Manti, Utah

What life in Manti, Utah is like, explained by people who live(d) in Manti:

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Manti Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Manti?

  • The people. (Kaylie, 1 year in Manti, 10 years in area)
  • Quiet, pretty, mountains closeby. (Zane, 1 year)
  • My family (fiance and baby) are with me. Otherwise, I do not enjoy living here, but I make the most of it. The park is alright and the single convenient store is 24/7. (Daniela, 2 years)
  • My neighbors!!! (Megs, 2 years)
  • My 1890 home. (Barbara, 10 years)
  • Raising my children. (Misty, 12 years)
  • The community. (Tara, 14 years)
  • Close family. (Kristy, 20 years)
  • It is quiet. (Robin, 21 years)
  • Seeing the temple, mountains and rural life. (Amy, 22 years)
  • Community. (Kristy, 30 years)
  • Quiet little town. (Starla, 37 years)

Manti Least Favorites

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

  • The upkeep of the city (roads, sidewalks, curb and gutter, parks). (Kaylie, 1 year)
  • Lack of industry, business, commerce. (Zane, 1 year)
  • The mean dogs running around and lack of variety in places to “get out of the house.” (Daniela, 2 years)
  • There’s no advanced placement programs for smart children. (Megs, 2 years)
  • Lack of medical care. (Barbara, 10 years)
  • Small town gossip. (Misty, 12 years)
  • It’s small. (Tara, 14 years)
  • Lack of activities. (Kristy, 20 years)
  • Local leaders throwing away money on unnecessary projects like a pool or ballpark. (Robin, 21 years)
  • The variety of stores available. (Amy, 22 years)
  • Cliques. (Kristy, 30 years)
  • Turkey fertilizer smell. (Starla, 37 years)

Manti Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Manti?

  • Pool. (Kaylie, 1 year)
  • Fishing, shooting, camping. (Zane, 1 year)
  • For kids there is the swimming pool/park. Mountain ATVing. (Daniela, 2 years)
  • The swimming pool is fun in the summer. The canyon is super close and is full of fun things: camping, fishing, hiking, four wheeler rides, snowmobile rides… (Megs, 2 years)
  • You are kidding. (Barbara, 10 years)
  • Playing in the mountains, shooting guns. (Misty, 12 years)
  • Watch or be in the pageant. (Tara, 14 years)
  • Mountains. (Kristy, 20 years)
  • Explore the mountains. (Robin, 21 years)
  • Ride motorcycles/4 wheelers, swimming pool. (Amy, 22 years)
  • Camping and fishing. (Kristy, 30 years)
  • Ha Ha, you’re funny. Order pizza. (Starla, 37 years)

Manti’s Reputation

What’s Manti known for?

  • The temple. (Kaylie, 1 year)
  • Mormon miracle pageant, lds temple. (Zane, 1 year)
  • Temple. Mormon pageant. (Daniela, 2 years)
  • The beautiful LDS temple. (Megs, 2 years)
  • Long original Main Street and the Manti Temple. (Barbara, 10 years)
  • The Mormon Temple. (Misty, 12 years)
  • The temple. (Tara, 14 years)
  • Temple, turkeys, polygamy, rattlesnakes. (Charity, 20 years)
  • Temple. (Kristy, 20 years)
  • The Mormon Miracle Pageant. (Robin, 21 years)
  • The Mormon Miracle Pageant, Manti Temple. (Amy, 22 years)
  • Temple. (Kristy, 30 years)
  • The Templars. (Starla, 37 years)

Manti Crime

What’s the crime like in Manti?

  • I think pretty low. (Kaylie, 1 year)
  • Not much as of yet. (Zane, 1 year)
  • Seems low to me. I don’t visibly see any crime, although I get an earful of “crime” happenings from the grapevine. I’ve yet to encounter any. (Daniela, 2 years)
  • Not aware of any. (Barbara, 10 years)
  • Drugs just like anywhere else. (Misty, 12 years)
  • Not really sure. I know there is a drug scene, but it’s not nearly as bad as many other places. There is domestic violence but I imagine it is a fairly average amount, people return purses with everything in them and call you if you leave your credit card in the parking lot. (Charity, 20 years)
  • Mild. (Kristy, 20 years)
  • You’ll get a ticket for the smallest of offenses because there isn’t much crime and law enforcement needs to have something to do. (Robin, 21 years)
  • Druggies mostly. (Starla, 37 years)

Manti Advice

Any advice for people moving to Manti?

  • Great people. (Kaylie, 1 year)
  • Amazon prime is your friend. (Zane, 1 year)
  • If you’re looking for a quiet town with few businesses garnering traffic; if you’re looking to be at the heart of the Mormon Pageant life, then Manti is an okay place. For non-LDS members who are NOT looking to make friends, and be left alone, this is a good place. If you’re non-LDS and looking to meet like minded people in the community, then avoid this place like the plague. You’re better off settling into Ephraim or Mt. Pleasant. (Daniela, 2 years)
  • Winters can be very cold! Be prepared! (Megs, 2 years)
  • You have just turned the clock back. (Barbara, 10 years)
  • Don’t take others’ opinions personal. (Misty, 12 years)
  • Word travels fast. (Tara, 14 years)
  • Move to Ephraim :). (Charity, 20 years)
  • Good luck. (Robin, 21 years)
  • Turkey fertilizer stinks badly. (Starla, 37 years)

Manti Stories

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

  • Riding my motorcycle with my son. (Zane, 1 year)
  • Getting out of town for the day. 😜 (Daniela, 2 years)
  • Skyline Drive. (Barbara, 10 years)
  • All the tourists during the Mormon pageant. It’s crazy all the people that come to Manti. (Misty, 12 years)
  • Holidays are fun. Everyone usually gets involved. (Robin, 21 years)
  • Stayed 37 years… (Starla, 37 years)

Manti’s Future

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

  • Not much. (Kaylie, 1 year)
  • Hopefully get more jobs, more stores, more franchises. (Zane, 1 year)
  • It might have a couple of new business, which would be great. Not really, it hasn’t changed much in 20 years and I don’t believe much change will take place in the foreseeable future. (Daniela, 2 years)
  • It’s bound to get bigger. (Megs, 2 years)
  • Very little. (Barbara, 10 years)
  • Probably not much since the city won’t allow any major business chains in. (Misty, 12 years)
  • No, it’s the same as it was in the 80s. (Kristy, 20 years)
  • It will expand with houses from folks moving here to commute back to the Wasatch for employment. (Robin, 21 years)
  • The street lamps after a while… (Starla, 37 years)

Manti Facts

Any other interesting facts about Manti?

  • There is some cool history here. Oh, and the library isn’t horrible. It could definitely benefit from more material and seating for customers. (Daniela, 2 years)
  • LDS. (Kristy, 20 years)
  • History. (Kristy, 30 years)