January 22, 2018

Clinton, Utah

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



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Clinton Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Clinton?

  • Love our neighborhood. (Racheal, 1 year)
  • I love the shopping store, and the people are so nice. (Ranae, 1 year)
  • The parks and nature trail. (Anonymous, 2 years)
  • Its quiet. But safe. It’s kid friendly. It has lots of free activities. The city events are always fun. (Ashe, 2 years)
  • Friendly neighborhoods. (Shawna, 4 years)
  • The community. (Camille, 5 years)
  • Small town feel. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Great parks, convenient shopping. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Family friendliness. (Justin, 6 years)
  • The closeness of the stores we shop at. (Dennis, 7.5 years)
  • Small town feel. (Sharon, 8 years)
  • Close community walking to everything, gorgeous views of the mountains. (Heidi, 9 years)
  • Close to work. (Jane, 9 years)
  • Fairly safe and family populated. (Monica, 9 years)
  • My favorite thing was that it used to be a small city. (Jamie, 10 years)
  • Family friendly community, close to large cities but still small town. (Jennive, 10 years)
  • The quiet neighborhoods with everything you could need less than 5 minutes away. (Melissa, 10 years)
  • Stores, community. (Miya, 10 years)
  • Convenience to work. (Nicole, 10 years)
  • Small town environment. (Cindy, 21 years)
  • Friends, family and neighbors. (Marcie, 25 years)
  • Hometown. (Jamie, 30 years)
  • Good area, familiar. (Mike, 34 years)
  • It used to be a low key farm country town. (Shari, 43 years)
  • It’s relatively quiet, it’s where I grew up and I’m comfortable here. (Emily, 44 years)

Clinton Least Favorites

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

  • 1800 and 2000 intersection. (Racheal, 1 year)
  • Restaurants do not have their alcohol permits yet. (Ranae, 1 year)
  • The traffic near the 2000 W. 1800 N. intersection. (Anonymous, 2 years)
  • The city doesn’t seem to acknowledge problems brought to them by the citizens. They have recently dug up some roads and have unleashed massive amounts of giant rats into the community. And as citizens we are now dealing with those issues. (Ashe, 2 years)
  • Utility bills. (Shawna, 4 years)
  • Not enough good restaurants. (Camille, 5 years)
  • 1800 N. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Few restaurants are open on Sunday. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • The restrictions if the city. (Justin, 6 years)
  • The traffic, specifically on 1800 N and 2000 W. (Dennis, 7.5 years)
  • No family sit down restaurants. (Sharon, 8 years)
  • Inversion. (Heidi, 9 years)
  • Too many people. (Jane, 9 years)
  • The month of July, it seems like the 4th of July nearly all month as fireworks are legal in the city limits. My dog is traumatized nightly and as a military family I can’t imagine what it is like for those suffering from PTSD. (Monica, 9 years)
  • It has grown so much. (Jamie, 10 years)
  • Pathetic intersections/need more lights. (Jennive, 10 years)
  • Single lane on 2000. That road is a mess at rush hour. (Melissa, 10 years)
  • Traffic. (Miya, 10 years)
  • Trashy neighbors. (Nicole, 10 years)
  • When moved here it was a small quiet town. We’ve been here long enough to see it change too much. Growth and a tax base are unavoidably necessary, but it has become too busy and commercial over the years. 2000 W. is ridiculous at certain times of the day. We’re concerned the impact connecting SR-193 with 3000 W. will have on our community. (LaDawn, 16 years)
  • Small town environment; double edged sword. (Cindy, 21 years)
  • Police that think they rule the universe. (Marcie, 25 years)
  • Busy. (Jamie, 30 years)
  • Water bill!!! (Mike, 34 years)
  • Too many people moving in. (Shari, 43 years)
  • No nice sit down restaurants, it’s getting crowded also. (Emily, 44 years)

Clinton Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Clinton?

  • Parks, parks, and shopping. (Racheal, 1 year)
  • They have great parks, and good shopping. (Ranae, 1 year)
  • They have parks with lots of spacious, fun things to do. They have community activities. (Ashe, 2 years)
  • Parks. Carnival. (Shawna, 4 years)
  • Walk around the pond. Sled at Heritage Park. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Heritage Park, Clinton Pond Park. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Parks, eating. (Justin, 6 years)
  • Not many fun things in the city limits that I know about. (Dennis, 7.5 years)
  • City park, access to rail trail, fishing pond, watching the jets out of hill air force base. (Heidi, 9 years)
  • Walk. (Jane, 9 years)
  • Annual carnaval, love the trail for walking or biking. The parks are well maintained and I love the abundance of summer flowers on the street posts too. (Monica, 9 years)
  • Heritage Days. (Jamie, 10 years)
  • Parks, recreational sports, Heritage Days. (Jennive, 10 years)
  • We like the parks. Also going to the ice cream shops. We also love Clinton days. (Melissa, 10 years)
  • Parks, sports, shopping, good food. (Miya, 10 years)
  • Not much. (Nicole, 10 years)
  • Besides a couple parks, stores, or fast food, there’s not much for entertainment. Clinton does have a decent recreational sport program for kids. (LaDawn, 16 years)
  • Golf at Cranefield GC; parks for kids to skate, parks for family gatherings. (Cindy, 21 years)
  • Feed the ducks. (Marcie, 25 years)
  • Parks. (Jamie, 30 years)
  • Have to drive outside Clinton- theater. (Mike, 34 years)
  • Just go out and walk and enjoy the sunsets. (Shari, 43 years)
  • Lot of shopping. (Emily, 44 years)

Clinton’s Reputation

What’s Clinton known for?

  • Walmart 🤣. (Racheal, 1 year)
  • Wal-Mart. I hate them cause they take over everything, but it’s true, it’s Wal-mart. (Ranae, 1 year)
  • Clinton days. (Ashe, 2 years)
  • Being trashy. (Camille, 5 years)
  • Supposedly being a better place to live than Roy, Sunset or Clearfield. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Near the base, Kohl’s. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Elementary schools. (Justin, 6 years)
  • Affordable newer housing. (Dennis, 7.5 years)
  • A growing town. (Monica, 9 years)
  • Heritage Days. (Jennive, 10 years)
  • I would say good shopping without the Layton crowds. (Melissa, 10 years)
  • Service. (Miya, 10 years)
  • Huge fire station. (Nicole, 10 years)
  • Clinton Days and fireworks. (Shari, 43 years)
  • It was a small farm town. Now it’s known for its growth. (Emily, 44 years)

Clinton Crime

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

  • Low. (Racheal, 1 year)
  • There is crime everywhere, I think the police do an excellent job and I always know they are there to help when I need them. The fire department is great and are always there in a timely matter. (Ranae, 1 year)
  • Neighbors have informed me of cars circling the neighborhood multiple times recently. I know Sunset has had many car burglaries recently. (Ashe, 2 years)
  • Little crime to my knowledge. (Shawna, 4 years)
  • Stealing cars and stuff from garages. (Camille, 5 years)
  • Not much. Car break-ins. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Low. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Low to non-existent around West Clinton Elementary. (Justin, 6 years)
  • I believe almost crime free. (Dennis, 7.5 years)
  • Never worried about shootings more petty crime, I miss that. (Heidi, 9 years)
  • Not bad, but there are problems with theft by west clinton elementary. (Jane, 9 years)
  • There have been some break-ins of cars and mail stolen from our box, the local police are on it right away. I feel fairly safe living here. (Monica, 9 years)
  • Low in crime. (Jamie, 10 years)
  • Public bathrooms at Veteran Park is a hotspot for drugs (our back window faces it, we’ve called the cops a few times). (Jennive, 10 years)
  • I’ve never been the victim of crime while living here nor do I know of any areas that have crime. (Melissa, 10 years)
  • Lowes, Walmart, America First. (Miya, 10 years)
  • Average for the area. (Nicole, 10 years)
  • Depends where you live, but we avoid Clinton WalMart at night especially. My friend was mugged there at night. We live in a 21 year old subdivision and have had swat team next door, drug dealers in and out of homes across the street. We’ve seen many manhunts over the years. Several neighbors have had garages and cars broken into and items stolen. Neighbors have had people try to break in at night while they were home. Think you’re safe anywhere? You’re not! I keep my doors locked day and night. (LaDawn, 16 years)
  • Low level as far as I know. (Cindy, 21 years)
  • Getting worse all the time. (Marcie, 25 years)
  • Not too bad. (Jamie, 30 years)
  • Drugs, burglary.(Mike, 34 years)
  • Where I live it’s still not bad growing up it was unheard of. (Shari, 43 years)
  • Small crime, some vandals but overall it’s not bad. (Emily, 44 years)

Clinton Advice

Any advice for people moving to Clinton?

  • Be prepared for a high city bill (or anywhere in Davis county!). (Racheal, 1 year)
  • You will not regret it. It’s a fun loving town. (Ranae, 1 year)
  • It really is a good place to be. (Ashe, 2 years)
  • Be a good neighbor. (Camille, 5 years)
  • Taxes are higher than Clearfield, Roy, Sunset. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • We love it. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Ask about the water issues. Ask about road projects upcoming. (Justin, 6 years)
  • Its a nice place to live. (Dennis, 7.5 years)
  • Ask for help when fixing you secondary water, don’t contaminate the whole system please. (Heidi, 9 years)
  • Get to know your neighbors, especially if you are military, Clinton is a good place to live. (Monica, 9 years)
  • Get to know your neighbors. They’re all friendly. (Jennive, 10 years)
  • No. It’s a great town with great people. (Melissa, 10 years)
  • Anywhere you live, it’s a great area. (Miya, 10 years)
  • Check the neighborhood carefully. (Nicole, 10 years)
  • Inquire about the neighborhood before you do! (LaDawn, 16 years)
  • It’s a great place to raise a family as I believe it is family oriented. (Cindy, 21 years)
  • Watch out for the police they like to give tickets. Luckily for me I haven’t got one. (Marcie, 25 years)
  • Get to know your neighbors. Lots of great people live in Clinton. (Emily, 44 years)

Clinton Stories

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

  • Watching my kids bloom with the community that is around us. (Racheal, 1 year)
  • I love the Heritage Days Parade, it is always a good time. It’s 3 fun days for the family. Please get another carnival to come in, the one you have is not good. (Ranae, 1 year)
  • My ancestors came to Clinton from New Zealand. (Camille, 5 years)
  • Sometimes the Parks and Rec has done a fun scavenger hunt before Heritage Days to win tickets to the carnival, soccer registration, etc. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • We love the parade and fireworks. (Justin, 6 years)
  • Our neighbors have changed a lot, people move, we have some older neighbors who have been here for many years and truly make our neighborhood a more friendly place to live. (Monica, 9 years)
  • Heritage Days watching fireworks. (Jamie, 10 years)
  • Running the 5k every summer. (Jennive, 10 years)
  • Going on bike rides and walks to the schools and parks. (Miya, 10 years)
  • I remember driving on a dirt road to the old city office when we first moved in 2004. (Nicole, 10 years)
  • SWAT team across the street. Not fun, but memorable. (LaDawn, 16 years)
  • Clinton days, block parties, and sports (football and baseball). (Marcie, 25 years)
  • Heritage Days! (Jamie, 30 years)
  • Playing baseball at the park that is under Kohls. (Mike, 34 years)
  • Grew up playing mud football in farm fields. (Emily, 44 years)

Clinton’s Future

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

  • More commercial. (Racheal, 1 year)
  • I see more stores coming, the interchange on 1800 will be nice, when it’s done. (Ranae, 1 year)
  • Triple in growth. More stores. More businesses. More people. (Shawna, 4 years)
  • More people. Hopefully better restaurants. (Camille, 5 years)
  • It will get more populated and busy. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Continue to grow and expand. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • More homes, sit-down restaurants, more entertaining businesses, a variation of church options (not only LDS as is currently the case). (Justin, 6 years)
  • Probably get more over populated. I hope not. (Dennis, 7.5 years)
  • I hope it doesn’t change to much. (Sharon, 8 years)
  • With the new exit on i-15 may bring more traffic to downtown but also to arterials out of the city. If legacy pkwy comes up it may help and hurt depending on where it ends up. (Heidi, 9 years)
  • Get bigger. (Jane, 9 years)
  • It will keep growing, our neighborhood has exploded with new homes. This is good for our city and helps the value of the homes around it too. (Monica, 9 years)
  • It will be over populated, have way too much traffic. (Jamie, 10 years)
  • More commercial businesses. 🙁 (Jennive, 10 years)
  • It’s going to continue to grow. I think we will lose most of our farm land to developers. (Melissa, 10 years)
  • More stores, homes, technology. (Miya, 10 years)
  • Better I-15 access, more of a business hub. (Nicole, 10 years)
  • Any remaining small farms will be obsolete, bedroom community and commercialism will be wall to wall. (LaDawn, 16 years)
  • Exponentially. (Cindy, 21 years)
  • More stores more crime. (Marcie,25 years)
  • Hopefully not any more stores. (Jamie, 30 years)
  • Restaurant or theater. (Mike, 34 years)
  • Grow. (Shari, 43 years)
  • Growth until all spots are taken. Would like a few farms to remain. (Emily, 44 years)

Clinton Facts

Any other interesting facts about Clinton?

  • I think the city counsel is the best we have ever had, they listen to the people and they get results. Thank you City Council. (Ranae, 1 year)
  • My great great grandpa named it Clinton. (Camille, 5 years)
  • It’s a young community. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Low crime rates. (Justin, 6 years)
  • Love the parades, you can see the Hill Air Force base airshow without leaving your roof! (Heidi, 9 years)
  • Our daughter had attended Voyage Academy, a charter for five years. Clinton City has been a true supporter of Voyage Academy. (Monica, 9 years)
  • Several of my neighbors have been born and raised here. It’s hard to leave because it’s such a good place. (Jennive, 10 years)
  • I moved a few years ago, but just to West Point. (Nicole, 10 years)
  • Used to be called muskrat springs I believe. (Mike, 34 years)