January 7, 2018

Hurricane, Utah

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



*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)
  • Lack of traffic. (LeNae, 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)
  • The weathers always warm. (Kyia, 14 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)
  • Lack of commodities. (LeNae, 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)
  • Nothing. (Kyia, 14 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)
  • Bon fires, community activities, and hanging at friends houses. (LeNae, 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)
  • Swimming at sand hollow. (Kyia, 14 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)
  • Bon fires, community activities, and hanging at friends houses. (LeNae, 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)
  • Mountains. (Kyia, 14 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.)

  • Not bad, but probably getting worst due to growth. (LeNae, 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)
  • Drugs. (Kyia, 14 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)
  • its 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)
  • Watch the neighborhood. (Kyia, 14 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)
  • 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)
  • 4-wheeling. (Kyia, 14 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)