July 17, 2017

Spanish Fork, Utah


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Spanish Fork, Utah: Blogs

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

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Spanish Fork City Website spanishfork.org 2017
Spanish Fork City FB Page facebook.com/SpanishForkCity 2017
Spanish Fork City Twitter twitter.com/spanishforkcity 2017
Police Department Twitter twitter.com/spanishforkpd 2017
Library spanishfork.org/dept/library 2017
Parks & Recreation Department spanishfork.org/dept/parkrec 2017
Public Safety FB Page facebook.com/SpanishForkPublicSafety 2017
Spanish Fork City Salaries utahsright.com/salaries..spanishfork 2017
Chamber Of Commerce spanishfork-chamber.com 2017
Spanish Fork High School sfhs.nebo.edu 2017
Wikipedia Article en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Fork 2017
Zillow Real Estate zillow.com/spanish-fork 2017

Spanish Fork, Utah: Groups

Spanish Fork Groups On Facebook

  1. The New Spanish Fork Indoor Yard Sale Group (27,303 members)
  2. Spanish Fork Online/Indoor Yard Sale Facebook Group (16,957 members)
  3. Spanish Fork Indoor Yard Sale Group (13,345 members)
  4. Spanish Fork Community News Group (7,532 members)
  5. Spanish Fork News And Events Group (1,886 members)
  6. Spanish Fork Active & Healthy Community (1,423 members)
  7. Spanish Fork High School Friends (912 members)
  8. Spanish Fork Utah YSA Stake (634 members)
  9. Spanish Fork High School Class Of 1996 (330 members)
  10. Spanish Fork High School Class Of 1997 (308 members)
  11. Spanish Fork High School Class Of 1994 (306 members)
  12. Spanish Fork Women’s Self Defense Class (282 members)
  13. Spanish Fork High School Class Of 1998 (262 members)
  14. Spanish Fork Moms (230 members)
  15. Spanish Fork City- Vote Round 2 Councilman (158 members)
  16. Spanish Fork Marching Band Alumni (139 members)
  17. Spanish Fork High School Class Of 1987 (138 members)
  18. Spanish Fork High School Class Of 1969 (113 members)
  19. Discussion Page Precinct 15 Republicans (108 members)
  20. Spanish Fork High School Class Of 1977 (104 members)
  21. Spanish Fork Homeschooling Group (98 members)
  22. I Give – Neighborhood Group (92 members)
  23. Spanish Fork High School Class Of 1972 (90 members)
  24. Ultimate Frisbee Group (43 members)

Other Spanish Fork Groups And Forums

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Spanish Fork, Utah: Survey

We’re surveying people about living in Spanish Fork, 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 Spanish Fork)


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Spanish Fork, Utah: Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Spanish Fork?

  • Spanish Fork is a good size. It’s not as big as Provo/Orem, but has everything you need. (Jeff, 1 year)
  • It’s not too busy and it’s close to the freeway. (Madi, 1 year)
  • The small town feel. (Traci, 13 months)
  • It’s quiet. (Rachel, 2 years)
  • The friendliness and kindness of its residents. Also, how much the local government does for the residents. (Shelby, 2 years)
  • There’s a close Wal-Mart. (Heather, 3 years)
  • The mountain view. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • It’s quaint. (Cass, 4 years)
  • Friendly people. (Vaness, 5 years)
  • Small town, slower pace. (A.J., 7 years)
  • Proximity to parks, trails, water, golf, shopping. (Dennis, 9 years)
  • I love the community feel. (Tyler, 9 years)
  • Safe, we’ll run city. (Stacy, 10 years)
  • My neighborhood. And Costco. 🙂 (Denise, 12 years)
  • It is quiet. (Misty, 12 years)
  • Being near my family. (Heidi, 13 years)
  • Close mountains, small town feel. With bigger cities just 15 min away. (Denise, 14 years)
  • Cheap cable TV and internet. (Anonymous, 14 years)
  • Community activities. (Phillip, 15 years)
  • The wind. (Aaron, 18 years)
  • Home town feeling. (JaNae, 20 years)
  • It was the small town feel. (Tina, 23 years)
  • The mountains. (Traci, 24 years)
  • The small town feel! I love how it’s not jam packed with tons of people and businesses. (Necia, 26 years)
  • The community. (Chris, 30 years)
  • Small town atmosphere and Fiesta Days week. (Diana, 39 years)
  • Open spaces. Mountain views. Small town feel. (Chris, 42 years)
  • The people. (Melissa, 42 years)
  • My LDS Ward. (Anonymous, 45 years)
  • People. (Dennis, 65 years)
  • It was small. (Angie, most of my life)

Spanish Fork, Utah: Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Spanish Fork?

  • Construction. (Madi, 1 year)
  • Lack of options. (Rachel, 2 years)
  • How people are against any small tax increase for local improvements, but will support big federal tax increases that will make almost no change to local well being. (Shelby, 2 years)
  • No 24 hour gas stations. (Heather, 3 years)
  • Traffic. (Cass, 4 years)
  • Walmart. (Vaness, 5 years)
  • Such fast growth–too fast. (A.J., 7 years)
  • Traffic. (Dennis, 9 years)
  • Traffic on Main Street when there is an event in town. (Tyler, 9 years)
  • It’s too big. (Stacy, 10 years)
  • The second Walmart. 🙁 And the obsession with sports. (Denise, 12 years)
  • The new businesses. (Misty, 12 years)
  • The growth explosion. (Heidi, 13 years)
  • City management that does a poor job managing growth. (Anonymous, 14 years)
  • It’s growing too fast. And you all want to get rid of the AG zone. (Phillip, 15 years)
  • Needing a car to get places. (Aaron, 18 years)
  • Lots of new people moving in. (JaNae, 20 years)
  • How big it’s getting. (Tina, 23 years)
  • Walmart. (Traci, 24 years)
  • How busy it’s starting to become :(. (Necia, 26 years)
  • It’s in a desert. (Chris, 30 years)
  • 1. Traffic and poor road planning. 2. No winter recreation places unless I want to join Vasa (which I don’t). (Diana, 39 years)
  • Poorly planned development! Crappy contractors getting city contracts. New subdivisions that if contractors would stuff one less house on every street, houses could have a yard and plenty of parking. What a novel idea! (Chris, 42 years)
  • How fast it’s growing. (Melissa, 42 years)
  • Spanish Fork is still run by the good old boys and they really don’t care about your opinion. (Anonymous, 45 years)
  • It’s getting crowded. (Dennis, 65 years)
  • It was small. (Angie, most of my life)

Spanish Fork, Utah: Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Spanish Fork? Best kept secrets, etc.

  • Library, splash pad, great parks. (Jeff, 1 year)
  • Eat out, go up the canyon, pool. (Madi, 1 year)
  • Kids day, parks, biking the trail. (Shelby, 2 years)
  • Not much for my kids who are older. (Heather, 3 years)
  • North Park, library. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • The reservoir. Sip n. (Cass, 4 years)
  • Splash pad, farmers market, monthly family activities. (Vaness, 5 years)
  • Walk trails, community theater, library story times. (A.J., 7 years)
  • River trails, parks, golf, fish, shoot skeet. (Dennis, 9 years)
  • River trail walks, reservoir, golf, fishing. (Tyler, 9 years)
  • Walk trails. (Stacy, 10 years)
  • Park by Costco; Sports park. I wish the cheap movie theater hadn’t left. (Denise, 12 years)
  • River trail, parks and library. (Misty, 12 years)
  • Fiesta Days, library, hiking. (Heidi, 13 years)
  • Hiking, biking, visiting many parks, great rec program. (Denise, 14 years)
  • Fiesta Days. (Phillip, 15 years)
  • Hiking in the mountains. Eating food. (Aaron, 18 years)
  • City Events. (JaNae, 20 years)
  • Music (Boothe Brothers), all the parks. (Traci, 24 years)
  • The summer activities (movie night, festivals, etc.) hiking, the reservoir, the river trail. (Necia, 26 years)
  • Fiesta Days, Canyon View Park, Library. (Chris, 30 years)
  • Going to parks, splash pad. (Diana, 39 years)
  • I love that the city puts on fun activities in the parks. I would love to see more fun things for kids/teens. (Chris, 42 years)
  • The trail, rodeos, fiesta days, reservoir, BBQs with friends, and hanging out with family. (Melissa, 42 years)
  • Ballparks river trail. (Dennis, 65 years)
  • Eating at Glade’s, going to the rodeo. (Angie, most of my life)

Spanish Fork, Utah: Reputation

What’s Spanish Fork known for?

  • The best Chamber of Commerce in the state and Fiesta Days. (Traci, 13 months)
  • Fiesta Days. (Shelby, 2 years)
  • Rodeo. (Heather, 3 years)
  • Wind tunnel. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • Being a small town. (Cass, 4 years)
  • Being south of Provo. (Vaness, 5 years)
  • Rodeo and baseball. (A.J., 7 years)
  • Baseball. (Dennis, 9 years)
  • Rodeo! (Tyler, 9 years)
  • Rodeo. (Stacy, 10 years)
  • Cowboys. (Denise, 12 years)
  • Rodeo. (Misty, 12 years)
  • Families. (Heidi, 13 years)
  • So many ball/rec fields, rodeo. (Denise, 14 years)
  • People saying “fark”, the Color Fest, ugly windmills. (Anonymous, 14 years)
  • Icelandic heritage, good food, growing too fast and too much high density housing. (Phillip, 15 years)
  • The Krishna temple. (Aaron, 18 years)
  • Rodeo/24th of July. (JaNae, 20 years)
  • Rodeo. (Tina, 23 years)
  • Drugs, rodeo, wind. (Traci, 24 years)
  • Small town life. (Necia, 26 years)
  • Cruising Main Street on Friday Nights when you’re in high school (still happens). (Chris, 30 years)
  • Sports. Good city management. Running our own utility service for pretty cheap. (Diana, 39 years)
  • Baseball, but hoping to change that to soccer! (Chris, 42 years)
  • Cowboys and high hair. (Melissa, 42 years)
  • Trying to keep up with Provo. (Anonymous, 45 years)
  • Happy and great people. (Dennis, 65 years)
  • Glade’s. (Angie, most of my life)

Spanish Fork, Utah: Crime

What’s the crime like in Spanish Fork?

  • I’m sure there are a few incidents, but I never hear about any crime. (Jeff, 1 year)
  • There’s a lot, it’s growing. (Traci, 13 months)
  • Not sure. Seems low where I am. (Shelby, 2 years)
  • Middle. Be aware. but not paranoid. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • I don’t know. I hear about vandalism, and breaking into cars and stealing from carports. (Cass, 4 years)
  • Not too bad, it’s pretty safe. (Vaness, 5 years)
  • It seems it is getting worse. Egged and paint splattered houses. (A.J., 7 years)
  • Low crime per capita compared to other similar cities… Some crime on the east side, older neighborhoods. (Dennis, 9 years)
  • The crime rate is low. (Tyler, 9 years)
  • Not bad, but teens are getting away with a lot of mischief. (Stacy, 10 years)
  • Too many car break-ins. I hear there is a lot of theft at the cemetery, too. (Denise, 12 years)
  • Drugs are a problem and so are vandals. (Misty, 12 years)
  • Nothing like where I came from! (Heidi, 13 years)
  • Car theft in neighborhoods. (Denise, 14 years)
  • It’s growing. (Anonymous, 14 years)
  • Within control for the moment. (Phillip, 15 years)
  • Minimal. (Aaron, 18 years)
  • Trouble maker teens. (JaNae, 20 years)
  • It’s gotten worse since the town is growing. (Tina, 23 years)
  • Hmm…It’s been high in crime recently, more so then when I was a kid. (Traci, 24 years)
  • Overall, I feel like the crime is low. There are some areas where there seem to more problems, but not any one specific area I can think of right now. (Necia, 26 years)
  • Petty theft and meth, no real hot spots because it’s everywhere, but it’s not as bad as other places, either. (Chris, 30 years)
  • Petty crime and drug crime is pretty high. I think hot spots are low income areas and the new housing development areas. (Diana, 39 years)
  • The crime’s getting to be ridiculous! We have a judge in favor of letting sex offenders bail out, and live in our neighborhoods. We have heroin junkies that abuse and neglect their children, but nothing can be done. (Chris, 42 years)
  • Low to medium. (Melissa, 42 years)
  • I have drug lords living right next to me. (Anonymous, 45 years)
  • Average. (Dennis, 65 years)

Spanish Fork, Utah: Advice

Any advice for people moving to Spanish Fork?

  • Don’t get the cable and internet- it’s very slow. (Traci, 13 months)
  • Find a place near the trail. (Shelby, 2 years)
  • The city’s growing fast. It’s a beautiful place to live. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • It’s a town with a small town feeling. Don’t come here and try and make it the next SLC or Draper for that matter. (Cass, 4 years)
  • Spanish Fork’s a welcoming town with a lot of growth coming. (Vaness, 5 years)
  • Live on the east side by Maple Mountain High–it seems there’s less crime there. (A.J., 7 years)
  • Be active and you’ll enjoy the area. (Dennis, 9 years)
  • Get involved! It’s awesome. (Tyler, 9 years)
  • Get to know your neighbors. (Stacy, 10 years)
  • Don’t get on the wrong side of the city billing department. Ha ha. (Heidi, 13 years)
  • There is wind blowing most nights, but we hardly ever have mosquitoes. Up near the east bench. (Denise, 14 years)
  • Don’t. (Anonymous, 14 years)
  • Move back to where you came from. (Phillip, 15 years)
  • You’d better love wind and snow! (Aaron, 18 years)
  • Be courteous. (JaNae, 20 years)
  • I would use to say the small town feel and low crime rate, but now no advice. (Tina, 23 years)
  • Do your homework on the neighborhood and the house. (Traci, 24 years)
  • Remember you are moving to a more rural town. Don’t ask us to change it! (Necia, 26 years)
  • Get involved in the community, get to know your neighbors. (Chris, 30 years)
  • Buy an older home in an established part of town for the true Spanish Fork feeling, instead of trying to keep up with the new home families. (Diana, 39 years)
  • Don’t! We’re tired of cracker jack subdivisions popping up all over! (Chris, 42 years)
  • You’ll love it, but don’t move here, we have enough people. (Melissa, 42 years)
  • Don’t come. (Anonymous, 45 years)
  • Enjoy our community. (Dennis, 65 years)
  • Get to know the town. (Angie, most of my life)

Spanish Fork, Utah: Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Spanish Fork.

  • I LOVED IT and I’d move back. (Traci, 13 months)
  • We loved the fish rodeo. It made my husband’s and daughter’s day last year. (Shelby, 2 years)
  • The library staff makes up for the lack of facilities. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • Nice neighbors. (Cass, 4 years)
  • Whenever I go to any stores everyone is so friendly and nice. (Vaness, 5 years)
  • Librarians remember our names! That’s pretty fun :). (A.J., 7 years)
  • The July events are the best in the state…My favorite time of the year. (Dennis, 9 years)
  • We go down to the Sports Park for fireworks every Pioneer Day. I love it! (Heidi, 13 years)
  • The community comes together to make events happen. (Phillip, 15 years)
  • I found a toad in my window well once. It made a good pet. (Aaron, 18 years)
  • There has been a lot of complaining lately about new things coming to Spanish, and they need to accept change. (JaNae, 20 years)
  • I have many great memories in Spanish Fork. I grew up there and moved away to go to college, lived all over Utah and in southern California, then moved back and bought a house as an adult. A lot has changed, and a lot stays the same. (Chris, 30 years)
  • Too many to count. I’ve lived here my whole life. (Diana, 39 years)
  • The best experience is walking on the trails, and being able to hear nature and see the sunsets. (Chris, 42 years)
  • Cruising main was always fun. They used to have fun saturday morning kids shows at the Angelus Theater. They had a small skating rink in the top of the old Landmark High School. (Melissa, 42 years)
  • When I went to the Town Council, they threatened to have me removed, because I made a statement against the good old boys. (Anonymous, 45 years)
  • Volunteering youth sports. (Dennis, 65 years)

Spanish Fork, Utah: The Future

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

  • It’s growing so fast! I think that will continue for a few years. (Jeff, 1 year)
  • More people and more commercial stuff. (Madi, 1 year)
  • It will be a big city…it will lose Main Street business. (Traci, 13 months)
  • Not sure. If people keep voting against improvements, it will undoubtedly decline. (Shelby, 2 years)
  • Spanish Fork will grow and grow. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • More houses. More people. (Cass, 4 years)
  • New stores, more development for new homes. (Vaness, 5 years)
  • It will probably get too big, and we will see more crime and less of a small town feel. (A.J., 7 years)
  • It will continue to grow with new subdivisions and commercial buildings. It will be one if the hottest areas to live in Utah County – outpacing Provo. (Dennis, 9 years)
  • I’m afraid it will continue to grow, it will lose the small town, community feel. (Tyler, 9 years)
  • It will get too big. (Stacy, 10 years)
  • I fear it will be a place I won’t want to live in, with all the chain stores and condos. (Misty, 12 years)
  • I think it will grow too much, too fast, and become a big mess. (Heidi, 13 years)
  • Hopefully not too many more farmers will sell their beautiful farms for housing development. (Denise, 14 years)
  • It will become a crime-ridden, congested version of West Jordan. (Anonymous, 14 years)
  • It will grow too fast. (Phillip, 15 years)
  • Better shopping options. Hospital. Hopefully better public transportation. (Aaron, 18 years)
  • More people, closer to feeling like Provo/Orem. (JaNae, 20 years)
  • It will be a miniature Salt Lake or maybe a ghost town. (Tina, 23 years)
  • It will get too big for most people that liked it for the city necessities and quiet, like country living. (Traci, 24 years)
  • I think it’s going to grow far too much than it needs too. I understand growth needs to happen. Maybe we should keep in on the east side of town, and leave the country and farm lands alone so we can still have food and crops one day. (Necia, 26 years)
  • The population is still growing, I think the city will need to do some major infrastructure overhauls in the next 10 years and they’ve already started. I think there will be a slight culture shift as things diversify, but I also think the close community mindset will stay, which is good. I’ve seen it go from 20k people in the 80’s to over 35k today. (Chris, 30 years)
  • More development of homes and businesses. (Diana, 39 years)
  • It will become too overcrowded and poorly planned, like Lehi. (Chris, 42 years)
  • It will get a lot bigger. There will be more stores, dining and hopefully more for the youth to do. (Melissa, 42 years)
  • No idea. (Anonymous, 45 years)
  • It will become bigger and better. (Dennis, 65 years)

Spanish Fork, Utah: Other Facts

Any other interesting facts about Spanish Fork?

  • Icelandic pioneers settled the area. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • Just five years ago it didn’t even have Costco! (Vaness, 5 years)
  • It’s a great place to live if you work at or attend BYU–cheaper housing than Provo and a slower pace of life. (A.J., 7 years)
  • This is a great town, but people are determined to destroy it with unchecked growth, overburdening citizens with skyrocketing housing costs and more and more taxes. (Heidi, 13 years)
  • Because of all the wind, we are known for cleaner air for the elderly and asthmatic. (Denise, 14 years)
  • Black hawk wars, Father Escelantie, the railroad used to run down main street. Not too many people remember that. We need to upgrade downtown. (Phillip, 15 years)
  • If you speak to old residents, you can hear an interesting dialect. (Aaron, 18 years)
  • There used to be more activities, but they didn’t last because people would rather go somewhere else. (JaNae, 20 years)
  • There’s been many women killed by there boy friend/husband in the past years. (Traci, 24 years)
  • My grandpa used to “flip” homes, so my mom has lived in quite a few homes around town. She told me about going to dances at a large house that was nicknamed “the social club”, because it was the only one big enough to have dances at. (Diana, 39 years)
  • We have a beautiful firefly farm and over-development is killing off the natural resources for nature to live! (Chris, 42 years)
  • The River Trail is amazing. Everyone needs to get out and enjoy it. (Melissa, 42 years)
  • Great education. (Dennis, 65 years)
  • The police station has moved a few times. (Angie, most of my life)