January 12, 2018

Price, Utah

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



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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)
  • 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)
  • The diversity of people. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • I love that everything I like to do is only two hours away. (Tiffany, 10 years)
  • The scenery. (Nollie, 14 years)
  • Loving community. (Isabella, 20 years)
  • Community. (Jaclyn, 34 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)
  • Maybe a few more things to do. (Tina, 3 years)
  • Dirty, homes that are old and not cared for and drugs. (Ann, 4 years)
  • That nothing ever changes or improves and it’s kind of an ugly town. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • There isn’t a lot to do locally. (Tiffany, 10 years)
  • Not many places to eat out. (Nollie, 14 years)
  • No where to hang out. (Isabella, 20 years)
  • The drug problem. (Jaclyn, 34 years)

Price Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Price?

  • Museums, outdoor hikes. (KayDee, 5 months)
  • School activities, hiking, museum, movies, bowling. (Tina, 3 years)
  • Parks, swimming pool, museum. (Ann, 4 years)
  • Bonfires. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Hiking/off roading. (Nollie, 14 years)
  • Fires, fishing, softball games. (Isabella, 20 years)
  • Anything outdoors, target shooting, hiking, exploring. (Jaclyn, 34 years)

Price’s Reputation

What’s Price known for?

  • County seat of Carbon County! (KayDee, 5 months)
  • Coal mining. (Tina, 3 years)
  • Unfortunately, drug deals. (Ann, 4 years)
  • Coal. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • It’s outdoor activities. (Nollie, 14 years)
  • Coal. (Isabella, 20 years)
  • Coal, small town and drugs. (Jaclyn, 34 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)
  • 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)
  • Lots of drugs and drug-related crimes, especially in East Carbon. (Anonymous, 5 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)
  • If you stay away from the trailer parks and the hotels, things aren’t too bad. (Jaclyn, 34 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 a lot of beauty, but do expect a lot of great people. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • You better be used to older houses. (Tiffany, 10 years)
  • Don’t waste your time inside. (Nollie, 14 years)
  • It’s what you make it. (Isabella, 20 years)
  • Be open to new people. (Jaclyn, 34 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)
  • 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)

Price’s Future

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

  • I have no idea. (KayDee, 5 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)
  • It might turn into a ghost town. (Anonymous, 5 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)
  • 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)
  • Depends on the president, but I’m hoping to continue to see growth. (Jaclyn, 34 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)
  • They have a lot of parks. (Nollie, 14 years)