Perry, Utah

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

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Perry Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Perry?

  • The people and small town feel. (Natalie, 5 years)
  • Safe and quiet. (Eric, 6 years)
  • Nice people with a rural feeling, gorgeous views and surroundings, orchards. (Klay, 6.5 years)
  • Great neighbors, small town. (K, 10 years)
  • Quiet. Great community/always willing to help everyone. (Mandy, 10.5 years)
  • Friendly people. (Julie, 11 years)
  • Quiet and safe. (Dan, 12 years)
  • It’s small, quiet, I like that it isn’t crowded. There’re so many good people here who help out and are so incredibly kind. Perry is definitely my home. (Hallie, 17 years)
  • Small town feel. (Chris, 18 years)
  • Fruit. (Anonymous, 22 years)
  • Where I live. (Alana, 62 years)

Perry Least Favorites

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

  • The highway dividing the city and no fun downtown. I wish they would decrease the speed limit as cars come into Perry and put some more shops. They definitely need some cross walks across the highway. Running and biking paths would be amazing. (Natalie, 5 years)
  • Gravel pit, roads not maintained. (Eric, 6 years)
  • Limited sidewalks for my kids to use going to bus stops during dark winter mornings. (Klay, 6.5 years)
  • Not having a home improvement store closer. (K, 10 years)
  • Needs a dedicated walkway next to 1200 west. (Julie, 11 years)
  • City road planning. (Dan, 12 years)
  • The speed limit, or getting into the highway turning left. (Hallie, 17 years)
  • The streets are not very logically laid out– it’s hard to get anywhere in Perry without having to go on the highway. (Chris, 18 years)
  • Not enough stores. (Anonymous, 22 years)
  • How it’s growing. (Alana, 62 years)

Perry Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Perry?

  • Perry Ice, hiking, biking, great burger shops, fruit stands. (Natalie, 5 years)
  • Hiking, 4th of July festivities, gun range. (Klay, 6.5 years)
  • Maddox. City Park. Heritage Theater. (K, 10 years)
  • The park activities they have during the summer. (Mandy, 10.5 years)
  • Movies, fruit stands. (Julie, 11 years)
  • Theater (movie and live play), parks. (Dan, 12 years)
  • Fourth of July celebration. (Chris, 18 years)
  • The 4th of July Celebration. (Alana, 62 years)

Perry’s Reputation

What’s Perry known for?

  • Fruit stands. (Natalie, 5 years)
  • Fruit stands. (Eric, 6 years)
  • Maddox and fruit stands. (Klay, 6.5 years)
  • Maddox Steak House. (K, 10 years)
  • Maddox. (Julie, 11 years)
  • Peaches. (Dan, 12 years)
  • Maddox, fruit stands, Mormons, Maverick, Walker Cinemas. (Hallie, 17 years)
  • Fruit! (Chris, 18 years)
  • Fruits. (Anonymous, 22 years)
  • It’s Fruit. Maddox Restaurant. (Alana, 62 years)

Perry Crime

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

  • Little that I know of. (Natalie, 5 years)
  • Below average. (Eric, 6 years)
  • Almost non-existent. (Klay, 6.5 years)
  • As far as I know, it doesn’t have much. (K, 10 years)
  • I don’t know, haven’t really heard of any. (Mandy, 10.5 years)
  • Not bad. (Julie, 11 years)
  • Bad in some areas, nonexistent in others. (Dan, 12 years)
  • I don’t know know of any. (Hallie, 17 years)
  • Low crime, but some burglaries recently. (Chris, 18 years)
  • Little. (Anonymous, 22 years)
  • Worse on the east side it seems. (Alana, 62 years)

Perry Advice

Any advice for people moving to Perry?

  • Take care of your yard and house keep Perry clean. (Eric, 6 years)
  • Go to ‘Meet the Candidates’ night and vote based on quality rather than popularity. (Klay, 6.5 years)
  • Get outside and meet your neighbors. (K, 10 years)
  • Nice quiet neighbors always willing to help each other out. (Mandy, 10.5 years)
  • Try for the more rural area. (Julie, 11 years)
  • Enjoy. (Dan, 12 years)
  • Nice, friendly Mormon town. (Anonymous, 22 years)
  • Buy a established home if possible to cut down on new growth. (Alana, 62 years)

Perry Stories

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

  • Seeing a former mayor lambaste a current mayor in a town council meeting and then the mayor responding in the city newsletter was really strange to me. (Klay, 6.5 years)
  • I love watching the parade and seeing all the tractors in it. (K, 10 years)
  • Heritage theater for musicals. (Julie, 11 years)
  • None come to mind, it’s a nice, quiet place. (Dan, 12 years)
  • I have always loved the community feeling at the July 4th parade. (Chris, 18 years)
  • Having to walk to Brigham as a young child, and going to the fruit stands. (Anonymous, 22 years)
  • Just being able to grow up here, the freedom we had as kids to roam wherever we wanted without fear, and boy, did I, in ponds catching minnows, frogs or snakes, our 4th of July had a miniature Rodeo then, our potluck dinners were delicious! Everybody knew everybody. (Alana, 62 years)

Perry’s Future

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

  • It will grow too much with too many people. (Natalie, 5 years)
  • Bigger, less safe. (Eric, 6 years)
  • Hopefully with well-planned growth and a more robust business district that still maintains a small-town atmosphere. (Klay, 6.5 years)
  • More growth of houses, and less orchards. (K, 10 years)
  • Many more houses. (Julie, 11 years)
  • Double in growth as farmers retire and housing prices stay low. (Dan, 12 years)
  • Lots more houses and families, hopefully more businesses too. (Chris, 18 years)
  • Overgrow its limits. (Anonymous, 22 years)
  • Sadly more growth, less people knowing or caring about each other. (Alana, 62 years)

Perry Facts

Any other interesting facts about Perry?

  • There’s possibly a missing cemetery in the city limits. (Klay, 6.5 years)
  • You can keep chickens, but not ducks. (K, 10 years)
  • Lovely history. (Julie, 11 years)
  • Maddox, famous fruit stands. (Anonymous, 22 years)
  • My house was a store for the Japanese who were working at the cannery below it. In the east 1940’s my Mom always used to say she had never picked up so many red buttons in her life, when they bought it. (Alana, 62 years)