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 community’s involvement in city planning. (Kelsey, 4 months)
  • “Small” town in Utah terms. (Emily, 6 months)
  • The community. (Sigrid, 2.5 years)
  • Out of the busy city. (Angela, 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)
  • People. (Brittanie, 9 years)
  • Rural atmosphere. (Leali, 10 years)
  • The small town feel. (Teila, 10 years)
  • Close to mountain. (Ryan, 12 years)
  • The space, well it used to be. (Elaine, 13 years)
  • Demographics. (Jaci, 14 years)
  • Country life. (Linda, 15 years)

Herriman Least Favorites

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

  • Morning traffic. (Kelsey, 4 months)
  • I don’t know. (Emily, 6 months)
  • Too many houses. (Sigrid, 2.5 years)
  • High population growth in recent years and businesses farther away. (Angela, 3 years)
  • All the high density. (Jessica, 3 years)
  • All the high density coming in. (Camille, 4 years)
  • All the apartments. (Lacey, 4 years)
  • Townhomes and condos. (Brittanie, 9 years)
  • My backyard turning into a construction zone. (Leali, 10 years)
  • The high density housing. (Teila, 10 years)
  • New high density housing, horrible! (Ryan, 12 years)
  • How over crowded it is getting. (Elaine, 13 years)
  • Traffic. (Jaci, 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?

  • So far all I’ve done is shopping! I probably will do more outdoorsy things when the weather gets nicer. (Kelsey, 4 months)
  • Hike, parks, fishing pond. (Emily, 6 months)
  • Buy a drink at Sodalicious. (Sigrid, 2.5 years)
  • Walking/biking trails, hiking, parks, reservoir. (Angela, 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)
  • Parks. (Brittanie, 9 years)
  • Rec center. (Leali, 10 years)
  • Go up Butterfield Canyon, deer, quail, hiking in the hills. (Teila, 10 years)
  • Run, hike, ride! (Ryan, 12 years)
  • Trail cycling and hiking. (Elaine, 13 years)
  • Hike. (Jaci, 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 “country” of Salt Lake County. (Kelsey, 4 months)
  • Horses. (Emily, 6 months)
  • Being really far away. (Sigrid, 2.5 years)
  • Horses. (Angela, 3 years)
  • Out in the middle of nowhere. (Camille, 4 years)
  • Copper mine. (Lacey, 4 years)
  • Now it is known for high density. (Brittanie, 9 years)
  • (Used to be) small town. (Teila, 10 years)
  • Remote. (Ryan, 12 years)
  • Horses and country people. (Elaine, 13 years)
  • Young families. (Jaci, 14 years)
  • Country living close to work areas. (Linda, 15 years)

Herriman Crime

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

  • Probably on the west side of Mountain View corridor. (Kelsey, 4 months)
  • Rich areas, and in the town house areas. (Emily, 6 months)
  • Lots of thefts. (Sigrid, 2.5 years)
  • Residential burglaries. (Angela, 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)
  • Getting worse. (Brittanie, 9 years)
  • Mailbox theft, car break ins. (Leali, 10 years)
  • It’s getting worse every year. (Teila, 10 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)
  • The skate park does bring in an “element” from other areas. (Linda, 15 years)

Herriman Advice

Any advice for people moving to Herriman?

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Expect lots of people to move here. (Angela, 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)
  • 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)
  • 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.).

  • 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)
  • I have a crazy neighbor who is out to make everyone’s lives miserable. (Sigrid, 2.5 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)
  • 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)
  • Wonderful production of Little Mermaid. (Linda, 15 years)

Herriman’s Future

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

  • 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 may get worse. (Sigrid, 2.5 years)
  • Lots more people. (Angela, 3 years)
  • Lots of high density. (Jessica, 3 years)
  • Traffic will become unbearable. (Camille, 4 years)
  • A billion more elementary schools 😉. (Lacey, 4 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 doesn’t have a dog park :(. (Kelsey, 4 months)
  • Community oriented. (Emily, 6 months)
  • It’s really not that far. (Sigrid, 2.5 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)
  • Too much high density houses. (Ryan, 12 years)
  • Hopefully we can save him! (Linda, 15 years)