January 16, 2018

Cedar City, Utah

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



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Cedar City Favorites

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

  • Warmer climate, nicer people, more variety in things to do. (Maci, 2 years)
  • SUU. (Abby, 3 years)
  • SUU, the mountains, proximity to St. George. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • The size. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • Small town and great small businesses. (Anonymous, 10 years)
  • Beautiful mountains so close and accessible. (Morgan, 16 years)
  • The scenery. (Anthony, 20 years)
  • Having the small town feel without having to live somewhere rural. (John, 20 years)
  • Perfect size. (Talise, 20 years)
  • Location. (Anonymous, 30+ years)

Cedar City Least Favorites

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

  • The school survey. (Maci, 2 years)
  • Few childcare options. (Abby, 3 years)
  • Very few entertainment options, and very few opportunities to meet people and make friends. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • Lack of things to do: club, events, things like that. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • My worry is that because of the temple, Cedar won’t remain the nice town I love. (Anonymous, 10 years)
  • Not much to do. (Morgan, 16 years)
  • Being treated with violence and hostility by the LDS community. (Anthony, 20 years)
  • The lack of jobs that aren’t miserable. (John, 20 years)
  • Weather. (Talise, 20 years)
  • Small town attitudes. (Anonymous, 30+ years)

Cedar City Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Cedar City?

  • Bowling, going to the movies, sporting events. (Maci, 2 years)
  • Go hiking. (Abby, 3 years)
  • Go to Wal-Mart, movies, shooting range, hiking. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • Shop, ride in the country, camp, etc. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • Hike, fairs and festivals, plays, nerdy things, and having beautiful places to go hang out with friends and family. (Anonymous, 10 years)
  • Movies, go out to eat, hiking. (Morgan, 16 years)
  • Hiking. (Anthony, 20 years)
  • Enjoying the scenery, eating the food, and going to the Shakespeare festival. (John, 20 years)
  • Bowling. (Talise, 20 years)
  • So many outdoor activities, aquatic center. (Anonymous, 30+ years)

Cedar City’s Reputation

What’s Cedar City known for?

  • Largest community in Iron County. (Maci, 2 years)
  • Shakespeare Festival. (Abby, 3 years)
  • SUU. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • Shakespeare Festival. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • The festivals. (Anonymous, 10 years)
  • Red rocks. (Morgan, 16 years)
  • Festivals. (Anthony, 20 years)
  • It’s best known for the Shakespeare festival. (John, 20 years)
  • Festival City (Shakespeare festival, summer games, July Jamboree, etc.). (Talise, 20 years)
  • Utah Shakespeare festival, SUU, national parks. (Anonymous, 30+ years)

Cedar City Crime

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

  • Not very noticeable. (Maci, 2 years)
  • Like any other town, it as its problems with drugs and theft. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • Some of the areas behind north elementary. (Anonymous, 10 years)
  • A lot by and behind burger alley area. (Morgan, 16 years)
  • There’s been drug busts, plenty of violence, and murders. (Anthony, 20 years)
  • There’s not much crime. There’s a few areas with more than others like the trailer park, but it’s not bad. (John, 20 years)
  • There are a couple neighborhoods I steer clear of because of crime. (Talise, 20 years)
  • 200 N to Industrial Rd. (Anonymous, 30+ years)

Cedar City Advice

Any advice for people moving to Cedar City?

  • Don’t upset people (Maci, 2 years)
  • Get on daycare waiting lists if you need it. (Abby, 3 years)
  • Live somewhere else if you can. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • If you like to drink, be prepared to travel or drink at home. In general, it is a good place for young families. Has friendly people for the most part. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • Small town, get to know your neighbors. (Anonymous, 10 years)
  • If you’re not LDS, move somewhere else. (Anthony, 20 years)
  • Eat Frychos from Charlie’s. (John, 20 years)
  • It may seem like there’s nothing to do but you just have to search. (Talise, 20 years)
  • Discover the area. (Anonymous, 30+ years)

Cedar City Stories

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

  • Shakespeare festival is great! (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • The rodeo was a fun experience. (Abby, 3 years)
  • I love sitting on my porch when it’s snowing and watching how man people can’t drive in the snow. (Anonymous, 10 years)
  • Street racing down Main St. when in high school. (Morgan, 16 years)
  • I was bullied by the entirety of Cedar High School. All the students lined the hall and chanted “freak” at me for not being LDS. When my parents tried to talk to the staff, they denied any bullying was going on. (Anthony, 20 years)
  • I once drifted my old car out in Three Peaks while wearing a full tailcoat. That was fun. (John, 20 years)
  • Watching the Shakespeare festival every year. (Talise, 20 years)

Cedar City’s Future

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

  • I think it’ll grow. (Abby, 3 years)
  • Be overcrowded because the city expands very slowly. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • It will get bigger, hopefully expand the north end of town more by Enoch. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • I’m sure it will grow and expand. (Anonymous, 10 years)
  • Hopefully continue to grow. (Morgan, 16 years)
  • It’ll get worse. (Anthony, 20 years)
  • I think it will get bigger and lose some of that small town feel. (John, 20 years)
  • Grow because of the new temple. More people will be visiting. (Talise, 20 years)
  • Growth. (Anonymous, 30+ years)

Cedar City Facts

Any other interesting facts about Cedar City?

  • All of the history and that silly lighthouse. (Anonymous, 10 years)
  • We have a lighthouse for some reason. (John, 20 years)
  • It was named Cedar City because the pioneers thought the trees here were Cedar trees but they are actually Juniper trees. (Talise, 20 years)