January 7, 2018

Santaquin, Utah

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



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Santaquin Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Santaquin?

  • Santaquin’s very family friendly—quiet, but there are plenty of things to do and see. (Jacki, 7.5 months)
  • Small town. (Madeline, 10 months)
  • Orchards, countryside. (Jennifer, 3 years)
  • Friendly, small town atmosphere. (Loretta, 13 years)
  • Small town feel. (Rachel, 13 years)
  • Very quiet, friendly citizens. (Sarah, 15 years)
  • The people. (Cleann, 43 years)

Santaquin Least Favorites

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

  • I’m not impressed with the city government. The whole dog issue that’s been on the news, the high utility costs, the mayor… (Jacki, 7.5 months)
  • All the town homes and apartments coming in. (Madeline, 10 months)
  • No rec center/pool. (Jennifer, 3 years)
  • No grocery store (well, we do have Ivanov’s and they carry the important basics and Margarita is good for a hug). (Loretta, 13 years)
  • No grocery store. (Rachel, 13 years)
  • The snow plows come through our neighborhood, but never ever never ever drop there shovel blade to scrape, they just drop salt. Back roads are always a sheet of ice. The city always says main roads are plowed first which is fine, but they are plowed by the Utah County employees. I hate more than anything that we pay our taxes and the plow drivers are afraid to drop their shovel- is it they don’t want to repair the shovel? Well, that’s what we are paying for. A car slid into me due to a terrible plow job, letting it get icy. (Sarah, 15 years)

Santaquin Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Santaquin?

  • Visit parks, the library, the Family Tree diner and Hot Rod diner, go for walks, stargaze at night, visit Santaquin Canyon. (Jacki, 7.5 months)
  • Walk in the orchards. (Madeline, 10 months)
  • Cycling, going up the canyon, playing at parks, walking around town. (Jennifer, 3 years)
  • Red Barn, Rock, shop, community events. (Loretta, 13 years)
  • Going up Santaquin Canyon. The parks. (Rachel, 13 years)
  • Absolutely nothing. (Sarah, 15 years)
  • You can go camping, fishing and close to stores. (Cleann, 43 years)

Santaquin’s Reputation

What’s Santaquin known for?

  • Incredibly nice people. (Jacki, 7.5 months)
  • The red Barn. (Madeline, 10 months)
  • Quiet, rural community. (Jennifer, 3 years)
  • Haunted diner, Gary Coleman, and the guy who wrecked his brand new Lamborghini. (Loretta, 13 years)
  • Their Orchards. (Rachel, 13 years)
  • Nothing, it’s the only town without a grocery store. (Sarah, 15 years)
  • Indian Chief. (Cleann, 43 years)

Santaquin Crime

What’s the crime like in Santaquin?

  • I don’t know. (Jacki, 7.5 months)
  • Lots of car burglary. (Madeline, 10 months)
  • Low. (Jennifer, 3 years)
  • If you leave your car unlocked at church, someone will fill it with zucchini. (Loretta, 13 years)
  • Pretty low crime. Lately homeowners have been getting things stolen from vehicles. (Rachel, 13 years)
  • Low. (Sarah, 15 years)

Santaquin Advice

Any advice for people moving to Santaquin?

  • Do it now before everyone else realizes what a great place this is to raise a family and it becomes no longer affordable! (Jacki, 7.5 months)
  • You will love it. (Madeline, 10 months)
  • Be involved in the community and city hall. Santaquin days are fun!! (Jennifer, 3 years)
  • Get involved, go to local events, don’t complain, be part of the solution. (Loretta, 13 years)
  • The city is not lenient on utilities payments. They will put a disconnect notice on your door if your balance isn’t paid within seven days of the date due. (Rachel, 13 years)
  • Santaquin’s quiet, friendly, has fun city celebration, no grocery store . (Sarah, 15 years)

Santaquin Stories

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

  • There are so many cars parked on lawns. New home or old, driveway or not, car broken or functional, you can look all over Santaquin and tons of people have cars parked on the lawn. (Jacki, 7.5 months)
  • The great neighborhood. (Madeline, 10 months)
  • When my husband was ill, I had bought a huge treadmill and wanted it upstairs. I mentioned it in passing to the police chief and next thing I knew he showed up with his son, an officer and a detective, and they hauled it up for me. (Loretta, 13 years)
  • The community is great to support each other with fundraisers and such for a local citizen. (Rachel, 13 years)
  • Fun times at the Parade, watching boys play city sports . (Sarah, 15 years)

Santaquin’s Future

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

  • Grow and grow and grow. Santaquin will probably get a grocery store or a community center of some sort. (Jacki, 7.5 months)
  • Hopefully it won’t get too big. (Madeline, 10 months)
  • It will fill with more people, but still have countryside. (Jennifer, 3 years)
  • I’m afraid new people will be more transient and go elsewhere for shopping and activities. (Loretta, 13 years)
  • Hopefully it’ll get a grocery store. (Rachel, 13 years)
  • I feel that Santaquin won’t change a bit- the city is too cheap. (Sarah, 15 years)
  • A lot more people. (Cleann, 43 years)

Santaquin Facts

Any other interesting facts about Santaquin?

  • The people are good, the kids are cute and most dogs are friendly. You can ride your horse or atv down Main Street, you can get your prescriptions and pizza delivered, buy fresh produce and know the city officials by name. (Loretta, 13 years)