Hurricane, Utah

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

*Click here to learn about living in other cities in Utah.

*Click here to share your experience living in Hurricane*

*Response format = Answer (Your name, How long you’ve lived in Hurricane)

Hurricane Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Hurricane?

  • Not busy. (Stacey, 4 months)
  • Proximity to outdoor recreation. (Tyson, 4 months)
  • Quiet and small community. (Tricia, 6 months)
  • People. (Jackie, 2 years)
  • Lack of traffic. (LeNae, 2 years)
  • Quite town. (Peter, 2 years)
  • I have many favorites. The people. The Family friendly culture. The beauty. The weather. The endless recreational opportunities. The small town feel. (Joseph, 2.5 years)
  • Small town, good schools. (SuAnn, 3 years)
  • Small town. (Michelle, 3.5 years)
  • Small town feel! Nice people. (Emily, 4 years)
  • Quiet area with higher speed limits. (Danielle, 12 years)
  • The weathers always warm. (Kyia, 14 years)
  • The recreational things to so and all the public land. (Aly, 18 years)
  • My neighbors are amazing, small town feel; (Lacee, 23 years)
  • I love how the community rallies around those in need. (Katina, 38 years)

Hurricane Least Favorites

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

  • High winds and high taxes. (Stacey, 4 months)
  • The wind. (Tricia, 6 months)
  • Wind. (Jackie, 2 years)
  • Lack of commodities. (LeNae, 2 years)
  • Traffic. (Peter, 2 years)
  • No real shopping or other indoor recreation other than the movies, not many sit-down restaurants. (SuAnn, 3 years)
  • Not many restaurants. (Michelle, 3.5 years)
  • Not enough access to restaurants and stores. (Emily, 4 years)
  • No shopping, have to go to St. George (Wal-Mart doesn’t count). (Danielle, 12 years)
  • Nothing. (Kyia, 14 years)
  • Small town drama. (Aly, 18 years)
  • Out-of-towners wanting to change this into wherever they came from, hurting the agriculture heritage in the process. (Lacee, 23 years)
  • The Hurricane Police Department is corrupt. (Katina, 38 years)

Hurricane Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Hurricane?

  • Hiking. (Stacey, 4 months)
  • Hiking, boating, outdoors. (Tricia, 6 months)
  • Sand Hollow State Park. (Jackie, 2 years)
  • Bon fires, community activities, and hanging at friends houses. (LeNae, 2 years)
  • Go for drives. (Peter, 2 years)
  • Hiking. Biking. Off Roading. Water sports at one of the reservoirs. Participating in any of the dozens of events. (Joseph, 2.5 years)
  • Hiking, or going to the movies. (SuAnn, 3 years)
  • Side by Side ride (Michelle, 3.5 years)
  • Grandpas pond! Splash pad! Confluence park. (Emily, 4 years)
  • sand dunes, lakes. (Danielle, 12 years)
  • Swimming at sand hollow. (Kyia, 14 years)
  • Jeeping, fires and lake. (Aly, 18 years)
  • Outdoor recreation…hiking, horseback riding, splash pad. (Lacee, 23 years)
  • Hiking, horseback riding, playing at the sand dunes. (Katina, 38 years)

Hurricane’s Reputation

What’s Hurricane known for?

  • Probably wind! (Stacey, 4 months)
  • Zion National Park. (Tyson, 4 months)
  • Peaches, close to Zion. (Tricia, 6 months)
  • Wind. (Jackie, 2 years)
  • Bon fires, community activities, and hanging at friends houses. (LeNae, 2 years)
  • Wind. (Peter, 2 years)
  • Zion National Park. Sand Hollow. Peach days. (Joseph, 2.5 years)
  • Wind. (SuAnn, 3 years)
  • Wind. (Michelle, 3.5 years)
  • Pioneers building the canal. (Emily, 4 years)
  • Saying “Hurricane” wrong. (Danielle, 12 years)
  • Mountains. (Kyia, 14 years)
  • Wind. (Aly, 18 years)
  • Peach Days, agriculture, neighbors helping neighbors. (Lacee, 23 years)
  • Peach Days. (Katina, 38 years)

Hurricane Crime

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

  • Practically non-existent. (Tricia, 6 months)
  • Not bad, but probably getting worst due to growth. (LeNae, 2 years)
  • Not bad. (Peter, 2 years)
  • Low but higher in the older section north of SR 9. (Joseph, 2.5 years)
  • Main St in north side of town is getting sketchy. (Emily, 4 years)
  • Certain areas are getting worse… down into the heart of Hurricane (main street), behind Quail Lake Chevron, behind the baseball fields… (Danielle, 12 years)
  • Drugs. (Kyia, 14 years)
  • Drug addicts. (Aly, 18 years)
  • Maverick and the north side of town. (Lacee, 23 years)
  • Mainly drugs. (Katina, 38 years)

Hurricane Advice

Any advice for people moving to Hurricane?

  • Get a parks pass. (Stacey, 4 months)
  • Move somewhere else. (Tyson, 4 months)
  • Great community atmosphere, wonderful people. It’s hot in the summer and wind can be bad at times. (Tricia, 6 months)
  • It’s a slower pace of life. (LeNae, 2 years)
  • Be prepared for the wind. (SuAnn, 3 years)
  • A lot of Californians moving into town. (Michelle, 3.5 years)
  • I always recommend it! (Emily, 4 years)
  • Build towards the freeway. The further you get from the main area the better. (Danielle, 12 years)
  • Watch the neighborhood. (Kyia, 14 years)
  • People are extremely judgemental. (Aly, 18 years)
  • If it smells like a farm, and you don’t like it, move to Vegas. (Lacee, 23 years)
  • Get involved in the community. (Katina, 38 years)

Hurricane Stories

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

  • Crazy wind that caused property damage. (Stacey, 4 months)
  • Mountain biking. (Tyson, 4 months)
  • Went on a great hike during Peach days of historic canals. We chose the intermediate level guided hike, approximately three hours, great guide and beautiful scenery. (Tricia, 6 months)
  • Hiking mount molly. (Joseph, 2.5 years)
  • More of tourist town. (Michelle, 3.5 years)
  • We loved living there and miss the people and the schools dearly! (Emily, 4 years)
  • Lived in Vegas, met my now husband at Dairy Queen before it was Arby’s. Moved here shortly after meeting him. (Danielle, 12 years)
  • 4-wheeling. (Kyia, 14 years)
  • Lake day every Saturday and Sunday. (Aly, 18 years)
  • When the fair was here it was always a great experience. The Peach Days rodeo is a fun tradition also. (Lacee, 23 years)
  • I have so many great experiences in Hurricane, that it is hard to choose just one. (Katina, 38 years)

Hurricane’s Future

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

  • More houses and more traffic. (Stacey, 4 months)
  • Grow a lot. (Tyson, 4 months)
  • Lots more people moving in, hopefully a new grocery store close to Dixie Springs. (Tricia, 6 months)
  • It will grow substantially. I believe the population right now is about 15,000. I would guess that it will be over 50,000 and perhaps as high as 100,000 within 10 years. (Joseph, 2.5 years)
  • Hopefully more business for the tourism. (Emily, 4 years)
  • Much bigger. (Peter, 10 years)
  • More crime. Less desert area… will be taken over by businesses and houses. (Danielle, 12 years)
  • Get bigger and less appealing. (Aly, 18 years)
  • More subdivisions and less land…more large hotels (what happened to the skyline code?? Why do we allow four story buildings creating an eye sore in the center of town and next to the highway???) (Lacee, 23 years)
  • Keep growing. (Katina, 38 years)

Hurricane Facts

Any other interesting facts about Hurricane?

  • Burning hot in the summer. (Stacey, 4 months)
  • The hurricane canal used to be the only water source for the town. (Tyson, 4 months)
  • Want to check out the dinosaur tracks outside of Hurricane. (Tricia, 6 months)
  • It has an inspiring history where are many hard-working, community-minded man worked for years and years to build a canal, making this area fruitful.(Joseph, 2.5 years)
  • Read up on the Hurricane canal! (Lacee, 23 years)
  • My great grandpa moved the first house from its original location to 700 West, and renovated it into apartments. (Katina, 38 years)