Lindon is more than just a cluster around State Street or the overlap between Orem and Pleasant Grove. This delightful, historic nook lends “a little bit of country” to Utah Valley with lingering farms, a few surviving orchards, and a horse trail that runs right through the middle of town.
Tagline A little bit of country
Average income $61,964
Average price of home $231,200
Average age of residents 22.4 years
Largest employer Modus Media, a software solution center, which employees 1,000 locals
History of name Lindon was originally known as Stringtown in 1850 because the houses were built in long strings on only a few streets (such as Locust and State). An old linden tree growing in the town in 1901 inspired the current name, which also doubled as the stagecoach-delivered mail drop. Lindon became an official U.S. city in 1924.
Best part of living here People are friendly and there is a strong sense of community.
Worst part of living here The city gets overlooked because it’s tightly sandwiched between Pleasant Grove and Orem due to extreme growth in the past seven years.
Biggest issue in city Continued growth and building into the mountains, which will affect the city’s watershed.
Most popular youth sport Baseball
Busiest intersection 400 North and State Street
Number of businesses within LINDON that use the city in their business name 6
Time it takes to drive around the perimeter of Lindon 27 minutes
Political profile Out of the 3,672 registered voters, 3,049 cast ballots in the November 2000 election.
Prominent visitors Leka Anwar Zog Reza Baudouin Msiziwe, who is the Prince of Albania, stayed at Somewhere Inn Time Bed and Breakfast in January while enjoying the local skiing. The Inn also hosted the head Secret Service agents during the Winter 2002 Olympics.
Where the locals eat The Pizza Factory and Los Hermanos restaurants have both been restored from historic farms along State Street.