Spanish Fork Happenings December 2023
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December 2023 - Spanish Fork Happenings

Shop with a Cop takes place early in the morning on Saturday, December 9th.  Children are paired with police officers from many surrounding cities where they are treated to breakfast, a ride in the police car at the Festival of Lights and then off to Walmart to select a Christmas gift.  If you happen to see a large amount of police cars traveling on Hwy 6 with their lights on, it can be alarming if you don’t know what’s going on.  

DP Cheesesteaks is moving into the old Gandolfo’s spot in the Chevron at 1085 N Canyon Creek Drive.  They are planning on being open within the next 30 days.

Winter Community School starts in January through the Nebo School District.  Classes vary but a few highlights include: karate, ballet, pottery, sewing, welding and quilting.  Go to Community School | Nebo School District for more information.

Longhorn Steakhouse submitted plans to the city for a location next to Zupas and Harbor Freight.  They are still in the beginning stages of finalizing plans and if approved, construction will follow.

Iceberg Drive Inn is finally opening off of Hwy 6 and Spanish Fork Parkway in the Walmart Neighborhood shopping center.  Their goal is to open on Tuesday, December 12th if they get their final approval from the city.  They have had major delays due to the parking lot not being completed.

Gateway Parks is opening a man made tubing hill at the Oak Golf Course driving range.  They offer “affordable, local opportunities for kids of all ages to enjoy world-class tubing and the ski & snowboard hill everyday”.  Go to their website for more information: Hometown snow tubing | Tube Hill | Idaho Falls ID – Gateway Parks (

UDOT was studying the possibility of widening Main Street due to the increased traffic.  They have decided not to widen Main Street at this time.

The new freeway exit at 1600 S Springville will start in the Spring of 2024 and take a few years to complete.  Stay tuned for updates as construction starts!

In real estate news, interest rates have started a gradual and unsteady decline.  Sometimes they go up, but they’ve been trending downward.  Are we done with rate hikes?  Maybe.  What we do know is that rates are expected to slowly come down in 2024.  And coming down is subjective with many buyers hoping for the low interest rates of 2020 and 2021.  I wouldn’t expect that to ever happen again but just a slight decrease can save you thousands of dollars.  What I do know, however, is that you need to be ready to go if rates do come down.  You need your finances in order, some money saved for the earnest money, down payment and closing costs.  Check your credit to make sure there isn’t anything hindering you.  Call your trusted local lender and have a good conversation and what your real estate goals are.  If you need to sell your home, start preparing now.  Give me a call for a free market analysis and how to plan for your next step.