January 16, 2018

Brigham City, Utah

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

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Brigham City Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Brigham City?

  • People are very friendly and everything is so close. (Mary, 8 months)
  • Small town feel, VERY wide streets, PetsFirst Wellness is the best vet office I’ve found. (Anonymous, 2.5 years)
  • Small town feel. (Tom, 11 years)
  • It’s quiet. (Marnie, 13 years)
  • It doesn’t take long to get from one place to the other. (Madeline, 13 years)
  • Small, but not too small, there’s still a variety of shopping and such. (Mel, 14 years)
  • People. (Anonymous, 23 years)
  • Main Street and its small town feeling. (Amanda, 27 years)
  • Quite and safe for children to grow up kind of town, cops are really good at keeping the bad out. (James, 27 years)
  • We have a very nice community. (Megan, 28 years)
  • Small town feel. (Amy 38 years)
  • Small town. (Anonymous, 50 years)
  • No traffic! The people and the beauty. (Anonymous)

Brigham City Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Brigham City?

  • LDS culture is very prominent, there is a big lack of diversity. Most businesses close on Sundays, and you can’t buy wine at grocery store. I don’t drink often, but it is frustrating not to be able to buy an occasional bottle of wine. Also, the liquor store closes at 7pm. Probably my least favorite part of living in Brigham City is that the LDS Church is a big influence on how the town is run. It’s not great if you’re not LDS. I have never lived in a state with air quality issues before and don’t appreciate it. We don’t plan on staying long term. (Anonymous, 2.5 years)
  • Mosquitoes. (Tom, 11 years)
  • The politics and billing department for utilities. (Marnie, 13 years)
  • There are only a few places to shop at. (Madeline, 13 years)
  • There seems to be an increasing number of sketchy people wandering around the last few years. (Mel, 14 years)
  • TRAFFIC and SPEEDING. (Anonymous, 23 years)
  • Honestly? There’s no one left to date. Hahaha. (Amanda, 27 years)
  • Not much activities to do with children, all we have is a local library, the swimming pool and bowling. (James, 27 years)
  • The power company. (Megan, 28 years)
  • It’s growing too big. (Amy, 38 years)
  • Walmart. (Anonymous, 50 years)

Brigham City Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Brigham City?

  • There are parks and a swimming pool. (Mary, 8 months)
  • Good parks, there is a bowling alley, good hiking a short drive away. The community pool is fun too. There is a cute theater in the town just south, Perry, that puts on community plays. The 4th of July fireworks show is fun. (Anonymous, 2.5 years)
  • Music and arts activities. (Tom, 11 years)
  • We don’t we travel to Ogden. (Marnie, 13 years)
  • Swimming, nature walks, movies, bowling, fast food, pickleball. (Madeline, 13 years)
  • Bowling, dinner, movies, bike rides, Frisbee golf. (Mel, 14 years)
  • Parks and outdoor activities. (Anonymous, 23 years)
  • Stay at home and watch Netflix. (Amanda, 27 years)
  • Library, swimming, bowling. (James, 27 years)
  • Thats it, we need more things to do here and for the kids. (Megan, 28 years)
  • Not much…visit family. (Amy, 38 years)
  • Bowling, bird refuge, hiking, Peach Days, farmers market, museum, arts center, The Peak, B&B Billiards. (Anonymous)

Brigham City’s Reputation

What’s Brigham City known for?

  • The Mormon Temple and Peach Days. (Mary, 8 months)
  • Mormons? (Anonymous, 2.5 years)
  • Bird refuge. (Tom, 11 years)
  • Small town. (Marnie, 13 years)
  • PEACHES! (Madeline, 13 years)
  • Maddox, fruit. (Mel, 14 years)
  • Golden spike RR. (Anonymous, 23 years)
  • Peach Days. (Amanda, 27 years)
  • Strict, high utility bills. (James, 27 years)
  • Fry sauce😂😂. (Megan, 28 years)
  • Trees. (Amy, 38 years)
  • Peaches. (Anonymous, 50 years)
  • Bird refuge. (Anonymous)

Brigham City Crime

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

  • No different than other cities. (Mary, 8 months)
  • Crime is pretty low, there are pockets that seem to have trouble, but overall it’s probably the safest place I’ve ever lived. Drugs are probably the biggest crime I’ve noticed. There seems to be a good neighborhood watch-type community. (Anonymous, 2.5 years)
  • Not good. It seems like it’s in most areas. (Tom, 11 years)
  • By the hospital and East side on 7th st. (Marnie, 13 years)
  • No idea. Although, the ShopKo parking lot tends to have activity going on. (Madeline, 13 years)
  • Probably a little higher than most Utah towns of similar size. Maybe because we are near the freeway? (Mel, 14 years)
  • Not bad. (Anonymous, 23 years)
  • Pretty mild. Maybe a few druggies, but I generally feel safe, even late at night. (Amanda, 27 years)
  • Wayyyyyy low thanks to police department. (James, 27 years)
  • 1060 S Main trailer court. (Amy, 38 years)
  • Little. (Anonymous)

Brigham City Advice

Any advice for people moving to Brigham City?

  • I feel the south end of town is the better place. (Mary, 8 months)
  • If you are looking for younger, non-Mormon people, it’s easier if you live/work in Ogden or SLC. Try to get things done on Saturday vs. Sunday. Be prepared for little rainfall. Be prepared for snow in the winter. (Anonymous, 2.5 years)
  • Don’t try and get solar panels. The city is against them. (Tom, 11 years)
  • Research schools outside this district. Drive to other districts, this one sucks. (Marnie, 13 years)
  • It is a pretty quiet town. There are not any places/things that you “must do” here, but it definitely has places/things that you can do. You can really open yourself to new things! (Madeline, 13 years)
  • Give it a chance, there are a lot of good people here. (Mel, 14 years)
  • Don’t. (Anonymous, 23 years)
  • Have some cash saved up for utility bill spikes that randomly happen. (James, 27 years)
  • Make sure you’re wealthy. (Megan, 28 years)
  • Everyone knows everyone. (Amy, 38 years)
  • Move somewhere else. (Anonymous, 50 years)
  • Enjoy the beauty. (Anonymous)

Brigham City Stories

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

  • Car breaking down in front of O’ Riley’s, and a man come out with a hammer in his hand and I knew he was going to pound on my starter to see if it would start. Come to find out he is the Mayor of Brigham City and a very nice man. (Mary, 8 months)
  • We have had more luck making friends because we have a dog. There are nice people at the dog park. (Anonymous, 2.5 years)
  • I love the festivals. Peach days, small concert venues and arts. (Tom, 11 years)
  • Peach days one year. Hate going now. (Marnie, 13 years)
  • Peach Days has always been one of my fondest memories. Even though there wasn’t a whole lot that I could do, we would just walk around the shops, hang out with friends, and eat peaches & cream popcorn (which is what I look forward to every Peach Days)! (Madeline, 13 years)
  • Love the 4th of July fireworks, the Christmas bells, etc. (Mel, 14 years)
  • Being in the Peach Days parade. (Amanda, 27 years)
  • It’s been great city! We need some change with utilities and the huge spike bills they randomly decide to send before holidays! (James, 27 years)
  • The roller rink. (Megan, 28 years)
  • Peach days (Amy, 38 years)
  • Before moving to Brigham I was driving south from Tremonton and decided to take Route 38. When I drove through Brigham, down Main Street, lined with beautiful tall trees on both sides of the road, it was very beautiful and nothing like I’d ever seen before. I fell in love with its beauty. We moved to Brigham, my child grew up here, and I still love the beauty. (Anonymous)

Brigham City’s Future

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

  • It is growing so fast and I am sure it will continue. (Mary, 8 months)
  • Not much… they really seem to be working hard to make sure it doesn’t change. (Anonymous, 2.5 years)
  • I hope for the good. (Tom, 11 years)
  • Not sure. (Marnie, 13 years)
  • I can definitely see Brigham City growing in the next 10 years. We have the hotel, a new factory, and many small businesses come and go. I think that because of the factory and small businesses that are growing, people will find a need to stay in Brigham City and not just visit, go to school, etc. I can see more housing being built and more small businesses really making a living here. (Madeline, 13 years)
  • Hopefully it won’t change for the worse! (Mel, 14 years)
  • Busier and noisier. (Anonymous, 23 years)
  • It’s growing. I’m thinking more students, and more spotlights. (Amanda, 27 years)
  • It will hopefully get better and everyone will work together as a community to help each other out when needed. (James, 27 years)
  • I don’t know, but I hope it changes soon and for the better. (Megan, 28 years)
  • Hopefully add things for kids to do. (Amy, 38 years)
  • Hopefully not much. (Anonymous)

Brigham City Facts

Any other interesting facts about Brigham City?

  • There are a lot of interesting things to see and do in Box Elder County. (Mary, 8 months)
  • There is an old house on main street that has been preserved with its historical character. There are two wings, one for each wife! The nearby hot springs are interesting, but we’ve never been. (Anonymous, 2.5 years)
  • It’s not grown much in 10 years. (Marnie, 13 years)
  • There is a movie entitled “Brigham City” which takes place here in this town. I have not seen it entirely, but I have heard that it is pretty cool! (Madeline, 13 years)
  • Lorenzo Slow is buried here. (Amanda, 27 years)