SilverLake is a master-planned community located about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City on approximately 482 acres. Situated on a picturesque high plateau, the project is just west of Utah Lake and east of Eagle Mountain's foothills. The community is divided into three distinct enclaves or subdivisions, featuring a wide range of housing types and commercial areas at varying developmental densities.
The design theme for SilverLake is derived from the natural and agrarian landscape of Utah County and is strongly rooted in the heritage of the Wasatch Front and rural Utah in general. An emphasis is placed on the preservation of existing natural features such as drainage courses, wildlife corridors, and view sheds. The neighborhood includes strategically planned open spaces, trails, playgrounds, and an amphitheater near Pony Express Parkway.
Eagle Mountain city is centrally located 40 miles south of Salt Lake and 30 miles north of Provo. Since its incorporation in 1996, the population has grown exponentially with a current population of about 30,000 residents. However, the city is the third largest in Utah geographically, covering almost 42 square miles. With such a large area, there is never a shortage of open space. The city has built four regional parks and 35 neighborhood parks, and has more than 30 miles of jogging, biking, and equestrian trails, creating connections between Eagle Mountain’s residential developments. There are even trails for OHV activities at Five Mile Pass, a recreational area rich with history.
To foster a sense of neighborhood pride, Eagle Mountain hosts a number of community events including a pageant, safety program, and Pony Express days, an annual festival which celebrates historical ties to the Pony Express Trail.