July 14, 2017

Springville, Utah


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Springville, Utah: Blogs

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

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Springville City Website springville.org 2017
Springville City Newsletters springville.org/newsletter 2017
Springville Police Department springville.org/police 2017
Springville Fire & Rescue Department springville.org/fire-rescue 2017
Springville Library springville.org/library 2017
Springville Recreation Department springville.org/recreation 2017
Springville City Facebook Page facebook.com/SpringvilleCity 2017
Springville Museum Of Art smofa.org 2017
Springville High School shs.nebo.edu 2017
Springville High Softball springvillesoftball.blogspot.com 2017
The Daily Herald heraldextra.com..springville 2017
Fox 13 Now fox13now.com..springville 2017
Serve Daily servedaily.com..springville-news 2017
The Willows Of Springville thewillowsofspringville.blogspot.com 2017
Wikipedia Article en.wikipedia.org..Springville,_Utah 2017

Springville, Utah: Groups

Springville Groups On Facebook

  1. You Know You’re From Springville When… Facebook Group (4,444 members)
  2. Springville Utah Community Awareness Group (1,022 members)
  3. Springville, UT Yardsale Group (767 members)
  4. Photos Or Articles Of Springville and Mapleton, Utah (558 members)
  5. Springville Small Business Advertising (482 members)
  6. Springville, UT Class Of 2006 (380 members)
  7. Springville Grasslands Neighborhood (341 members)
  8. Springville Utah Community (335 members)
  9. Springville High School Class of 2000 (320 members)
  10. Springville High School Class Of 1997 (314 members)
  11. I Loved Growing Up In Springville Group (305 members)
  12. You Grew Up In Springville, Utah…Facebook Group (292 members)
  13. Springville YSA Ward (233 members)
  14. Brookside Neighborhood (Springville, Utah) (197 members)
  15. Camelot Community – Springville (163 members)
  16. Friends of Dry Creek 2nd Ward (Springville, Utah) (143 members)
  17. Springville 8th Ward Neighborhood (138 members)
  18. Springville Hobble Creek 4th Ward Friends (134 members)
  19. Springville Kolob 7th Ward (110 members)
  20. West Springville Mamas! (109 members)
  21. Springville Historical Society (64 members)
  22. Springville Community News (47 members)
  23. Springville Youth City Council (36 members)

Other Springville Groups And Forums

  1. Meetups In Springville, UT
  2. Pregnancy And Postpartum Addiction Support Group (Springville, UT)

Springville, Utah: Survey

We’re surveying people about living in Springville, 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 Springville)


**Click here to share your experience living in Springville**


Springville, Utah: Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Springville?

  • Proximity to entertainment, stores, etc. (Karen, 4 years)
  • All my friends, family and the people I got to know. (Steven, 7 years)
  • Small town feel, big city conveniences. (Barbara, 12 years)
  • It’s small, friendly, has a focus on local businesses, is still close to shopping districts, malls, restaurants, hospitals…(Anonymous, 12 years)
  • Hobble Creek Canyon, being a Red Devil. (Nicole, 18 years)
  • Small town feel (at the time). (Jo, 19 years)
  • Small town feel and community pride. (David, 20 years)
  • Small town feel. (Liz, 20 years)
  • The old library building. (Ann, 21 years)
  • The people. (Kurt, 21 years)
  • People. (Richard, 23 years)
  • It’s a beautiful town. Well maintained. (Kristi, 25 years)
  • Low crime rate. (Zella, 25 years)
  • Driving in Hobble Creek Canyon. (Carolyn, 26 years)
  • The people. (Ester, 27 years)
  • The safety of a small town, the Hobble Creek Golf Course. (Dan, 30 years)
  • The small town feel. (Anonymous, 39 years)
  • Trees. (Dori, 46 years)
  • Small town and community feel. (Liz, 48 years)
  • Nothing. (Valerie, most of my life)

Springville, Utah: Least Favorites

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

  • How cliquey and unwelcoming people are. (Karen, 4 years)
  • Going to school. (Steven, 7 years)
  • Springville needs more places for teens to go and do something fun or hang out, that are safe. It needs a dedicated performing arts indoor venue. It’s “Art City”, but doesn’t have anything for the performing arts. (Barbara, 12 years)
  • There are hardly any entertainment businesses. No movie theaters, bowling alleys, mini golf, etc. We do have one little arcade, but otherwise I have to go out of town for activities. (Anonymous, 12 years)
  • Nothing. (Nicole, 18 years)
  • The poor selection on shopping and dining, but it’s getting better. (David, 20 years)
  • Not enough businesses. (Liz, 20 years)
  • The old librarians. (Ann, 21 years)
  • No respect. (Kurt, 21 years)
  • No where to eat. (Richard, 23 years)
  • The cost of utilities is outrageous. (Kristi, 25 years)
  • Not too much entertainment. (Zella, 25 years)
  • The sidewalks close up at 10PM. (Carolyn, 26 years)
  • Not a whole lot of things to do here. (Ester, 27 years)
  • Moving away! (Dan, 30 years)
  • The small town feel disappearing. (Anonymous, 39 years)
  • City Council. (Dori, 46 years)
  • The cost of electricity, and the town growing too big. (Liz, 48 years)
  • People don’t mind there own business. (Valerie, most of my life)

Springville, Utah: Things To Do

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

  • Art City Days. (Karen, 4 years)
  • Fishing and outdoor hunting. (Steven, 7 years)
  • Springville Playhouse. (Barbara, 12 years)
  • The city provides many activities, parks, the library is wonderful, the reservoir is fun, but needs more development. The art museum is great for all ages. (Anonymous, 12 years)
  • Camping was my favorite thing, and playing in the creek. (Nicole, 18 years)
  • Climbing Luck Rock or Round Peak. (Jo, 19 years)
  • Walking for fun and exercising. I love Art City Days. I need to spend more time at the Art Museum, Library and Pioneer Museum. Enjoy the Facebook group “you know you are from Springville when…” (David, 20 years)
  • The rez, hiking up Hobble Creek Canyon. (Liz, 20 years)
  • Biking in the fall on the west side of town, when the fall leaves were on the ground. (Ann, 21 years)
  • Sports! (Kurt, 21 years)
  • Great trails. (Richard, 23 years)
  • Hobble Creek Canyon camping. (Kristi, 25 years)
  • Hobble Creek Canyon. (Zella, 25 years)
  • Great Fish Hatchery use to be there. (Carolyn, 26 years)
  • Watch movies at the arts park. (Ester, 27 years)
  • Riding motorcycles where it now is covered with homes. (Dan, 30 years)
  • Sunday drives up Hobble Creek Canyon. (Anonymous, 39 years)
  • Camping. (Dori, 46 years)
  • Going to the new beach up the canyon and up Hobble Creek Canyon. (Liz, 48 years)
  • A drive up Hobble Creek. (Valerie, most of my life)

Springville, Utah: Reputation

What’s Springville known for?

  • Having the first art gallery and some of the best people in what they did for the USA. (Steven, 7 years)
  • Art City Days. (Barbara, 12 years)
  • The arts. (Anonymous, 12 years)
  • Art, WW Clyde. (Nicole, 18 years)
  • Art City. (Jo, 19 years)
  • Tree City and the Art Museum. Also, the golf course and the high school. (David, 20 years)
  • Red Devils. (Liz, 20 years)
  • The World Folk Fest. (Ann, 21 years)
  • Art, apparently. (Kurt, 21 years)
  • Art City. (Richard, 23 years)
  • Art and the mighty Red Devils. (Kristi, 25 years)
  • Hobble Creek Canyon. (Zella, 25 years)
  • Art Museum. (Carolyn, 26 years)
  • The arts. (Ester, 27 years)
  • Red Devils. (Dan, 30 years)
  • Red Devils (high school mascot), Hobble Creek golf course. (Anonymous, 39 years)
  • Art. (Dori, 46 years)
  • Art Gallery. (Liz, 48 years)
  • Art Museum. (Valerie, most of my life)
  • Good water. (Karen, grew up in Springville, lives in Payson now)

Springville, Utah: Crime

What’s the crime like in Springville?

  • Drugs. (Karen, 4 years)
  • Low. (Steven, 7 years)
  • I think there is a lot of drug use. (Barbara, 12 years)
  • I’ve never known issues. I keep my doors locked as usual, but feel comfortable outside and let my kids play. (Anonymous, 12 years)
  • I don’t know. I don’t live there anymore, but growing up there it was limited. (Nicole, 18 years)
  • Rather minimal. (Jo, 19 years)
  • Minimal. I was the victim of some thief from our yard. (David, 20 years)
  • Bad. So many drugs. (Liz, 20 years)
  • Crime is on the rise with more people moving in. (Ann, 21 years)
  • Drug related. (Kurt, 21 years)
  • It depends where you live in Springville. (Richard, 23 years)
  • Lots of druggies. (Kristi, 25 years)
  • Low. You don’t hear about too many issues. (Zella, 25 years)
  • My car was broken into for the first time. (Carolyn, 26 years)
  • Not too bad. (Ester, 27 years)
  • Now it’s terrible compared to the 70’s. (Dan, 30 years)
  • Not bad, but getting worse. (Anonymous, 39 years)
  • Who knows, nobody reports. (Dori, 46 years)
  • Low crime. (Liz, 48 years)
  • Not too bad. (Valerie, most of my life)

Springville, Utah: Advice

Any advice for people moving to Springville?

  • Don’t, it’s to cliquey and unwelcoming to new people. (Karen, 4 years)
  • Get to know some of the families that are from the first families, the art that is offered for the public and the famous artist and judges that came out of Utah. (Steven, 7 years)
  • The schools are fantastic. It is probably not ideal without ready transportation since city development is weak, but otherwise it’s a beautiful family-friendly community. (Anonymous, 12 years)
  • Get involved by volunteering on a city committee or board. (David, 20 years)
  • Be weary of the drugs. (Liz, 20 years)
  • Don’t expect the small town feel as much. (Ann, 21 years)
  • Don’t try to change our mascot. (Kurt, 21 years)
  • Live on the East side. (Richard, 23 years)
  • You will love it. (Kristi, 25 years)
  • Since it’s close to the mountains, it can snow lots! (Carolyn, 26 years)
  • Enjoy the trees! (Dan, 30 years)
  • Don’t. (Anonymous, 39 years)
  • Stay away. (Dori, 46 years)
  • Do it! You will love it! (Liz, 48 years)
  • Don’t raise your kids in Springville. (Valerie, most of my life)

Springville, Utah: Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Springville.

  • Going to the Rivoli Theater with my grandfather and visiting the SOS Drug Store for milkshakes and Duke’s jewelry when my grandfather could get around, and then being on my grandparents’ and uncle’s farms and helping them. (Steven, 7 years)
  • The man in the foothills (60’s). (Jo, 19 years)
  • I served on several committees and the Power Board. This was a good way to meet people, and learn about the city. (David, 20 years)
  • The children’s parade before the main parade, all the bikes decorated by the kids. (Ann, 21 years)
  • There are too many incredible experiences to pick just one. (Kurt, 21 years)
  • Art City Days Parade is a family tradition. (Kristi, 25 years)
  • Being a Red Devil. (Zella, 25 years)
  • I love the Pioneer Museum which used to be the local library. (Carolyn, 26 years)
  • Hiking up the rabbit ears with my brothers. (Ester, 27 years)
  • Family reunion every year at Kelly’s Grove.  (Dan, 30 years)
  • I grew up here. (Anonymous, 39 years)
  • Springville World Folk Festival – brings the world to you, live music and dancers! (Liz, 48 years)
  • Back in the 70’s we had kegs up the canyon. (Valerie, most of my life)

Springville, Utah: The Future

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

  • It will become a bedroom community for Provo. (Steven, 7 years)
  • I hope to see more businesses. We’ve got several auto parts shops, several car washes, way too many senior living homes, but not much variety. (Anonymous, 12 years)
  • Growth. (Nicole, 18 years)
  • Springville will keep growing. (Jo, 19 years)
  • More growth especially on west side. This means more traffic especially on 400 South. Another freeway exit is needed for Mapleton traffic. We may have another junior high school on the west side. (David, 20 years)
  • More businesses, more houses. (Liz, 20 years)
  • Springville will continue to grow, and feel less like a small town. (Ann, 21 years)
  • More businesses and housing and less fields in the west part of town. (Kurt, 21 years)
  • More homes. Possibly more business. (Kristi, 25 years)
  • Population will grow, but no entertainment for adults besides Hobble Creek Canyon. (Zella, 25 years)
  • Population growth. (Carolyn, 26 years)
  • More things to do for the youth. (Ester, 27 years)
  • Springville, Spanish Fork and Provo will all grow together. (Dan, 30 years)
  • More people, traffic, higher taxes, more construction. (Anonymous, 39 years)
  • Retain more businesses. (Dori, 46 years)
  • It will get too big, and won’t have a small town feel any more! (Liz, 48 years)
  • More and more people. (Valerie, most of my life)

Springville, Utah: Other Facts

Any other interesting facts about Springville?

  • Being related to all of the five original founding families, the experience of having a grandfather that owns the Rivoli, having family members still living in the town. Springville still is a part of my heart. (Steven, 7 years)
  • The Pioneer Cemetery is a treasure. Some of my ancestors are buried there. (David, 20 years)
  • You get what you put into the community. (Kurt, 21 years)
  • Lacasita is THE BEST place to eat. It has been for a long time. (Kristi, 25 years)
  • The place to go was the old Park O Shey when I was younger! The A&W Root Beer Drive Inn was the place to go for root beer floats. (Carolyn, 26 years)
  • Lots of history ! (Dan, 30 years)
  • It was a great place to grow up and a great place for families! (Liz, 48 years)