Snowflake, Arizona

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Snowflake, Arizona: Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Snowflake?

  • Close to the temple. (Ashley, 3 years)
  • Small community. (Paloma, 4 years)
  • Living near a temple. (Byron, 9 years)
  • Small town loving. (A, 10 years)
  • Thunderstorms, sunsets, clear starry nights. (Allie, 11 years)
  • Friends. (Anonymous, 13 years)
  • The country life. (Pammila, 15 years)
  • Bits and Pizza and El Cupidos. (Bryana, 16 years)
  • The dog park. (Rebekka, 18 years)
  • The people. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • Community and 12 days of Christmas it’s like we live in whoville. (Carra, 20 years)
  • 24th of July, ground hog breakfast, the community, 4th of July rodeos. (Hannah, 20 years)
  • Simple life. (Vicki, 24 years)
  • The small town feel. (Jarret, 25 years)
  • Beautiful areas, community performances, the schools, the friends. (Megan, 26 years)
  • Living outside of Snowflake, but being able to enjoy the great holiday celebrations in town. (Eastie, 35 years)
  • School activities. (Christie)

Snowflake, Arizona: Least Favorites

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

  • Small town gossip, close minded people. (Ashley, 3 years)
  • No skating rink. (Paloma, 4 years)
  • The economic conditions. (Byron, 9 years)
  • Not much entertainment. (A, 10 years)
  • Mormon culture. (Allie, 11 years)
  • Bullying at the schools. (Anonymous, 13 years)
  • All the rude and noisy people.(Pammila, 15 years)
  • Being outcasted because of my religion. (Bryana, 16 years)
  • The people. (Rebekka, 18 years)
  • Not enough variety for eating. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • The gossip and clicks. (Carra, 20 years)
  • The wind. (Hannah, 20 years)
  • Lack of restaurants, and any we do get all go to Taylor. (Vicki, 24 years)
  • The people. (Jarret, 25 years)
  • I wish there were more opportunities to view live performances and artistic talents from the community members and outside talent. (Megan, 26 years)
  • The gossip. (Eastie, 35 years)

Snowflake, Arizona: Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Snowflake?

  • Library, parks. That’s it. (Ashley, 3 years)
  • Rodeos, Thursdays in the park. (Paloma, 4 years)
  • Outdoor activities. (Byron, 9 years)
  • Close to hiking and fishing, bingo. (A, 10 years)
  • Geocaching. (Allie, 11 years)
  • Go to Walmart or sonic. (Anonymous, 13 years)
  • Go mudding. (Pammila, 15 years)
  • It used to be the pool but now nothing. (Bryana, 16 years)
  • Make out. (Rebekka, 18 years)
  • Go out for a walk, tour memorial homes, play at the park, check out something from the library, etc. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • 5 mile. The pool when it was open. (Carra, 20 years)
  • Town volleyball, church softball, going to town council meetings. (Hannah, 20 years)
  • Ride horses. (Vicki, 24 years)
  • Football games. (Jarret, 25 years)
  • Hike Slay River Canyon, snowflake temple, 4 wheeling, horseback riding, historic museums. (Megan, 26 years)
  • Hike, camp, visit, celebrate with Santa, send letters by pony express, catch up at Groundhog Day Breakfast, find Easter eggs, go to concerts at the park, enjoy Pioneer Day activities, spend time picking pumpkins at Willis Farm, and crashing all the fun celebrations, parades and rodeos in Taylor. (Eastie, 35 years)

Snowflake, Arizona: Reputation

What’s Snowflake known for?

  • Pioneer day. (Ashley, 3 years)
  • Senator Flake. (Paloma, 4 years)
  • A rich, deep heritage i.e. July 24th celebration. (Byron, 9 years)
  • Mormons and our high school sports. (Allie, 11 years)
  • Sweet corn. (Anonymous, 13 years)
  • It actually snows there. (Pammila, 15 years)
  • Mormons. (Bryana, 16 years)
  • Mormons. (Rebekka, 18 years)
  • Heritage. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • Its name and the 24th. (Carra, 20 years)
  • The temple, or Travis Walton’s alien induction. (Hannah, 20 years)
  • Pioneer Days. (Vicki, 24 years)
  • The temple. (Jarret, 25 years)
  • Mormons. (Megan, 26 years)
  • Lately, just the LDS Temple. (Eastie, 35 years)

Snowflake, Arizona: Crime

What’s the crime like in Snowflake?

  • Same as everywhere else. Stupid people, drugs, bad drivers. (Ashley, 3 years)
  • Not much crime. Homeless people began to be noticeable in last year. Some car brake ins at the low income apartments. (Paloma, 4 years)
  • Not a lot of crime. (Byron, 9 years)
  • Average. (A, 10 years)
  • Drugs. (Allie, 11 years)
  • Drugs. (Pammila, 15 years)
  • Iffy. (Bryana, 16 years)
  • Rape everywhere. Hide yo wife. (Rebekka, 18 years)
  • Pretty low. Some things here and there, but nothing too major. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • People say there is none but if you look around there is a bunch. Over by the high school there some hot spots. (Carra, 20 years)
  • In recent years it’s jumped! Back street has had a rise in car break ins! (Hannah, 20 years)
  • Out east is the worst. A lot of drug use there. We have to lock our doors here now, but still a much safer community than other areas and living in the city. (Vicki, 24 years)
  • Easy of town. (Megan, 26 years)
  • Not much crime, but don’t be stupid. Lock your car and home. Don’t display valuables in plain sight. (Eastie, 35 years)

Snowflake, Arizona: Advice

Any advice for people moving to Snowflake?

  • Make sure you have a solid job first. No family or friends makes it tough. Everyone does everything with family or goes to the valley for weekends and holidays. Not much to do here in town. Don’t worry about the pot plant. It hasn’t made a difference in crime. (Ashley, 3 years)
  • Make sure you have employment beforehand as there isn’t much of it to go around. (Paloma, 4 years)
  • Practice smiling because you will be happy a lot. (Byron, 9 years)
  • Maybe reconsider. (Allie, 11 years)
  • Don’t. (Anonymous, 13 years)
  • Hope you’re a Mormon. (Pammila, 15 years)
  • Don’t. (Bryana, 16 years)
  • Great place for families. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • Very friendly people and sorry if you get offended. (Carra, 20 years)
  • It’s a small town, so don’t have city expectations. Also, get involved! There is a lot of ways new people can contribute to the community. (Hannah, 20 years)
  • Be ready for some crazy wind at times. (Vicki, 24 years)
  • It’s a small town community and very different from life in the city. (Megan, 26 years)
  • Don’t try to change it into whatever place you left behind when you came here. Just try living here for a while & see if you appreciate it the way it is. If you don’t like it, talk to people, and look around for a better fit. There are a lot of different communities around here, so find one that you will really enjoy! (Eastie, 35 years)

Snowflake, Arizona: Stories

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

  • First time driving through we could smell someone smoking pot. (Ashley, 3 years)
  • The fourth of July dances are the funniest! Even the little ones get into it! (Paloma, 4 years)
  • Local sports, July 24th celebration, rodeos. (Byron, 9 years)
  • Thursday at the Park is always interesting during the summer The high school’s annual musical Geocaching. (Allie, 11 years)
  • I have my children there and met my first love there. (Pammila, 15 years)
  • I grew up here the 24th parade is always amazing. (Carra, 20 years)
  • I used to work at the pool, one of the most memorable things is the free swim days, people from all over would come, even the Rez! (Hannah, 20 years)
  • Playing Cops & Robbers as a teenager. Starting at the High School and ending at Pioneer Park. So much fun. (Vicki, 24 years)
  • Had a lot of fun with friends in high school. (Jarret, 25 years)
  • Bonfires with friends, playing at the parks and school playgrounds have been fun. (Megan, 26 years)
  • Saturday mornings at the L.O.S. Swap Meet are fun! Lots of things to see and buy, interesting people to visit. (Eastie, 35 years)

Snowflake, Arizona: The Future

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

  • Not much. No jobs to bring or keep people. (Ashley, 3 years)
  • Hopefully it doesn’t too much. Would be nice to have more employment. (Paloma, 4 years)
  • I believe it will still be a great place to raise a family. (Byron, 9 years)
  • It’s getting bigger. (A, 10 years)
  • I hope. I really hope it will change. I hope Taylor and Snowflake will combine into one town. I hope business moves in and it pulls away from its cultish nature. (Allie, 11 years)
  • If jobs keep disappearing so will the town. (Carra, 20 years)
  • I hope with the new police staff crime will go down. I also see it growing and businesses moving in. (Hannah, 20 years)
  • Population growth. (Vicki, 24 years)
  • It will grow a little. (Jarret, 25 years)
  • Hopefully not too much. (Megan, 26 years)
  • I hope it will become more supportive of cultural differences. It has already come a long way! (Eastie, 35 years)

Snowflake, Arizona: Other Facts

Any other interesting facts about Snowflake?

  • No holiday festivities other than Pioneer Day. (Ashley, 3 years)
  • Its name does not refer to the snow fall. It was the two last names of the founding families. The Flake family and the Snow family. (Paloma, 4 years)
  • It doesn’t snow that much. (Allie, 11 years)
  • It’s small. (Pammila, 15 years)
  • It’s not named after the weather. (Carra, 20 years)
  • They used to do traveling plays and “dedicate” town buildings. (I hope they bring that back). (Hannah, 20 years)
  • There are a lot of Flakes. 🙂 (Vicki, 24 years)
  • Many people think Snowflake & Taylor are twin communities, but they have very different flavors. Get to know both to see which you prefer. If you find yourself out of sync in one, try the other and you might find it a better fit. (Eastie, 35 years)