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?

  • Proximity to the mountains and small town feel…conservative nature of the town. (Michael, 2.5 years)
  • The beautiful mountains. (Karen, 11 years)
  • Beauty. (Jordan, 15 years)
  • The mountains. (Rachel, 18 years)
  • Mountain view. (Joe, 20 years)

Alpine Least Favorites

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

  • Sometimes I feel judged for not being LDS. (Michael, 2.5 years)
  • The money (it’s in your face all around). (Karen, 11 years)
  • The intense competition in everything. (Jordan, 15 years)
  • The snooty rich people. (Rachel, 18 years)
  • Air pollution. (Joe, 20 years)

Alpine Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Alpine?

  • Hiking and trail running. (Michael, 2.5 years)
  • Hiking. In my day, riding 4 wheelers where houses are now. (Karen, 11 years)
  • Go to the park, hike the slide. (Jordan, 15 years)
  • Go hiking, horseback riding up mountains. (Rachel, 18 years)
  • Bike, hike. (Joe, 20 years)

Alpine’s Reputation

What’s Alpine known for?

  • Small, conservative town. (Michael, 2.5 years)
  • Money :(. (Karen, 11 years)
  • Peppermint Place. (Jordan, 15 years)
  • Mountains (Alpine used to be known for its apple orchards 🙁 …) (Rachel, 18 years)
  • Peppermint factory? (Joe, 20 years)

Alpine Crime

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

  • Someone stole a trailer once and dumped it at my vet clinic. (Michael, 2.5 years)
  • Not high. (Karen, 11 years)
  • Low. (Jordan, 15 years)
  • 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)

Alpine Advice

Any advice for people moving to Alpine?

  • 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)
  • Be careful with getting too competitive. (Jordan, 15 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)

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)
  • Walking to the Peppermint Place as a kid. Also lip sync contests. (Jordan, 15 years)
  • Sledding every winter in the foothills. (Rachel, 18 years)
  • I love the luminaries on Christmas Eve. (Joe, 20 years)

Alpine’s Future

How do you think Alpine will change over the next 10 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 doubt Alpine will much. (Jordan, 15 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)

Alpine Facts

Any other interesting facts about Alpine?

  • 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)