January 8, 2018

Herriman, Utah

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



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Herriman Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Herriman?

  • The easily accessible mountain trails. (Christy, 3 months)
  • The community’s involvement in city planning. (Kelsey, 4 months)
  • Quiet. (Ann, 6 months)
  • “Small” town in Utah terms. (Emily, 6 months)
  • Young community. (Anonymous, 9 months)
  • I feel safe. (Melissa, 2 years)
  • The small town feel. (Derek, 2.5 years)
  • The community. (Sigrid, 2.5 years)
  • Out of the busy city. (Angela, 3 years)
  • Parks/wildlife. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • Lots of growth happening. I love having so many people moving out here and building a new community. (Jessica, 3 years)
  • Love the small town feel and all the open green spaces they incorporate into their developments. (Jessica, 3 years)
  • It looks nice. (Camille, 4 years)
  • Small town feel without being isolated. (Lacey, 4 years)
  • The open space. (Christine, 5 years)
  • Neighborhood/neighbors friendliness. (Katrina, 7 years)
  • People. (Brittanie, 9 years)
  • Rural atmosphere. (Leali, 10 years)
  • The small town feel. (Teila, 10 years)
  • Location in valley. (Mike, 11 years)
  • The rural feel. (Karen, 12 years)
  • Close to mountain. (Ryan, 12 years)
  • The space, well it used to be. (Elaine, 13 years)
  • Demographics. (Jaci, 14 years)
  • The natural elements of hills, open space, fields, trails, etc. That every square inch hasn’t been developed. (Stacey, 14 years)
  • Country life. (Linda, 15 years)

Herriman Least Favorites

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

  • The copper deposits. (Christy, 3 months)
  • Morning traffic. (Kelsey, 4 months)
  • Far away from stores. (Ann, 6 months)
  • I don’t know. (Emily, 6 months)
  • House prices and houses are sandwiched in. There is no space. Decent size yards are hard to find and come at a premium. (Anonymous, 9 months)
  • Lack of commercial business (restaurants, stores, etc). (Melissa, 2 years)
  • High density housing being developed. Elected city officials not listening to constituents and only having the interest of making money for themselves on the backs of the community. (Derek, 2.5 years)
  • Too many houses. (Sigrid, 2.5 years)
  • High population growth in recent years and businesses farther away. (Angela, 3 years)
  • Apartments/condos. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • Not enough retail shopping. (Jessica, 3 years)
  • All the high density. (Jessica, 3 years)
  • All the high density coming in. (Camille, 4 years)
  • All the apartments. (Lacey, 4 years)
  • Irresponsible growth. (Christine, 5 years)
  • High density housing ‘curb appeal’.(Katrina, 7 years)
  • Townhomes and condos. (Brittanie, 9 years)
  • My backyard turning into a construction zone. (Leali, 10 years)
  • The high density housing. (Teila, 10 years)
  • This is going to sound rude, but you asked. People move here from other states and then complain. You moved for either economic reasons or for lifestyle reasons. I hear a lot of, “Why can’t they do it like (insert where you came from).” Utah is a pretty great place and I’ve lived in other states and in Europe. Don’t move here and try to make it like where you came from. (Mike, 11 years)
  • Too much growth. (Karen, 12 years)
  • New high density housing, horrible! (Ryan, 12 years)
  • How over crowded it is getting. (Elaine, 13 years)
  • Traffic. (Jaci, 14 years)
  • The new high-density developments. They look cheap and de-value our city. (Stacey, 14 years)
  • Traffic and over crowding, which is ruining the country life here. (Linda, 15 years)

Herriman Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Herriman?

  • Hike. (Christy, 3 months)
  • So far all I’ve done is shopping! I probably will do more outdoorsy things when the weather gets nicer. (Kelsey, 4 months)
  • Hike. (Ann, 6 months)
  • Hike, parks, fishing pond. (Emily, 6 months)
  • Crane park. (Anonymous, 9 months)
  • Lots of parks, rec center, library. (Melissa, 2 years)
  • Outdoor activities. (Derek, 2.5 years)
  • Buy a drink at Sodalicious. (Sigrid, 2.5 years)
  • Walking/biking trails, hiking, parks, reservoir. (Angela, 3 years)
  • Parks. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • Parks and the new ice ribbon. (Jessica, 3 years)
  • Hike, take a drive in the mountains or ice skate. (Jessica, 3 years)
  • Go to the canyons. (Camille, 4 years)
  • Rec center, baseball games, library, go to the parks, Black Ridge Reservoir when it’s not contaminated. (Lacey, 4 years)
  • Rec center, but usually we leave Herriman for entertainment. (Christine, 5 years)
  • Library classes, parks, splash pads. (Katrina, 7 years)
  • Parks. (Brittanie, 9 years)
  • Rec center. (Leali, 10 years)
  • Go up Butterfield Canyon, deer, quail, hiking in the hills. (Teila, 10 years)
  • Walking the trails. Grandkids play sports so I watch them a lot. (Mike, 11 years)
  • Parks/swimming/trails. (Karen, 12 years)
  • Run, hike, ride! (Ryan, 12 years)
  • Trail cycling and hiking. (Elaine, 13 years)
  • Hike. (Jaci, 14 years)
  • Hike, talk walks, go to parks. (Stacey, 14 years)
  • Parks, skate park, horse back riding, ice ribbon, rec center and the library. (Linda, 15 years)

Herriman’s Reputation

What’s Herriman known for?

  • Being the up and coming, rich city. (Christy, 3 months)
  • Being the “country” of Salt Lake County. (Kelsey, 4 months)
  • Horses. (Ann, 6 months)
  • Horses. (Emily, 6 months)
  • The city owned by developers. (Anonymous, 9 months)
  • Great neighborhoods. (Melissa, 2 years)
  • Rural feel. (Derek, 2.5 years)
  • Being really far away. (Sigrid, 2.5 years)
  • Horses. (Angela, 3 years)
  • Families. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • Farming, country living. (Jessica, 3 years)
  • Out in the middle of nowhere. (Camille, 4 years)
  • Copper mine. (Lacey, 4 years)
  • High density housing. (Christine, 5 years)
  • Now it is known for high density. (Brittanie, 9 years)
  • (Used to be) small town. (Teila, 10 years)
  • It was known for country life in the city but not so much now. (Mike, 11 years)
  • Remote. (Ryan, 12 years)
  • Horses and country people. (Elaine, 13 years)
  • Young families. (Jaci, 14 years)
  • Family friendly. But now known for high-density. (Stacey, 14 years)
  • Country living close to work areas. (Linda, 15 years)

Herriman Crime

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

  • There isn’t much to be honest. (Christy, 3 months)
  • Probably on the west side of Mountain View corridor. (Kelsey, 4 months)
  • Theft, car break-ins. (Ann, 6 months)
  • Rich areas, and in the town house areas. (Emily, 6 months)
  • I have not experienced any, although I have heard of thefts in/around neighborhoods. (Melissa, 2 years)
  • High crime in new construction areas. Relatively, low crime in other areas (that I am aware of). (Derek, 2.5 years)
  • Lots of thefts. (Sigrid, 2.5 years)
  • Residential burglaries. (Angela, 3 years)
  • Always here about cars being broken into. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • Porch thieves and car break ins, but mostly a really safe town.(Jessica, 3 years)
  • Fairly low, but mostly car theft. (Jessica, 3 years)
  • It’s good compared to other places. (Camille, 4 years)
  • Well we had a brothel, so that puts us on the map; really it’s not bad at all, but I’m also from Vegas and hubby is from Chicago. (Lacey, 4 years)
  • I hear there are a lot of petty thefts in certian areas but we have never had a problem. (Christine, 5 years)
  • Average to low, except for packages being stolen off porch. (Katrina, 7 years)
  • Getting worse. (Brittanie, 9 years)
  • Mailbox theft, car break ins. (Leali, 10 years)
  • It’s getting worse every year. (Teila, 10 years)
  • I’ve not had any issues. Folks do have a habit of not following rules of the road. (Mike, 11 years)
  • Getting worse. (Karen, 12 years)
  • Worse with high density houses. (Ryan, 12 years)
  • I have not experienced any crime here. I have only heard of car break ins and some vandalism. (Elaine, 13 years)
  • Not much, except around apartments. (Jaci, 14 years)
  • I live on a previous Parade of Homes street. We are targeted like Crazy with people breaking in. Our next door neighbors had their car stolen from the garage this last summer. (Stacey, 14 years)
  • The skate park does bring in an “element” from other areas. (Linda, 15 years)

Herriman Advice

Any advice for people moving to Herriman?

  • Go into the mountains a lot. (Christy, 3 months)
  • Check around your house, make sure you are okay with future plans for surrounding areas. It’s building/growing fast, so it’ll be totally different in just a few years. (Kelsey, 4 months)
  • You’ll love it! (Ann, 6 months)
  • If you look for the bad, you will find it. If you look for the good, you will find that as well. (Emily, 6 months)
  • Don’t. Unless you like non existent yards and being able to see into your neighbor’s house. (Anonymous, 9 months)
  • Make sure you understand the area you’re moving into (I.e. old Herriman, near family farms, near new and continued construction, next to a future wal-mart, etc) to ensure your long term happiness. (Melissa, 2 years)
  • Be aware of what will be developed in your area. Elected city officials do not care about what the city population needs. They only see the need to develop any land that is currently undeveloped. (Derek, 2.5 years)
  • Expect lots of people to move here. (Angela, 3 years)
  • We’re changing and growing, high density housing will continue, settle in and enjoy the changes, good and bad, and get involved. (Jessica, 3 years)
  • It’s not the same small town it used to be, so don’t expect it that way. (Camille, 4 years)
  • Buy now! All the home prices will keep going up. (Lacey, 4 years)
  • We have trails that run through our neighborhood and often have deer running up and down our street! We love it! (Katrina, 7 years)
  • Get a water softener. Don’t work on the east side, because it will take you forever to get to and from. (Brittanie, 9 years)
  • Don’t trust the master plan. (Leali, 10 years)
  • Don’t move here. This is going to be like Magna, Kearns and West Valley soon. (Teila, 10 years)
  • Expect to see a lot of growth. Expect high water bills. Buy a water softener! (Mike, 11 years)
  • Be ready to deal with traffic. (Elaine, 13 years)
  • Look to buy a home with a beautiful view. There are hundreds of homes with amazing views and you shouldn’t miss out on that. (Jaci, 14 years)
  • Be ready for traffic and crowded schools. (Linda, 15 years)

Herriman Stories

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

  • There are a lot of horse crossing areas and I wasn’t used to that so on the way to work i’d have to stop for horse crossings haha it was pretty funny. (Christy, 3 months)
  • Having people knock on my door to sign a petition dealing with city planning! I’ve never lived in a place where that has happened before. (Kelsey, 4 months)
  • Hiking up Butterflied Canyon in the fall. (Emily, 6 months)
  • We love taking our daughter around Herriman because we always find a new park for her to enjoy. She loves exploring our city. (Melissa, 2 years)
  • Great community and citizens. (Derek, 2.5 years)
  • I have a crazy neighbor who is out to make everyone’s lives miserable. (Sigrid, 2.5 years)
  • Herriman days. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • I love watching the silly arguments in the many Herriman Facebook groups, love hearing a diversity of opinions and ideas, it only helps me learn. (Jessica, 3 years)
  • Herriman is so family oriented in many ways. Boy have our sons have participated in Herriman Baseball. I love meeting all the wonderful people out here, and making new friendships. (Lacey, 4 years)
  • Having the park so close to our house and the many parks we are able to go to in such a short distance. (Brittanie, 9 years)
  • Charity run. (Leali, 10 years)
  • I love the rodeos at Butterfield Park. (Teila, 10 years)
  • Movies in the Park have always been fun. (Mike, 11 years)
  • Seeing deer all over the neighborhood and yards. (Karen, 12 years)
  • Great city activity. (Ryan, 12 years)
  • We have loved watching our kids grow here, and play at the many parks throughout the years. (Elaine, 13 years)
  • Hiking Yellow Fork with my family. We passed a few people but it wasn’t crowded which is the point of going on a hike. It was beautiful! (Stacey, 14 years)
  • Wonderful production of Little Mermaid. (Linda, 15 years)

Herriman’s Future

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

  • More expansion and improvements. (Christy, 3 months)
  • Sadly, I see traffic and crime getting worse due to population growing too quickly for roads/infrastructure and police forced too keep up. (Kelsey, 4 months)
  • Get bigger 😖. (Emily, 6 months)
  • It will be filled with crime and start to be similar to West Valley. (Anonymous, 9 months)
  • Lots of growth, both commercial and residential. (Melissa, 2 years)
  • It is on the path of being overcrowded by the development of high density housing. The infrastructure will fail due to the irresponsible city planning. (Derek, 2.5 years)
  • It may get worse. (Sigrid, 2.5 years)
  • Lots more people. (Angela, 3 years)
  • Commercial. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • More people! (Jessica, 3 years)
  • Lots of high density. (Jessica, 3 years)
  • Traffic will become unbearable. (Camille, 4 years)
  • A billion more elementary schools 😉. (Lacey, 4 years)
  • High density housing will make Herriman another West side slum. (Christine, 5 years)
  • No more wildlife, high crazy traffic and more schools to accommodate high density housing being built. Hopefully more restaurants/eating establishments are built. (Katrina, 7 years)
  • At the rate it’s going, it will probably have too many people to accommodate for, not enough viable businesses, and outrageous traffic. I am hoping the city proves me wrong though. (Brittanie, 9 years)
  • Too many apartments and dense housing. (Leali, 10 years)
  • If the City Council keeps ignoring the residents, crime will get worse and we will be another Magna, Kearns and West Valley. (Teila, 10 years)
  • It will only get bigger. More traffic. Not that all cities in Utah aren’t growing but the rate in the South end of the valley is pretty amazing. (Mike, 11 years)
  • Too much growth and not enough schools or infrastructure to handle it. (Karen, 12 years)
  • I hope a lot less high density. (Ryan, 12 years)
  • It is definitely looking more crowded, but I hope the quaint charm stays somewhat. (Elaine, 13 years)
  • More low income people, more crime, more fun teenagers as kids grow up. (Jaci, 14 years)
  • If high-density continues, we will be the next West Valley City and I’m Out of here. (Stacey, 14 years)
  • Unfortunately I think it will be overrun by people, and if we are not careful, some areas will deteriorate because we rushed to build and they were not constructed well. (Linda, 15 years)

Herriman Facts

Any other interesting facts about Herriman?

  • It’s a good place to live. (Christy, 3 months)
  • It doesn’t have a dog park :(. (Kelsey, 4 months)
  • Community oriented. (Emily, 6 months)
  • It’s really not that far. (Sigrid, 2.5 years)
  • There was a raffle at one of the schools in recent years based on where a cow poops on a field. Gross and so funny. (Jessica, 3 years)
  • I wish I knew more off the top of my head. We love going to the parade and relearning each year. (Lacey, 4 years)
  • Great sports programs. It’s location in the valley keeps us out of the inversions most of the time (parts of Herriman anyway). (Mike, 11 years)
  • Too much high density houses. (Ryan, 12 years)
  • The Mayor raised his family here back when it was completely undeveloped. I went to school with his son. I’m completely confused as to how he could help destroy such a beautiful city when he was one of the first ones here to enjoy all the nature and beauty. Money must speak louder than integrity. (Stacey, 14 years)
  • Hopefully we can save him! (Linda, 15 years)