March 24, 2017

Rexburg, Idaho

Life in Rexburg, Idaho, explained by people who’ve lived in Rexburg:

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Rexburg Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Rexburg?

  • The college, weather. (Savanna, 4 months)
  • Cheap schooling. (Anonymous, 1 year)
  • Low traffic, I’m from Chicago. (Rebecca, 2 years)
  • It is peaceful and quietly beautiful. (Paden, 2.5 years)
  • Everything is close. (Christy, 3 years)
  • The surrounding area (outdoor activities). (Jacob, 3 years)
  • Outdoor activities in the warmer months. (Cass, 5 years)
  • Freedom to explore. (Logan, 10 years)
  • Friendliness. (Vergie, 12 years)
  • It’s quiet. (Alaca, 17 years)
  • Feeling safe, small town feel. (Faith, 28 years)

Rexburg Least Favorites

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

  • Lack of job openings. (Anonymous, 1 year)
  • The cost of housing/low jobs/nothing to do there. (Rebecca, 2 years)
  • It tends to shy away from mixing the new business opportunities with the old fashioned quaint atmosphere, and people tend to be divided by the school. (Paden, 2.5 years)
  • Expensive produce. (Christy, 3 years)
  • How small it is. (Jacob, 3 years)
  • Winter. (Cass, 5 years)
  • Limited things to do in Rexburg. (Logan, 10 years)
  • Traffic. (Vergie, 12 years)
  • College kids and the disrespect to the local people. (Alaca, 17 years)
  • People don’t shop local stores, only Walmart. 🙁 Trying to get on 2nd anymore is a nightmare. (Faith, 28 years)

Rexburg Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Rexburg?

  • Anything on campus. (Savanna, 4 months)
  • Nothing. (Anonymous, 1 year)
  • Nothing. (Rebecca, 2 years)
  • Going to the movies, getting out into nature, bowling, plenty of spots to dine out. This place is historic, what isn’t there to do here? (Paden, 2.5 years)
  • Lots of nature in surrounding areas, lots of people my age to hang out with, places like bowling and laser tag etc. :). (Christy, 3 years)
  • There are too many to list. (Jacob, 3 years)
  • Explore campus and the orchard, going to the movies, hiking, bridge jumping or tubing. (Cass, 5 years)
  • R mountain, civil defense caves, ice caves, walking with the stars at night. (Logan, 10 years)
  • Temple… lunch… museums… parks. (Vergie, 12 years)
  • Going to watch movies and bowling and the rodeo. (Alaca, 17 years)
  • Go to movie, BYUI concerts. (Faith, 28 years)

Rexburg’s Reputation

What’s Rexburg known for?

  • BYUI. (Savanna, 4 months)
  • BYUI. (Anonymous, 1 year)
  • College town. (Rebecca, 2 years)
  • The small town hospitality. (Paden, 2.5 years)
  • BYUI. (Christy, 3 years)
  • Being a Mormon bubble. (Jacob, 3 years)
  • BYUI. (Cass, 5 years)
  • BYUI. (Logan, 10 years)
  • BYU-I. (Vergie, 12 years)
  • Ricks college. (Alaca, 17 years)
  • BYUI, the Teton flood. (Faith, 28 years)

Rexburg Crime

What’s the crime like in Rexburg?

  • I don’t know. (Rebecca, 2 years)
  • I don’t know too much about it, but I would assume it is much like any college town, or small town. Drugs tend to be trafficked through quiet spots, the animosity by the younger non-LDS locals toward the students in the form of vandalism and harassment. (Paden, 2.5 years)
  • I don’t know much about it. (Christy, 3 years)
  • Pretty mellow, where there is crime it’s minor crimes compared to other areas. (Jacob, 3 years)
  • Not terrible. (Cass, 5 years)
  • Low. (Logan, 10 years)
  • Not bad. (Vergie, 12 years)
  • Low. (Alaca, 17 years)
  • I am sure it is present, but not as much as other US towns. You can find anything you want good or bad if you look for it. I would assume theft is higher around University due to students not locking apartments. (Faith, 28 years)

Rexburg Advice

Any advice for people moving to Rexburg?

  • Dress warm. (Savanna, 4 months)
  • Save up because housing is way expensive and there are hardly any jobs. (Rebecca, 2 years)
  • Find places close to the city center, if possible. If not, you may want to look into commuting from Rigby or Sugar. (Paden, 2.5 years)
  • Bring a good coat. (Christy, 3 years)
  • You better be creative in order to have fun. (Jacob, 3 years)
  • Bring lots of layering clothes. (Cass, 5 years)
  • Learn to adapt to BYU-I. (Vergie, 12 years)
  • You will be treated different if you don’t know how to live here. (Alaca, 17 years)
  • Shop local, enjoy the quiet, look out for others. (Faith, 28 years)

Rexburg Stories

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

  • I filled a kiddie pool with jello and had a super fun jello fight with my friends :). (Christy, 3 years)
  • Floating Warm Slough and freezing to death because we went too late in the year. (Jacob, 3 years)
  • Ducks chasing after food. (Vergie, 12 years)
  • College kids are very mean and belligerent. (Alaca, 17 years)
  • Managed college housing 13 years, parking was even an issue in 1999. I could write a book and do a full-length movie of all my adventures! (Faith, 28 years)

Rexburg’s Future

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

  • Larger campus. (Savanna, 4 months)
  • Not much. (Anonymous, 1 year)
  • Grow. (Rebecca, 2 years)
  • It will grow, how much depends on the community leaders and city management working as a team with the school and the church. The potential Rexburg has is enormous. (Paden, 2.5 years)
  • Probably just a lot more apartment complexes. (Christy, 3 years)
  • It will be forced to grow and let in more businesses and housing opportunities. (Jacob, 3 years)
  • Yes, because all the apartment complexes keep getting rid of cute houses. (Cass, 5 years)
  • It’s growing exponentially. (Logan, 10 years)
  • Continue to grow. (Vergie, 12 years)
  • It will look like Salt Lake City, Utah. (Alaca, 17 years)
  • With the college growing, the community will continue to grow, hopefully bringing more business in for jobs. (Faith, 28 years)

Rexburg Facts

Any other interesting facts about Rexburg?

  • Welcome to spud country. (Logan, 10 years)
  • Friendly. (Vergie, 12 years)
  • It’s a farming town and there are not a lot of jobs. (Alaca, 17 years)
  • Rexburg has changed so much in the 28 years I have been here, but it still has small town feeling! (Faith, 28 years)