Smithfield, Utah

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

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Smithfield Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Smithfield?

  • The views. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • It used to be quiet. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Community. (Angie, 5.5 years)
  • Semi-rural feel. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • Close to town, but still a country feel. (Stacy, 15 years)
  • The schools and my neighborhood. (Anonymous, 18 years)
  • Farming community. (Jana, 28 years)
  • Small town, relatively safe. (Lisa, 38 years)
  • The people. (Debbie, 60 years)
  • The people. (Christopher)

Smithfield Least Favorites

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

  • If you are not Mormon, people are rude. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • There are too many people here now, the roads are too busy and there is noise all the time. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Distance to shopping. (Angie, 5.5 years)
  • Mormon culture. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • Rude neighbors. (Stacy, 15 years)
  • License cats. (Anonymous, 18 years)
  • Too many Apartments. (Jana, 28 years)
  • I’ve lived here for so long. (Lisa, 38 years)
  • The traffic congestion in front of Lee’s Market Place. We need a street light! (Debbie, 60 years)

Smithfield Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Smithfield?

  • Eat at Jim’s Grill, go walk around Smithfield canyon. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • Splash pad, Mack park, Smithfield canyon. (Angie, 5.5 years)
  • Hiking, biking. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • Not a whole lot. (Stacy, 15 years)
  • The library and splash pad. (Anonymous, 18 years)
  • Hike. (Jana, 28 years)
  • Splash pad, library, canyon, mack park, blue sox, (Lisa, 38 years)
  • Celebrate Health Days, Blue Sox baseball games, Splash Pad, Golf Course & Mack’s Park. (Debbie, 60 years)

Smithfield’s Reputation

What’s Smithfield known for?

  • I don’t know. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • It is an arbor day tree city and tries it’s best to be a healthy city. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Smithfield Implement. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • Health days. (Stacy, 15 years)
  • Health Days. (Anonymous, 18 years)
  • Beautiful valley. (Jana, 28 years)
  • Health days, Lee’s Marketplace. (Lisa, 38 years)
  • Our beautiful Main Street. (Debbie, 60 years)
  • Second largest city in Cache Valley. (Christopher)

Smithfield Crime

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

  • I don’t think there is much crime. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • It keeps getting worse by the year, I’m sure it from all the people moving here and all the new apartment complexes going up. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • None….? (Angie, 5.5 years)
  • Very little crime. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • Seems to be getting worse. (Stacy, 15 years)
  • Very low. Seems higher as you get closer to Main Street. (Anonymous, 18 years)
  • Minimal. (Jana, 28 years)
  • Petty and random. (Lisa, 38 years)
  • No worse than any other city of the same size. (Debbie, 60 years)

Smithfield Advice

Any advice for people moving to Smithfield?

  • If you are not Mormon, don’t move here. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • Don’t move here. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • It’s the best place in Cache Valley. (Angie, 5.5 years)
  • Do it! (Anonymous, 18 years)
  • Don’t move into an apartment. (Jana, 28 years)
  • Get out, and visit your neighbors. (Lisa, 38 years)
  • Just be friendly! (Debbie, 60 years)

Smithfield Stories

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

  • Last year I got sick and a neighbor brought dinner to the house three nights in a row. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • There have been several times where I have had to call the police department because random people have shown up at my house, and started parting and drinking on my lawn. I have also had a random drunk women show up thinking she was in Preston. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • I built my home with my own two hands. (Stacy, 15 years)
  • The library is awesome. (Jana, 28 years)
  • I built my house through a neighborhood nonprofit here. (Lisa, 38 years)

Smithfield’s Future

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

  • I have no idea, I am moving from here. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • It will get just as bad as Logan. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • It’ll get big. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • Growing. (Stacy, 15 years)
  • Growth. (Jana, 28 years)
  • Higher population. I really hope we can develop downtown, make main theater to be like Lewiston theater. (Lisa, 38 years)
  • Of course it’s going to grow. (Debbie, 60 years)

Smithfield Facts

Any other interesting facts about Smithfield?

  • Neighbors are friendly until they find out they can’t convert you, after three years they still refer to me as the black John’s wife even though I have learned their names. (Anonymous, 3 years)