Elk Ridge, Utah

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Elk Ridge Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Elk Ridge?

  • Views and animals. (Amanda, 10 months)
  • The neighbors, the view and that we are tucked away from the craziness of the bigger cities. (Katie, 10 months)
  • The view of the mountains and the valley. (Connie, 1 year)
  • The amazing views! (Lauren, 1 year)
  • The views. (Mandy, 4 years)
  • Small safe community for raising a family, but still close enough to everything I need. (Emily, 5 years)
  • Small town feel and beauty. (Anonymous, 11 years)
  • The beauty. (Shawn, 14 years)
  • Beautiful view. (Lori, 17 years)
  • The quiet evenings. (Nelson, 20 years)
  • The beauty of being so close to the mountains. (Marina, 26 years)

Elk Ridge Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Elk Ridge?

  • The speed limits are too high. (Amanda, 10 months)
  • The youth sports program is ending :(. (Katie, 10 months)
  • That Elk Ridge is letting multi-level homes be built to take away the view of the mountains and the valley. We have pavement that was cut out in June and it still has not been fixed. (Connie, 1 year)
  • New construction. (Lauren, 1 year)
  • Nosey neighbors. (Mandy, 4 years)
  • Slow internet. (Emily, 5 years)
  • Speeders and whiners. High utilities. (Anonymous, 11 years)
  • Lack of services, bad roads. (Shawn, 14 years)
  • The population growth. (Lori, 17 years)
  • The loud motorcycles and atvs ripping around town. (Nelson, 20 years)
  • Far from stores. (Marina, 26 years)

Elk Ridge Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Elk Ridge?

  • Sit on your porch and watch the animals. Drive around to the hills and watch the animals. Neighborhood chitchatting is great! (Amanda, 10 months)
  • It’s a beautiful place to go on walks and bike rides, and my husband LOVES the golf course. (Katie, 10 months)
  • Take a walk. (Connie, 1 year)
  • Parks. (Lauren, 1 year)
  • Go running, ride atvs, enjoy the mountains. (Mandy, 4 years)
  • Walks, golf, park, church activities, bike rides. (Emily, 5 years)
  • Sit and watch the sunset and the lightning storms in the valley. (Anonymous, 11 years)
  • Hike. (Shawn, 14 years)
  • Walking/hiking. (Lori, 17 years)
  • Go on hikes, and sit out on the patio and watch the wildlife. (Nelson, 20 years)
  • Hike, walking path at park, look at stars at night because we have no street lights. (Marina, 26 years)

Elk Ridge’s Reputation

What’s Elk Ridge known for?

  • No clue. (Amanda, 10 months)
  • Being a quiet beautiful place to live. (Katie, 10 months)
  • Kids all over the streets on their four wheelers without parents. (Connie, 1 year)
  • Small-town feeling, no traffic, gorgeous views. (Lauren, 1 year)
  • Quietness. (Mandy, 4 years)
  • Small safe community. (Emily, 5 years)
  • Elk. (Anonymous, 11 years)
  • Not much, no one knows where it is. I guess it’s known as next to Payson. (Shawn, 14 years)
  • Peaceful, beautiful setting. (Lori, 17 years)
  • Small town and it’s no existent elk herd. (Nelson, 20 years)
  • Rural, lots of deer and wildlife. (Marina, 26 years)

Elk Ridge Crime

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

  • Not sure. (Amanda, 10 months)
  • It’s definitely important to lock cars and close garages in areas where there’s a lot of construction. People have had their cars broken into. (Katie, 10 months)
  • Moderate. (Connie, 1 year)
  • Not much- some kid vandalism and car burglaries, occasionally. (Lauren, 1 year)
  • Haven’t really had any in my area. (Mandy, 4 years)
  • Minimal. (Emily, 5 years)
  • People taking stuff out of cars and garages. (Anonymous, 11 years)
  • Rare. (Shawn, 14 years)
  • Lock it, or someone will get in and steal stuff. (Lori, 17 years)
  • Very little, most crime is teens with too much time on their hand and no respect for others property. (Nelson, 20 years)
  • Very little. (Marina, 26 years)

Elk Ridge Advice

Any advice for people moving to Elk Ridge?

  • Get in the habit of going grocery shopping less often, since we are father away from grocery stores. I go twice a month now and I feel like I spend less than when I went more often! I actually like the change! (Katie, 10 months)
  • Check to see where they are doing new building to see if your views are being taken away. They let developers raise the dirt so the new homes are over 20 feet higher and they will take away the view. That is the reason we bought our home was for the view. Call the city on matters. They are very slow to get things fixed (like the hole on Sky Hawk). Elk Ridge lets builders do what they want and don’t care about the citizens. Builders will start work around 7am. Most cities make them wait until 8am so it won’t wake up residence but Elk Ridge doesn’t care, they just want more money. (Connie, 1 year)
  • There isn’t shopping nearby- you need to drive to at least Spanish Fork if not Provo to shop. (Lauren, 1 year)
  • It’s a small town not a big city. (Please don’t try to change that.) (Mandy, 4 years)
  • Older homes have bigger yards. (Emily, 5 years)
  • Be prepared for a lot of new rules. They seem to be popping up with the new houses. Be friendly to your neighbors. (Anonymous, 11 years)
  • You will never regret it. It’s a piece of heaven. (Shawn, 14 years)
  • Water is expensive…be prepared for that shocking bill. (Lori, 17 years)
  • Get to know your neighbors. (Nelson, 20 years)
  • Buy a snowblower. (Marina, 26 years)

Elk Ridge Stories

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

  • Elk Ridge celebration that one Friday night. (Amanda, 10 months)
  • We had an amazing first summer! The ages of the kids on our street are perfect for ours and they made so many friends! It’s such a safe quiet place for kids to play and just be kids. (Katie, 10 months)
  • Watching fireworks from one end of Utah county to the other- from a distance! (Lauren, 1 year)
  • As a teen we loved walking around the neighborhood and to the park at all hours. We also felt safe. Now as an adult all the neighbors are very friendly. (Emily, 5 years)
  • The summer celebration, especially last year is awesome. (Shawn, 14 years)
  • The one time, when we had an arsonist among us who joined the fire department…yikes! (Lori, 17 years)
  • 4th of July celebrations – parade, pancake breakfast, mayor’s dinner. (Marina, 26 years)

Elk Ridge’s Future

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

  • More people, maybe a stop light, and probably more churches. (Amanda, 10 months)
  • I’m sure it will continue to grow, and I hope we get our freeway exit closer to us than Benjamin and Payson Main! I know it’s in the works, but we are still crossing our fingers. (Katie, 10 months)
  • Stop the crazy building and let us live in a quiet area. (Connie, 1 year)
  • It is already growing a ton, I’m sure that will continue. (Lauren, 1 year)
  • I assume it will continue to grow. Lots of new people. (Mandy, 4 years)
  • Grow in size. (Emily, 5 years)
  • I hope that they stop building houses before every inch of space is filled in. I hope that it changes for the better and that more people don’t keep moving out because of too many regulations. (Anonymous, 11 years)
  • More people, better roads, more police and ambulance service. (Shawn, 14 years)
  • More growth :(. (Lori, 17 years)
  • More of everything as we continue to grow. (Nelson, 20 years)
  • More houses at the base of Elk Ridge, so more traffic. Perhaps a gas station. (Marina, 26 years)

Elk Ridge Facts

Any other interesting facts about Elk Ridge?

  • There is a large fraction of people from out-of-state that live here (including us), which I thought was cool! (Katie, 10 months)
  • There are no stoplights or commercial businesses in town. (Lauren, 1 year)
  • Very high active LDS population. (Emily, 5 years)
  • It is a mile high up. (Shawn, 14 years)
  • Why is it so hard to get a good city council and a good mayor and a mayor who will actually complete his term?! (Lori, 17 years)
  • Home to Big Tree largest evergreen outside of the Redwoods, west of the Mississippi. (Nelson, 20 years)
  • Actually named after herd of Elk that used to camp out around here. Haven’t seen them in years. (Marina, 26 years)