July 17, 2017

Lehi, Utah


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Lehi, Utah: Blogs

Here’s a list of Lehi blogs and websites written by people who live in Lehi, or are about Lehi.

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Lehi Newsroom lehi-ut.gov..newsroom 2017
Lehi Library lehi-ut.gov..library 2017
Lehi Planning & Zoning lehi-ut.gov/planning 2017
Lehi City Page facebook.com/lehicity 2017
Lehi Police Department Page facebook.com/Lehi-Police-Department 2017
The Daily Herald heraldextra.com..lehi 2017
Fox 13 Now fox13now.com..lehi 2017
Lehi Free Press lehifreepress.com 2017
Lehi High School Newsletters lhs.alpineschools.org/newsletter-archive 2017
Chamber Of Commerce lehiareachamber.com 2017
Wikipedia Article en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehi,_Utah 2017

Lehi, Utah: Groups

Lehi Groups On Facebook

  1. Lehi Indoor Yard Sale (29,992 members)
  2. Lehi Online Yard Sale (14,011 members)
  3. Lehi Link (7,620 members)
  4. Lehi 24/7 Yard Sale Group (7,206 members)
  5. You Know You’re From Lehi, UT When..Group (3,860 members)
  6. Lehi Historical Society And Archives Group (3,674 members)
  7. Positively Lehi (2,801 members)
  8. Run My Errands – Lehi, UT Group (1,244 members)
  9. Lehi Produce Co-Op (547 members)
  10. Lehi Preppers (501 members)
  11. Lehi High School Band Program (351 members)
  12. Lehi, Utah La Yardita Group (321 members)
  13. Lehi Seniors 2014 (313 members)
  14. Lehi Youth Football (310 members)
  15. Lehi Lost And Found Pets (292 members)
  16. Lehi Seniors 2016 (281 members)
  17. Young Single Adults Near Lehi, UT (264 members)
  18. Park Estates Neighborhood (Lehi, Utah) (262 members)
  19. Lehi Cedar Hollow Neighborhood Group (256 members)
  20. Crossfit Lehi Box Talk Group (240 members)
  21. Sunset Hollow Lehi (218 members)
  22. Willow Springs Neighborhood (125 members)
  23. Lehi Lovely Ladies (112 members)
  24. Lehi Homeschoolers (108 members)
  25. Lehi City Citizens (84 members)
  26. Willow Creek Touch Rugby (82 members)
  27. Alpine Vista Friends (69 members)
  28. Lehi City Wellness Group (62 members)
  29. Ask Lehi Utah Group (46 members)
  30. Utah Lehi Company – Daughters of Utah Pioneers (42 members)
  31. Buy Nothing, North Lehi Facebook Group (41 members)

Other Lehi Groups And Forums

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Lehi, Utah: Survey

We’re surveying people about living in Lehi, UT. Here will be a collection of their responses.

*The information gathered via surveys may or may not be correct. Hopefully it will be helpful to you!

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


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Lehi, Utah: Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Lehi?

  • The neighborhoods. (Ashtyn, 1 year)
  • Close to work. (Dan, 1 year)
  • Parks and trails. (Steph, 1 year)
  • Great access to Utah County and Salt Lake County. (Colette, 4 years)
  • Lehi has the small town feel, it’s but still close to everything. And of course the schools. (Stevie, 4 years)
  • Convenience. (Bonnie, 5 years)
  • The farms and the good neighborhoods. Thanksgiving Point and the proximity to the mountains. (Emily, 5 years)
  • The shopping, places to eat and all of Thanksgiving Point. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • The Lehi Round Up. (Amanda, 6 years)
  • Small town feel, the mid-way point of SL Valley and Utah Valley. (Darcy, 6 years)
  • Location. (Tyson, 7 years)
  • Nothing. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • Small town feel. (Cammie, 9.5 years)
  • Small town feel. (Michelle, 10 years)
  • Being half way between Orem and SLC. (Heather, 12 years)
  • Small town feel, friendly neighbors. (Angee, 13 years)
  • We used to enjoy Roundup, but there’s too many people now. (Anonymous, 13 years)
  • Small town feel. Open space. (Kristi, 13 years)
  • The old traditions like the round up and the fact that it was a country town and growing up here. And just the old original things in Lehi like the museum and Porter’s Place and so on. (Luke, 15 years)
  • People from Lehi. (Sandy, 15 years)
  • I loved the small town feel. (Shauntae, 16 years)
  • The people. (Tami, 16 years)
  • It’s close to endless outdoor activities. (Steve, 20 years)
  • It’s my hometown and I have family living there. (Mary Jane, 20+ years)
  • Location, culture, people. (Penny, 24 years)
  • Mostly everything! My family has been in Lehi 14 years before statehood. (Annie, 33 years)
  • Central location to everything. (Adam, 37 years)
  • Round-up week. (Cari, 38 years)
  • It’s home. (Becca, Lifetime)

Lehi, Utah: Least Favorites

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

  • Traffic. (Ashtyn, 1 year)
  • The traffic. (Dan, 1 year)
  • Traffic. (Steph, 1 year)
  • Traffic issues and poor road infrastructure for the growth. (Colette, 4 years)
  • The traffic sometimes is hard to handle. (Stevie, 4 years)
  • Over-crowded everything, farms are being sold off, schools are over-crowded as well. The city keeps allowing builders to build without taking into account traffic and school expansion. They build first and think later. No real planning is going on. (Emily, 5 years)
  • The traffic and terrible road planning near Thanksgiving Point. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Mink farms. (Amanda, 6 years)
  • Growing too fast, infrastructure not keeping up. (Darcy, 6 years)
  • Mink smell. (Tyson, 7 years)
  • Poor city growth planning. (Cammie, 9.5 years)
  • The growth. (Michelle, 10 years)
  • The minks and the flies. (Heather, 12 years)
  • Too much growth the last few years. (Angee, 13 years)
  • Lehi’s too crowded now. I’m looking to get out. The city can’t keep up with the building. Stop building!! (Anonymous, 13 years)
  • Entitled new home owners. (Kristi, 13 years)
  • All the new houses they are building and the companies that are coming in… I don’t want all these new people to come in… I liked the old, small, quiet Lehi. (Luke, 15 years)
  • Roads are terrible, need work. (Sandy, 15 years)
  • The growth. (Shauntae, 16 years)
  • The increase in traffic lately. (Tami, 16 years)
  • Being brainwashed and trapped, in the Utah County Mormon bubble… (Steve, 20 years)
  • The incomers who are so rude, it is unreal. (Mary Jane, 20+ years)
  • Traffic, lack of entertainment for families (especially teens). (Penny, 24 years)
  • Nothing. Things that bother me aren’t necessarily “Lehi”. Many new people have moved in, but that’s inevitable. The growth has brought new opportunities for our community and families. (Annie, 33 years)
  • Growth. (Adam, 37 years)
  • It’s getting too big (population). (Cari, 38 years)
  • Traffic. (Becca, Lifetime)

Lehi, Utah: Things To Do

What are some fun things to do in Lehi?

  • Thanksgiving Point, the library, rec center. (Ashtyn, 1 year)
  • Trying restaurants, biking, shopping, going parasailing, going to a rodeo. (Dan, 1 year)
  • Thanksgiving Point and parks. (Steph, 1 year)
  • Thanksgiving Point, Ivory Ridge Splash Pad. (Colette, 4 years)
  • The rec center, the parks and shopping. (Stevie, 4 years)
  • Thanksgiving Point. (Bonnie, 5 years)
  • There are a lot of fun things, but because of how many families are living in Lehi, it makes most activities hard to enjoy because everywhere is packed full of people. Thanksgiving Point has a lot of fun stuff to do, the Legacy Center pool is great, and Jack & Jill’s is also a favorite. (Emily, 5 years)
  • Shopping, Thanksgiving Point. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Dino museum, Hutchins’s museum, outdoor pool. (Darcy, 6 years)
  • Jordan River Pkwy, Thanksgiving Point. (Tyson, 7 years)
  • Hanging out with good citizens that live in Lehi. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • Plays at the arts building. (Cammie, 9.5 years)
  • Thanksgiving Point, Lehi Legacy Center, Jack and Jills Bowling. (Michelle, 10 years)
  • Thanksgiving Point, Jordan River Trail. (Heather, 12 years)
  • Round-up week. (Angee, 13 years)
  • Parks. River trail. (Kristi, 13 years)
  • City sports, Lehi Outdoor Pool, watching Lehi high school athletics games. (Luke, 15 years)
  • Riding the Murdock trail. (Sandy, 15 years)
  • Thanksgiving Point, the Rodeo. (Shauntae, 16 years)
  • Rec center activities, parks. (Tami, 16 years)
  • Planning a move, to a diverse and authentic environment. (Steve, 20 years)
  • Using their senior center and their recreation center. (Mary Jane, 20+ years)
  • Movies, Thanksgiving Point, jumping the bridge. (Penny, 24 years)
  • Library programs, swimming at the pools, Arts in the Park, parks including the splash pads, so many more! The Food Truck Roundup is our family favorite! (Annie, 33 years)
  • Fishing the Jordan, rodeo, football/baseball games, riding bikes on the trails. (Adam, 37 years)
  • Arts in the park, kids sports, family week, foam days, round-up week. (Cari, 38 years)
  • Splash pad, visiting historical archives, shopping, talking to neighbors. (Becca, Lifetime)

Lehi, Utah: Reputation

What’s Lehi known for?

  • Thanksgiving Point. (Ashtyn, 1 year)
  • Tech and farms. (Dan, 1 year)
  • Silicon Slopes and Thanksgiving Point. (Steph, 1 year)
  • Square Donuts – best donuts anywhere, Lehi Roller Mills – Footloose. (Colette, 4 years)
  • The good moral values of its residents. (Stevie, 4 years)
  • Foot loose. (Bonnie, 5 years)
  • Roller Mills. (Emily, 5 years)
  • Traffic. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Small town vibe. (Darcy, 6 years)
  • Farming, Porter Rockwell, location. (Tyson, 7 years)
  • Corruption. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • Horses. (Cammie, 9.5 years)
  • Lehi Roller Mills, Silicon Slopes. (Michelle, 10 years)
  • Footloose. (Heather, 12 years)
  • Rodeo. (Angee, 13 years)
  • Being over crowded. (Anonymous, 13 years)
  • Footloose. (Kristi, 13 years)
  • I think it’s known for its country western past… It used to be a quiet country town and I think people still know Lehi as that… And also for filming Footloose here. (Luke, 15 years)
  • Lehi Roller Mills. (Sandy, 15 years)
  • The Roller Mills. (Shauntae, 16 years)
  • Small town feel. (Tami, 16 years)
  • Cognitive dissonance. Hicks. Myopic thinking. (Steve, 20 years)
  • Good friendly people if you find the older people. (Mary Jane, 20+ years)
  • Footloose. (Penny, 24 years)
  • Honor in our heritage. (Annie, 33 years)
  • Family orientation. (Adam, 37 years)
  • Flies, mosquitoes, stink and of course the round-up. (Cari, 38 years)
  • It’s history. (Becca, Lifetime)

Lehi, Utah: Crime

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

  • I don’t know. (Ashtyn, 1 year)
  • The police have a 1.6 star rating. That should tell you a lot. (Dan, 1 year)
  • Probably a little below average. There is some theft and occasional domestic violence type crime. (Steph, 1 year)
  • Not too bad, although the apartments at Mayflower have become a hot bed for crime and we left the Pilgrim’s Landing neighborhood due to this. (Colette, 4 years)
  • I don’t see much besides bad driving. (Stevie, 4 years)
  • Low. (Bonnie, 5 years)
  • It isn’t bad, but it is getting worse now that the population is rising dramatically. (Emily, 5 years)
  • Near the trax where we live, there was a lot of theft and car break-ins. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Some vandalism, small theft. (Darcy, 6 years)
  • Low, at least to my knowledge. (Tyson, 7 years)
  • I’ll have to refer you back to the Lehi Police Department. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • It’s been increasing even in new and peaceful neighborhoods, like mine. (Cammie, 9.5 years)
  • Traverse Mountain and the east area of Lehi. (Michelle, 10 years)
  • Fairly non-existent, mostly petty complaints. (Heather, 12 years)
  • Low. (Angee, 13 years)
  • A few areas are probably bad, not sure which ones though. (Kristi, 13 years)
  • Very, very minimal! It’s awesome! There is such little crime! The most you see is police surrounding a car at a gas station every once in a blue moon. (Luke, 15 years)
  • Wherever there are teenagers with no respect. (Sandy, 15 years)
  • I don’t know anymore. (Shauntae, 16 years)
  • Home and car break-ins. (Tami, 16 years)
  • The crimes of hate, racism, xenophobia, misogyny, etc. are rampant. (Steve, 20 years)
  • I would say typical of most places in Utah. (Mary Jane, 20+ years)
  • Lately it has been getting worse. Our neighborhood was hit with a string of car break-ins. West of I-15 off 2100 N. (Penny, 24 years)
  • I feel that burglary is most common in Lehi. We are also a target for crimes against children; sexual predators and trafficking. (Annie, 33 years)
  • Not bad other than occasional petty thefts and door bell ditchers. (Adam, 37 years)
  • It used to be non-existent, but I’ve seen a spike in crime the last couple of years (especially home and car theft). (Cari, 38 years)

Lehi, Utah: Advice

Any advice for people moving to Lehi?

  • Get in quick. House and rental prices are rising fast. (Dan, 1 year)
  • It is busy here and lots of traffic, but we enjoy it. (Steph, 1 year)
  • Maybe don’t. The growth explosion has overwhelmed the northern end of the city and we don’t need anymore people. ;-). (Colette, 4 years)
  • Come on, but be prepared for a lot of growth with all its benefits and challenges. (Stevie, 4 years)
  • Avoid mink farm areas. (Bonnie, 5 years)
  • Expect bad traffic and overcrowded schools, but enjoy the nearby activities and close proximity to the mountains and lakes. (Emily, 5 years)
  • It’s great, but plan for traffic. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Lehi has the old farm life, but is close enough to the city to not go crazy! (Amanda, 6 years)
  • Mink farms smell and produce flies, Lehi so growing faster than the city can keep up with. (Darcy, 6 years)
  • Be nice to others. There is a lot of needless bickering over being unkind. (Tyson, 7 years)
  • Don’t move here. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • Don’t buy a huge lot unless you’re ready for the work- there weeds are terrible here. (Cammie, 9.5 years)
  • Realize it is an evolving city (old and new). (Michelle, 10 years)
  • Smell your intended area on different days/times of the year. (Heather, 12 years)
  • Get to know your neighbors, and get involved in the community. (Angee, 13 years)
  • Don’t. (Anonymous, 13 years)
  • Be happy and get involved. Volunteer. (Kristi, 13 years)
  • PLEASE keep the traditions going… I get it- you’re new and don’t know a lot about the round up and stuff, but still just buy tickets and go. Keep the old traditions alive! (Luke, 15 years)
  • Try to avoid main street unless you are going to the bakery. (Shauntae, 16 years)
  • Don’t move in by the mink farm. (Tami, 16 years)
  • They must read the Mormon church’s fairly recent essays.. before moving to Lehi, or Utah. (Steve, 20 years)
  • Accept the way it is instead of trying to change everything to some other place. (Mary Jane, 20+ years)
  • Come accepting agriculture already in place. Have respect for the old timers. (Penny, 24 years)
  • Research the area you plan to move into. There are environmental aspects you will NOT be able to change, such as sulfur stink certain times of the year, high quantities of flies, or protected agricultural areas. Also, with the new growth, be patient as certain areas are not as developed as some would like; The Traverse Mountain area is relatively a newer area and there are not many businesses such as gas stations within a mile. People chose to build on the hill, away- yet expect the same conveniences. Last, this is a town where it is common to wave as you drive by; sadly we’ve lost much of this with our growth. Do what you can to be friendly and want to be part of a great community! (Annie, 33 years)
  • Watch out for the water table. (Adam, 37 years)
  • Love and respect the old time Lehi people, and realize they are experiencing a huge change, just like the new people are experience a huge change as well. (Cari, 38 years)
  • Get involved. Honor the history here. (Becca, Lifetime)

Lehi, Utah: Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Lehi.

  • The fire department individuals were so nice. (Ashtyn, 1 year)
  • I had a fun time seeing Santa and the huge Christmas tree at Traverse Mountain. (Dan, 1 year)
  • I love biking on the Jordan River Trail! (Steph, 1 year)
  • Four years ago when we moved to Lehi we lamented that there were no pizza joints in town. The universe heard our cries and now there is pizza everywhere! 🙂 So now we would like an Einstein’s & Baskin Robbins. 🙂 (Colette, 4 years)
  • My neighbors are the best and look out for me. (Stevie, 4 years)
  • Rodeo. (Bonnie, 5 years)
  • I love Lehi Round Up Days and the rodeo. (Michelle, 10 years)
  • I love that my children can volunteer at the literacy center. (Angee, 13 years)
  • We honestly really used to love it here. It’s sad to see such a beautiful city go to pot. (Anonymous, 13 years)
  • Someone paying for my food. Someone helping me load groceries. Volunteering at the elementary school and library. (Kristi, 13 years)
  • Man, I’ve had so many in just the 15 years I’ve been alive and living here…One good one was when I got to compete in the little kids dance contest at the Lehi Roundup Rodeo and won! That was a fun time! (Luke, 15 years)
  • I have great neighbors. I love the Thanksgiving Point area, with all the growth for eating and shopping. (Sandy, 15 years)
  • I loved growing up there. I used to go to the bakery at least once a week. I’d spend my summers at the pool. I could walk or ride my bike anywhere and have a sense of safety. (Shauntae, 16 years)
  • We have loved the small town feel. The fun parades and rodeos. (Tami, 16 years)
  • The births of my first two sons. (Mary Jane, 20+ years)
  • While trying to register my kids who live in Lehi, we were told all slots were full with mostly people who lived out of town. (Penny, 24 years)
  • Lehi has always come together as a community to help each other out. I hope that with the growth this can continue. (Cari, 38 years)

Lehi, Utah: The Future

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

  • Lots of houses. (Ashtyn, 1 year)
  • It will become more metropolitan than rural, and become a convenient midpoint between Provo and SLC. (Dan, 1 year)
  • More corporate offices and probably more residential areas moving out toward Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain. (Steph, 1 year)
  • Things are continually improving. Hopefully the roads and infrastructure will catch up with the growth, and things will get better. (Colette, 4 years)
  • It seems to be changing from an older “farm” mentality to a more suburban feel. (Stevie, 4 years)
  • More people and business. (Bonnie, 5 years)
  • If it continues to grow like this, I can see there being a huge need to expand streets as well as add more and more schools. (Emily, 5 years)
  • Lehi will grow a lot. (Darcy, 6 years)
  • It’s growing. Change is inevitable. (Tyson, 7 years)
  • It will change and for the worst. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • It will get bigger (and hopefully better). (Michelle, 10 years)
  • I think unfortunately it will continue to grow and lose the small town feel it had. (Heather, 12 years)
  • More growth, it’s losing its small town feel. (Angee, 13 years)
  • I know it’s going to grow extremely :(, and there will be a lot more businesses here. (Luke, 15 years)
  • Growth. (Sandy, 15 years)
  • It’s going to be super crowded and the schools will be overcrowded. (Shauntae, 16 years)
  • I’m afraid it’s already getting too big for us and will be really overcrowded in 10 years. (Tami, 16 years)
  • Hopefully, a great deal. (Steve, 20 years)
  • More newcomers and way more traffic. (Mary Jane, 20+ years)
  • More people. Crowded roads. Hopefully they keep up with amenities to help the growing number. (Penny, 24 years)
  • My dad died in 1993; he always said “when Lehi gets a stop light- we are moving!” (Annie, 33 years)
  • It will become overcrowded. (Adam, 37 years)
  • I think it will become unrecognizable. It will become “a big city.” (Cari, 38 years)
  • It will only grow. (Becca, Lifetime)

Lehi, Utah: Other Facts

Any other interesting facts about Lehi?

  • There’s some fun food here. (Ashtyn, 1 year)
  • It is named after a figurehead from the Book of Mormon. (Dan, 1 year)
  • The United Apostolic Brethren Church is just down the road and there are a few other polygamist sects around town. (Steph, 1 year)
  • It used to all be farm country. (Colette, 4 years)
  • They cover up crime. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • A great grandfather of mine was a past mayor, whom governed Lehi in a classic hardcore theocracy, that would make Brigham Young proud. (Steve, 20 years)
  • Lehi was one of the first settlements out of Salt Lake County. (Mary Jane, 20+ years)
  • Lehi has a small town mentality, with a big town feel. (Penny, 24 years)
  • It’s growing too fast. (Adam, 37 years)