Bountiful, Utah

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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)
  • School district. (Jill, 7 years)
  • 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)
  • The community. (Ashley, 20 years)
  • Shopping. (Kira, 20 years)
  • Less crime. Patches away from heavy traffic. (Misty, 20 years)
  • My neighborhood. (Pam, 20 years)
  • Feels safe for my kids and good schools. (Danielle, 33 years)
  • Beautiful, peaceful neighborhoods. (Donna, 36 years)
  • Safe Community. (Catherine, 50 years)
  • Quiet. (Donalyn, 55 years)
  • It’s clean, kept and a good place to raise a family! (Marilyn, 55 years)

Bountiful Least Favorites

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

  • Slow WiFi. (Shaylise, 6 months)
  • Sunday’s-no action. (Jill, 7 years)
  • 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)
  • There are lots of elderly people. (Ashley, 20 years)
  • It’s always busy here. (Kira, 20 years)
  • It is becoming too city like. Businesses and car dealerships on every street. (Misty, 20 years)
  • City Government/elected officials. (Pam, 20 years)
  • Snow plows skip our roads sometimes. (Danielle, 33 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)
  • 500 west. (Donalyn, 55 years)
  • Some of the city government changes. (Marilyn, 55 years)

Bountiful Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Bountiful?

  • Movies, parks. (Shaylise, 6 months)
  • Quilt. (Jill, 7 years)
  • 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. (Ashley, 20 years)
  • Shopping, hiking, playing in parks, walking. (Kira, 20 years)
  • Rec center, movies, parks, hiking. (Misty, 20 years)
  • Watch your kids grow up Playing sports. (Pam, 20 years)
  • Painting classes, parks, hiking. (Danielle, 33 years)
  • Rec center opportunities, proximity to canyons, proximity to SLC. (Donna, 36 years)
  • Fish, Kayak Bountiful Lake, shooting range. (Catherine, 50 years)
  • Make snow angels, sitting on the deck. (Donalyn, 55 years)
  • Walk the canyons. (Marilyn, 55 years)

Bountiful’s Reputation

What’s Bountiful known for?

  • Bountiful bubble. (Jill, 7 years)
  • 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)
  • It’s farming people. (Ashley, 20 years)
  • The best food. (Kira, 20 years)
  • Mormons. (Misty, 20 years)
  • Nice area. (Pam, 20 years)
  • Being a safe place. (Danielle, 33 years)
  • Great neighborhoods and great funky restaurants. (Donna, 36 years)
  • Olden days, beautiful homes and gardens. White Mormons. (Catherine, 50 years)
  • Snobs. (Donalyn, 55 years)
  • Community. (Marilyn, 55 years)

Bountiful Crime

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

  • Active where I live. (Jill, 7 years)
  • 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)
  • Don’t know. (Ashley, 20 years)
  • Bountiful has wonderful police officers. (Kira, 20 years)
  • Hot spots are off the hill. In the “rougher” areas. (Misty, 20 years)
  • We have it but minor compared to other places. (Pam, 20 years)
  • South bountiful seems a little run down, but crime doesn’t seem too bad. (Danielle, 33 years)
  • Not much crime. (Donna, 36 years)
  • Not much. (Donalyn, 55 years)
  • Sadly growing. (Marilyn, 55 years)

Bountiful Advice

Any advice for people moving to Bountiful?

  • They’ll be fine. (Jill, 7 years)
  • 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)
  • It’s a great place to live. I have basically lived here my whole life. My family is well respected part of the community. (Ashley, 20 years)
  • People would love it here. (Kira, 20 years)
  • Bountiful is what you make it. It can be an amazing place to live and raise a family. (Misty, 20 years)
  • Welcome. (Pam, 20 years)
  • If you are raising a family it is a fantastic place for kids. (Danielle, 33 years)
  • Prepare for fabulous neighbors! (Donna, 36 years)
  • Be nice. (Catherine, 50 years)
  • Be nice. (Donalyn, 55 years)
  • Get to know your neighbors and community. (Marilyn, 55 years)

Bountiful Stories

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

  • My neighbors wanting to help when my husband had surgery. (Jill, 7 years)
  • 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)
  • Going to the bubble in the summer or going tubing down Boulton elementary school. (Ashley, 20 years)
  • I love being able to go hiking by the B, and it’s fun looking down at the city. (Kira, 20 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)
  • Elementary school, May making, May Pools. (Donalyn, 55 years)
  • Growing up we would walk up Muller Park Canyon and shoot the tube. Ice skating on the pond where the city hall is now. (Marilyn, 55 years)

Bountiful’s Future

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

  • Hopefully more diverse and more young families. (Jill, 7 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)
  • Yes, it has already changed since I was a little girl. (Ashley, 20 years)
  • I think so with all the new apartments and buildings we are getting. (Kira, 20 years)
  • City will over run it completely and I’ll be gone. Crime will rise. And people will leave. (Misty, 20 years)
  • Population will grow and more congestion. (Pam, 20 years)
  • I think it will get a little busier, maybe go up in crime a little. (Danielle, 33 years)
  • More density in housing? (Donna, 36 years)
  • Over crowded, poor housing plan, street congestion.(Catherine, 50 years)
  • Hopefully not much. (Donalyn, 55 years)
  • We will see, we had the opportunity to change the government and people got scared or did not show up to vote. We need to build a better tax base than just property taxes. (Marilyn, 55 years)

Bountiful Facts

Any other interesting facts about Bountiful?

  • It’s a wonderful city with fantastic residents. (Bob, 16 years)
  • The Boulton family has owned a lot of land in the olden days. (Ashley, 20 years)
  • I love the farm animals. (Kira, 20 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)
  • Need to be kinder to others. (Donalyn, 55 years)
  • We need to strengthen the good and move together in promoting a positive living environment. (Marilyn, 55 years)