December 21, 2017

Alpine, Utah

Life in Alpine, Utah, explained by people who’ve lived in Alpine:



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Alpine Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Alpine?

  • Views of and access to the mountains. (Rob, 2 years)
  • Proximity to the mountains and small town feel…conservative nature of the town. (Michael, 2.5 years)
  • The beautiful mountains. (Karen, 11 years)
  • Great neighbors and gorgeous mountains. (JoAnn, 15 years)
  • Beauty. (Jordan, 15 years)
  • The amazing mountains and wonderful people. (Ken, 18 years, but we moved awhile ago)
  • The mountains. (Rachel, 18 years)
  • Mountain view. (Joe, 20 years)
  • Mountainous beauty- views are amazing from every angle. Even the sunsets/sunrises are incredible! (Camille, 46 years)

Alpine Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Alpine?

  • Residents who think they live in a rural area and 4-wheel in parks and let their dogs off lead and poop in public places. (Rob, 2 years)
  • Sometimes I feel judged for not being LDS. (Michael, 2.5 years)
  • The money (it’s in your face all around). (Karen, 11 years)
  • Distance from most of our kids. (JoAnn, 15 years)
  • The intense competition in everything. (Jordan, 15 years)
  • Getting too caught up in appearances. (Ken, 18 years)
  • The snooty rich people. (Rachel, 18 years)
  • Air pollution. (Joe, 20 years)
  • When irresponsible people start fires that destroy our mountains. Also, the traffic issue- no outlet. (Camille, 46 years)

Alpine Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Alpine?

  • Food truck roundup, Lambert park, Dry Creek canyon (Horsetail Falls), Creek Side park, Alpine days. (Rob, 2 years)
  • Hiking and trail running. (Michael, 2.5 years)
  • Hiking. In my day, riding 4 wheelers where houses are now. (Karen, 11 years)
  • Hiking, biking, sledding, tubing, watching happy kids play. Moyle Park, the other city parks. (JoAnn, 15 years)
  • Go to the park, hike the slide. (Jordan, 15 years)
  • Hiking to Horsetail falls. (Ken, 18 years)
  • Go hiking, horseback riding up mountains. (Rachel, 18 years)
  • Bike, hike. (Joe, 20 years)
  • Outdoor activities- hiking, biking, visiting parks, nature walks, trail system, horseback riding, etc. (Camille, 46 years)

Alpine’s Reputation

What’s Alpine known for?

  • Snobs? ;). (Rob, 2 years)
  • Small, conservative town. (Michael, 2.5 years)
  • Money :(. (Karen, 11 years)
  • Pioneer history, Alpine Days, art and music. (JoAnn, 15 years)
  • Peppermint Place. (Jordan, 15 years)
  • Alpine Days, beautiful. (Ken, 18 years)
  • Mountains (Alpine used to be known for its apple orchards 🙁 …) (Rachel, 18 years)
  • Peppermint factory? (Joe, 20 years)
  • Small town atmosphere/beauty. (Camille, 46 years)

Alpine Crime

What’s the crime like in Alpine? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Low. (Rob, 2 years)
  • Someone stole a trailer once and dumped it at my vet clinic. (Michael, 2.5 years)
  • Not high. (Karen, 11 years)
  • Relatively little. (JoAnn, 15 years)
  • Low. (Jordan, 15 years)
  • Almost none. (Ken, 18 years)
  • I haven’t been there in a while, it was very safe when I grew up in 1990s-2000s. I wandered all over town with my friends without supervision almost daily. (Rachel, 18 years)
  • Low. (Joe, 20 years)
  • Low crime. (Camille, 46 years)

Alpine Advice

Any advice for people moving to Alpine?

  • If you’re not Mormon, it can be an interesting place to navigate socially. (Rob, 2 years)
  • Don’t plan on going to businesses on Sunday. (Michael, 2.5 years)
  • If you’re not a millionaire, be confident in your life and who you are and be solid in why you want to move there. (Karen, 11 years)
  • Prepare to enjoy a pleasant life. (JoAnn, 15 years)
  • Be careful with getting too competitive. (Jordan, 15 years)
  • Get to know people quickly, get involved. (Ken, 18 years)
  • Mormons occupy the majority of the city and they make it a point to know everyone living in their neighborhood, so try to keep your own privacy. (Rachel, 18 years)
  • Relax. (Joe, 20 years)
  • Stay out! Just kidding! 😉 Get involved with the community! Enjoy the outdoors! (Camille, 46 years)

Alpine Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Alpine (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • Alpine Days 5k. (Michael, 2.5 years)
  • I had a pleasant childhood in Alpine. It was more down to earth back then. Lots of outdoor activities and freedom. (Karen, 11 years)
  • Alpine Days, Being plowed into on our way to a ward Christmas party by a very large deer that put a huge dent in my car. (JoAnn, 15 years)
  • Walking to the Peppermint Place as a kid. Also lip sync contests. (Jordan, 15 years)
  • I loved coaching little league football in Alpine, it was an amazing experience working with the young men. (Ken, 18 years)
  • Sledding every winter in the foothills. (Rachel, 18 years)
  • I love the luminaries on Christmas Eve. (Joe, 20 years)
  • Many memories from my childhood- swimming in Bee pond, sliding down the irrigation ditches, riding a sheep and steer in the rodeo, Alpine days town water fight with the fire hose, horse back rides to Lake Hardy, buying penny candy at Sweet Fantasies, Burgess. Too many to count!!! Lots of incredible memories! (Camille, 46 years)

Alpine’s Future

How do you think Alpine will change over the next 10 years?

  • I’d guess most of the farm and open land will be developed. (Rob, 2 years)
  • More populated with increased businesses. (Michael, 2.5 years)
  • Awful! All the houses literally digging into the mountains, the unrealistic homes that don’t even try to be hidden. It’s so showy. I see it becoming a Beverly Hills. (Karen, 11 years)
  • I’m afraid it will get larger and too expensive for middle income families and retirees. (JoAnn, 15 years)
  • I doubt Alpine will much. (Jordan, 15 years)
  • It is getting too exclusive, too many wealthy people, especially with the new developments. They aren’t as involved with their neighbors. (Ken, 18 years)
  • The same way it’s been growing over the past 50 years, more and more mansions and less and less apple trees. (Rachel, 18 years)
  • Gridlock. (Joe, 20 years)
  • Become more crowded. More houses on the hillsides scarring our beautiful mountains. It’s such a beautiful area that there is bound to be lots of growth. Wish there was more affordable housing and not just a place for the wealthy to reside. (Camille, 46 years)

Alpine Facts

Any other interesting facts about Alpine?

  • Critters: deer, raccoons, squirrels, bunnies (yes bunnies, last count 18), blue birds, hummingbirds, magpies, Box Elder bugs galore. (JoAnn, 15 years)
  • The story of John Moyle. (Ken, 18 years)
  • I believe it’s the hometown of Charles Schulz, (creator of Peanuts) or at least some of his family lives there. They have a cute little house with a large statue of Charlie Brown out front. (Rachel, 18 years)
  • Read “Alpine Yesterday” to learn about the rich heritage of Alpine. (Camille, 46 years)