Midvale is a suburban community located about 10 miles south of Salt Lake City along Interstate 15. The Old Town area of Midvale City began as a center of mining and industry. Pioneer families began arriving in 1851 to start the settlement, which blossomed in the 1870s. Along with industry came the hotels, boarding houses, saloons, schools, and the people who made Midvale City's Old Town a center of the community. Many of the old pioneer homes still stand today. The Fort Union area of Midvale began as a center of agriculture and is now home to the Family Center with shopping, many diverse dining options and commercial businesses.