Parowan, Utah

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

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Parowan Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Parowan?

  • The people. (Billie Jo, 4 years)
  • No stop lights. Good people. (Michael, 4 years)
  • The traditions. (Sherrie, 4 years)
  • Small, quiet, patriotic. (Shannon, 6 years)
  • It’s peaceful. (Sasha, 8 years)
  • My neighbors, the weather, I live across the street from an open lot and see deer all the time, plus the wild turkeys when they roam. We have a lot of businesses here for such a small town. (Madeline, 10 years)
  • The small town feel/the people. (Phillip, 11 years)
  • The amazing people. (Joseph, 12 years)
  • Good friends. (Anonymous, 30 years)

Parowan Least Favorites

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

  • Nothing. (Billie Jo, 4 years)
  • Snow. (Michael, 4 years)
  • Nothing to do… (Sherrie, 4 years)
  • Access to entertainment, restaurants, shopping. (Shannon, 6 years)
  • Nothing, I love it. (Sasha, 8 years)
  • The cinnamon roll thing/we are the Mormon Mother town, good enough for me. (Phillip, 11 years)
  • Not very many trails. (Joseph, 12 years)
  • Feeling a necessity to be involved in everything. Sometimes things like basketball, etc. don’t function, unless every able body participates. It creates busy-ness in every season. (Anonymous, 30 years)

Parowan Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Parowan?

  • Go hiking. (Billie Jo, 4 years)
  • Go hiking. (Michael, 4 years)
  • Parades. (Sherrie, 4 years)
  • When I was there I spent a lot of time with friends just hanging out or dragging Main. (Shannon, 6 years)
  • The gap and Heritage Park. (Sasha, 8 years)
  • I love the outdoors and adventuring, there are a lot of places to go in such a small area. (Madeline, 10 years)
  • The Parowan roller-coaster. (Phillip, 11 years)
  • Valentines Peak hike. (Joseph, 12 years)
  • Outdoor sports, indoor sports and a couple minimalist parks. (Anonymous, 30 years)

Parowan’s Reputation

What’s Parowan known for?

  • The mothertown. (Billie Jo, 4 years)
  • History. (Michael, 4 years)
  • Mother town. (Sherrie, 4 years)
  • Friendly, small, clean. (Shannon, 6 years)
  • Being the mother town. (Sasha, 8 years)
  • The Mother Town and Tree City USA. (Madeline, 10 years)
  • Mormon Mother town. (Phillip, 11 years)
  • The great people. (Joseph, 12 years)
  • Heritage. (Anonymous, 30 years)

Parowan Crime

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

  • None that I know of. (Billie Jo, 4 years)
  • What crime? (Michael, 4 years)
  • What crime!! (Sherrie, 4 years)
  • I hear there is a drug problem there now. (Shannon, 6 years)
  • Drugs and a couple robberies. (Sasha, 8 years)
  • I haven’t seen much! (Madeline, 10 years)
  • Very safe besides the occasional delinquent kid. (Phillip, 11 years)
  • No crime. (Joseph, 12 years)
  • Not touted, not popular, but existing and real. I don’t see any hot spots, just spread out around town. (Anonymous, 30 years)

Parowan Advice

Any advice for people moving to Parowan?

  • Get to know your neighbors. (Michael, 4 years)
  • Don’t come to town and want to change Parowan. (Sherrie, 4 years)
  • Don’t be offended if it takes a while to make friends. Most people have family around and that’s who they hang out with. (Shannon, 6 years)
  • Don’t be upset it’s small. (Sasha, 8 years)
  • It’s a great place to live and raise kids! There are a lot of activities in the community whether you are old or young. Don’t buy land near the creek, we don’t know what the Spring runoff will do after the fire in Brian Head. Thank goodness we have not had a heavy snowfall this year so far. (Madeline, 10 years)
  • Welcome to Mayberry. (Phillip, 11 years)
  • At first it may be hard to find your place in Parowan, but you will find it and you will love it! (Joseph, 12 years)
  • Get involved. Because of the size of the town, individuals are hardly ‘cut’ from teams, so find something you enjoy and go for it. The town has volunteer positions, the local churches have volunteer opportunities, and the schools have clubs and activities that almost anyone can be a part of. Appreciate the heritage for what it is, and find a way to make a good thing, even better. (Anonymous, 30 years)

Parowan Stories

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

  • Just love how nice the people are here. (Billie Jo, 4 years)
  • Being full time missionaries. (Michael, 4 years)
  • The people here are so friendly! (Sherrie, 4 years)
  • I always loved homecoming week, Thanksgiving feast at the school, singing Christmas carols in the hallways at school, Parowan’s birthday celebration, the parades, sledding, etc. (Shannon, 6 years)
  • Parowan birthday. (Sasha, 8 years)
  • Right after I moved here the kids went to a football game on their bikes, we went to check on them and couldn’t find them, so we came back home to see if they were here…on the way we smelled a skunk and followed the scent all the way to the house where the kids had gotten home and proceeded to run through the whole house smelling of skunk looking for us! Yes, they had gotten sprayed on their legs riding their bike…hahaha they thought it was a cat! The store was closed, thank goodness I had a can of Tomato sauce and put them in the small shower in our 5th wheel as we were remodeling the house and had no shower in there. (Madeline, 10 years)
  • Cracking heads under friday night lights. I played football in high school and I love how supportive the community was of its youth. (Phillip, 11 years)
  • I love running down Main Street as people honk and wave as I passed! (Joseph, 12 years)
  • Waking up to the canons at sunrise on July 4th. (Anonymous, 30 years)

Parowan’s Future

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

  • More people moving in to escape the large cities. (Michael, 4 years)
  • A lot more homes will be built. (Sherrie, 4 years)
  • I don’t think Parowan will change much. (Shannon, 6 years)
  • Get bigger. (Sasha, 8 years)
  • It will get a little bit bigger, some of the older buildings will be torn down/remade. (Phillip, 11 years)
  • I think/hope we will stay as a very strong knit small town, but with an addition of new characters as well. (Joseph, 12 years)
  • Not a lot. Hopefully there is a lot of remodeling of our gorgeous old homes, as the homes recycle from old to young. (Anonymous, 30 years)

Parowan Facts

Any other interesting facts about Parowan?

  • Mouther town of southern Utah. (Michael, 4 years)
  • Parowan is the mother town of Utah. (Sasha, 8 years)
  • The is a lot of Heritage here and the residents take great honor in that! Talk to anyone of the old-timers who were raised here. (Madeline, 10 years)