Highland.  John Poole built the first house in the area in 1875.  The city of Highland was officially established in 1977.  The first city council’s swearing in followed this. The first elected officials started to work in the year 1977.  The community became a third class city in 1979 after the signing of a proclamation by Governor Scott Matheson.


*Highland City information obtained from: http://www.citytowninfo.com/places/utah/highland  and  http://www.highlandcity.org

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