Incorporated only a few years ago in December 1996, Eagle Mountain is one of Utah's newest cities. More than 42 square miles of beautiful, high-desert prairie land known as Cedar Valley were included at incorporation. Just west of the bustling Wasatch Front and strategically located directly between Salt Lake City and Provo, Cedar Valley is where the deer and the antelope still play, giving residents and visitors a opportunity to see what the pioneers must have seen upon first arriving in the Great Basin area more than 150 years ago.
Since incorporation, hundreds of additional acres, mostly in the City's northeast growth corridor, have been annexed making Eagle Mountain geographically the state's third largest city. Approximately 250 people lived in the newly incorporated city that now boasts, six years later, more than 8,000. At least 2,000 residential units have been built with an average of 4.06 persons per household (according to the U.S. Census), making Eagle Mountain one of the fastest growing communities in the state. The City's estimated build-out population is roughly 150-200,000 residents.