Mantua, Utah

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Mantua Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Mantua?

  • Small town feel, it’s beautiful. (Jason, I lived in Mantua for 2 years, but will be back soon)
  • How close the community is, and it’s beauty! (Anonymous, 2.5 years)
  • The small town feel while still being close to convenient shopping. (Ben, 5 years)
  • Small town community feel. (J, 6 years)
  • Little town. (Lissa, 7 years)
  • The small town feel. (Paige, 11 years)
  • The beauty of the valley. (Jenise, 20 years)
  • The safety and unity of the town. (Carson, 23 years)
  • My good neighbors and friends. (Sherri, 30 years)
  • My home. (Carol, 34 years)
  • The beautiful surroundings and the love in this little town. (Jalyn, 37 years)
  • Peacefulness. (Shirley, 38 years)

Mantua Least Favorites

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

  • Long winters, getting crowded. (Jason, 2 years)
  • Closed mindedness about change or how things have to/need to be done. Most of our voices are never heard. A few people seem to run the town. (Anonymous, 2.5 years)
  • Open land is being repurposed for housing. (Ben, 5 years)
  • Small town politics. (J, 6 years)
  • Big brother always watching. (Lissa, 7 years)
  • The rapid growth and construction. I understand that growth is inevitable, but it is affecting air quality having so many houses and machines and construction equipment all in a small area. (Paige, 11 years)
  • Some of the laws are strange. (Jenise, 20 years)
  • Nothing. (Carson, 23 years)
  • Growing faster than we can get to know people. (Sherri, 30 years)
  • Snow. (Carol, 34 years)
  • Snow. (Jalyn, 37 years)
  • Long winters. (Shirley, 38 years)

Mantua Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Mantua?

  • Little valley days, fishing, ride ATVs, camping. (Jason, 2 years)
  • The Lake, driving up in the hills. (Anonymous, 2.5 years)
  • Mountain biking, water sports, hiking, camping, sledding, fishing, snowmobiling… and the list goes on. (Ben, 5 years)
  • The lake, Little Valley Days. (J, 6 years)
  • Camping. The little valley store. That’s about it. (Lissa, 7 years)
  • ATV, boating, hiking, fishing. (Paige, 11 years)
  • Halloween. Playing at the lake. 4 Wheeling. Fireworks. (Jenise, 20 years)
  • Sunday walks, hikes, the lake, camping, visiting neighbors. (Carson, 23 years)
  • Hiking, my biking, paddle boarding. (Sherri, 30 years)
  • Atv riding. (Carol, 34 years)
  • Water sports. (Jalyn, 37 years)
  • Walking. (Shirley, 38 years)

Mantua’s Reputation

What’s Mantua known for?

  • The reservoir, little valley days, camping. (Jason, 2 years)
  • The Reservoir, the speed trap, it’s beauty and seclusion. (Anonymous, 2.5 years)
  • Catching speeding automobiles, fishing. (Ben, 5 years)
  • Cop on the highway. (J, 6 years)
  • Little town. (Lissa, 7 years)
  • The reservoir, the retired police officer nicknamed ‘Robo Cop’. (Paige, 11 years)
  • Speeding tickets. (Jenise, 20 years)
  • Robocop. (Carson, 23 years)
  • Good peaceful people. (Sherri, 30 years)
  • Our ex cop. (Carol, 34 years)
  • Our police. (Jalyn, 37 years)
  • Friendly people. (Shirley, 38 years)

Mantua Crime

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

  • Not much except excessive speed everywhere and not much done about it! (Anonymous, 2.5 years)
  • Low crime. (Ben, 5 years)
  • Docs Flat, sometimes the lake. (J, 6 years)
  • No idea. (Paige, 11 years)
  • Never personally been affected. Not aware of any crimes. (Jenise, 20 years)
  • From what I hear, it is happening at the campgrounds including the country store campground and in the new developments on the south end. I don’t currently live there, but that’s what family is telling me. (Carson, 23 years)
  • Less than other places, however we have had some scary situations so please take precaution. (Sherri, 30 years)
  • Like any other small communities. We have our issues. (Carol, 34 years)
  • I’m sure there is, but not aware of any. (Jalyn, 37 years)
  • Don’t know of any crime. (Shirley, 38 years)

Mantua Advice

Any advice for people moving to Mantua?

  • It’s beautiful, the communist awesome, getting things to change here or having your voice heard is futile. (Anonymous, 2.5 years)
  • Be involved in the community. (Ben, 5 years)
  • Be ready for COLD temps, lots of snow and involved neighbors. (J, 6 years)
  • Get ready for people to be in your business. (Lissa, 7 years)
  • If you are building a home, clean up you construction debris! It is getting out of hand, it’s all over the fields. New homeowners need to be held responsible for the ridiculous amount of trash that has blown all over 😬 also, don’t try to change the small town dynamic. The residents who have lived here a long time are worried that the new residents will try to turn us into a Park City or something. (Paige, 11 years)
  • Get to know your neighbors. Don’t be cliquish. (Jenise, 20 years)
  • Just don’t move to Mantua. We need to keep it small. (Carson, 23 years)
  • This is the mountains it is going to get cold! You might see rattle snakes, mountain lions, coyote, deer and moose. We have been a close town, let’s be a peaceable people good neighbors and friends. (Sherri, 30 years)
  • If your going to build make sure you have a good lawyer. (Carol, 34 years)
  • Be involved, and get to know your neighbors. (Jalyn, 37 years)
  • You will love it. (Shirley, 38 years)

Mantua Stories

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

  • Every year family gathers for Little Valley Days. (Jason, 2 years)
  • Lake day’s. How the community rally’s via tragedy. The recent Memorial ride that took place for Trent Thinnes. (Anonymous, 2.5 years)
  • Little Valley Days is always fun to attend. (Ben, 5 years)
  • Camping. (Lissa, 7 years)
  • I’ve had a lot of wonderful memories. (Paige, 11 years)
  • It’s a lifetime of experiences- neighbors servicing others, little valley days, summers on the lake, church activities, Dutch oven cook outs, and beautiful mornings where wildlife strolls through town. (Carson, 23 years)
  • Before the path around the lake or boat docks there was an old boat dock out past the bridge our children and I spent days out there swimming we had an old water bed blown up they used to jump on to to launch each other. (Sherri, 30 years)
  • Little valley days are fun. (Carol, 34 years)
  • Joining the fire department with two other women First women, Little valley days, and knowing our children were always safe no matter how late they were out playing night games. (Jalyn, 37 years)
  • One winter the snow was so deep the kids could climb up to the garage roof on the snowbank and slide down. (Shirley, 38 years)

Mantua’s Future

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

  • It’s growing and it’s hard to keep up with the growth, but the community mostly loves one another so change is good. It seems like most who have been here all their lives are resisting and resistant to any change. (Anonymous, 2.5 years)
  • I think it will increase in population. There will be more parks, but less open land. It will always have a small town feel with great people who serve each other. (Ben, 5 years)
  • It will grow, double in size actually. (J, 6 years)
  • Grow. (Lissa, 7 years)
  • It will have a lot more residents. (Paige, 11 years)
  • More people. Triple in size. (Jenise, 20 years)
  • It will out grow it’s capacity and Brigham City will have to take over. (Carson, 23 years)
  • From a town to a city hoping not to get big businesses up here. (Sherri, 30 years)
  • A lot. I see a lot of growth. I hope they can all feel welcome. (Carol, 34 years)
  • A lot of growth 😩. (Jalyn, 37 years)
  • Huge growth. Maybe even some businesses. (Shirley, 38 years)

Mantua Facts

Any other interesting facts about Mantua?

  • None I can think of. (Anonymous, 2.5 years)
  • Each year, hundreds of people come to take pictures in the poppy fields in the campgrounds. (Ben, 5 years)
  • The growing season is shorter. Most people are related. (Sherri, 30 years)
  • It’s a French name for “beautiful robe”. (Carol, 34 years)
  • My Great Grandparents helped settle Mantua and his black smith barn is still standing along with the home my Grandmother was raised in. (Jalyn, 37 years)
  • Our little lake is shaped like a heart. (Shirley, 38 years)