Lindon, Utah

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Lindon Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Lindon?

  • Large home lots. (Maren, 9 years)
  • The larger properties let me have a huge garden and a wonderful play space for my kids. There are wonderful animal rights, so I can pursue this hobby and achieve some more self-reliance. There is a strong sense of community, because though we’re part of a large string of highly-populated cities, Lindon itself is small enough and tight-knit enough that I feel I know what’s going on here and that the people really care about each other. (Amy, 10 years)
  • Big house lots (1/2 acre). (Meg, 10 years)
  • Big lots; neighbors with horses, small town feel, good people. (Layne & Kathleen, 12 years)
  • Quiet neighborhoods, rural, but close to everything! (Sheron, 14 years)
  • Large lots, farm animals, country feeling. (Mercedes, 20 years)
  • Animal rights, good people, low crime. (Rachel, 20 years)
  • My wonderful neighbors. (Linda, 30 years)
  • Was known as “A Little Bit of Country”. (DeAnn, 44 years, 4th generation of Lindon)

Lindon Least Favorites

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

  • Roosters allowed! (Maren, 9 years)
  • That it’s changing, and losing quite a bit of the agricultural areas it once had. (Amy, 10 years)
  • Nothing. (Meg, 10 years)
  • Unable to get a library card for Orem. Wish the water park was a year round rec center. (Layne & Kathleen, 12 years)
  • State Street. (Sheron, 14 years)
  • It’s tiny and crammed between pretty big cities. (Mercedes, 20 years)
  • It’s getting crowded. (Rachel, 20 years)
  • Getting more traffic. (Linda, 30 years)
  • The politics in their councils. (DeAnn, 44 years)

Lindon Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Lindon?

  • The aquatic center, the parks with new playground equipment, family history research library, Lindon Days activities. (Maren, 9 years)
  • Go to the park, or down to Utah Lake. Hiking in Dry Creek. (Amy, 10 years)
  • Walk on the Lindon Trail. (Meg, 10 years)
  • Walk to lake or mountains, hike Bonneville Shoreline Trail, good restaurants. (Layne & Kathleen, 12 years)
  • Walking, biking the trail, city pool, hikes in Dry Creek, parks, Lindon Days, lake activities! (Sheron, 14 years)
  • Aquatic center, marina for water activities, parks. (Mercedes, 20 years)
  • Lindon Days, swimming pool, trails to walk or run or ride. (Rachel, 20 years)
  • Take a walk, ride a bike, grow a garden, raise pets, swim. (Linda, 30 years)
  • Horseback riding, hiking, boating, biking. (DeAnn, 44 years)

Lindon’s Reputation

What’s Lindon known for?

  • Country style living with access to conveniences. (Maren, 9 years)
  • “A little bit of country” – we’re known for the emphasis on being able to use our land for plants and animals. (Amy, 10 years)
  • A little bit of country. (Meg, 10 years)
  • Little bit of country. (Layne & Kathleen, 12 years)
  • A little bit of country. (Sheron, 14 years)
  • Being tiny. (Mercedes, 20 years)
  • Well-run city government. (Rachel, 20 years)
  • A little bit of country and great people. (Linda, 30 years)
  • City officials looking the other way- higher land taxes- poor lighting on streets. (DeAnn, 44 years)

Lindon Crime

What’s the crime like in Lindon?

  • Not too bad, small thefts and a couple arsons. (Maren, 9 years)
  • We’ve had a few things stolen from our house. Seems not too bad otherwise. (Meg, 10 years)
  • Feels safe. (Layne & Kathleen, 12 years)
  • Crime is pretty mild, but the west side has theft issues at times. (Sheron, 14 years)
  • Not too bad where I live, a few robberies. (Mercedes, 20 years)
  • I don’t know. (Rachel, 20 years)
  • We are mostly unaware of it. We’ve heard of break-ins and we keep our doors locked. Overall, we feel pretty safe. I’m sure parking lots like Walmart might be hot spots. (Linda, 30 years)
  • Lindon Boat Harbor Area. (DeAnn, 44 years)

Lindon Advice

Any advice for people moving to Lindon?

  • Picking a lot with a view of Timpanogos is easy to do! (Maren, 9 years)
  • You will love it! (Meg, 10 years)
  • Buy a good lawn mower @ Home Depot. (Layne & Kathleen, 12 years)
  • Don’t. We like it like it is. (Just kidding!) We moved here because of the slower paced life. The advice I have is get to know everything and everyone around here. The people are awesome and so willing to reach out and help! Become part of the community as quickly as you can. You will never regret it! (Sheron, 14 years)
  • You’ll love it! Building lots are expensive. (Rachel, 20 years)
  • Get to know your neighbors! (Linda, 30 years)
  • Think twice. (DeAnn, 44 years)

Lindon Stories

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

  • During Lindon Days we love to catch fish in the creek in honor of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn! (Maren, 9 years)
  • Huck Finn fishing in creek during Lindon Days with grandsons. (Layne & Kathleen, 12 years)
  • My neighbors are the best the world has to offer! We get together for BBQs in the summer and have incredible memories with them! (Sheron, 14 years)
  • When we moved here 30 years ago, there was not even a stoplight on state street at the Kneaders intersection. It has grown so much in just 30 years! We felt like we had really moved to the country. We laughed when we saw a church building on the east side with a sign that said, “Please don’t park your horses on the lawn.” We thought, “Wow, we’re really in the country now.” Everybody had a garden back in those days. Many expert gardeners. (Linda, 30 years)
  • I have 40+ years worth. (DeAnn, 44 years)

Lindon’s Future

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

  • More apartments and condos. Busier roads and Lindon will probably need to add a couple more schools. (Maren, 9 years)
  • I believe our comparatively large property sizes will attract a lot of wealthier individuals, buying the property, building a large home that takes up most of the space. Maybe not in 10 years, but I see it becoming a “rich person’s community,” like Holladay, that’s difficult to price into. (Amy, 10 years)
  • Hopefully not at all. (Meg, 10 years)
  • Too many people, less farm land. (Layne & Kathleen, 12 years)
  • Too much high density housing creates issues. I’m afraid it’s going to get rough on the west side. (Sheron, 14 years)
  • Probably too many people. (Rachel, 20 years)
  • With all the multi unit homes being built, it will definitely get busier. It’s sad to see the wide open spaces disappear. We have loved having a 1/2 acre lot and the way our homes are spread out. (Linda, 30 years)
  • Losing the Little Bit Of Country Style. (DeAnn, 44 years)

Lindon Facts

Any other interesting facts about Lindon?

  • Bird watching by Utah Lake is phenomenal. (Layne & Kathleen, 12 years)
  • The people are the greatest! (Sheron, 14 years)
  • The name of the city is spelled wrong, it’s supposed to be Linden, like the tree. (Mercedes, 20 years)
  • We have loved it here and feel very blessed to raise our six children here. My husband teaches at Oak Canyon Junior High and has really enjoyed the students there. (Linda, 30 years)
  • Was started as farming area- known as Stringtown. An original home is the red brick house by Ace Rents (though the Historical Committee won’t recognize). (DeAnn, 44 years)