American Fork

American Fork is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States, at the foot of Mount Timpanogos in the Wasatch Range, north of Utah Lake. It is part of the Provo–Orem Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 26,263 at the 2010 census, representing a nearly 20% growth since the 2000 census.[4] The city has grown rapidly since the 1970s.

  • The 1984 movie Footloose was filmed on location in American Fork and surrounding communities of Alpine and Lehi; and throughout the Provo-Orem area.
  • The town and surrounding area of Utah Valley is nicknamed “Happy Valley” in part due to the popularly depicted high standard of living (i.e. lower crime rates, lower pollution, small town atmosphere, a more stable economy in terms of wages and job opportunities, a more social conservative culture, and community urban planning to prevent “urban blight”).
  • American Fork has an inter-city exchange program with Indio, CaliforniaU.S. in a way similar to an international Sister City.

(source: Wikipedia.com)