Ivins, Utah

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Ivins Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Ivins?

  • The big red mountain, peace and quiet, warm weather, small town, fun parks, good people. (Angela, 7 months)
  • I love the people, fun parks, weather and great activities for the family and kids. (Cali, 7 months)
  • The views. (Alexa, 2.5 years)
  • The quiet. (Karen, 2.5 years)
  • Peace, beauty and quiet. (Lisa, 2.5 years)
  • The Red Rocks. (Rebecca, 4 years)
  • Quiet. (Mazelle, 6 years)
  • Small town feel. (Michele, 11 years)
  • The closeness of the community. (Anonymous, 23 years)

Ivins Least Favorites

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

  • Being away from family. I love everything else about living here. (Angela, 7 months)
  • Can’t think of anything I haven’t liked. (Cali, 7 months)
  • Vasa and Costco are so far away. (Alexa, 2.5 years)
  • Rampant development. (Karen, 2.5 years)
  • Tumble weeds! (Lisa, 2.5 years)
  • Sometimes the sewage system really smells. (Rebecca, 4 years)
  • Not much. (Mazelle, 6 years)
  • High water bills. (Michele, 11 years)
  • Can’t think of any. (Anonymous, 23 years)

Ivins Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Ivins?

  • Unity park splash pad, cute blue playground and tennis courts down the street, fun movies in the park in the summer, Ivins reservoir, paths for biking, beautiful snow canyon for hiking, Tuacahn and Kayenta for shows/entertainment. (Angela, 7 months)
  • Unity Park, Hiking, Bird Watching, Tuacahn, Saturday Market, Heritage Days, Fire Lake Park. (Cali, 7 months)
  • Hikes, kids can ride their bikes freely. (Alexa, 2.5 years)
  • Hike, bike, Tuacahn theater. (Karen, 2.5 years)
  • Hiking, biking, rock climbing. (Lisa, 2.5 years)
  • Splash pad, parks, icebox, heritage days. (Rebecca, 4 years)
  • Tuachan theater, Snow Canyon. (Mazelle, 6 years)
  • Hiking. (Michele, 11 years)
  • Hike, bike, climb, swim, explore. (Anoymous, 23 years)

Ivins’s Reputation

What’s Ivins known for?

  • Beautiful red mountain. (Angela, 7 months)
  • Red Mountain. (Cali, 7 months)
  • Red mountain. (Alexa, 2.5 years)
  • Our home beneath the big red mountain!! Friendly people. (Karen, 2.5 years)
  • Red Mountain. (Lisa, 2.5 years)
  • Retirees. (Rebecca, 4 years)
  • Tuachan. (Mazelle, 6 years)
  • Small town community. (Michele, 11 years)
  • Red mountain. (Anonymous, 23 years)

Ivins Crime

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

  • Not much going on. A few drug deals here and there. Haven’t seen much crime at all, love how safe it is here. (Angela, 7 months)
  • I haven’t ever been a victim of crime while living here. (Cali, 7 months)
  • Crime? (Alexa, 2.5 years)
  • Non existent. (Karen, 2.5 years)
  • Minimal…not sure where the hot spots are. (Lisa, 2.5 years)
  • An occasional vandal/theft. (Rebecca, 4 years)
  • Low. (Mazelle, 6 years)
  • Not much that I know of. (Michele, 11 years)

Ivins Advice

Any advice for people moving to Ivins?

  • Be prepared to love your life. (Angela, 7 months)
  • You’re gonna love it! (Cali, 7 months)
  • Prepare to feel secluded. (Alexa, 2.5 years)
  • Don’t come if you’re noisy, rude, or unfriendly or want to build a 7-11 or Walmart. We don’t want either. (Karen, 2.5 years)
  • Look around – great neighborhoods. (Mazelle, 6 years)
  • Hope you like windy days and hot weather. (Michele, 11 years)
  • Enjoy! (Anonymous, 23 years)

Ivins Stories

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

  • Just happiness, pure happiness. (Angela, 7 months)
  • In the summer, my new friends and I all got together at Unity Park which has a Splash Pad for the kiddos. Us ladies sat under the shade and talked while our kids had a blast playing in the water. Such good memories. (Cali, 7 months)
  • Getting to know so many people because they wave and speak to you wherever you go. (Karen, 2.5 years)
  • Many happy hours spent walking along the Toe Trail. (Lisa, 2.5 years)
  • Our church annual chili cook off and trunk or treat on Oct 31. (Mazelle, 6 years)
  • It snowed once, and it was fun to play in the snow. (Michele, 11 years)

Ivins’s Future

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

  • It’s growing super super fast. It’ll be full of houses and maybe some shopping places. (Angela, 7 months)
  • I think it is growing and will continue to grow. (Cali, 7 months)
  • Hopefully more shopping. (Alexa, 2.5 years)
  • The mayor will just continue to want more and more development. He’s a developer and owns a lot of property in Ivins, I’m told. (Karen, 2.5 years)
  • More homes…no more open fields. (Lisa, 2.5 years)
  • I am hoping they get the rent/housing more affordable. Also more businesses. (Rebecca, 4 years)
  • More people will build here and stay. (Mazelle, 6 years)
  • Grow bigger, maybe get more stores, get a movie theater. (Michele, 11 years)

Ivins Facts

Any other interesting facts about Ivins?

  • Beauty. (Angela, 7 months)
  • Everyone waves at everyone. (Karen, 2.5 years)
  • We have a reservoir to swim in. (Michele, 11 years)