La Verkin, Utah

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

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La Verkin Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in La Verkin?

  • It’s quiet. (Chaice, 5 months)
  • Scenery, kind people. (Beverly, 8 months)
  • The community and how friendly everyone is. (Ben, 2 years)
  • That people are friendly but let you have your space. (Caitlin, 2 years)
  • My LDS ward. (Kortney, 3 years)
  • The small town feel. (Bernie, 4.5 years)
  • Small town atmosphere and good neighbors. (Morgan, 8 years)
  • It’s a small, quiet and friendly town. (Heather, 9 years)
  • Quiet. (Brandy, 12 years)
  • Nothing. (Ivy, 18 years)
  • Still a small town with all the conveniences nearby.(Teresa, 26 years)
  • Clean, small town. Very friendly people. (Jill, 30 years)

La Verkin Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in La Verkin?

  • No fast food. (Chaice, 5 months)
  • Summer heat, far from major shopping. (Beverly, 8 months)
  • The houses with trash in the yard. (Caitlin, 2 years)
  • Some of the scary neighborhoods. (Kortney, 3 years)
  • The junk filled yards. (Bernie, 4.5 years)
  • All of the air b & b’s. (Morgan, 8 years)
  • People speeding through our town at 60+ mph on SR 9. (Heather, 9 years)
  • Crime. (Brandy, 12 years)
  • That even though we own our own property, we still can’t have how ever many animals we want. Even if we do keep them in great health. (Ivy, 18 years)
  • Hotels coming in. (Anonymous, 25 years)
  • It’s become really developed with a lot of new homes. (Teresa, 26 years)
  • Inevitable growth. (Jill, 30 years)

La Verkin Things To Do

What are fun things to do in La Verkin?

  • Not much to do. (Chaice, 5 months)
  • Hiking. (Ben, 2 years)
  • Going to all the parades, the city parks and trail systems. (Bernie, 4.5 years)
  • Hike and geocache. (Morgan, 8 years)
  • Hiking down to the river. (Brandy, 12 years)
  • Absolutely nothing. I believe. (Ivy, 18 years)
  • Riding your horses, visiting with the neighbors, hiking, feeling safe. (Teresa, 26 years)
  • Holiday celebrations. Hike. Take walks. Park facilities. (Jill, 30 years)

La Verkin’s Reputation

What’s La Verkin known for?

  • Nice people. (Chaice, 5 months)
  • Gateway to Zion, small town feel. (Beverly, 8 months)
  • The bridge to Zion. (Ben, 2 years)
  • Sadly probably drugs. (Kortney, 3 years)
  • Gateway to Zion. (Bernie, 4.5 years)
  • Having one stop light. (Morgan, 8 years)
  • Crime, drugs and theft. (Brandy, 12 years)
  • Close to Zion. (Ivy, 18 years)
  • Sorghum, Fruit, laid-back feeling. (Teresa, 26 years)
  • It’s like going home. (Jill, 30 years)

La Verkin Crime

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

  • Not sure. (Chaice, 5 months)
  • I haven’t seen too much crime yet. (Ben, 2 years)
  • There are a lot of break-ins. (Kortney, 3 years)
  • People complain about thefts and drugs. (Bernie, 4.5 years)
  • My neighborhood is pretty crime free, but I’ve heard it is bad in some areas. (Morgan, 8 years)
  • There isn’t much crime in La Verkin. (Heather, 9 years)
  • A hot spot is Maverick. Lots of drugs and people/kids out at night stealing gas and people’s property.(Brandy, 12 years)
  • Too many druggies. (Ivy, 18 years)
  • Pretty limited.(Teresa, 26 years)
  • Petty stuff so far. (Jill, 30 years)

La Verkin Advice

Any advice for people moving to La Verkin?

  • Find out all you can. (Chaice, 5 months)
  • Come with an open mind. (Beverly, 8 months)
  • You’ll love it out here, its an awesome area. No traffic compared to leaving in St. George. (Ben, 2 years)
  • Do your homework. Just like any town there are good and not so good neighborhoods. (Bernie, 4.5 years)
  • Take advantage of the outdoors. (Morgan, 8 years)
  • Lock your stuff up! (Brandy, 12 years)
  • Don’t do it. Especially if you’re not Mormon. You will be judged like no other. (Ivy, 18 years)
  • This is a small town where there are a lot of generations of Gublers (settled the town). The town is very friendly but do not move here expecting to try to change the town to be like where you came from. There is a reason that La Verkin still has a small town feel and we like it that way. (Teresa, 26 years)
  • Get involved. (Jill, 30 years)

La Verkin Stories

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

  • Winter fest. (Chaice, 5 months)
  • Hiking the trail behind the coffee shop. (Ben, 2 years)
  • Love trunk or treat every Halloween. (Bernie, 4.5 years)
  • Hiking in Confluence Park many times. (Morgan, 8 years)
  • Back when the cops were cool about hanging out at the parks past dark. Spent several years just enjoying life at the park. (Ivy, 18 years)
  • I’m disabled. Had a license plate I couldn’t put on my van. I was pulled over for it. A La Verkin police officer put my plate on for me. I’ll never forget his thoughtfulness or kindness. (Jill, 30 years)

La Verkin’s Future

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

  • Get bigger. (Chaice, 5 months)
  • More commercial venues. (Beverly, 8 months)
  • I believe there will be more people moving to La Verkin and the community will grow. (Ben, 2 years)
  • I hope La Verkin will grow in business and allow vacation rentals to bring in the money from the tourists. I also hope that they will beautify state street and tear down the dilapidated buildings that make it look bad. (Caitlin, 2 years)
  • Hopefully it will start improving and getting cleaned up. (Kortney, 3 years)
  • Business is moving, I’m afraid the town will grow too quickly. (Bernie, 4.5 years)
  • More homes. (Morgan, 8 years)
  • Hoping it will expand and allow for more businesses. We need decent restaurants here! (Brandy, 12 years)
  • Not entirely sure. By that time either the druggies will take over entirely or the Mormons. (Ivy, 18 years)
  • It won’t be a small town. It will lose it’s small town feel.(Anonymous, 25 years)
  • Not much. Maybe a few more homes. Another hotel as it’s the Gateway to Zion National Park. (Teresa, 26 years)
  • More people. (Jill, 30 years)

La Verkin Facts

Any other interesting facts about La Verkin?

  • I LOVE IT. (Ben, 2 years)
  • It’s the same distance to Zion as it is to St. George. (Bernie, 4.5 years)
  • End to end, it’s only about two miles long and about 10 blocks wide. The town is friendly and everyone knows where your kids are. (Teresa, 26 years)
  • Love Confluence Park! (Jill, 30 years)