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Old 09-05-2012, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Are there any areas around Utah Lake that are situated at a significantly higher elevation and offer a view of the lake without being right on it? For example, I currently live in Las Vegas, and there are places on the east and west side of the valley where you can have a strip view from elevation without being right on the strip...Thanks to everyone for answering my questions
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Draper, Utah
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Check out Cedar Hills. Check out the Indian Hills housing tract in Provo, Utah. Pleasant Grove fits the bill. So do some areas of Alpine. For a VERY elevated view, check out the Suncrest Development on the very top of the Traverse Mountains. Also check out Traverse Mountain itself. There are lots of newer housing developments picking up right at the point of the mountain, before you go down the hill into the Salt Lake Valley.

I think you need to come up here and drive around. It would really help your perspective on things, and give you a first hand view and opinion of different areas.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Draper, Utah
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Suncrest is high, and you do avoid the inversion air. Here is a link to a picture that shows how thick the nasty air can be, and how clear it is up in Suncrest. But they get a lot more snow up there.
Suncrest, Draper Utah | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Here is a view from Pleasant Grove, Utah:
File:Pleasant Grove, UT - Looking West over Utah Lake.jpg - Wikimedia Commons
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I'm coming up there to look around a week from tomorrow
That's my reason for all these posts on the forum, trying to figure out what areas to consider, etc..
You're very helpful, thank you

Traverse mountain is postal code 84043, correct? I see a Suncrest on the map right off the 15 in Orem too?

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Old 09-05-2012, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Research the controversy of Suncrest being built on an old landslide area. Some parts are more prone than others but you couldn't pay me to up there. Icy steep roads under snow are also not my idea of a good place to live. Lots of news in the paper and on TV some years ago about their problems.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Landslide? Yikes! I lived in southern Calif for some time and have seen my fair share of landslides, thanks for the tip! I'm currently reading about Cedar Hills on their website Demographics | Cedar Hills
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I cannot find Traverse Mountain =(

I found this: Welcome toOutlets at Traverse Mountain which identifies it in Lehi, but I don't see it labeled on a map anywhere
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:24 PM
 
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Google Map for "Traverse Mountain Blvd., Lehi, UT" and you should see the development.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:28 PM
 
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The Suncrest they are talking about is not the one by Orem. You'll see it by searching "Suncrest Drive, Draper, UT" on Google Maps
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN (Utah transplant)
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There areas on the east side of Utah County next to the mountains up in the foothills that provide a view of the lake. The cities would include Provo, Orem, Pleasant Grove, American Fork and Alpine. There are neighborhoods all up in there that would fit what you're looking for.
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