January 28, 2018

Kanab, Utah

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

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Kanab Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Kanab?

  • Weather. (Dena, 6 months)
  • All the pretty scenery. (Becky, 1 year)
  • The landscape. (Bill, 2 years)
  • Small town beauty. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • No city stress-traffic, pollution, violent crime. (Karen, 5 years)
  • Small town atmosphere. (Scott, 5 years)
  • The surroundings and the people. (Jeff, 6 years)
  • Small town flavor, wonderful people, fantastic outdoor activities and sights, tourists from all over, able to get to anything in town in a couple of minutes, weather, friendly people, walk friendly town, lots of venues to go to. What is not to like? (Claudia, 11 years)
  • The small town and tourists. (Cassidy, 20 years)
  • The beautiful country. (Joy, 25 years)

Kanab Least Favorites

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

  • Cost and lack of housing. (Dena, 6 months)
  • Needs a couple more restaurants. (Becky, 1 year)
  • Customer service issues. (Bill, 2 years)
  • No commercial rental space for small businesses. Limited shopping opportunity. Inflated real estate and grocery prices. (Karen, 5 years)
  • Too many tourists. (Scott, 5 years)
  • No night life, not enough housing. (Jeff, 6 years)
  • Tension between the big religion people and the rest of us, not too bad, but some have found it hard to get good work. (Claudia, 11 years)
  • Tourists. (Cassidy, 20 years)
  • The way Mormons treat non-Mormons. (Joy, 25 years)

Kanab Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Kanab?

  • Five national parks around here. (Becky, 1 year)
  • Be outside. (Bill, 2 years)
  • Four-wheeling. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Hike, cycle. (Karen, 5 years)
  • Hiking, enjoying the view. (Scott, 5 years)
  • Poetry, hiking, fishing, coffee shops, thrift stores, meeting friends everywhere you go, enjoying the weather, theater, gathering friends. (Claudia, 11 years)
  • Hike and really a whole lot. (Cassidy, 20 years)
  • Hiking. (Joy, 25 years)

Kanab’s Reputation

What’s Kanab known for?

  • Tourism and best friends. (Dena, 6 months)
  • Movie. (Becky, 1 year)
  • Movies. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Tourism. (Karen, 5 years)
  • Movies and outdoor activities. (Scott, 5 years)
  • Red rocks, movies. (Jeff, 6 years)
  • Tourism, the gateway to Zion NP, North Rim of Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell, endurance races, off-roading, slot canyons. Small town atmosphere. (Claudia, 11 years)
  • Tourism. (Cassidy, 20 years)
  • Westerns. (Joy, 25 years)

Kanab Crime

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

  • Barely any. (Becky, 1 year)
  • Low. (Bill, 2 years)
  • Very minimal. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Crime? You mean drugs. (Karen, 5 years)
  • Mostly drug addicts. (Scott, 5 years)
  • For me it is non-existent, I have never had anything stolen, no break-ins, do not have to lock my car, or house during the day. I feel safe here. Not to say it has not happened to others, I personally have never had it happen. (Claudia, 11 years)
  • Not bad. (Cassidy, 20 years)
  • Fairly non-existent. (Joy, 25 years)

Kanab Advice

Any advice for people moving to Kanab?

  • Gah, housing! (Dena, 6 months)
  • Find a place before moving. (Becky, 1 year)
  • Be careful who you hire. (Bill, 2 years)
  • Secure housing before making the decision. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Plan on driving to St. George for shopping. (Karen, 5 years)
  • Please do not move here ;-). (Scott, 5 years)
  • Make sure you have housing set up first. (Jeff, 6 years)
  • Make sure you rent first if you can, often people move here for a particular job, and when it does not work out, are lost and upset, because they may have bought a house and then are stuck. (Claudia, 11 years)
  • There isn’t really a place to live. The rent is really high and the people are friendly. (Cassidy, 20 years)
  • Don’t. (Joy, 25 years)

Kanab Stories

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

  • Love the trails to go ride my horses on. (Becky, 1 year)
  • As an EMT being on movies sets as they film. (Scott, 5 years)
  • My days are filled with great experiences, here are some. Going to the store the other day I went into Honeys Marketplace to buy a few things and 2 hrs later, after meeting and talking to so many friends that I bumped into, I left the store. It is a social event for me!! (Claudia, 11 years)
  • Most fun was sliding down the sand dunes with a group of friends. (Joy, 25 years)

Kanab’s Future

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

  • Hopefully more businesses, shopping, restaurants, housing. (Dena, 6 months)
  • Grow more. (Becky, 1 year)
  • A little growth which we need, but don’t think it will be a lot of growth. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Too much growth. (Scott, 5 years)
  • It is thinking more about activities and sports. I think that is a good thing. They have put in many things to make it a better place for kids to have something to do. (Claudia, 11 years)
  • More hotels. (Joy, 25 years)

Kanab Facts

Any other interesting facts about Kanab?

  • Tourist town. (Becky, 1 year)
  • A rich pioneer heritage. (Scott, 5 years)
  • Over 200 movies and TV shows filmed in the area. (Jeff, 6 years)
  • I moved here not knowing one person, alone and being a woman. I got a job, a home and a new friend within the first month. I found my true love here and am as happy as I have ever been! (Claudia, 11 years)