January 26, 2018

Nibley, Utah

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

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Nibley Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Nibley?

  • The small-town feel, the mountains. (Kali, 2 years)
  • The nice people who live here. (Lorrie, 2 years)
  • We have been so, so impressed with the recreation program. Also, there was a water crisis a few years ago and it was so well-managed. (Stacey, 5 years)
  • Space and location that we can have our animals. (Ali, 6 years)
  • Community feel, everyone knows everyone and family oriented. (Jennalee, 6.5 years)
  • The quiet rural neighborhood. (Darren Tarr, 8 years)
  • Great neighborhood, friendly. (Kaylyn, 9 years)
  • Quiet. (Anonymous, 10 years)
  • Small town feel, but still close to town and shopping. (Jessica, 10 years)
  • Small town close to everything. (Anonymous, 11 years)
  • Small town feel. (Lisa, 12 years)
  • Young families. (Anonymous, 13 years)
  • Family atmosphere. (Shauna, 14 years)
  • Everyone is happy and nice. We’re all together. (Brandon, 15 years)
  • The people. (Sandra, 15 years)

Nibley Least Favorites

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

  • The smell. (Kali, 2 years)
  • Some time there is a strong manure odor, but not too often. (Lorrie, 2 years)
  • Stinky fields sometimes. (Stacey, 5 years)
  • Being overly restricted on horses and what you can or cannot have in your yard or your property. (Ali, 6 years)
  • Not enough walking paths, also we need a splash pad. (Jennalee, 6.5 years)
  • No trails for rollerblading or cycling. (Darren Tarr, 8 years)
  • Not very many stores or restaurants close. (Kaylyn, 9 years)
  • My neighbors. (Anonymous, 10 years)
  • How fast it is growing. (Anonymous, 11 years)
  • Too much growth. (Lisa, 12 years)
  • Highway access unsafe. (Anonymous, 13 years)
  • When the city started accepting smaller lots and I’m not looking forward to the housing complex that is going to be built near Heritage Park possibly affecting the fireflies. Nibley is starting to turn from a town on the country to a bigger city itself. (Shauna, 14 years)
  • Some people don’t do their end of keeping things looking good and nice. (Brandon, 15 years)
  • The smell of Miller’s meat packing plant. (Sandra, 15 years)

Nibley Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Nibley?

  • The town newsletter has some super fun ideas. If we had snow, there were plans to open a Nordic track. (Kali, 2 years)
  • The live nativity. (Lorrie, 2 years)
  • Heritage days are so fun! (Stacey, 5 years)
  • Attend school and community events. (Jennalee, 6.5 years)
  • City activities. (Darren Tarr, 8 years)
  • The Park, ride bikes trails. (Kaylyn, 9 years)
  • Ballparks, playgrounds. (Jessica, 10 years)
  • Children’s play. (Anonymous, 11 years)
  • Parks, heritage days. (Lisa, 12 years)
  • Parks and rec. (Anonymous, 13 years)
  • Outdoor activities such as biking, running, parks, youth sports. (Shauna, 14 years)
  • See the fireflies at night. (Brandon, 15 years)
  • Nibley heritage days, walking, get together with friends, spend time at the park. (Sandra, 15 years)

Nibley’s Reputation

What’s Nibley known for?

  • Nice people. (Kali, 2 years)
  • It’s a nice place to live. (Ali, 6 years)
  • Family atmosphere with a country feel. (Jennalee, 6.5 years)
  • Being quiet. (Darren Tarr, 8 years)
  • Great house prices. (Kaylyn, 9 years)
  • Crime. (Anonymous, 10 years)
  • Old farming community. (Lisa, 12 years)
  • Growth. (Anonymous, 13 years)
  • It’s togetherness. (Brandon, 15 years)
  • Open space, farm land. (Sandra, 15 years)

Nibley Crime

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

  • Petty theft. (Kali, 2 years)
  • Not much crime that we have seen or heard about. (Lorrie, 2 years)
  • I have only heard of a few thefts in my neighborhood there are a lot of domestic disputes and crazy drivers. (Ali, 6 years)
  • Not bad at all. (Jennalee, 6.5 years)
  • Decent in my area but has gotten worse in the past year. (Darren Tarr, 8 years)
  • Not really any. (Kaylyn, 9 years)
  • A lot lately. (Anonymous, 10 years)
  • Hit and miss. When living on busier roads we had no problem. (Jessica, 10 years)
  • Burglaries. (Lisa, 12 years)
  • Car vandalism occasionally. (Anonymous, 13 years)
  • I think it’s low. There have been a few isolated incidents but I feel there isn’t a hot spot. (Shauna, 14 years)
  • Not bad at all, occasionally there is some stupid vandalizer. (Brandon, 15 years)
  • Low crime rate, drug use, but not sure how much. (Sandra, 15 years)

Nibley Advice

Any advice for people moving to Nibley?

  • Love where you live. (Kali, 2 years)
  • Make sure you know what you’re getting into. What was stated in our homeowner’s contract is not what the city said and the city won. (Ali, 6 years)
  • It’s a great little town. (Jennalee, 6.5 years)
  • Join groups for community activities. (Darren Tarr, 8 years)
  • It is great and watch for the water table if you have a basement. (Kaylyn, 9 years)
  • Different areas of Nibley offer different living styles. There are still some with small lot sizes, and others with large ones. (Shauna, 14 years)
  • Meet your neighbors! Make friends. (Brandon, 15 years)
  • Enjoy the family friendly neighborhoods and nice people here. (Sandra, 15 years)

Nibley Stories

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

  • When we first moved here, I went to the Nibley city offices instead of the townhall. A nice man noticed we were in the wrong spot, directed us to the correct place and gave us a big bag of kettle corn while welcoming us to Nibley. I almost cried! People were not that nice where we moved from! (Kali, 2 years)
  • Seeing the Christmas lights on the homes and watching fireworks. (Ali, 6 years)
  • The day we moved in, all I could smell was cow. I must have gotten used to it for the most part since then, it doesn’t bug me now. (Jennalee, 6.5 years)
  • Outdoor movies during the summer. (Darren Tarr, 8 years)
  • Seeing fireflies for the first time during the summer. We love going to the Easter egg hunt and activities at the park. (Kaylyn, 9 years)
  • Grandparents farm. (Lisa, 12 years)
  • Heritage days is always fun. (Shauna, 14 years)
  • Every year we have heritage days, it’s super fun! (Brandon, 15 years)
  • Nibley heritage days is a good community activity that is enjoyable and brings our community together. (Sandra, 15 years)

Nibley’s Future

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

  • More houses. (Kali, 2 years)
  • I think it will keep growing. (Lorrie, 2 years)
  • Hopefully about the same. I like the space and the agricultural feel that’s a large part of who we are. I moved out of a big city because of all the condos and too many people. Condos and apartments look nice to start but always fall into disrepair and then to low income housing that doesn’t get taken care of. Not that there is anything wrong with low income housing, I just don’t want it ignored across the way from me. (Ali, 6 years)
  • More houses, maybe a little more business popping up. (Jennalee, 6.5 years)
  • Will expand to have more small business and restaurants. (Darren Tarr, 8 years)
  • I think the open space is going to be more limited. (Kaylyn, 9 years)
  • More people. (Anonymous, 10 years)
  • Grow, less of a rural feel. (Anonymous, 11 years)
  • Lots of houses being built. (Lisa, 12 years)
  • If it continues there will be a significant burst in population because of allowing large apartment complexes and small lots. (Shauna, 14 years)
  • More people! (Brandon, 15 years)
  • I think it will grow. (Sandra, 15 years)

Nibley Facts

Any other interesting facts about Nibley?

  • Beautiful views of the mountains and outdoor recreation close by. (Lorrie, 2 years)
  • The community is a good one to raise a family in. (Darren Tarr, 8 years)
  • They are working hard to make Nibley a great place to live. (Kaylyn, 9 years)
  • I’m 4th generation to live in Nibley. (Lisa, 12 years)