Farmington, Utah

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Farmington Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Farmington?

  • Station Park Fountain. (Catherine, 1 year)
  • Kind people. (Jodie, 4 years)
  • It’s safe. (Amber, 4.5 years)
  • Beautiful, location, shopping. (Bonnie, 5 years)
  • The people. Everyone seems to have a vision of “improvement, loyalty, honesty” in multiple aspects. (Jill, 5 years)
  • Being able to go on hikes whenever. (Sydnee, 6 years)
  • Tradition. (Ryan, 8 years)
  • Main street trees. (Ann, 16 years)
  • It’s a quiet, suburban neighborhood, but more established. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • The historic buildings/charm of old downtown. (Alysa, 20 years)
  • Small town feel. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • The small home town feel (used to). (Bonnie, 40+ years)
  • The small-town feel. (Scott, 45 years)
  • The wonderful people that live here. (Pam, All my life- 76 years)

Farmington Least Favorites

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

  • It’s no city. Too secluded. Not much to do here. (Catherine, 1 year)
  • Getting way too big and busy. (Jodie, 4 years)
  • That’s it’s growing bigger. (Amber, 4.5 years)
  • No diversity, soon will have another freeway. (Bonnie, 5 years)
  • Construction delays. (Jill, 5 years)
  • All the construction sometimes. (Sydnee, 6 years)
  • Non-sustainable development. (Ryan, 8 years)
  • The over building of the city. (Ann, 16 years)
  • Distance from Salt Lake. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • Developers’ wants taking precedence over residents’ wants. (Alysa, 20 years)
  • Growth. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • It is expanding and growing WAY too fast!! (Bonnie, 40+ years)
  • The winds. (Scott, 45 years)
  • It’s getting too crowded. (Pam, 76 years)

Farmington Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Farmington?

  • Not much. (Catherine, 1 year)
  • Lagoon, station park. (Jodie, 4 years)
  • Hiking, ride your bike around town, Lagoon, play with my friends (yes, adults have friends, too). (Amber, 4.5 years)
  • Hike, trails, pool, station park, Lagoon. (Bonnie, 5 years)
  • Running, hiking, biking, shopping, dining. (Jill, 5 years)
  • Go on hikes and watching wildlife. (Sydnee, 6 years)
  • Lagoon trail, flag rock, Lagoon. (Ryan, 8 years)
  • Flag rock, Farmington pond. (Ann, 16 years)
  • Station park, hikes. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • Bike, hike, fish, walk the trails, hang out at Station Park. (Alysa, 20 years)
  • Hike, visit parks, shop. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • Hiking, parks, Farmington pond or Farmington canyon, station park. (Bonnie, 40+ years)
  • Lagoon, hiking, Festival Days, It’s beautiful in winter. (Scott, 45 years)
  • Hike in the beautiful mountains, walk with friends, play sports with family and friends. (Pam, 76 years)

Farmington’s Reputation

What’s Farmington known for?

  • The Lagoon and Station Park. (Catherine, 1 year)
  • Lagoon. (Jodie, 4 years)
  • Great town to live in. (Amber, 4.5 years)
  • Station Park, Lagoon. (Bonnie, 5 years)
  • Quality. (Jill, 5 years)
  • All the trees. (Sydnee, 6 years)
  • Lagoon, LDS primary program. (Ryan, 8 years)
  • Nice homes, lagoon. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • Historic rock buildings. (Alysa, 20 years)
  • Lagoon. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • Lagoon, parks, canyon, country, fruit and vegetables. (Bonnie, 40+ years)
  • First Primary was organized her. (Scott, 45 years)
  • Friendly residents. (Pam, 76 years)

Farmington Crime

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

  • Unknown. You don’t see much of any of that. Nobody really lives in Farmington. It’s a small population, so crime rate is low. (Catherine, 1 year)
  • Pretty low. (Jodie, 4 years)
  • I’ve only heard of one crime my entire time living there and even four years after. (Amber, 4.5 years)
  • Some theft in nicer neighborhoods. (Bonnie, 5 years)
  • Very minimum. (Sydnee, 6 years)
  • Low. (Ryan, 8 years)
  • Not a lot. (Ann, 16 years)
  • Non-existent. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • Pretty low, burglaries mainly. (Alysa, 20 years)
  • Growing. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • Crime is everywhere. It was used to think that it’s Farmington so it’s safe and nothing happens. Not so, and getting worse as more is packed into Farmington. (Bonnie, 40+ years)
  • Don’t know for certain. I’m sure some areas are bad, but don’t know. (Scott, 45 years)
  • It’s been a nice safe community to live in for years. (Pam, 76 years)

Farmington Advice

Any advice for people moving to Farmington?

  • I always tell everybody, not to move here. That is very boring here. (Catherine, 1 year)
  • Don’t! Haha! It’s growing too big! But I’d also say pick your spot well because if all of the development and also that they’ll love it. (Jodie, 4 years)
  • You’ll love it. Your neighbors will be the best, ever. (Amber, 4.5 years)
  • Do it. (Jill, 5 years)
  • Be open to all different things!! (Sydnee, 6 years)
  • Be kind. (Ryan, 8 years)
  • Don’t. So move to Centerville. You will save money on a house. (Ann, 16 years)
  • Don’t live on the west side, because it’s full of bugs and swamps. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • Housing is expensive, but it is a great location between Salt Lake and Ogden. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • It can be a little “click-ish”. (Scott, 45 years)
  • I wish we didn’t have to have more people – my advice is to love it. (Pam, 76 years)

Farmington Stories

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

  • Walked Station Park about a thousand times in at 1 year. Not much as here. (Catherine, 1 year)
  • The hurricane speed wind storms were the best thing to happen because it proved how strong our community in Farmington is. (Amber, 4.5 years)
  • Getting lost in the mountains with all my friends. (Sydnee, 6 years)
  • Love festival days in July. (Ryan, 8 years)
  • Farmington festival days when I was a kid. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • Watching the community come together during the flooding and mudslides of 1983. (Scott, 45 years)
  • I’ve had many wonderful experiences, playing sports, raising a family, being active in church and community. (Pam, 76 years)

Farmington’s Future

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

  • It’s expanding. (Catherine, 1 year)
  • It’ll look like Draper. (Jodie, 4 years)
  • It’s going to get bigger, the shopping center and new high school will encourage more growth. I hope it doesn’t get too big/busy. (Amber, 4.5 years)
  • Lots more growth, no more empty spaces. (Bonnie, 5 years)
  • It will get more busy. (Sydnee, 6 years)
  • More commercial. (Ryan, 8 years)
  • Over crowded. Starting to look run down. (Ann, 16 years)
  • I think there will be more and more homes as the lake dries up. More homes ruining the beautiful mountain hillside 😞. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • More people and houses. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • Growth. Too big. Too fast. No “farm” in Farmington. It’s like the government can’t pack it in fast enough! I hope it all does not implode on itself. (Bonnie, 40+ years)
  • More people, more congestion. (Scott, 45 years)
  • It will become more commercialized, more business, more apartments. (Pam, 76 years)

Farmington Facts

Any other interesting facts about Farmington?

  • Unknown. (Catherine, 1 year)
  • Farmington has a little “cave” above Farmington Pond. (Amber, 4.5 years)
  • Too many to name. (Sydnee, 6 years)
  • Primary memorial chapel. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • It was originally called North Cottonwood. (Scott, 45 years)
  • Eight generations of my family have lived here. It has been a great place to raise a family, wish it could keep the small town flavor we have enjoyed for so many years. (Pam, 76 years)