January 3, 2018

Bountiful, Utah

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

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Bountiful Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Bountiful?

  • The neighborhood feel with lots of restaurants and shopping nearby. (Shaylise, 6 months)
  • Neighbors. (Sarah, 7 years)
  • Mountains. (Hillary, 9 years)
  • Small town feel, big town amenities. (Shelley, 12 years)
  • Safe feel. Grew up in Bountiful and I am comfortable there. (Melissa, 15 years)
  • Residents are great. (Bob, 16 years)
  • Safer than most places. (Maddie, 16 years)
  • Less crime. Patches away from heavy traffic. (Misty, 20 years)
  • Beautiful, peaceful neighborhoods. (Donna, 36 years)
  • Safe Community. (Catherine, 50 years)

Bountiful Least Favorites

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

  • Slow WiFi. (Shaylise, 6 months)
  • Traffic and proximity of the sidewalks to busy streets (5th South, for example). (Sarah, 7 years)
  • Price of housing. (Hillary, 9 years)
  • High housing prices. (Shelley, 12 years)
  • How it’s getting too congested on the streets and over population. (Melissa, 15 years)
  • Road Construction. (Bob, 16 years)
  • Too many car dealerships. (Maddie, 16 years)
  • It is becoming too city like. Businesses and car dealerships on every street. (Misty, 20 years)
  • Some people have very closed minds. (Donna, 36 years)
  • Lack of crosswalks, lack of walking paths, lack of outdoor activities for seniors. Lacking in open Sunday dining restaurants. Too many vapor & loan shops. (Catherine, 50 years)

Bountiful Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Bountiful?

  • Movies, parks. (Shaylise, 6 months)
  • Hiking in the forgot, walking down Main Street. (Sarah, 7 years)
  • Hike, eat, ice skate, community events. (Hillary, 9 years)
  • Movies. (Shelley, 12 years)
  • Bubble, the B, parks, and shopping. (Melissa, 15 years)
  • Going to parks, hiking, biking. (Bob, 16 years)
  • Main Street food market and the summer parades. (Maddie, 16 years)
  • Rec center, movies, parks, hiking. (Misty, 20 years)
  • Rec center opportunities, proximity to canyons, proximity to SLC. (Donna, 36 years)
  • Fish, Kayak Bountiful Lake, shooting range. (Catherine, 50 years)

Bountiful’s Reputation

What’s Bountiful known for?

  • All I knew about Bountiful when I moved here was that there are a lot of Mormons and I was told they wouldn’t like me. (Sarah, 7 years)
  • Amazing lawns. (Hillary, 9 years)
  • Mormons. (Melissa, 15 years)
  • Beautiful Scenery. (Bob, 16 years)
  • Very friendly/happy people here. (Maddie, 16 years)
  • Mormons. (Misty, 20 years)
  • Great neighborhoods and great funky restaurants. (Donna, 36 years)
  • Olden days, beautiful homes and gardens. White Mormons. (Catherine, 50 years)

Bountiful Crime

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

  • Seems like crimes of opportunity are the big thing, regardless of where you live in the city. (Doorstep pirates, open garages) (Sarah, 7 years)
  • Not very much. (Hillary, 9 years)
  • Pretty Safe. (Shelley, 12 years)
  • Not a lot. (Melissa, 15 years)
  • There’s very little crime that I am aware of. (Bob, 16 years)
  • Not too many bad places. But I would say west Bountiful, due to a bar over there. (Maddie, 16 years)
  • Hot spots are off the hill. In the “rougher” areas. (Misty, 20 years)
  • Not much crime. (Donna, 36 years)

Bountiful Advice

Any advice for people moving to Bountiful?

  • Get to know your neighbors. (Sarah, 7 years)
  • Enjoy! (Hillary, 9 years)
  • Know the busy traffic areas before you buy. (Shelley, 12 years)
  • Won’t be disappointed. (Melissa, 15 years)
  • Do it, you won’t regret it! (Bob, 16 years)
  • Be ready to meet lots of fun people, and be ready for receiving lots of help from neighbors. (Maddie, 16 years)
  • Bountiful is what you make it. It can be an amazing place to live and raise a family. (Misty, 20 years)
  • Prepare for fabulous neighbors! (Donna, 36 years)
  • Be nice. (Catherine, 50 years)

Bountiful Stories

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

  • The local Mormon church group threw us a party when we moved in so the neighborhood could meet us. It was kind and unexpected. I was grateful for it. (Sarah, 7 years)
  • I loved to play and picnic in Mueller Park. (Hillary, 9 years)
  • Used to love to walk to the Queen Theater. Street is way too busy now! (Shelley, 12 years)
  • I’ve had too many to list – but one that sticks out in my mind is how all the neighbors rallied together after a big windstorm several years ago and pitched in to clean up the numerous downed trees throughout the city. They converged upon everyone’s house with chain saws and trucks and then cleaned everything up! (Bob, 16 years)
  • The fun parades in July or the farmers markets. (Maddie, 16 years)
  • People here are helpful. Always willing to help with car trouble or shoveling a driveway. (Misty, 20 years)
  • Lots of service opportunities to help and to be helped. (Donna, 36 years)
  • Going to the Christmas parade. (Catherine, 50 years)

Bountiful’s Future

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

  • Growth in population. Should start considering traffic and congestion in the city rather than just the freeway entrance. (Sarah, 7 years)
  • Grow. (Hillary, 9 years)
  • Too crowded, even busier. (Shelley, 12 years)
  • I think the general population will age, of course – but hope to see more younger families. (Bob, 16 years)
  • More high tech and new/different stores. (Maddie, 16 years)
  • City will over run it completely and I’ll be gone. Crime will rise. And people will leave. (Misty, 20 years)
  • More density in housing? (Donna, 36 years)
  • Over crowded, poor housing plan, street congestion.(Catherine, 50 years)

Bountiful Facts

Any other interesting facts about Bountiful?

  • It’s a wonderful city with fantastic residents. (Bob, 16 years)
  • It’s a giving, caring, great place. (Misty, 20 years)
  • 1800 S between Main and 200 W. Across from Performance Auto has been abandoned for too long. Nothing but an eye sore. (Catherine, 50 years)