November 1, 2012
Cedar Hills was incorporated as a town on November 2, 1977. At that time there were 31 occupied homes. Town Council meetings addressed concern regarding sufficient water supply for the future, encouragement from the Council to adhere to high building standards and wise planning, and discussion about hiring a part-time secretary and establishing regular office hours. Other issues addressed during that time were: police protection, water wells, street maintenance, and the crushing plant at the mouth of American Fork Canyon.
Cedar Hills was recognized as a City of the Third Class on August 3, 1999. (The classification was later changed to fifth class, which is now based on a population between 1,000 and 10,000.) Based on the number of boundary adjustments and building permits issued since the 2010 census, the population is currently estimated to be 9,889 with 2,464 residential dwellings, making 4.01 individuals per household.
The City has enjoyed some significant growth in its commercial district during the past several years and now has three public buildings. The community is nestled at the mouth of American Fork Canyon on a mountain bench, which provides a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains and Utah Valley. People find the quiet, rural setting a relaxing place to raise their families. The City offers an extensive pedestrian trail system, which links its many parks and open spaces, including the Cedar Hills Golf Club, an 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course.