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)
  • Feeling safe to let kids play outside. (Anonymous, 1.5 years)
  • Small town feel, VERY wide streets, PetsFirst Wellness is the best vet office I’ve found. (Anonymous, 2.5 years)
  • It’s smallish. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • Peach city. (B, 9 years)
  • Everything. (Cheryl, 9 years)
  • Small town feel. (Tom, 11 years)
  • It’s close to home. (Jon, 12 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)
  • The people. (Tom, 16 years)
  • It’s safe. (Kierra, 20 years)
  • People. (Anonymous, 23 years)
  • It’s cheaper for rent and it’s very beautiful. (Dennis, 26 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 feeling with great neighborhoods and the greatest looking main street lined with trees. (Cindy, 40 years)
  • Small town. (Anonymous, 50 years)
  • No traffic! The people and the beauty. (Anonymous)
  • Brigham City Museum. (Anonymous)
  • Quiet. (Shari)

Brigham City Least Favorites

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

  • Feeling like an outsider. (Anonymous, 1.5 years)
  • 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)
  • We didn’t need the hotel on main it’s an eyesore. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • When you do something dumb, the cops always know where you are at. (B, 9 years)
  • Nothing. (Cheryl, 9 years)
  • Mosquitoes. (Tom, 11 years)
  • City council and mayor. (Jon, 12 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)
  • The lack of needed commerce. (Tom, 16 years)
  • It’s Mormon ran. (Kierra, 20 years)
  • TRAFFIC and SPEEDING. (Anonymous, 23 years)
  • Nothing. (Dennis, 26 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)
  • Waiting for the train on forest street. (Cindy, 40 years)
  • Walmart. (Anonymous, 50 years)
  • Restaurants are all the same. (Anonymous)
  • T0o many homes with run down yards. (Shari)

Brigham City Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Brigham City?

  • There are parks and a swimming pool. (Mary, 8 months)
  • Walk in the canyon, visit the bird refuge, go to the movies. (Anonymous, 1.5 years)
  • 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)
  • Go to park, swimming, movies, bowling. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • Skate park, hike the B. (B, 9 years)
  • I’m disabled, so I do the senior citizen lunches and bingo on monday with my sister. (Cheryl, 9 years)
  • Music and arts activities. (Tom, 11 years)
  • Outdoor pool. (Jon, 12 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)
  • Pool, golf, bird refuge, parks. (Tom, 16 years)
  • Movies, parks. (Kierra, 20 years)
  • Parks and outdoor activities. (Anonymous, 23 years)
  • Bowling. (Dennis, 26 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)
  • Browsing the shops downtown, the city swimming pool in summer, disc golf and regular golf. (Cindy, 40 years)
  • Bowling, bird refuge, hiking, Peach Days, farmers market, museum, arts center, The Peak, B&B Billiards. (Anonymous)
  • Brigham City Museum, Natural History Museum, trail around Mantua reservoir. (Anonymous)
  • Sports and walking my dogs around town. (Shari)

Brigham City’s Reputation

What’s Brigham City known for?

  • The Mormon Temple and Peach Days. (Mary, 8 months)
  • Mormons? (Anonymous, 2.5 years)
  • Trees. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • Peaches. (B, 9 years)
  • Peach Days. (Cheryl, 9 years)
  • Bird refuge. (Tom, 11 years)
  • Peach Days. (Jon, 12 years)
  • Small town. (Marnie, 13 years)
  • PEACHES! (Madeline, 13 years)
  • Maddox, fruit. (Mel, 14 years)
  • It’s sign, bird refuge. (Tom, 16 years)
  • Peach days. (Kierra, 20 years)
  • Golden spike RR. (Anonymous, 23 years)
  • Peach Days. (Dennis, 26 years)
  • Peach Days. (Amanda, 27 years)
  • Strict, high utility bills. (James, 27 years)
  • Fry sauce😂😂. (Megan, 28 years)
  • Trees. (Amy, 38 years)
  • Tree lined main street and the Brigham City sign arch. The huge peach days celebration and car show, the bird refuge visitor center. (Cindy, 40 years)
  • Peaches. (Anonymous, 50 years)
  • Bird refuge. (Anonymous)
  • Named after Brigham Young. (Shari)

Brigham City Crime

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

  • No different than other cities. (Mary, 8 months)
  • Lower than anywhere else I have lived by far. (Anonymous, 1.5 years)
  • 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)
  • South and west sides seem to have more issues with car break ins. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • Mostly a safe little town. (B, 9 years)
  • Not too bad. Don’t know of any hot spots. (Cheryl, 9 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)
  • Below average for Utah and the nation. (Tom, 16 years)
  • I grew up in the ghetto of Brigham. It was in the trailer courts by 1060 s Main Street. Everywhere else is generally safe. (Kierra, 20 years)
  • Not bad. (Anonymous, 23 years)
  • Not very many crimes at all. (Dennis, 26 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)
  • It’s spread around, but it is not too bad. The citizens really keep good watch for each other and the city feels safe. The police are great and have a connection to the people of the city. It’s a wonderful city to raise kids. (Cindy, 40 years)
  • Little. (Anonymous)
  • North west part of town. (Shari)

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)
  • There aren’t many options for shopping or eating out, but it’s really not far to Ogden, and the small town feeling is worth the minor inconvenience. (Anonymous, 1.5 years)
  • 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)
  • Must be friendly. Most people love being friendly. (B, 9 years)
  • Enjoy! (Cheryl, 9 years)
  • Don’t try and get solar panels. The city is against them. (Tom, 11 years)
  • They are against solar power since they profit millions off of own hydro-plant. (Jon, 12 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)
  • Create community with great people. (Tom, 16 years)
  • Don’t. (Anonymous, 23 years)
  • It’s beautiful. (Dennis, 26 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)
  • Don’t worry to much about the city politics, things seem to keep going in the right direction. Don’t listen to the few folks that feel they need to write a letter to the editor of the local newspaper almost every week about the good old boys club in the council. There is not a conspiracy to take all your rights and money like they think. (Cindy, 40 years)
  • Move somewhere else. (Anonymous, 50 years)
  • Enjoy the beauty. (Anonymous)
  • We want to be left alone. (Shari)

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)
  • Peach Days is awesome with your friends and the amusement park they bring and set up on Main St and Forest St. (B, 9 years)
  • Always peach days. (Cheryl, 9 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)
  • Peach days is always full of great memories. (Tom, 16 years)
  • Going to peach days each year. (Dennis, 26 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)
  • I was pulled over by an officer on Main Street, when he got to my window he told me I had a head light was out, then he said “don’t you drive a blue truck?” And I told him normally I do and this was the car my husband usually drives. I didn’t realize that the police officers paid that much attention to the citizens. It made me feel good to know he recognized me. (Cindy, 40 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)
  • Get bigger. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • I am pretty excited for Utah State University to start building dorms and having more college age people in the area. (B, 9 years)
  • Of course, it has added new businesses and fine restaurants. (Cheryl, 9 years)
  • I hope for the good. (Tom, 11 years)
  • Downhill. (Jon, 12 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)
  • Not a lot, hopefully the 1100 South Corridor gets some growth with some box stores to help our economy and help make Brigham self sustaining. (Tom, 16 years)
  • More people and more to do. (Kierra, 20 years)
  • Busier and noisier. (Anonymous, 23 years)
  • It will grow bigger. (Dennis, 26 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)
  • It will most likely keep growing in industry and start to see the results of more available jobs. But it may start to get more traffic and have an impact on the water resources. (Cindy, 40 years)
  • Hopefully not much. (Anonymous)
  • More industrial growth. (Anonymous)
  • I hope people take better care of their property. (Shari)

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)
  • Many parks. (Cheryl, 9 years)
  • They don’t like people doing solar power. (Jon, 12 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)
  • One LDS prophet is buried here and a president of the Quorum of the 12. (Tom, 16 years)
  • Nope just beautiful. (Dennis, 26 years)
  • Lorenzo Slow is buried here. (Amanda, 27 years)
  • It’s just small enough to make it nice but just big enough to be comfortable. It’s far enough away from the big cities and yet close enough to have easy access. (Cindy, 40 years)