January 22, 2018

Bluffdale, Utah

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

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Bluffdale Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Bluffdale?

  • The beautiful community. (Jessica, 9 months)
  • Location and rental price. (Jennie, 9 months)
  • Proximity to Provo and Salt Lake. (Eric, 2 years)
  • Close access to the freeway. (Jessica, 2.5 years)
  • It’s new. (Reagan, 2.5 years)
  • Access to the freeway and trails. (Malissa, 3 years)
  • Not too far from stores. (Kelsey, 3.5 years)
  • Rural feel. (Melissa, 8 years)
  • One acre lots. (John, 18 years)
  • Rural community. (MH, 40 years)
  • Animals. (Becky, 45 years)

Bluffdale Least Favorites

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

  • The State Prison. (Jessica, 9 months)
  • Haven’t found one. (Jennie, 9 months)
  • Infrastructure, namely road construction and configuration. (Eric, 2 years)
  • The train tracks between older Bluffdale and Independence. (Jessica, 2.5 years)
  • No stores, retail, grocery. Have to jump on freeway to get to these. (Reagan, 2.5 years)
  • Hearing the freeway and Geneva trucks. The little bridge and not having another way to Redwood Road. Traffic due to schools and the bridge. (Malissa, 3 years)
  • No stores in the city. (Kelsey, 3.5 years)
  • Redwood Road. (Melissa, 8 years)
  • Lack of communication between homeowners and the city officials. (John, 18 years)
  • Distance to grocery store. (MH, 40 years)
  • Too many houses. (Becky, 45 years)

Bluffdale Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Bluffdale?

  • Still exploring but honestly haven’t found a lot. (Jennie, 9 months)
  • Jordan river trail. (Eric, 2 years)
  • Splash pad, tractor parade at Christmas time. (Jessica, 2.5 years)
  • Splash pad. Otherwise there is not much. (Reagan, 2.5 years)
  • Walking or biking the parkway. (Malissa, 3 years)
  • Splash pad. (Kelsey, 3.5 years)
  • Run. (Melissa, 8 years)
  • Spend time with loved ones in wide open spaces. (John, 18 years)
  • Walk, bike and sled. (MH, 40 years)

Bluffdale’s Reputation

What’s Bluffdale known for?

  • State Prison. (Jessica, 9 months)
  • Only have heard of one issue with someone’s car. (Jennie, 9 months)
  • Being behind the times. (Eric, 2 years)
  • Larger lots? Nice neighbors. (Jessica, 2.5 years)
  • Still being a bit rural. (Malissa, 3 years)
  • Rural. (Melissa, 8 years)
  • Zoning for animals. (John, 18 years)
  • Horse property. (MH, 40 years)
  • Farmland. (Becky, 45 years)

Bluffdale Crime

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

  • No problem at all. (Eric, 2 years)
  • Robberies in Independence. (Jessica, 2.5 years)
  • I think petty burglary. Cars stolen as well. Breaking and entering near newer developments. (Reagan, 2.5 years)
  • Don’t really know of any. (Malissa, 3 years)
  • Same as other cities. (Kelsey, 3.5 years)
  • Low. (Melissa, 8 years)
  • A few car break-ins, garage break-ins. (John, 18 years)
  • Mail/package theft common, opportunity crime, open cars, garage doors also common. (MH, 40 years)
  • There were not drugs when I moved here and it seems that that’s a lot of the crime and it’s over at the parks. They’ve been stealing out of your garage and in your vehicles. (Becky, 45 years)

Bluffdale Advice

Any advice for people moving to Bluffdale?

  • There are a lot of options to choose from here when it comes to renting or purchasing a home. (Independence area) (Jennie, 9 months)
  • Come help influence change! (Eric, 2 years)
  • Reach out to your neighbors, join the community Facebook page. (Jessica, 2.5 years)
  • Hopefully your work schedule is flexible due to traffic. (Malissa, 3 years)
  • Slow down. (Melissa, 8 years)
  • Check carefully for HOA specifications. (John, 18 years)
  • Be prepared for lack of infrastructure. (MH, 40 years)
  • It’s a great place to live just lock your stuff up. (Becky, 45 years)

Bluffdale Stories

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

  • We’ve done a lot of walking and biking around the Independence area. We have really enjoyed exploring the trails and canals around here. We also love to look out our windows to see the hang gliders as well as the sunrises and sunsets at the beginning and end of the day. (Jennie, 9 months)
  • The wind. (Eric, 2 years)
  • We’ve had a chance to participate the last few years with some of the booths at Old West Days and our family has always had a good time. I love that this entire event is basically free and a good opportunity to meet and see neighbors. (Jessica, 2.5 years)
  • People are so friendly. (Melissa, 8 years)
  • Wind picking up trampolines and tossing into the next yard. (John, 18 years)
  • Floating down the water canals in tubes as a kid. (MH, 40 years)
  • Their Bluffdale days that’s always fun they have a big parade.(Becky, 45 years)

Bluffdale’s Future

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

  • Hopefully the prison will be moved and more stores and restaurants will be built. (Jessica, 9 months)
  • I think it will continue to grow. I am already seeing big changes to the Independence area. I have also driven around the other areas of Bluffdale. I’m not as familiar to those areas. I’m curious how those area will change in the future. (Jennie, 9 months)
  • Hopefully more organized and open to the growth the rest of the county is seeing. Also, I want to see independence become its own city, separated from Bluffdale. (Eric, 2 years)
  • Lots more people moving into the Independence area and hopefully events that bring both sides together. (Jessica, 2.5 years)
  • Hopefully stores and shopping. (Reagan, 2.5 years)
  • I’m sure it’s going to sky rocket and more businesses will move in. (Malissa, 3 years)
  • More people and retail. (Kelsey, 3.5 years)
  • Crowded. (Melissa, 8 years)
  • Growth in the traffic and vehicle accidents. (John, 18 years)
  • Lots more people, much busier roads especially to accommodate the dense Herriman population that must pass through Bluffdale. (MH, 40 years)

Bluffdale Facts

Any other interesting facts about Bluffdale?

  • 18 years is still considered to be a newcomer. (John, 18 years)