July 22, 2017

Saratoga Springs, Utah


Here’s a free collection of resources about Saratoga Springs, Utah- blogs, videos, groups, first-hand experiences and advice from people who live in Saratoga Springs, etc.

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Saratoga Springs, Utah: Blogs

Here’s a list of Saratoga Springs blogs and websites written by people who live in Saratoga Springs, or are about Saratoga Springs.

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Saratoga Springs City Website saratogaspringscity.com 2017
Saratoga Springs City Facebook facebook.com/cityofsaratogasprings 2017
Saratoga Springs City Twitter twitter.com/saratogasprngut 2017
The Daily Herald heraldextra.com/news..saratoga-springs 2017
Fox 13 Now fox13now.com/tag/saratoga-springs 2017
The Crossroads Journal thecrossroadsjournal.com..Saratoga..Springs 2017
Zillow Real Estate zillow.com/saratoga-springs-ut 2017
Wikipedia Article en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saratoga_Springs 2017
Saratoga Springs Library saratogaspringslibrary.blogspot.com 2015

Saratoga Springs, Utah: Groups

Saratoga Springs Groups On Facebook

  1. Saratoga Springs Utah Business Service Bartering (1,435 members)
  2. Saratoga Springs, UT Stake Friends (1,309 members)
  3. Saratoga Springs Yard Sale 2.0 (1,067 members)
  4. Fix Redwood in Saratoga Springs (723 members)
  5. Unofficial Saratoga Springs Home Owners Association (716 members)
  6. The Villages at Saratoga Springs HOA (463 members)
  7. Saratoga Springs, Utah Facebook Group (363 members)
  8. Stillwater at Saratoga Springs HOA (323 members)
  9. Homeschooling in Saratoga Springs, Utah (283 members)
  10. Saratoga Springs Utah Crossroad Stake (274 members)
  11. Legacy Farms Group (241 members)
  12. Saratoga Springs Lakeside Ward (193 members)
  13. Saratoga Springs 3rd Group (178 members)
  14. Saratoga Springs YSA (154 members)
  15. Citizens of Saratoga Springs, UT (143 members)
  16. Range Road Community (133 members)
  17. Buy Nothing Saratoga Springs/Eagle Mountain, Utah (109 members)
  18. Saratoga Springs Utah Businesses (66 members)
  19. Run My Errands – Saratoga Springs (43 members)
  20. Saratoga Springs Utah Play Group (37 members)

Other Saratoga Springs Groups, Forums and Events

  1. Saratoga Springs City Events

Saratoga Springs, Utah: Survey

We’re surveying people about living in Saratoga Springs, UT. Here will be a collection of their responses.

*The information gathered via surveys may or may not be correct. Hopefully it will be helpful to you!

*Response format = Answer (Your name, How long you’ve lived in Saratoga Springs)


**Click here to share your experience living in Saratoga Springs**


Saratoga Springs, Utah: Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Saratoga Springs?

  • The wide open spaces. (Christine, 6 months)
  • Community. (Tyler, 1 year)
  • Small town feel, lake and mountain view. (Anonymous, 1 year)
  • Balance of open environment and proximity to shopping / work. (Adam, 1.5 years)
  • HOA pool, close schools and mountain views. (Brenda, 21 months)
  • Love the area (view), and great running/biking paths. (Heather, 2 years)
  • Cost-effectiveness. (Skyler, 2 year)
  • The peaceful feeling and beautiful view of the mountains and lake. (Anonymous, 2 years)
  • The shared facilities including the pools & the people! (Chris, 2 years)
  • The community feel. (Alyssa, 2.5 years)
  • Being close to Utah Lake. I wish it was kept clean so we could use it though. (Candice, 3 years)
  • I don’t have to get on the freeway to get to work. And my family lives here. (Kim, 4 years)
  • The views. (Ryan, 10 years)
  • Location. (Julie, 11 years)
  • Views, people. (Sue, 12 years)
  • The view. (Chris, 13 years)

Saratoga Springs, Utah: Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Saratoga Springs?

  • The lack of unity of the city. (Christine, 6 months)
  • Lack of businesses (Lowe’s, Costco, restaurants, movie theater). (Tyler, 1 year)
  • Drive time. (Anonymous, 1 year)
  • Current over expansion of residential zoning. (Adam, 1.5 years)
  • Extreme development and crowding. (Brenda, 21 months)
  • How far away from most things it is. (Heather, 2 years)
  • Insects. (Skyler, 2 years)
  • The commute. (Anonymous 2 years)
  • The drive to some stores & restaurants. (Chris, 2 years)
  • How fast it’s growing and where the Smith’s moved to. (It used to be 15 seconds from me). I also hate the layout of the new Smith’s.  (Alyssa, 2.5 years)
  • How expensive water bills are and how rude the people are who work there when you try to get things fixed. Sewer is outrageous! And I hate how I can’t get anything to grow in the soil. Even when we have enough water pressure which there are many times there isn’t enough pressure the higher up you get. Also traffic coming south of Grandview going north is a nightmare for everyone!!! (Candice, 3 years)
  • Traffic! (Kim, 4 years)
  • Mormons. (Bill, 6 years)
  • The omnipotent busybody local government. (Ryan, 10 years)
  • Lack of major roads. (Julie, 11 years)
  • Not having Harmon’s. (Sue, 12 years)
  • Our city government. (Chris, 13 years)

Saratoga Springs, Utah: Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Saratoga Springs? Best kept secrets, etc.

  • Play at Neptune Park. (Christine, 6 months)
  • Neptune park. (Tyler, 1 year)
  • Hike, bike, walk, parks, shop, eat. (Anonymous, 1 year)
  • Hiking, target shooting, off-roading, camping. (Adam, 1.5 years)
  • Parks, pool in HOA, library. (Brenda, 21 months)
  • Biking, running, great parks. (Heather, 2 years)
  • Spend time with friends and family. (Skyler, 2 years)
  • Swim, walk or ride the trail, play in the lake. (Anonymous, 2 years)
  • The lake, swimming, bike riding, hiking. (Chris, 2 years)
  • I love all the parks. I can always find a new one for my kids to play on.  (Alyssa, 2.5 years)
  • Food truck night at Neptune Park. (Candice, 3 years)
  • Hmm…neighborhood pools. There are some good parks for the kids. They need their own rec center, though. For how fast it’s growing, it’s a little ridiculous there aren’t more facilities. (Kim, 4 years)
  • Boating, hiking, living. (Ryan, 10 years)
  • Neptune Park, library. (Sue, 12 years)
  • Stay home. (Julie, 11 years)

Saratoga Springs, Utah: Reputation

What’s Saratoga Springs known for?

  • The old amusement park. (Christine, 6 months)
  • Hot springs. (Anonymous, 1 year)
  • Original Saratoga Springs resort and terrible may flies. (Adam, 1.5 years)
  • Traffic congestion and total loss of rural values like open space and wildlife. (Brenda, 21 months)
  • Not to much crime (at least from what I am aware of). (Heather, 2 years)
  • Being the edge of suburbia. (Skyler, 2 years)
  • The hot springs pool. (Anonymous, 2 years)
  • The hot springs pool & the gorgeous view of the lake & mountains. (Chris, 2 years)
  • Quick growth.  (Alyssa, 2.5 years)
  • The hot springs? Ten gazillion kids? (Kim, 4 years)
  • Hot Pool. (Bill, 6 years)
  • Kieth L. Stoney. (Ryan, 10 years)
  • Being quiet. Going to get an LDS temple. (Sue, 12 years)
  • The former resort. (Julie, 11 years)
  • Bad traffic, expensive secondary water, high taxes, and few commercial businesses. (Chris, 13 years)

Saratoga Springs, Utah: Crime

What’s the crime like in Saratoga Springs?

  • I don’t know if there is any. (Christine, 6 months)
  • I had some stuff taken from my backyard. (Anonymous, 1 year)
  • Quite a bit of petty theft / car break-ins south of Pony Express. (Adam, 1.5 years)
  • Easy target for crimes of opportunity like theft from homes, cars and package deliveries. (Brenda, 21 months)
  • I’ve only seen occasionally things stolen from yards. (Anonymous, 2 years)
  • Almost non-existent. (Chris, 2 years)
  • Unobtrusive. (Skyler, 2 years)
  • I feel like there isn’t a whole lot of crime, but if I were to pick a hot spot I would say near the Walmart. (Alyssa, 2.5 years)
  • I’ve heard of a few broken in cars and just kids getting in trouble. (Candice, 3 years)
  • Seems like it’s okay, as long as you don’t walk around with a katana. (Kim, 4 years)
  • Nonexistent. (Ryan, 10 years)
  • The apartments by the old Smith’s brought a lot more crime to the city. (Julie, 11 years)
  • Not bad. (Sue, 12 years)
  • Higher than it should be because of increased density housing. (Chris, 13 years)

Saratoga Springs, Utah: Advice

Any advice for people moving to Saratoga Springs?

  • Check the plans for the future! I am rather upset to find out that a major highway is planned to go by my house. (Christine, 6 months)
  • Be nice to your neighbors. (Tyler, 1 year)
  • Spray for bugs, plan on irrigation water issues, and enjoy the peace and quiet. (Adam, 1.5 years)
  • The developers will overcharge for everything and services and shopping are very limited. That was fine when you instead had beautiful views and wildlife everywhere, but we’re losing those benefits. Also plan your life around wildfire danger, i.e. Landscaping and living on the edge of developments. (Brenda, 21 months)
  • Do it! (Anonymous, 2 years)
  • Be friendly & join in activities. (Chris, 2 years)
  • Be more libertarian, don’t join the “government should do more” group-think. (Skyler, 2 years)
  • Don’t go south. It’s too far from everything and there is nothing out there. (Alyssa, 2.5 years)
  • Don’t move here. Traffic is awful since there is only one exit. And their water bills are horrendous, with no help from the city. They are rude! (Candice, 3 years)
  • Don’t. They need to build fewer houses and stop using teeny tiny lots. Pretty soon you’ll be able to shake hands with your neighbor through your window. (Kim, 4 years)
  • Don’t. (Bill, 6 years)
  • Don’t get bullied by local police or city council members. (Ryan, 10 years)
  • Don’t move here yet. Wait until the housing bubble bursts. (Julie, 11 years)
  • Get involved with your community. (Sue, 12 years)
  • Consider Eagle Mountain. (Chris, 13 years)

Saratoga Springs, Utah: Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Saratoga Springs (fun, crazy, etc.).

  • The day we brought our moving truck, a whole passel of neighbors came to help us without any prior warning. We felt welcome. (Christine, 6 months)
  • Wind storms. (Tyler, 1 year)
  • I love the food truck Mondays, I’m grateful for the household garbage dumpsters week. (Anonymous, 1 year)
  • We like watching the owls come out to hunt at night. (Brenda, 21 months)
  • We love our hot springs pools. (Anonymous, 2 years)
  • Participating with the empty nesters group! (Chris, 2 years)
  • Nothing remarkable comes to mind. (Skyler, 2 years)
  • My boys love the “train park”. It’s super fun! (Alyssa, 2.5 years)
  • Google Keith L. Stoney and Lindsay Jarvis. (Ryan, 10 years)
  • I’ve had a cow in my front yard, goats in my neighborhood, and had to stop while turkeys crossed the road. (Julie, 11 years)
  • Watching the library grow. (Sue, 12 years)

Saratoga Springs, Utah: The Future

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

  • Too much dense housing will push out all of the country life. (Christine, 6 months)
  • Huge growth. (Anonymous, 1 year)
  • Exponential growth and congestion. (Adam, 1.5 years)
  • It will completely be developed with almost no green space left. There will be a temple and some more shopping. New schools and roads, too. (Brenda, 21 months)
  • Way more people (busier). (Heather, 2 years)
  • More houses, people, stores, restaurants! (Anonymous, 2 years)
  • It will grow larger. (Chris, 2 years)
  • Continued growth. (Skyler, 2 years)
  • I think it will be huge in 10 years. I totally can see a movie theater and other large shopping places coming here. Less of a small community feel and more like south Jordan. (Alyssa, 2.5 years)
  • It’s growing faster then what the city can keep up with. Not enough roads, and not enough schools. Class sizes are over forty kids per teacher! (Candice, 3 years)
  • Population is growing faster than infrastructure; builders need to stop building houses until the infrastructure catches up or the city is going to implode! (Kim, 4 years)
  • It will modernize. (Ryan, 10 years)
  • More housing, not enough infrastructure. (Julie, 11 years)
  • Rec Center, baseball diamonds, Redwood will be 4 lanes. (Sue, 12 years)
  • Far more people than the infrastructure can sustain- oh wait, it’s already like this. (Chris, 13 years)

Saratoga Springs, Utah: History

Any interesting events from Saratoga Springs’ history?

  • We haven’t been here long enough. (Christine, 6 months)
  • My house was the third built in the original Saratoga Springs HOA. I call it the historic district, LOL. I’ve heard a lot of history from my neighbors about the early city government. The most influential was when they voted to change an ordinance to stop the first townhouses and ended up abolishing the controls the review committee had to keep developers, to sticking to the original intention to have a rural, open community with green space and low density. After that, developers could pay fees in lieu of open space and high density was mixed in. That was disastrous for our town. (Brenda, 21 months)
  • Dethroning a Judge about tops the list. (Ryan, 10 years)
  • The cops shot a sword-wielding man-child. (Julie, 11 years)