January 3, 2018

Eagle Mountain, Utah

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

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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)
  • Small town. (Aaron, 5 years)
  • It’s quiet. (Jeff, 6 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)
  • The small town feel and great people. (Heather, 19 years)
  • Open space. (Nancy, 19 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)
  • Terrible water taste and low pressure. (Anonymous, 4 years)
  • Eagle Mountain’s getting bigger. (Aaron, 5 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)
  • 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)
  • The drive to civilization. (Heather, 19 years)
  • One lane main roads. (Nancy, 19 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)
  • Hang out at Ridleys. (Aaron, 5 years)
  • You’re able to easily ride OTV’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)
  • Biking, ATV riding. BBQ with neighbors. (Heather, 19 years)
  • Hike, bike, dirt bikes. (Nancy, 19 years)

Eagle Mountain’s Reputation

What’s Eagle Mountain known for?

  • Wind. (Mary, 8 months)
  • Solidarity, I guess. (Kate, 1 year)
  • Troubled teens. (Aaron, 5 years)
  • Value of homes, for a lower price. (Jeff, 6 years)
  • Bike trails. (Angie, 8 years)
  • It’s quiet beauty. (Aoeil, 9 years)
  • Bad press. (Anonymous, 13 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)

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)
  • Not sure. (Aaron, 5 years)
  • Lots of petty crime, vandalism, gasoline theft. (Jeff, 6 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)
  • 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)

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)
  • Don’t do it. (Aaron, 5 years)
  • Locking gas caps, good fences with locked gates. (Jeff, 6 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

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)
  • More crowded. (Aaron, 5 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)
  • 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)
  • More growth. (Heather, 19 years)
  • Continued population growth and less open spaces. (Nancy, 19 years)

Eagle Mountain Facts

Any other interesting facts about Eagle Mountain?

  • 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)
  • 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)