Roy, Utah

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Roy Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Roy?

  • Almost every person has been super friendly and welcoming. (Michelle, 6 months)
  • The people. (Debbie, 16 months)
  • Mostly residences. (Kylee, 2 years)
  • It’s a quiet little suburban town. (Kari, 3 years)
  • Community. (Suzanne, 5 years)
  • The people. (Jenny, 6.5 years)
  • Quiet. (Tanya, 8 years)
  • Smaller town. (Shauna, 9 years)
  • Quiet neighborhood. (Anonymous, 10.5 years)
  • Ease of many local stores but small subdivisions. (B, 11 years)
  • The community. (Majesta, 13 years)
  • I just grew up here so it’s what I know. (Tabitha, 15 years)
  • Open spaces, police presence, great Frontrunner station and friendly neighbors. (Farah, 20 years)
  • My home. (Velvet, 23 years)
  • The people. (Aimee, 28 years)
  • My house. (Misty, 28 years)
  • Being in the bosom of my family. (Rich, 28 years)
  • Familiarity with area, proximity to family and proximity to employer. (Josh, 32 years)
  • The people. (Julie, 34 years)
  • Childhood city. (Julie, 35 years)
  • It’s home. (Traci, 35 years on and off)
  • Small town, quiet. (Tonie, 36 years)
  • Hometown. (Cynthia, 52 years)
  • Roy Days/Lights at Municipal bldg. During Christmas. (Kathy, 60 years)

Roy Least Favorites

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

  • Not being able to have three dogs. Being a responsible pet owner, I would love to give another needy dog a home. But a second thing is our community needs more things to bring in consumers. I shop Roy when possible, but find myself in Riverdale or elsewhere for my shopping needs. (Michelle, 6 months)
  • Vandalism of property. (Kylee, 2 years)
  • The growing criminal activity. (Kari, 3 years)
  • 1900, not updated, looks rundown. (Suzanne, 5 years)
  • The schools. (Jenny, 6.5 years)
  • No decent businesses or restaurants. (Tanya, 8 years)
  • Some crime. (Shauna, 9 years)
  • The increase in crime and lack of restaurants. I have to go to Riverdale or Clinton. The traffic on 4000 and 4800 needs an overpass on the tracks- I’m so tired of sitting for track at 4000. (Cassie, 10 years)
  • Criminal activity. (Anonymous, 10.5 years)
  • Traffic, lack of businesses to help with tax revenue and TOO many apartment complexes. Not enough police presence in school zones to enforce the lower speed limit and protect the kids. (B, 11 years)
  • Car washes. (Majesta, 13 years)
  • Too many new apartments going up that middle classes can’t afford, so property values are going up which is good for the people that own property, but hard for the middle class to afford. Need more places for low income homes/apartments so they can enjoy the Roy area. (Tabitha, 15 years)
  • Traffic on 1900. (Farah, 20 years)
  • Deterioration of my neighborhood! High taxes, crime rate, lack of businesses. (Velvet, 23 years)
  • Some old dumb drivers. (Aimee, 28 years)
  • Traffic. (Misty, 28 years)
  • It’s getting way too crowded. Traffic is horrible. (Rich, 28 years)
  • Comcast is the only viable ISP. (Josh, 32 years)
  • Crime on the rise. (Julie, 34 years)
  • There’s not enough entertainment, ie; movies, chain restaurants, craft store. (Julie, 35 years)
  • The pet policy. (Traci, 35 years on and off)
  • Roy keeps growing. (Tonie, 36 years)
  • Traffic on 5600. (Cynthia, 52 years)
  • Not enough places for entertainment. (Kathy, 60 years)

Roy Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Roy?

  • I haven’t found any here yet. (Michelle, 6 months)
  • LIBRARY!!! (Kylee, 2 years)
  • The fishing pond, Beez, Roy Days. (Kari, 3 years)
  • Parks, swimming. (Suzanne, 5 years)
  • Parks, go for walks, aquatics center. (Jenny, 6.5 years)
  • Aquatics center. (Tanya, 8 years)
  • Parks. (Shauna, 9 years)
  • Summer- aquatic center. (Cassie, 10 years)
  • Parks. (B, 11 years)
  • Bowling and mini golf. (Majesta, 13 years)
  • Retrograde and Roy aquatic. Love Roy Days, it’s a family tradition to go. (Tabitha, 15 years)
  • Roy Complex, Aquatic Center, Christmas Lights, Parks. (Farah, 20 years)
  • Good question. (Velvet, 23 years)
  • Go on walks. (Aimee, 28 years)
  • Complex. (Misty, 28 years)
  • Stay home. (Rich, 28 years)
  • In Roy proper, not much. (Josh, 32 years)
  • Watch kids sports. (Julie, 34 years)
  • Parks. (Julie, 35 years)
  • Nothing really, I go elsewhere for fun. Roy is kind of a fun sucker! (Traci, 35 years on and off)
  • Parks, aquatic center. (Tonie, 36 years)
  • Roy Days fireworks. (Cynthia, 52 years)

Roy’s Reputation

What’s Roy known for?

  • Burger bar? (Kylee, 2 years)
  • Burger Bar, good people. (Suzanne, 5 years)
  • Burger bar? Cheap housing. (Jenny, 6.5 years)
  • Don’t know haven’t lived here long enough. (Tanya, 8 years)
  • Low income. (Shauna, 9 years)
  • Poor schools. (Anonymous, 10.5 years)
  • Affordable homes, Harmons. (B, 11 years)
  • Burger bar. (Tabitha, 15 years)
  • Accessibility to Hill AFB. (Farah, 20 years)
  • I personally like that it was named after a child of a minister! (Velvet, 23 years)
  • Burger bar. (Aimee, 28 years)
  • Nothing. (Misty, 28 years)
  • Being surrounded by communities with lively business activity while we have none. (Rich, 28 years)
  • Lowest homeownership cost in Weber County. (Josh, 32 years)
  • Burger bar. (Traci, 35 years on and off)
  • Hill Airforce Base. (Tonie, 36 years)
  • Hometown to Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon. (Cynthia, 52 years)
  • Burger bar. (Kathy, 60 years)

Roy Crime

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

  • I think Roy has crime like every other place. My neighborhood seems pretty low key on crime. (Michelle, 6 months)
  • 7 out of 10…in a bad way. (Kylee, 2 years)
  • Most of the crime seems to be caused by bored teens, near 1900 W. Car break-ins, items stolen from the yard. I have heard of some violent crimes recently though. (Kari, 3 years)
  • Pretty mild. (Suzanne, 5 years)
  • I’ve had to call the cops a few times. Nothing more than other areas I imagine. (Jenny, 6.5 years)
  • Not much in my area….but often here it’s apt in other areas. (Tanya, 8 years)
  • I have an alarm system…enough said! (Shauna, 9 years)
  • I live by the walkway and since that went in, car break-ins and garage theft has gone up. It’s so disappointing. We are trying to move farther west due to the issues. (Cassie, 10 years)
  • Too much. (Anonymous, 10.5 years)
  • Increased crime lately. Too many homes being broken into. (B, 11 years)
  • Lately seems to be rising. (Majesta, 13 years)
  • Roy has gotten a lot worse since I was going to school at Roy high. (Tabitha, 15 years)
  • Petty crimes especially near apartments. (Farah, 20 years)
  • Too high and appears to be getting worse! Roy Junior neighborhood is getting worse! (Velvet, 23 years)
  • Minimal. (Misty, 28 years)
  • Not bad, mostly small thefts, usually on unattended/unsecured property. (Josh, 32 years)
  • Seems by the high school lately. (Julie, 34 years)
  • It seems to be increasing. (Julie, 35 years)
  • It’s definitely getting worse. (Traci, 35 years on and off)
  • Small, car theft, bike theft. (Tonie, 36 years)
  • Lots of cars being broke into at night. (Cynthia, 52 years)
  • Not good and getting worse. (Kathy, 60 years)

Roy Advice

Any advice for people moving to Roy?

  • I absolutely love it here. I moved here from Syracuse and have lived in many places. Every single place has good and bad, but I really love where we live now. It could possibly be my forever home. (Michelle, 6 months)
  • Get to know your neighbors. (Debbie, 16 months)
  • Get cameras. (Kylee, 2 years)
  • Lock your cars. (Kari, 3 years)
  • Newer homes are west. (Suzanne, 5 years)
  • Go west. (Tanya, 8 years)
  • Give it a chance! (Shauna, 9 years)
  • Lock the doors! (Anonymous, 10.5 years)
  • Be prepared to pay high property taxes. (B, 11 years)
  • Lock all your stuff up. (Majesta, 13 years)
  • Go to Roy Days. (Tabitha, 15 years)
  • Frontrunner accessibility to go anywhere on the Wasatch Front. (Farah, 20 years)
  • Definitely check the crime rates of any neighborhood you are looking at and sit in some classes at the schools your children will attend. I would not recommend Lakeview or Roy Junior. (Velvet, 23 years)
  • Wonderful people. (Aimee, 28 years)
  • Stay away. Too many people here already. (Rich, 28 years)
  • It’s close to an active Air Force Base. “Jet Noise” will be something to get used to. (Josh, 32 years)
  • Schools seem good. (Julie, 34 years)
  • It’s close to Ogden and SLC. (Julie, 35 years)
  • Think again. (Traci, 35 years on and off)
  • Pet ordinance. City ordinance. City bill comes bi-monthly. (Tonie, 36 years)
  • Buy a home with a garage and security system. (Cynthia, 52 years)
  • Get involved. (Kathy, 60 years)

Roy Stories

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

  • The lights behind the fire station were so much fun this holiday season. (Michelle, 6 months)
  • I love the library but hate that my tires have been slashed twice and I have to check my cameras a lot. (Kylee, 2 years)
  • Walking to the park for the Roy Days fireworks. (Kari, 3 years)
  • Roy days, aquatic center. (Suzanne, 5 years)
  • A high speed chase down our dead-end street. Cops were searching all through our backyards for the suspects who took off on foot. (Jenny, 6.5 years)
  • Neighbors are great, most people are nice. (Tanya, 8 years)
  • Visiting Burger Bar for the first time. (Shauna, 9 years)
  • Graduation. (Majesta, 13 years)
  • Roy Days, it is a family tradition to go. It’s nice cause it is the one time I can get all my kids together besides holidays. (Tabitha, 15 years)
  • I volunteered at the Roy Police Dept for 5 years. (Farah, 20 years)
  • I do enjoy going for walks and seeing some of the older citizens out….stopping to connect with them. (Velvet, 23 years)
  • It’s where my parents happened to move to when I was four. I’ve been here ever since. (Josh, 32 years)
  • Heck, it’s been a long time but 30 years ago I guess higher school stuff like hanging at Hardee’s. (Traci, 35 years on and off)
  • My kids go to the same school that I did. It is fun to support the schools and community. (Tonie, 36 years)
  • Homecoming big bonfires in the parking lot of the high school. (Cynthia, 52 years)
  • I remember ice skating as a kid at Municipal school playground. (Kathy, 60 years)

Roy’s Future

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

  • Hopefully some of the rub down areas will get a facelift. (Michelle, 6 months)
  • More car washes hahaha. (Kylee, 2 years)
  • I’m not sure, but I’m hoping the criminal activity is managed and declines, and the overall value of the area improves. (Kari, 3 years)
  • Growth. (Suzanne, 5 years)
  • Get bigger with more big name businesses. (Jenny, 6.5 years)
  • Don’t think it will change for the better….surrounding cities are growing and Roy hasn’t caught up yet. I think people will move to better surrounding areas. (Tanya, 8 years)
  • More apartments. (Shauna, 9 years)
  • More apartments, higher taxes, more traffic and not enough road space. (B, 11 years)
  • Too much building of over priced apartments. (Tabitha, 15 years)
  • Heavier traffic. (Farah, 20 years)
  • Hopefully a huge reduction in crime and beautification efforts! (Velvet, 23 years)
  • Overpopulated. (Misty, 28 years)
  • More of the same. (Rich, 28 years)
  • Traffic will get worse (due to development Westward in neighboring cities), housing will get more dense. If Hill Air Force Base closes, things will go downhill, economically; if not, business as usual. (Josh, 32 years)
  • Get busier. (Julie, 34 years)
  • Hopefully for the better. (Traci, 35 years on and off)
  • Crime rate will go up, more business will come to Roy. (Tonie, 36 years)
  • More gangs and crime. (Cynthia, 52 years)

Roy Facts

Any other interesting facts about Roy?

  • The city council is very involved. (Kylee, 2 years)
  • I love the small rural areas throughout where there are horses and orchards. (Jenny, 6.5 years)
  • The history of the old library and the shovels at the Frontrunner station. (Farah, 20 years)
  • Nothing of note. (Josh, 32 years)
  • I miss all the farms and open spaces. (Traci, 35 years on and off)
  • There is a no name cemetery that has been built over. (Tonie, 36 years)
  • Our Burger Bar is famous. (Cynthia, 52 years)