Eagle Mountain, Utah

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Eagle Mountain Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Eagle Mountain?

  • The community feeling. (Mary, 8 months)
  • Wonderful neighbors. (Kate, 1 year)
  • Currently, it’s pretty quiet and safe in City Center. Lots of good friends for my kids. (Ben, 3 years)
  • Away from the busy Cities. (Taunie, 3.5 years)
  • Small town. (Aaron, 5 years)
  • Small town feel. (Aubri, 6 years)
  • It’s quiet. (Jeff, 6 years)
  • That people help each other. (Patrice, 7 years)
  • Hiking/biking trails. (Angie, 8 years)
  • The seclusion before the new building. (Aoeil, 9 years)
  • The open area, away from the city. (Anonymous, 13 years)
  • Stargazing. (Brooke, 14 years)
  • Nature, open spaces. (Jenn, 16 years)
  • It’s away from the hustle and bustle. It’s quietness. (Shane, 16 years)
  • The small town feel and great people. (Heather, 19 years)
  • Open space. (Nancy, 19 years)
  • Being part of a growing community. (Anonymous, 20 years)

Eagle Mountain Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Eagle Mountain?

  • Crime rate. (Mary, 8 months)
  • The smells of poop and the loud “drill runs” from the army base. (Kate, 1 year)
  • Amenities are far away. Grocery store is 15 minutes away. Most restaurants are 25 to 30.(Ben, 3 years)
  • No grocery stores, up where we live on lake Mountain we need playground! (Taunie, 3.5 years)
  • Terrible water taste and low pressure. (Anonymous, 4 years)
  • Eagle Mountain’s getting bigger. (Aaron, 5 years)
  • Pricks. (Aubri, 6 years)
  • Too many people wanting to spend other people’s money via property taxes- I want this, I want that, I want the city to do this, well I want the city to do that, my interests require the city to spend money here, I think the city should do this. That doesn’t count what the city should spend tax dollars on, like roads, water, sewer, police. (Jeff, 6 years)
  • Houses too close together. (Patrice, 7 years)
  • Too much growth. (Angie, 8 years)
  • How many homes they seem to be cramming so close together. (Aoeil, 9 years)
  • The streetlights they put in front of my house. (Anonymous, 13 years)
  • Constant building/traffic. (Brooke, 14 years)
  • People being bad drivers and shooting where they shouldn’t. (Jenn, 16 years)
  • Increasing traffic and hustle and bustle. The city is too dark (not enough street lights) which invites petty crime. (Shane, 16 years)
  • The drive to civilization. (Heather, 19 years)
  • One lane main roads. (Nancy, 19 years)
  • Being a part of a growing community. Lol. (Anonymous, 20 years)

Eagle Mountain Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Eagle Mountain?

  • Parks. (Mary, 8 months)
  • Splash pad in the summer and snowmen and cocoa in the winter. There are many beautiful trails for hikes or bike rides too. (Kate, 1 year)
  • Lots of walking/biking paths. Lots of sporting opportunities for the kids. Excited for the new splash pad and water feature in City Center. (Ben, 3 years)
  • Four-Wheeling pretty much anywhere, some parks, walking dogs, one and only Gas Station. (Taunie, 3.5 years)
  • Hang out at Ridleys. (Aaron, 5 years)
  • Hike, eat out, walk trails, skate park, rodeo. (Aubri, 6 years)
  • You’re able to easily ride ATV’s out of the area. (Jeff, 6 years)
  • Biking, hiking, atving, golfing, birdwatching. (Angie, 8 years)
  • Hike, bird watch, bike. (Aoeil, 9 years)
  • Hiking, walking, ATV, camping, parks, stargazing. (Anonymous, 13 years)
  • Walk/bike paths. (Brooke, 14 years)
  • Walk the trails, kestrel project, pony express original trail enjoy the outdoors. (Jenn, 16 years)
  • Hiking, jogging, golf, mountain-biking. Anything outdoors. (Shane, 16 years)
  • Biking, ATV riding. BBQ with neighbors. (Heather, 19 years)
  • Hike, bike, dirt bikes. (Nancy, 19 years)
  • Mountain bike, hike, look at the stars. (Anonymous, 20 years)

Eagle Mountain’s Reputation

What’s Eagle Mountain known for?

  • Wind. (Mary, 8 months)
  • Solidarity, I guess. (Kate, 1 year)
  • Patriotism. Being friendly and quiet. (Ben, 3 years)
  • Troubled teens. (Aaron, 5 years)
  • Tech savvy. (Aubri, 6 years)
  • Value of homes, for a lower price. (Jeff, 6 years)
  • Kids. (Patrice, 7 years)
  • Bike trails. (Angie, 8 years)
  • It’s quiet beauty. (Aoeil, 9 years)
  • Bad press. (Anonymous, 13 years)
  • Stupid politicians. (Brooke, 14 years)
  • Bad drivers and big trucks. (Jenn, 16 years)
  • It’s past political scandals, cheaper housing. (Shane, 16 years)
  • Being quiet. (Heather, 19 years)
  • Being poorly run (although it is a ton better since the past eight years and since the sale of the utilities). (Nancy, 19 years)
  • Our youth population. (Anonymous, 20 years)

Eagle Mountain Crime

What’s the crime like in Eagle Mountain?

  • City Center seems to have a lot of package stealing and vandalism. (Mary, 8 months)
  • I’ve heard gun shots, but mostly it seems to be car break-ins and theft from those cars. (Kate, 1 year)
  • Low to none. A few minor incidents of theft, trespass, etc, but all in all pretty quiet. (Ben, 3 years)
  • Not bad! Sometimes people get things taken out of their garage if open. (Taunie, 3.5 years)
  • Not sure. (Aaron, 5 years)
  • A lot of DUIs. Three is more crime in the areas that have less expensive housing. I know we’ve got a lot of domestic violence and people who immigrated illegally here. (Aubri, 6 years)
  • Lots of petty crime, vandalism, gasoline theft. (Jeff, 6 years)
  • Lot of petty crime, theft. (Patrice, 7 years)
  • What crime? (Angie, 8 years)
  • It has gotten MUCH worse the last three years. City center has had a lot of drug and break-in issues. (Aoeil, 9 years)
  • Doesn’t matter because people, including the police, tell you it doesn’t happen here. We will continue to escalate in crime problems if this is our attitude. Traditionally it has been low crime rates. (Anonymous, 13 years)
  • Light crime, mostly pranks. (Jenn, 16 years)
  • It’s mostly petty crimes and theft, car burglaries, etc. (Shane, 16 years)
  • My neighborhood has never had any problems at all. Eagle point in city center. Ranches seems to have more crime. (Heather, 19 years)
  • Crimes of opportunity (unlocked cars, open garages, etc.), but I have never been a victim. (Nancy, 19 years)
  • Minimal compared to other places. (Anonymous, 20 years)

Eagle Mountain Advice

Any advice for people moving to Eagle Mountain?

  • Pick a good neighborhood? (Mary, 8 months)
  • Have good tires, change your locks, lock your cars, be friendly to everyone and you will receive the same. (Kate, 1 year)
  • Be prepared for enormous growth in the area. Unfortunately, it won’t be safe and quiet out here for long. (Ben, 3 years)
  • Long drive to Stores, restaurants. (Taunie, 3.5 years)
  • Don’t do it. (Aaron, 5 years)
  • Get on the community Facebook pages because they are a great way to get info fast. If you aren’t Mormon don’t let the Mormons get you down because they can. This is a great place especially when we care about each other regardless of race, religion, etc. (Aubri, 6 years)
  • Locking gas caps, good fences with locked gates. (Jeff, 6 years)
  • Lock your doors. (Patrice, 7 years)
  • If you love the outdoors, you’ll love it. Also, people are great here. (Angie, 8 years)
  • Be prepared to drive a bit for things. Please do your part to keep our city quiet, clean and respectable. (Aoeil, 9 years)
  • Take time to enjoy living out here! (Anonymous, 13 years)
  • Please value the open spaces and respect others. (Jenn, 16 years)
  • Be prepared to be the one to go see your friends/family in other cities.  because they think it’s too far to drive to see you. (Shane, 16 years)
  • Be prepared to drive a bit more. It’s worth it though. (Heather, 19 years)
  • Learn to plan your errands. There is no going home and then going back out. And family expects you to drive to them, since we live so far away. (Nancy, 19 years)

Eagle Mountain Stories

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

  • I loved when the City Center area got together for a neighborhood party at the park and rented a bounce house and everything. That was fun. (Mary, 8 months)
  • Walking to the gas station and having so many people say “hi” who I didn’t know. So friendly! (Kate, 1 year)
  • People need to learn to slow down and come to a stop at stop signs. Almost been T-boned three times at stop signs. (Ben, 3 years)
  • Lots of great opportunities to serve. (Aubri, 6 years)
  • I am amazed at the amount of trash and things people take out and leave everywhere around the area. They will go out shooting and leave trash everywhere, their TVs, computers, etc. Also the lack of respect of other people’s property- whether it be riding OHVs and hitting sheep, chasing cattle, destroying wheat fields. (Jeff, 6 years)
  • Finding scorpions and many other creatures every time I hike. (Angie, 8 years)
  • Before the housing builds in Sweetwater, we used to love watching the tumbleweeds rush by in packs, it was crazy! (Aoeil, 9 years)
  • We have a lot of great people here who are trying to protect and preserve our open spaces and wildlife. My favorite memory is the first time I held a kestrel as part of the habitat research and protection project. Also the first time I saw the petroglyphs and worked with the city to help protect them. (Jenn, 16 years)
  • Some big fires came close to the city on a couple of occasions with the threat of evacuation. (Shane, 16 years)
  • President Hinckley dedicated our stake center (city center) and told us this valley would be protected. (Heather, 19 years)
  • Dust storm, new schools, unity pass being constructed, getting a gas station. (Nancy, 19 years)
  • I’ve watched the city grow from under 1000 people to what it is now. (Anonymous, 20 years)

Eagle Mountain’s Future

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

  • Eagle Mountain will become a lot more populated. (Mary, 8 months)
  • It’s gonna boom. It’s not gonna be our small town anymore. Which means we will need bigger roads, and traffic will increase, but hopefully so will the equity. (Kate, 1 year)
  • Unfortunately, it will become a busy metropolitan like everywhere else in Utah County. We have plans to move in the next 3 to 5 years to avoid the growth. (Ben, 3 years)
  • I’m hoping it will turn into more of a city with Store ,Restaurants hopefully a Walmart or Smiths! (Taunie, 3.5 years)
  • More crowded. (Aaron, 5 years)
  • Get better. (Aubri, 6 years)
  • A lot more homes, more traffic issues, higher property taxes, not enough infrastructure in place to handle the increase in homes. Crime has been increasing with the number of homes and yet the officers out don’t seem to keep pace- I expect it to only get worse. One article I saw said Utah County needed to raise property taxes to provide the needed services and it said the sheriffs department was 20 sheriff deputies short in Eagle Mountain- how bad will it be 10 years from now and how high will taxes go. (Jeff, 6 years)
  • Overpopulated. (Patrice, 7 years)
  • Too big. I hate to see the hills covered with houses and more traffic lights. (Angie, 8 years)
  • Hopefully it will slow down a bit and keep the small town feel. (Aoeil, 9 years)
  • More people and businesses. (Anonymous, 13 years)
  • Keep building/loose open spaces. (Brooke, 14 years)
  • More crowds. (Jenn, 16 years)
  • It will continue to grow and turn into a bigger city. (Shane, 16 years)
  • More growth. (Heather, 19 years)
  • Continued population growth and less open spaces. (Nancy, 19 years)
  • I think we will continue to grow and have good people on place with good ideas to keep infrastructure up to date. (Anonymous, 20 years)

Eagle Mountain Facts

Any other interesting facts about Eagle Mountain?

  • When the wind blows instead of dust flying by we deal with Tumble Weeds! (Taunie, 3.5 years)
  • People love to complain and offer opinions on social media, but won’t get involved in the actual city meetings, and voice their opinions to those that run the city. (Jeff, 6 years)
  • Beautiful. (Patrice, 7 years)
  • Lots of hawks, eagles and birds to see. (Angie, 8 years)
  • We have an amazing array of hawks, eagles and falcons that hang around. (Aoeil, 9 years)
  • We have a rich history with ancient tribes, the railroad, the pony express. I wish people valued it more. (Jenn, 16 years)
  • It’s a bit right-wing, crazy conservative and there is an LDS church on just about every street corner. (Shane, 16 years)