January 24, 2018

Hooper, Utah

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



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Hooper Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Hooper?

  • Quiet & the people are amazing! (Jacque, 1 year)
  • The people and how quiet it is. (Erin, 2 years)
  • The mountain views & peaceful neighborhoods. (Laura, 3 years)
  • Quiet and friendly for the most part. (MJ, 5 years)
  • The people (Alecia, 11 years)
  • Everyone is neighborly and helpful, I have people stop by just to see if I need anything and help in any way they can. (Sarah, 11 years)
  • Our community. (Carrigan, 18 years)
  • Family. (Tanya, 25+ years)
  • Used to be a quiet town nobody knew about. (Natalie, 35 years)
  • The night sky (Wendy, 40 years)

Hooper Least Favorites

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

  • Smell. (Jacque, 1 year)
  • Road conditions and no designated walkways along main roads. For example along S 5500 W between W 4000 S and 97. I understand the irrigation ditches are important for farmers but so is the safety of those who ride a bike, run or walk along this stretch. People drive WAY too fast along this road as well so the city needs to do something to ensure the safety of its residents and their children. (Erin, 2 years)
  • Lack of rules on homeowners with trash & dilapidated structures on their property. Makes our community look trashy. (Laura, 3 years)
  • Mosquitoes by far! Hate them! Awful! (MJ, 5 years)
  • The mosquitoes (Alecia, 11 years)
  • Too much growth, too many houses, the arena is never open or worked for non group people to ride in. Equestrians would love to see another arena not another soccer field. (Sarah, 11 years)
  • Nothing. (Carrigan, 18 years)
  • How long it takes to get to I-15. (Tanya, 25+ years)
  • So many people!! (Natalie, 35 years)
  • Nothing. (Wendy, 40 years)

Hooper Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Hooper?

  • Tomato Days (Jacque, 1 year)
  • Hiking trail by the water management area. (Erin, 2 years)
  • Walking trails (Laura, 3 years)
  • Walk in the fresh air. Tomato Days (MJ, 5 years)
  • There isn’t anything that I am aware of. (Alecia, 11 years)
  • Tomato Days (Sarah, 11 years)
  • Go to the park, use bike trail, talk with locals. (Carrigan, 18 years)
  • Parks, Hooper events (Tomato Days) (Tanya, 25+ years)
  • We make our own fun, but there is a lot of stuff close by. (Natalie, 35 years)
  • Take grandkids to the park. (Wendy, 40 years)

Hooper’s Reputation

What’s Hooper known for?

  • Tomatoes. (Jacque, 1 year)
  • Tomatoes. (Erin, 2 years)
  • Tomato Days. (Laura, 3 years)
  • Tomato Days. (MJ, 5 years)
  • Tomatoes. (Alecia, 11 years)
  • Tomato Days. (Sarah, 11 years)
  • Farm land. (Carrigan, 18 years)
  • Tomatoes and mosquitoes. (Tanya, 25+ years)
  • Tomato days, used to be farm/country, now it’s where all the cool city people love to get away from the city. (Natalie, 35 years)
  • Tomatoes. (Wendy, 40 years)

Hooper Crime

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

  • None. (Jacque, 1 year)
  • We have not had much but neighbors have had a lot of stealing. (MJ, 5 years)
  • Seems low. (Alecia, 11 years)
  • Minimal. (Sarah, 11 years)
  • It’s not to be for crime. (Carrigan, 18 years)
  • Low crime, but more prominent in newer subdivisions. Hooper Landings was a targeted area at times :(. (Tanya, 25+ years)
  • Theft is bad in some neighborhoods. (Natalie, 35 years)
  • No problems. (Wendy, 40 years)

Hooper Advice

Any advice for people moving to Hooper?

  • You will never leave. (Jacque, 1 year)
  • It’s great if you are looking for a bigger lot. But buyer beware, farmers are selling off their lands and more housing is going in, watch for the expansion of W4000S into 4 lanes like in West Haven, which will bring more traffic. (Erin, 2 years)
  • Pick an area that fits to you and your lifestyle. (Laura, 3 years)
  • Get ready to drive to stores and to eat nothing local. (MJ, 5 years)
  • Keep it country, if you want city life, don’t come here. There are cows and chickens here. (Alecia, 11 years)
  • Remember we were a small town before all the new homes and we want it to stay that way, they move here for the small town feel but then want the city amenities and convenience, it ruins the small town feel, leave it how it is! (Sarah, 11 years)
  • Make sure you pronounce it right. (Carrigan, 18 years)
  • If you plan on building here – good luck, it’s a long, painful and expensive process! I wouldn’t recommend that, buying is best! (Tanya, 25+ years)
  • It’s already too crowded and over priced, don’t do it. (Natalie, 35 years)
  • Get involved. Get to know your neighbors. (Wendy, 40 years)

Hooper Stories

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

  • Love people riding horses down the street! (Jacque, 1 year)
  • We loved when there were demo derbys, wish they would come back. (Sarah, 11 years)
  • I’ve spent my entire life here since I was born it’s a great place. (Carrigan, 18 years)
  • Riding horses through the drive through at Montgomery’s Ranch House, riding horses to Hooper store and tying them up to the post in the designated horse “parking” area, the Reagan Run, being in the Hooper parade. (Tanya, 25+ years)

Hooper’s Future

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

  • Grow. (Jacque, 1 year)
  • I think Hooper will be more like Clinton in the next 10 years. Roads will widen, businesses will move in, land will disappear and what some now consider to be “country living” will cease to exist. (Erin, 2 years)
  • More subdivisions, less farm land. (Laura, 3 years)
  • Probably not much if they can’t get retail. (MJ, 5 years)
  • It’s getting less country and more like Roy. (Alecia, 11 years)
  • It will grow too much, there will be no more farm lands, just rows and rows of huge houses and turn in to Roy, crime will rise and it will just be too crowded. (Sarah, 11 years)
  • It will grow, but the new communities are going to be where kids become best friends. (Carrigan, 18 years)
  • Become more suburban, less farming, less animals, zoning changes. (Tanya, 25+ years)
  • Too many people (Natalie, 35 years)

Hooper Facts

Any other interesting facts about Hooper?

  • People are very friendly and helpful. (Jacque, 1 year)
  • How it’s pronounced. (Erin, 2 years)
  • My neighbor had a large pea growing operation, he lives on the same property his family always has and the home he was born in is next to his house. My other neighbor built my house when he was first married. When they outgrew the home they built another next to what is mine now, generations of families all still here. (Sarah, 11 years)
  • President Reagan came and visited. (Carrigan, 18 years)
  • Population growth has skyrocketed and it’s too crowded. (Natalie, 35 years)