January 12, 2018

Riverton, Utah

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

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Riverton Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Riverton?

  • Everything is so close and I don’t have to leave the area for anything. (April, 1.5 years)
  • It’s in a convenient location. (Ashlee, 2 years)
  • It feels like a safe place. (Jodi, 3.5 years)
  • Community. (Christine, 5 years)
  • Small town feel, but close to lots. (Brittany, 5.5 years)
  • Small town, but easy access to everything. (Rebecca, 11 years)
  • Access to almost everything is close and it used to have a home town feel. Great home prices 13 years ago. (Troy, 13 years)
  • Small town feel. (Susan, 25 years)

Riverton Least Favorites

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

  • Schools. (April, 1.5 years)
  • The high density housing. (Ashlee, 2 years)
  • Redwood construction right now 😂 oh! And the drinking water! (Jodi, 3.5 years)
  • Roads. (Christine, 5 years)
  • Only one good road (12600) out, and if you put a train there it will be worse. (Brittany, 5.5 years)
  • I love it. (Rebecca, 11 years)
  • Access to a freeway and Bangerter are long and horrible, and we have to live near an awfully planned dense Herriman. I hate all the apartment buildings and dense housing, but Riverton is mostly ok. Herriman ruins it for us and they have to drive through Riverton to get home. Traffic is awful in Riverton!!!! (Troy, 13 years)
  • Title loans popping up. (Susan, 25 years)

Riverton Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Riverton?

  • Shopping. (April, 1.5 years)
  • Parks are about it: we have to go to SJ or Draper to do anything besides that. (Jodi, 3.5 years)
  • Go to the park. (Christine, 5 years)
  • Big park, not a lot. Some stuff at the town hall (science classes for kids, etc). Wish there were more races (5K, 1 mile, stuff for kids) and wish it was marketed better. (Brittany, 5.5 years)
  • The park, library, going to dinner. (Rebecca, 11 years)
  • The new park is great, but not much else. (Troy, 13 years)
  • Park & bowling & 4th July. (Susan, 25 years)

Riverton’s Reputation

What’s Riverton known for?

  • Kind people. (April, 1.5 years)
  • Good family community. (Jodi, 3.5 years)
  • Rodeos and 4th of July Parade. (Brittany, 5.5 years)
  • Mixing old and new. (Rebecca, 11 years)
  • Open area, that is now gone. (Troy, 13 years)
  • Great place to live. (Susan, 25 years)

Riverton Crime

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

  • I would guess that it’s pretty low. (April, 1.5 years)
  • Seems like there’s less crime than further north. (Ashlee, 2 years)
  • We live off of Redwood, so we probably see more: we have car break-ins maybe once every other month in the neighborhood. (Jodi, 3.5 years)
  • Mostly just porch pirates. (Christine, 5 years)
  • Not bad. (Brittany, 5.5 years)
  • Not sure, I haven’t experienced any. (Rebecca, 11 years)
  • Doorstep stealers, but it’s never happened to me. Stop building ultra dense housing to prevent it. (Troy, 13 years)
  • Low. (Susan, 25 years)

Riverton Advice

Any advice for people moving to Riverton?

  • Prices are continually going up, so buy soon. (April, 1.5 years)
  • Get a water filter. (Jodi, 3.5 years)
  • Get to know your neighbors. (Christine, 5 years)
  • Get involved. (Brittany, 5.5 years)
  • Redwood, 12600 So. are horrible thorough fares, find something close to Bangerter, which isn’t much better. (Troy, 13 years)
  • You’ll love it. (Susan, 25 years)

Riverton Stories

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

  • We have enjoyed getting to know people out at the baseball fields. (April, 1.5 years)
  • I once fell asleep in front of the hospital while on a walk. (Rebecca, 11 years)
  • Love 4th of July. (Susan, 25 years)

Riverton’s Future

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

  • My guess would be that it won’t change much because there’s not much room for growth. (April, 1.5 years)
  • It will continue to grow and lose more of the farms, etc. (Jodi, 3.5 years)
  • Get crowded. (Christine, 5 years)
  • Lots more to do (with the big development), hopefully not a train. (Brittany, 5.5 years)
  • More businesses. (Rebecca, 11 years)
  • For the worse. More traffic lights which are already too many, and putting up with Herriman traffic. (Troy, 13 years)
  • No more title loans. (Susan, 25 years)

Riverton Facts

Any other interesting facts about Riverton?

  • Great community. (Susan, 25 years)