Lindon, Another Best Town

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I have gone through several towns that have made the America’s Best Small Towns listing and now it’s off to Utah to visit Lindon. Senior visitors are drawn to this suburb 15 minutes from Provo, near Utah Lake and the Wasatch Mountain Range, for its country feel.

Lindon is in Utah County and located at the northeast coast of Utah Lake and at the edge of Mount Timpanogos of the Wasatch Range. The town is situated along Interstate 15 and is located about 35 miles from Salt Lake City and only 10 miles from Provo.

History abounds in and around Lindon… the community was originally settled in 1861. It was basically grazing land at the time. The area was initially named String Town because of the manner in which the houses of the area were strung up and down the road.

An old linden tree (Tilia) growing in town in 1901 inspired the present (misspelled) name. Over the past century Lindon has seen organized development, but it has tried to remain true to its motto: “Lindon: a little bit of country”.

Today Lindon has a population of around 10,000 folks at an elevation of of 4,600 feet above sea level. The Lindon Travel Guide has some great shots on it plus great information for senior visitors.

Historical Sites Draw Senior Visitors

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Among the notable sites in the area include the Trafalga Family Fun Center, The Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center, and Mount Timpanogos Wilderness. Pioneer Home is a restored home from the original settlers that came into the Lindon herding grounds in 1861.

There are numerous other historical sites such as Lindon Cider Mill, The Amusement Hall, Alfred Harper House and Joseph Wadley Farm. Somewhere Inn Time was Voted #1 in Utah County for “Best Reception Center,” and is a beautiful building.

In 1881 Joseph Wadley began quarrying and hauling Tufa rock from Pleasant Grove. He constructed the home on his 32 acres of land on Lindon Hill in 1882. In 1988 the land was purchased by his grandson and restored to its original state and is highly popular for weddings and receptions.

Timpanogos Academy opened its doors in the Autumn of 2002. The Timpanogos Academy charter school is a free public school with enrollment limited to 500 students in grades K-8. The academy’s motto “For the love of learning,” has added to the fame of Lindon.

Lindon Days in August is always full of excitement. Senior visitors will find family activities in the city park that include a pancake breakfast, parade, golf tournament and open horse show. Lindon offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable senior traveler.

Stop in Lindon and you’ll soon see why it was selected as one of the top small towns in America. jeb

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