Lindon has an abundant cultural and historical background. Originally settled in 1861, Lindon began as pioneers moved into what was then the Lindon grazing land. The town was originally named "String Town" because of the way the houses were strung up and down the street between the towns of Orem and Pleasant Grove. An old linden tree (Tilia) growing in town in 1901 inspired the present (misspelled) name. Over the past century Lindon has seen organized development, but it has tried to remain true to its motto: "Lindon: a little bit of country".
Lindon City is a full-service suburban community located 45 minutes south of Salt Lake City. Nestled below beautiful Mount Timpanogos, Lindon is an attractive destination for residents and businesses alike. Lindon supports hundreds of businesses and is rich in outdoor recreation opportunities with multiple parks, trails, and amenities. With a population of 10,600 the city was honored in 2009, 2011, and 2013 when CNN Money Magazine ranked Lindon within the "100 Best Small Cities to Live In America".