Price, Utah

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Price Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Price?

  • Clean air, so many outdoor things to do. (KayDee, 5 months)
  • Living in a small community. (Emily, 8 months)
  • Small town, people. (Tina, 3 years in Price, 28 years in Carbon County)
  • Activities to do such as International Days, Energy Days, etc. (Ann, 4 years)
  • My husband, close access to mountains. Fishing, camping, and recreation. (Lisa, 4 years)
  • The diversity of people. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • It’s friendly, the most accepting place I have ever lived. (Greg, 5 years)
  • I love living close to the family, who have medical needs. (Elizabeth, 9 years)
  • I love that everything I like to do is only two hours away. (Tiffany, 10 years)
  • The scenery. (Nollie, 14 years)
  • No traffic. 7 minutes to get anywhere, any time of the day. (Anja, 14 years)
  • Loving community. (Isabella, 20 years)
  • Small town. (Susan, 29 years)
  • Small community, people always willing to help out in a time of need with fundraisers and things like that. (Allison, 32 years)
  • Community. (Jaclyn, 34 years)
  • The place where I live. (Pam, 35 years)
  • Small town comforts. (J, 45 years)

Price Least Favorites

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

  • No Sam’s Club, Costco or fabric store. (KayDee, 5 months)
  • It is hard to integrate into a well established area, where most people are related or have known each other for a long time. (Emily, 8 months)
  • Maybe a few more things to do. (Tina, 3 years)
  • Dirty, homes that are old and not cared for and drugs. (Ann, 4 years)
  • Slow progress, dilapidated surroundings, low wages. (Lisa, 4 years)
  • That nothing ever changes or improves and it’s kind of an ugly town. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Economy, and there is no good Chinese food. (Greg, 5 years)
  • The drugs and the lack of things for children to do. (Elizabeth, 9 years)
  • There isn’t a lot to do locally. (Tiffany, 10 years)
  • Not many places to eat out. (Nollie, 14 years)
  • So many! Community government is so backwards. They don’t invest in the community, like a pool, or something the kids need, instead – they squander their mineral royalties on roads. (Anja, 14 years)
  • No where to hang out. (Isabella, 20 years)
  • No choices. (Susan, 29 years)
  • Drugs, lack of opportunities, homelessness. (Allison, 32 years)
  • The drug problem. (Jaclyn, 34 years)
  • Everything. People here are so judgmental, and there are no jobs. (Pam, 35 years)
  • Not much to do around here, especially for kids, and especially in the winter. (J, 45 years)

Price Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Price?

  • Museums, outdoor hikes. (KayDee, 5 months)
  • Nine mile canyon. The museum. Dinomine park. (Emily, 8 months)
  • School activities, hiking, museum, movies, bowling. (Tina, 3 years)
  • Parks, swimming pool, museum. (Ann, 4 years)
  • Going to the mountains to fish, camp, ride ATV, etc. (Lisa, 4 years)
  • Bonfires. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Four wheeling. Wee Playcare for kids. BDac. Museum. Nine Mile. Wedge. (Greg, 5 years)
  • The wave pool, unless it’s summer time – then it’s too packed. The hills, for drives or rides on recreational vehicles. (Elizabeth, 9 years)
  • Hiking/off roading. (Nollie, 14 years)
  • Nothing in Price, out of Price – lots. (Anja, 14 years)
  • Fires, fishing, softball games. (Isabella, 20 years)
  • Wellness center. (Susan, 29 years)
  • Bowling, parks, pool, college and high school sport events. (Allison, 32 years)
  • Anything outdoors, target shooting, hiking, exploring. (Jaclyn, 34 years)
  • Drugs. (Pam, 35 years)
  • Wave pool, bowling, movies, hiking, and fishing. Kids like the skate park. (J, 45 years)

Price’s Reputation

What’s Price known for?

  • County seat of Carbon County! (KayDee, 5 months)
  • Coal mining. (Emily, 8 months)
  • Coal mining. (Tina, 3 years)
  • Unfortunately, drug deals. (Ann, 4 years)
  • Coal mining and drug problems. (Lisa, 4 years)
  • Coal. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Coal. (Greg, 5 years)
  • Coal. (Elizabeth, 9 years)
  • Its outdoor activities. (Nollie, 14 years)
  • Coal. (Anja, 14 years)
  • Coal. (Isabella, 20 years)
  • Coal. (Susan, 29 years)
  • Drugs, sadly. (Allison, 32 years)
  • Coal, small town and drugs. (Jaclyn, 34 years)
  • Drugs and arrests. (Pam, 35 years)
  • Sadly, a lot of drug use. But it is also known as a tight knit community, who rallies for others. (J, 45 years)

Price Crime

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

  • Depends on where you live. I have not seen anything big since moving here. (KayDee, 5 months)
  • Very low crime rate. (Emily, 8 months)
  • Not too high crime, maybe mostly drugs and theft. (Tina, 3 years)
  • Higher crime rate, specific apartments and south of city are worse. (Ann, 4 years)
  • Very little in any spot. (Lisa, 4 years)
  • Lots of drugs and drug-related crimes, especially in East Carbon. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Drug problems. But every place has them. (Greg, 5 years)
  • Horrible! There are tons of thieves, plus druggies leave needles around, or hang out in areas like parks for children. It ranges from place to place, depending on the area income. (Elizabeth, 9 years)
  • The Dinomine park and the Pioneer Park parking lot. (Tiffany, 10 years)
  • A lot of drugs and theft. (Nollie, 14 years)
  • I don’t know. (Isabella, 20 years)
  • Drugs are really bad. (Susan, 29 years)
  • High theft, heavy drug usage. (Allison, 32 years)
  • If you stay away from the trailer parks and the hotels, things aren’t too bad. (Jaclyn, 34 years)
  • Lots of crime. Nothing but drugs here, and there are no activities in the area for kids. (Pam, 35 years)
  • Drug use and theft. (J, 45 years)

Price Advice

Any advice for people moving to Price?

  • It’s a great place to live and raise a family. People complain about drugs, but they are everywhere. You get what you want out of life. (Tina, 3 years)
  • Don’t expect to earn a decent wage. And hopefully, you know people in your degreed field, or you are not getting a good job. (Lisa, 4 years)
  • Don’t expect a lot of beauty, but do expect a lot of great people. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • The economy is stagnant, but hopefully that is changing. If you have a firm opportunity, you won’t ever regret coming. (Greg, 5 years)
  • Keep everything locked up. Water is expensive. But it’s a nice place if you love the outdoors or go to the university. (Elizabeth, 9 years)
  • You better be used to older houses. (Tiffany, 10 years)
  • Don’t waste your time inside. (Nollie, 14 years)
  • There are a lot of tweakers, and the community has given up the war on drugs. If you value your kids, you need to Parent if you move to Price. (Anja, 14 years)
  • It’s what you make it. (Isabella, 20 years)
  • Watch out for drugs. (Susan, 29 years)
  • Lock up your stuff. (Allison, 32 years)
  • Be open to new people. (Jaclyn, 34 years)
  • Run. (Pam, 35 years)
  • It really is a great place, and the good outweighs the bad. (J, 45 years)

Price Stories

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

  • Little Goblin Valley was a lot of fun climbing around. (KayDee, 5 months)
  • It’s closer to work and the hospital. (Tina, 3 years)
  • Fan Appreciation Night at USU Eastern basketball is probably the most fun atmosphere anywhere. (Greg, 5 years)
  • The college was fun. In general, they have lots of events for students. (Elizabeth, 9 years)
  • I love going to the movies and the walking down to the Coldstone creamery with my friends. (Tiffany, 10 years)
  • In high school I was part of the band and after one of the games the drum line stood in a circle and played cadences while me and my friends danced in the middle. (Nollie, 14 years)
  • Being in the parades growing up. (Isabella, 20 years)
  • Family. (Susan, 29 years)
  • Meeting my boyfriend. (Allison, 32 years)
  • Police officers are always harassing people. It is not a good place to live. (Pam, 35 years)
  • A young veteran was broken down in the canyon. He was given a ride to over here, where a local family took him in. The local auto mechanic shop fixed his car for free, and had it sent to his home in another state, because he had to leave on a flight and couldn’t wait for the car. (J, 45 years)

Price’s Future

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

  • I have no idea. (KayDee, 5 months)
  • It will stay the same. (Emily, 8 months)
  • I hope we see some growth if your commissioners will allow and seek out some new industry. (Tina, 3 years)
  • It all depends on the new mayor and council. Do they want it to change? What are they willing to do and enforce. (Ann, 4 years)
  • For better, I hope. (Lisa, 4 years)
  • It might turn into a ghost town. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • I believe the economy will improve. (Greg, 5 years)
  • If high paying jobs don’t pick up soon, Price will continue to have economy problems, such as: people losing their houses, and businesses going out of business. Right now the cost of living here is higher than most people are making, which is hurting everyone. (Elizabeth, 9 years)
  • It will be over populated, but there will be no local stores left. (Tiffany, 10 years)
  • Hopefully it will get some industry and expand. (Nollie, 14 years)
  • It will become a ghost town, like the Green River. (Anja, 14 years)
  • I think it will either stay the same, or start to become a ghost town, depending on what happens to the coal mines. (Isabella, 20 years)
  • Hopefully better, by opening up coal mines. (Susan, 29 years)
  • Hopefully the economy will get better and the addiction rate will go down. (Allison, 32 years)
  • Depends on the president, but I’m hoping to continue to see growth. (Jaclyn, 34 years)
  • It will get worse. (Pam, 35 years)
  • Hopefully more businesses will open, which will give people around here some hope for a future. (J, 45 years)

Price Facts

Any other interesting facts about Price?

  • They finally have an urgent care. That is actually what brought us here! (KayDee, 5 months)
  • My husband’s family were some of the first settlers! His family cabin, which his mom lived in, is in Pioneer Park. (Tina, 3 years)
  • Nope. (Lisa, 4 years)
  • They have a lot of parks. (Nollie, 14 years)
  • Everyone is related. (Susan, 29 years)
  • It’s a great community. Unfortunately, there are some bad things that happen, that draw attention to the area, more than the good things. (Allison, 32 years)
  • Lots of drugs. (Pam, 35 years)
  • There is a lot of history here. People are very close. (J, 45 years)