Thus, on Aug. 23, 1939, the town of Fruit Heights was incorporated.
Today • Though things have changed greatly since its founding, as the town has grown to more than 5,000 residents, there are still orchards in Fruit Heights and a few places to purchase fresh cherries and peaches when they are in season.
The town's personality changed greatly in 1948 when U.S. 89 was constructed right through the middle of town. Some of its heritage is preserved at the Rock Loft, the town's main commercial area, which features some locally owned businesses including a bakery and furniture store. The Rock Loft once served as a cherry processing plant and is made of rock that rolled into town from nearby canyons when creeks flooded. Fruit Heights' city offices were there for a time.
Fruit Heights residents enjoy use of a nice trail system as well as Nicholls, Harvey, Creekview and Ellison Farm parks and a public shooting range.