Enoch, Utah

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Enoch Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Enoch?

  • It was relatively affordable when we moved in. (Ann, 2 years)
  • The location. I get the Cedar City benefits without the housing price and congestion. (Sean, 2 years)
  • Laid back and rural. (Christine, 3 years)
  • The space and the quiet. (Lindsey, 3 years)
  • Farm animals and animal rights. (Mary, 6 years)
  • Lack of congestion. (Mary, 11 years)
  • All of these people are so nice and down to earth! (Brooklyn, 19 years)
  • Small. Larger property w/animals. (Trina, 20 years)
  • Small and quiet. (Jade, 21 years)
  • Animal rights, large lots, excellent road maintenance, fast and thorough snow removal. (Shirley, 21 years)
  • Tight community. (Siera, 22 years)
  • Rural, unassuming, acreage, the people. (Sally, 24 years)
  • Nice and peaceful, small town feel. (Robert, 30+ years)

Enoch Least Favorites

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

  • No one obeys leash laws and there are dogs running all over. The plethora of un-neutered/spayed cats that poop and pee all over everyone’s yards with no way of enforcing anything. If you say anything, you are the bad guy. All the underage children riding ATVs and dirt bikes – not street legal and they are often speeding – with regular cars and trucks on the road. The ‘outsider’ mentality locals have for anyone that disagrees and happens to be out of town is SUCH a turn-off. Toddlers/Preschoolers riding PowerWheels in the street with no adults anywhere in sight. School-age children crawling all over the place or coming onto your property without asking…again…no adults anywhere. It’s lovely. (Ann, 2 years)
  • The lack of store/businesses. (Sean, 2 years)
  • The amount of trashy property. (Christine, 3 years)
  • How people let their dogs run. (Lindsey, 3 years)
  • No sidewalks. (Mary, 6 years)
  • Local government. (Mary, 11 years)
  • The yards and areas aren’t as well kept up. (Brooklyn, 19 years)
  • Homes here for years – not even some yard put in . causes sone areas to look very poor. Seems we have had a history of people around us being in/and out of jail. (Trina, 20 years)
  • Grumpy butts. (Jade, 21 years)
  • No grocery store or gas station. (Shirley, 21 years)
  • No big stores or restaurants. (Siera, 22 years)
  • Lack of a gym, supermarket, condition of roads. (Sally, 24 years)
  • Drama, could do without. (Robert, 30+ years)

Enoch Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Enoch?

  • Not much. We usually leave town to do anything. (Ann, 2 years)
  • I don’t know. I always go to Cedar or Parowan. (Sean, 2 years)
  • Go for walks. (Christine, 3 years)
  • Hiking and walking. (Lindsey, 3 years)
  • Hub. (Mary, 6 years)
  • Not much. (Mary, 11 years)
  • Parks and ride your lawnmower around the little town. (Brooklyn, 19 years)
  • In Enoch ??? (Trina, 20 years)
  • Play at one of their many parks. (Jade, 21 years)
  • Relax in your yard. (Shirley, 21 years)
  • Community events, riding four wheelers, being outside. (Siera, 22 years)
  • Garden, church activities, hike/walk. (Sally, 24 years)
  • Enoch 4th of July car show and parade. (Robert, 30+ years)

Enoch’s Reputation

What’s Enoch known for?

  • No rules. Literally that was the first plus people would say to us when we moved in. And it shows…not in a good way, unfortunately. (Ann, 2 years)
  • Nothing. (Lindsey, 3 years)
  • 24th parade. (Mary, 6 years)
  • Quiet, rural area. (Mary, 11 years)
  • Nice people :). (Brooklyn, 19 years)
  • Small town. (Trina, 20 years)
  • Being small. (Jade, 21 years)
  • Rural. (Shirley, 21 years)
  • Community. (Siera, 22 years)
  • Not having a fire dept, but cops hanging from trees, i.e. ubiquitous! (Sally, 24 years)
  • Small town. (Robert, 30+ years)

Enoch Crime

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

  • I have had people steal things from our carport while everyone was at Church. It’s not bad, but it’s not great. There seems to be nothing for pre-teens and teens to do so they make mischief. (Ann, 2 years)
  • We have never had a problem. (Christine, 3 years)
  • None I know of. (Lindsey, 3 years)
  • Good. (Mary, 6 years)
  • I have never heard anything major happening. (Mary, 11 years)
  • No crime that I’ve heard of. (Brooklyn, 19 years)
  • I don’t see a lot of crime, but it seems we have quite a few neighbors in/out of jail for various reasons. (Trina, 20 years)
  • I’m not aware of hot spots. (Jade, 21 years)
  • Not very bad at all. A rash of auto burglaries in Spanish Trails a few years back not withstanding. (Shirley, 21 years)
  • Garden Park area or south of Minersville Highway. (Siera, 22 years)
  • Drug busts and domestic disputes. (Sally, 24 years)
  • Don’t hear much about it. (Robert, 30+ years)

Enoch Advice

Any advice for people moving to Enoch?

  • I wouldn’t move here again unless I had a garage, full fence, preferably a bigger property (I thought 1/2 acre was big enough, but it turns out it isn’t when no one cares where their children are). (Ann, 2 years)
  • It’s a love/hate relationship with the distance to Cedar. (Sean, 2 years)
  • Don’t complain about animals. If you don’t like farm animal noises, don’t move here. (Mary, 6 years)
  • If you are looking for a quiet friendly place to live, don’t come here. It used to be quiet but is turning into a bigger more crowded area overtaken by the local religion. If you aren’t one of them you will have no friends and neither will your children. (Mary, 11 years)
  • Keep up your yard. (Brooklyn, 19 years)
  • Give yourself plenty of extra time to get to Cedar. (Jade, 21 years)
  • Please keep your dog restrained, aka in your own yard, not running loose through the neighborhood. (Shirley, 21 years)
  • Get to know our neighbors. Enoch is full of great people. (Siera, 22 years)
  • Be active in the Mormon church. (Sally, 24 years)
  • Good place to raise kids. (Robert, 30+ years)

Enoch Stories

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

  • We tried to walk to the 4th of July parade our first summer here and got to see the whole thing in the less-than five minutes it took us to walk over. By the time we got to where all the ‘floats’ and entries were walking by, it was over. We thought that was pretty funny, actually. (Ann, 2 years)
  • 4th of July parties. (Mary, 6 years)
  • My children were shunned in school and told straight up by other kids that they were only allowed to play with others in their “ward” even though we lived only a few houses away and, geographically, were in their “ward”. Local government will override what the local residents want because they have stars in their eyes and want to turn this into a different place. They can’t take care of things as they are yet they want growth. (Mary, 11 years)
  • I was able to walk to my dance studio a few times a week for 8 years, it was so great and so close knit out there! (Brooklyn, 19 years)
  • 4th of July watermelon eating contest. (Jade, 21 years)
  • I loved on the 4th of July when they’d have the celebration at the old Enoch park and there was fireworks and mud mania! (Siera, 22 years)
  • HA’s fake zumba class at the Three Peaks church — so fun! (Sally, 24 years)
  • Fireworks years ago. (Robert, 30+ years)

Enoch’s Future

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

  • Hopefully there will be a real drainage system in place and no more ditches. Better enforcement of leash laws and laws for animals(and unwatched children) in general would be nice. Hopefully Lins or someplace builds a store nearby. It is really unfortunate that we all have to leave town to shop or get gas or really…do anything. It is a community of people who want things to remain the same but that is, unfortunately, not good for growth or how it works. Construction is busy building people new homes. There is no avoiding this. (Ann, 2 years)
  • Hopefully gain more businesses. (Sean, 2 years)
  • I am hoping it will develop a little more into a town. (Lindsey, 3 years)
  • Bigger, more stores. (Mary, 6 years)
  • I think it will have apartments, condos and businesses. Of course, they will have all of that and still a 2 lane road for everyone to travel on. (Mary, 11 years)
  • I think there could be more growth of people moving out there! Also Cedar City will probably grow so the two towns will kind of just mix together! (Brooklyn, 19 years)
  • Hopefully more development, and hopefully some more businesses will come in. (Jade, 21 years)
  • Hopefully some new businesses to broaden the tax base, and make it easier on locals to pick up essentials in a pinch. (Shirley, 21 years)
  • Hopefully there will be a couple more stores or restaurants but the subdivisions will grow for sure. (Siera, 22 years)
  • More businesses. (Sally, 24 years)
  • Bring jobs to the area. (Robert, 30+ years)

Enoch Facts

Any other interesting facts about Enoch?

  • Tumble week GALORE. (Brooklyn, 19 years)
  • Fissures on the north end. (Jade, 21 years)
  • It was part of the Mormon trail and there are cool markers that you can follow around Enoch to learn about it. Also there are geo cache spots? I don’t know what to call them. (Siera, 22 years)
  • Old Spanish trail. (Sally, 24 years)
  • Pioneer heritage here. (Robert, 30+ years)