January 24, 2018

Richfield, Utah

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

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Richfield Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Richfield?

  • Small town. (Candice, 5 months)
  • Small. (Ed, 5 years)
  • Good people. (Travis, 10 years)
  • The mountains/nature. (Ben, 20 years)
  • The community. (Jordan, 28 years)
  • Small town atmosphere. (Travis, 30 years)
  • Away from city. (Anonymous, 34 years)
  • Good place to raise kids. (Julie, 44 years)
  • How close-knit the community is and the sense of camaraderie. (Kristin, Sigurd resident)

Richfield Least Favorites

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

  • Not enough things for kids to do. (Candice, 5 months)
  • No nice laundry mat. (Ed, 5 years)
  • Living in the middle of nowhere. (Travis, 10 years)
  • The drug and abuse culture. (Ben, 20 years)
  • The increase in drug users. (Jordan, 28 years)
  • Lack of good paying jobs. (Travis, 30 years)
  • Corrupt, small town, good ol’ boys club. (Anonymous, 34 years)
  • It’s becoming too crowded with move ins. (Julie, 44 years)
  • The amount of nepotism that goes on. It’s all about who you know, who you are related to, and how much they like you. (Kristin, Sigurd resident)

Richfield Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Richfield?

  • Movie, bowling, outdoors. (Candice, 5 months)
  • Talk to people. (Ed, 5 years)
  • Outdoor activities. (Travis, 10 years)
  • Concerts, musicals, sporting events, ATVing. (Ben, 20 years)
  • Nothing really, you have to leave town. To either go hunting, camping, etc. Or go to another town for activities to do. (Jordan, 28 years)
  • Anything outdoors, things at the events center. (Travis, 30 years)
  • Most things outdoors. (Anonymous, 34 years)
  • Sporting events, ATV rides, bowling, swimming. (Julie, 44 years)
  • Christmas Light Parade, Christmas Tree Lane, concerts, Sevier County Fair. (Kristin, Sigurd resident)

Richfield’s Reputation

What’s Richfield known for?

  • Great place to raise a family. (Candice, 5 months)
  • Small town. (Ed, 5 years)
  • A TV trails. (Travis, 10 years)
  • Farms, pioneers, ATVing. (Ben 20 years)
  • Being the “big town” in Sevier County. (Travis, 30 years)
  • Atv jamboree. (Anonymous, 34 years)
  • Holiday celebrations, ATV jamboree. (Julie, 44 years)
  • Ideal Dairy, Christensen’s Department Store, and lots of friendly people. (Kristin, Sigurd resident)

Richfield Crime

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

  • I haven’t noticed too much crime since I’ve been here. (Candice, 5 months)
  • Not great. (Ed, 5 years)
  • Unknown. (Travis, 10 years)
  • Vandalism, drugs, in the canyons and hidden places of Richfield back roads. (Ben, 20 years)
  • The police are doing an ok job. My neighborhood is horrible though, for drug users. Animals at large and multiple dogs in one home without the proper kennel licensing. I’m now wishing I wouldn’t have bought a home where I did. 400 e 100 n. We will be looking to sell our home and move outside of town towards Central Valley. If it doesn’t improve in the next couple of years. (Jordan, 28 years)
  • Drugs are always a problem everywhere there. (Travis, 30 years)
  • Drugs is the major problem. (Anonymous, 34 years)
  • Crime is increasing, drug use is high. (Julie, 44 years)
  • Yes, we have crime. Crime is everywhere. I like how close knit the community is and people say hello to you even if they don’t know you; and how people watch out for others. (Kristin, Sigurd resident)

Richfield Advice

Any advice for people moving to Richfield?

  • Don’t. (Ed, 5 years)
  • Everyone knows everyone. Be prepared for that. (Travis, 10 years)
  • Be part of everything home town and you will be deep in the culture. You will also have more chances to be connected to nice people. Best people anywhere. (Ben, 20 years)
  • Don’t move to my neighborhood! (Jordan, 28 years)
  • Don’t do it. Pretty much the only decent paying jobs are driving truck, or working in one of the mines. (Travis, 30 years)
  • It’s a trap. (Anonymous, 34 years)
  • Housing is hard to find right now and a little high. Go somewhere else. (Julie, 44 years)
  • You are going to love it, or you’ll hate it. There is no in-between. (Kristin, Sigurd resident)

Richfield Stories

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

  • Atv riding. (Ed, 5 years)
  • My high school years were the best. (Travis, 10 years)
  • In the years of my youth (the 90s) kids would get to catch fish with their bare hands out of the ditch at the city park on the 4th of July. It was a thrill to see the kids with their hands in the ditch startle from the touch of something slipping past their hands. The excitement would rise with every cheer as kid after kid would pull out large rainbow trout to the bank of the ditch and try to grab it’s gills before the flopping got the fish it’s escape back to the ditch. (Ben, 20 years)
  • I was born and raised in Richfield- too many to tell! (Jordan, 28 years)
  • I enjoyed growing up there, but as an adult there really isn’t anything worthwhile there. (Travis, 30 years)
  • I don’t know if I should share that. It might embarrass some people. (Kristin, Sigurd resident)

Richfield’s Future

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

  • Grow a lot. (Candice, 5 months)
  • Slow growth. Death of small businesses. (Travis, 10 years)
  • It won’t. Why change town feel for industrial money. I respect the way education and children are the focus of town still today. I think there is every opportunity for new business and growth there. Hopefully Snow College will change its main campus to Richfield. That would fill a gap in the population. (Ben, 20 years)
  • Honestly from how it’s gotten since the last 10 years it’s not looking hopeful. The drug use will most likely increase and crime rates go up. (Jordan, 28 years)
  • It won’t, the “good ol’ boys” that run everything won’t let it. (Travis, 30 years)
  • Not for the best, but change is inevitable. (Anonymous, 34 years)
  • I think it will become more crowded, I worry about all the new building and losing our fields for agriculture. (Julie, 44 years)
  • More diversity. Better jobs. (Kristin, Sigurd resident)

Richfield Facts

Any other interesting facts about Richfield?

  • Main Street must be the longest standing drag in the state. Saw kids doing the same turn arounds done by many generations of kids. (Ben, 20 years)
  • If you ever forget what you’re doing, don’t worry, all your neighbors and whoever they’re on the phone with can tell you. (Travis, 30 years)
  • It’s centrally located in Utah. (Julie, 44 years)
  • We welcome new ideas, while still embracing our traditions in a very unique manner. I’ve never seen anything like it. (Kristin, Sigurd resident)