Taylorsville, Utah

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Taylorsville Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Taylorsville?

  • Neighbors. (Jessica, 9 months)
  • The area. (Anonymous, 1 year)
  • Easy access to stores and parks. (Jennifer, 6 years)
  • It’s in the central part of the valley. (Bryan, 9 years)
  • Central location to most anything I want. (George, 25 years)
  • New businesses coming to the city. (Brad, 35 years)
  • Good neighbors (Gerald, 38 years)
  • Friends. (George, 40 years)
  • Neighbors and community. (Amy, 9 years)
  • My neighbors. (Alan, 36 years)

Taylorsville Least Favorites

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

  • Crime. (Jessica, 9 months)
  • The drugs. (Anonymous, 1 year)
  • Rent prices. (Jennifer, 6 years)
  • Theft and crime (Bryan, 9 years)
  • Code enforcement doesn’t do much in curbing the sh**ty yards and multiple cars in one residence. (George, 25 years)
  • Not enough sit down restaurants  (Brad, 35 years)
  • Crime. (Chris, total of 36+ years)
  • Congestion and traffic (Gerald, 38 years)
  • Too close to the freeway (George, 40 years)

Taylorsville Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Taylorsville?

  • I don’t know anything in Taylorsville, but there is ton to do around the city. With quick access to I215 you can get anywhere. (Jessica, 9 months)
  • Parade, the shopping. (Anonymous, 1 year)
  • Parkway. (Jennifer, 6 years)
  • Same things as anywhere else. (Bryan, 9 years)
  • TVille Dayz, go to Parks with grand daughter to play on slides and toys. (George, 25 years)
  • Rec center. (Brad, 35 years)
  • Visit Museum, Taylorsville Dayzz, walk. (Chris, 36 years)
  • Don’t know, there isn’t much to draw people in. Parks are overrun with gangs & unsavory people. (Gerald, 38 years)
  • Dining out. (George, 40 years)

Taylorsville’s Reputation

What’s Taylorsville known for?

  • It’s a younger city because it used to be part of Salt Lake. (Jessica, 9 months)
  • Scenery. (Jennifer, 6 years)
  • Taylorsville Days. (Bryan, 9 years)
  • That it’s not quite WVC. (George, 25 years)
  • Baseball. (Brad, 35 years)
  • First settlement west of the Jordan River. (Chris, 36 years)
  • Used to be a rural farming community, nothing really special now. When we moved here there were still large open spaces and fields all around us. That is what attracted us to the area. It’s known now for being crowded and heavy traffic. (Gerald, 38 years)
  • Change. (George, 40 years)

Taylorsville Crime

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

  • The Benion Siera Grande area has a lot of drug crime, theft, and break ins. (Jessica, 9 months)
  • Drugs and thieves. (Anonymous, 1 year)
  • Low crime. (Jennifer, 6 years)
  • Too frequent. Too much theft. Too much gang activity/graffiti. (Bryan, 9 years)
  • More than I’d like, but it could be worse. (George, 25 years)
  • Low (Brad, 35 years)
  • It’s wverywhere. Need more neighborhood involvement. (Chris, 36 years)
  • Drug use and selling drugs on West end of T-ville, west of Bangerter Highway, is getting worse. Increased thefts and breaking into homes is becoming more common. (Gerald, 38 years)
  • Getting worse along Redwood Road. (George, 40 years)

Taylorsville Advice

Any advice for people moving to Taylorsville?

  • The homes are older. Make sure to check for mold, the plumbing, and electrical. (Jessica, 9 months)
  • It’s nice, just get cameras. (Anonymous, 1 year)
  • Enjoy it. (Jennifer, 6 years)
  • Don’t put up with anything. Be vigilant, keep an eye out for your neighbors, and don’t be too trusting. If you don’t want it stolen, lock it up or bolt it down. (Bryan, 9 years)
  • It’s an up and coming city. Getting better all the time. (Brad, 35 years)
  • You’ll love it! (Chris, 36 years)
  • Pick your neighborhood and neighbors carefully. (Gerald, 38 years)
  • Check out your neighbors. (George, 40 years)

Taylorsville Stories

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

  • Out first Taylorsville days was so much fun. The fireworks show was great. (Jessica, 9 months)
  • Neighbors garage catching on fire. (Bryan, 9 years)
  • Well I retired as a Phone/Broadband Techover 33 years. Most of that time I work out in this area. I was proud of the area and seemed to keep in touch with what was happening in this community through my job by talking to the customers. I learned about the transition that 5400 south Redwood Shopping center was planning at least a year before it was made public. That sense of community I actually miss from that job. (George, 25 years)
  • I grew up here and it was a wonderful place to grow up! (Chris, 36 years)
  • Our daughter in law was robbed at Taylorsville days a couple of years ago. She was visiting from out of town. Her truck was broken into and all of their suitcases and possessions, that were inside were taken. (Gerald, 38 years)
  • Raised our five children here. (George, 40 years)

Taylorsville’s Future

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

  • I hope it becomes safer and that the traffic up and down 6200 during rush hours is figured out. It can take 30 minutes to get down to Redwood from 2700 at 8AM. (Jessica, 9 months)
  • I hope the older areas will see a revitalization. Make things nice enough that the rif-raf can’t afford it. (Bryan, 9 years)
  • Hopefully now with our new mayor some clean up and development will happen.
  • Property values increasing. Redevelopment occurring. (Brad, 35 years)
  • Worse congestion if roadways are not enlarged and roads kept repaired. (Gerald, 38 years)
  • Become more of a bedroom community. (George, 40 years)

Taylorsville Facts

Any other interesting facts about Taylorsville?

  • TONS of rats and gophers in yards. I’m sure the construction around contributes. Also, I’ve never seen a Watermelon Beetle until I moved to Taylorsville. (Jessica, 9 months)
  • The majority of the History of Taylorsville can be located in the old part of Taylorsville, 4800 South and Redwood Road to the Jordan River. (Chris, 36 years)
  • There is awful lot of empty stores and shopping areas. (Gerald, 38 years)
  • Was a farming area 60 years ago. (George, 40 years)