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All about Springville, Utah

Springville was first explored in 1776 by Father Escalante, a Jesuit Priest. Seventy-plus years later, in September of 1850, a pioneer company of 135 wagons arrived in the Salt Lake Valley. Upon their arrival, eight of the company’s families were sent to the Hobble Creek area, where they founded Springville, Utah.

The city was first called Hobble Creek by the pioneers. Their horses were often hobbled and left along the stream to graze. Thus, the settlement earned its original name. 

Later, as the town grew, the name changed to Springville because of the many freshwater springs in the area. Although, the canyon stream and golf course are still called “Hobble Creek.”  


Living and Working in Springville, Utah

Today Springville is a thriving city with a population of 31,000 residents. With a famous art museum and unique statues dotting the city, Springville has adopted the alias “Art City.” 

Springville has a great small-town feel while still being close enough to everything essential for living. There is a close-knit community and spirit, and above all, kid-friendly with plenty of parks and recreation around. Springville is an excellent place to live south of Provo and Orem.

Don’t miss Art City Days, a community celebration to kick off the summer season in Utah Valley. Activities include a parade, hot air balloons, many contests, and sporting events. 


Spring Gardens Senior Living Mapleton near Springville

Spring Gardens Mapleton offers its residents the coziness of home with the amenities of a full-time assisted living community. Mapleton and Springville have a lovely small-town feel surrounded by the majestic rocky mountains.

Kindness is at the core of everything we do. We focus on supporting our residents, their families, and our employees as if they were our own families. At Spring Gardens Senior Living, we offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care.


Springville Museum of Art near Spring Gardens Senior Living Mapleton

As Utah’s first and oldest museum for the Visual Arts, the Springville Museum of Art is the pride and joy of the community and is only a six-minute drive from Spring Gardens Senior Living in Mapleton. The beautiful Spanish Moorish-style building is worth visiting even on its own. It has been called a “Sanctuary of Beauty and a Temple of Contemplation.”   

The museum’s history began in 1903, with the donation of two works of art by Cyrus E. Dallin and John Hafen. In 1907, many Utah artists agreed to donate paintings to the school, including James T. Harwood, John B. Fairbanks, and Mahonri M. Young. 

The museum houses an impressive 2,000 works of art. The collection features 150 years of Utah fine art, twentieth-century Soviet Socialist Realism, and American art throughout 29 galleries.

Several exhibitions, concerts, and special events are offered throughout the year. The museum also provides a beautiful setting for receptions, luncheons, and workshops. Admission is free, so don’t forget to leave a donation.

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