Midvale, Utah

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Midvale Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Midvale?

  • It’s pretty central. (Katie, 3 years)
  • Harvest Days. (Christine, 15 years)
  • Harvest Days. It’s not the same place it used to be 15 years ago. Not the safest place anymore. 😥 (Rebecca, 25 years)

Midvale Least Favorites

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

  • Trashy people, lack of traffic lights. (Katie, 3 years)
  • Dilapidation. (Christine, 15 years)
  • It’s not safe. (Rebecca, 25 years)

Midvale Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Midvale?

  • Go to the park. (Katie, 3 years)
  • Joe Morleys is amazing. I loved the old playground at Midvale Elementary with those gorgeous ancient trees until it got plowed down to make a parking lot. (Christine, 15 years)
  • Bowling, Leatherby’s, taco stands. (Rebecca, 25 years)

Midvale’s Reputation

What’s Midvale known for?

  • Crime. (Christine, 15 years)
  • Being Central, Sandlot and now unsafe. (Rebecca, 25 years)

Midvale Crime

What’s the crime like in Midvale?

  • Bad, focused around gas stations. (Katie, 3 years)
  • It’s mostly petty theft, but there have been murders. (Christine, 15 years)
  • It’s everywhere in SLC valley now, including Midvale. But definitely the lower income areas- they can’t always help it. (Rebecca, 25 years)

Midvale Advice

Any advice for people moving to Midvale?

  • It seems to be on the upswing. Now would be the time to buy because it’s still cheap. (Christine, 15 years)
  • Don’t, unless you’re in a gated community. (Rebecca, 25 years)

Midvale Stories

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

  • I liked all the family friendly spaces. When I walked to junior high, my route went from a church, to a graveyard, to a park, to a baseball diamond, to an elementary school before hitting any traffic. It was nice. (Christine, 15 years)
  • Growing up in Midvale was fun. But I wouldn’t raise my own children there. (Rebecca, 25 years)

Midvale’s Future

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

  • Prices and values are rising, which will bring better businesses and more conscientious residents. (Katie, 3 years)
  • It looks like a lot of younger adults who want to turn Midvale into a cute, safe little town, are moving in. It makes me hopeful they will be successful. (Christine, 15 years)
  • For worse or better. 😉 (Rebecca, 25 years)

Midvale Facts

Any other interesting facts about Midvale?

  • Main street used to be adorable before it was overrun with crime. I hope it gets restored. And I miss Vincent Drug. (Christine, 15 years)
  • It’s a very central place in the valley. Everything is close by. (Rebecca, 25 years)