January 7, 2018

Midway, Utah

Life in Midway, Utah, explained by people who’ve lived in Midway:

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Midway Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Midway?

  • Location. (Eileen, 1 month)
  • The vibe. (Pam, 4 months)
  • Small town feel. (Jeannie, 3 years)
  • The views. (Kaitlyn, 3 years)
  • The endless beauty! (Julie, 5 years)
  • The traditions and small town events. (Erika, 6 years)
  • Small town USA! (Cheryl, 6 years)
  • The people. (Kate, 10 years)
  • You know most people. Tight knit community. (Kaitlyn, 14 years)
  • Clean air. (Joyce, 16 years)
  • The beauty of it. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • The beauty. (Sandra, 27 years)
  • Scenery and peaceful feeling. (Julie, 29 years)
  • Small town. Scenery. (Adam, 30 years)
  • Being able to raise my family on the property I grew up on. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • Small town. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • The small town atmosphere. (Janette, 45 years)
  • Its rural atmosphere and the people. (Gayle, 50 years)

Midway Least Favorites

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

  • The association needs to find common ground, work for the interest of the community, and let the petty personal issues go. (Eileen, 1 month)
  • Petrol prices. (Pam, 4 months)
  • Increasing traffic. (Jeannie, 3 years)
  • The fast development. (Kaitlyn, 3 years)
  • Growing. (Julie, 5 years)
  • The cost of living that is continuing to increase. (Erika, 6 years)
  • Growing fast. (Cheryl, 6 years)
  • The wish for people to over build and ruin our small town. (Kate, 10 years)
  • Fast growth. (Kaitlyn, 14 years)
  • Discourteous drivers common to Utah. (Joyce, 16 years)
  • Swiss Days congestion. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • Lack of diversity, lack of bike/running paths. (Sandra, 27 years)
  • Snow. (Julie, 29 years)
  • Growth. (Adam, 30 years)
  • Some of the people who have moved here in the past 25 years. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • Traffic light. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • The growth. (Janette, 45 years)
  • Promoters who have nothing to give Midway only here for the “Take”. (Gayle, 50 years)

Midway Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Midway?

  • Skiing and hiking. (Eileen, 1 month)
  • Eat the best Chicken Sandwich in the world at Filler’up Coffee Station, swim in the warm natural crater. (Pam, 4 months)
  • Ice skating, local shops and hiking. (Jeannie, 3 years)
  • Hiking, eating, ice skating. (Kaitlyn, 3 years)
  • Hike, golf, fish. (Julie, 5 years)
  • Golfing at Wasatch State Park, dirt biking up Snake Creek, Ice Castles, ice skating, the Creche Exhibit… there is always something going on in the community. (Erika, 6 years)
  • Swiss Days, crater, hiking, biking, fishing, horse back riding, swimming, boating, living. (Cheryl, 6 years)
  • Hiking, fishing, biking, cross country skiing, golf, eating. (Kate, 10 years)
  • Hiking. (Kaitlyn, 14 years)
  • Eating out. Bicycling and hiking. (Joyce, 16 years)
  • Golf, fish, hike, bike. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • Hiking, fishing, golfing. (Sandra, 27 years)
  • Fly fish. (Adam, 30 years)
  • Light off sky lanterns on Christmas eve. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • Hike. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • Biking, walking, just relaxing. (Janette, 45 years)
  • Garden, swim, hike. ride horses. visit, enjoy musical events, hike, boat, hunt, fish. (Gayle, 50 years)

Midway’s Reputation

What’s Midway known for?

  • Small town, close knit community. (Eileen, 1 month)
  • Swiss Days. (Pam, 4 months)
  • Swiss heritage. (Jeannie, 3 years)
  • Zermatt. (Kaitlyn, 3 years)
  • Swiss. (Julie, 5 years)
  • The Swiss Heritage. (Erika, 6 years)
  • Swiss Days. (Cheryl, 6 years)
  • Swiss Days. (Kate, 10 years)
  • Swiss Days. (Kaitlyn, 14 years)
  • Swiss Days. (Joyce, 16 years)
  • Swiss Days, ice castles. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • Swiss Days. (Sandra, 27 years)
  • Swiss Days. (Julie, 29 years)
  • Swiss Days. (Adam, 30 years)
  • Cow crap on the roads in the spring. Ice castles. The crater / homestead. Swiss Days. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • Swiss days, beauty. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • Hot springs (now gone). (Janette, 45 years)
  • Beauty, Swiss Days, Clean air. (Gayle, 50 years)

Midway Crime

What’s the crime like in Midway?

  • Not sure. I feel very safe. (Pam, 4 months)
  • I don’t know… I’ve heard of a few robberies. (Jeannie, 3 years)
  • Low. (Kaitlyn, 3 years)
  • Low crime. (Julie, 5 years)
  • Pretty uneventful, the minor things that do happen become “big news”. (Erika, 6 years)
  • There is some crime, but hardly any. (Cheryl, 6 years)
  • Car break ins, stollen bikes. (Kate, 10 years)
  • Low crime. (Kaitlyn, 14 years)
  • Low. (Joyce, 16 years)
  • More than is known by most. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • None. (Sandra, 27 years)
  • Minor. (Adam, 30 years)
  • Next to none, with the exception of the dude that robbed the bank last summer. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • Not too bad yet. (Janette, 45 years)
  • Sadly, is increasing and has taken our law enforcement people by surprise. People need to be more careful and help the Police watch our neighborhoods. (Gayle, 50 years)

Midway Advice

Any advice for people moving to Midway?

  • Eat the best Chicken Sandwich in the world at Filler’up Coffee Station. (Pam, 4 months)
  • Keep it small and local. (Jeannie, 3 years)
  • It’s pretty wonderful. (Kaitlyn, 3 years)
  • Be willing to serve, and continue to keep this community the friendly, inviting city that it is currently. (Erika, 6 years)
  • Don’t! (Cheryl, 6 years)
  • Please don’t. (Kate, 10 years)
  • Buy more land, not just enough for a house. (Kaitlyn, 14 years)
  • Go back home. (Joyce, 16 years)
  • No matter how long you live here you will never be “from here” unless you were born here. Don’t be offended. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • Don’t move here. (Sandra, 27 years)
  • Try to limit growth. (Adam, 30 years)
  • Don’t! (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • Don’t. (Janette, 45 years)
  • Please bring something positive to share, but don’t try to change all of our history and life styles with your big city ideas. (Gayle, 50 years)

Midway Stories

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

  • The best chicken sandwich in the world at Filler’up Coffee Station. Taking my visiting British friends to Filler’up Coffee Station. (Pam, 4 months)
  • Ice skating, ice castles and sleigh ride. (Jeannie, 3 years)
  • I’m a teacher at Midway Elementary and my favorite part each year is telling my students where I live and inviting them to come visit me as they are out trick-or-treating on Halloween. It has become my favorite holiday, because I now get current students, as well as all my past students trick-or-treating each year. (Erika, 6 years)
  • Watching a huge bull moose cross the Provo. The elk migration. The views!! Eagles. New born calves in the fields. Soldier Hollow events. Cowboy poetry. (Kate, 10 years)
  • Fireworks are fun for the kids. For all! (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • Riding horses to the Timp freeze for a tiger burger. (Sandra, 27 years)
  • Just small town experiences. (Adam, 30 years)
  • Love serving with my fellow old timers at Swiss Days. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • I have enjoyed singing with different choruses and participating with the Midway Boosters during Swiss days. Crazy times while serving as an EMT and being a rodeo mom. Loved it all. (Gayle, 50 years)

Midway’s Future

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

  • It will expand, possibly lose some of its small-town charm. (Pam, 4 months)
  • Get bigger. (Jeannie, 3 years)
  • I think that Heber is trying to expand into Midway, but I think Midway should stay small. There will probably be way too many apartments and you won’t even be able to get out of your house in Swiss Days. (Kaitlyn, 3 years)
  • More people will move here, Main Street will continue to grow, but hopefully the community continues to be involved, and support each other and know we all want the same things. A beautiful place where we can raise a family and make memories. (Erika, 6 years)
  • Unfortunately I think it will be over built and get crowded. (Kate, 10 years)
  • It will grow a crazy amount; and it will become busier and more dangerous for locals to walk places. (Kaitlyn, 14 years)
  • Growth will be too much, it will no longer be a small town. (Joyce, 16 years)
  • Massive growth. Get ready. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • More development, less open space. (Sandra, 27 years)
  • It will grow, without constraints. (Adam, 30 years)
  • Lots of new growth. Park City junior. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • Its going to get too big, small town will be gone! (Janette, 45 years)
  • It will grow too fast and the rural atmosphere will cave in to “modern’ ideas when most of us older folks are gone. (Gayle, 50 years)

Midway Facts

Any other interesting facts about Midway?

  • On one if the golf courses there is a fabulous lone grave of a pioneer, polygamist, poet who asked to be buried sitting up so that he could always see the beautiful sunrise. (Pam, 4 months)
  • Touristy, but not overwhelmingly so, except for during Sundance and Swiss Days. (Kaitlyn, 3 years)
  • Swiss Days is a small event held each year (🤣). (Erika, 6 years)
  • Memorial hill and the hot pots. (Joyce, 16 years)
  • I never want to live anywhere else. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • Limit lot sizes. (Adam, 30 years)
  • We used to ride snowmobiles on center street and carried guns in our trucks to school. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • How it was named, why the Swiss people located here. Some things I cannot share as a retired nurse and wife of a police officer. People on the most part are great and loving. MIDWAY TO HEAVEN Is our motto. (Gayle, 50 years)