West Haven, Utah

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

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West Haven Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in West Haven?

  • The peace and quiet. (Christy, 2 months)
  • People. (Lauren, 7 months)
  • It’s small size and open feel. (Brenton, 1 year)
  • Open space. Quiet. Good schools. (Jeff, 2 years)
  • I just love the area. (Tonya, 2 years)
  • No property tax. (Noah, 3 years)
  • The mayor. Safe neighborhood. (Gina, 7 years)
  • Sense of community. (Lisa, 10 years)
  • Country appeal. (Shane, 21 years)
  • Good community. (John, 22 years)
  • People and bigger lot sizes. (Kristina, 24 years)
  • It was the quiet country feeling, but that’s gone. (Elisa, 30 years)
  • My family were the first ones who settled it. (Christi, 38 years)

West Haven Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in West Haven?

  • Haven’t found anything yet. (Christy, 2 months)
  • No good options for internet. (Lauren, 7 months)
  • Distance from the freeway. (Brenton, 1 year)
  • It’s not bike/pedestrian friendly. We don’t have enough local businesses to support. Lack of diversity. (Jeff, 2 years)
  • No shopping or restaurants in our community. We could use more trees. Coming from Mountains Green it was a culture shock. (Tonya, 2 years)
  • City officials wanting to spend money on things we do not need. (Noah, 3 years)
  • When people want to keep others out. These are our kids growing up and wanting to settle close to home. Most of us moved here from somewhere else – be kind and know that farmers have a right to sell their land. Welcome newcomers just like we were welcomed. (Lisa, 10 years)
  • Broken promises… not following through with sidewalks, drainage, trees, etc. (Shane, 21 years)
  • Fragmented pedestrian access. (John, 22 years)
  • Farm land being developed. (Kristina, 24 years)
  • How built up everything is getting. (Elisa, 30 years)
  • Traffic. (Christi, 38 years)

West Haven Things To Do

What are fun things to do in West Haven?

  • I’ve been to a rodeo. (Lauren, 7 months)
  • Spend time with family. Youth sports. (Jeff, 2 years)
  • I haven’t discovered it yet. (Tonya, 2 years)
  • Ride bikes. (Noah, 3 years)
  • West Haven Days, rodeo. (Gina, 7 years)
  • West Haven days, youth sports, trail by the river. (Lisa, 10 years)
  • Park, running/biking the Ogden Parkway that connects at the cemetery. (Kristina, 24 years)
  • Enjoy the quiet. (Elisa, 30 years)
  • Movie in park, amazing city days and all the activities that go with it. Best fireworks. (Christi, 38 years)

West Haven’s Reputation

What’s West Haven known for?

  • Horses. (Brenton, 1 year)
  • Country feel. (Jeff, 2 years)
  • Being small. (Noah, 3 years)
  • Good balance of country and city. (Lisa, 10 years)
  • Suburban sprawl. (John, 22 years)
  • Country living at its finest. (Kristina, 24 years)
  • Country living. (Elisa, 30 years)
  • Good city days, listening to citizens, Maintaining a good city budget and not charging property tax. (Christi, 38 years)

West Haven Crime

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

  • Haven’t seen/experienced any. (Lauren, 7 months)
  • I moved from California, so I’d say crime here is pretty low. (Brenton, 1 year)
  • On par with the rest of the country. (Jeff, 2 years)
  • Nothing in my area. (Tonya, 2 years)
  • Neighbors are good to watch out for each other. (Lisa, 10 years)
  • Getting worse with all of the construction. (Shane, 21 years)
  • House burglarized once, car burglarized at least twice. (John, 22 years)
  • Just like every city there is some burglary, but I think safe overall. (Kristina, 24 years)
  • Depends on where you are. (Elisa, 30 years)
  • 21st street, break-in in the subdivisions. (Christi, 38 years)

West Haven Advice

Any advice for people moving to West Haven?

  • Avoid Miland Dr/4800 going south west during rush hour. (Lauren, 7 months)
  • You’ll love it if you like a rural feel while still being pretty close to major hubs. (Brenton, 1 year)
  • Learn to plan shopping trips. (Jeff, 2 years)
  • Push to have businesses in our community. (Tonya, 2 years)
  • You’ll love it! Check on internet options before choosing a home. Some neighborhoods have much better options than others, if that’s important to you. (Lisa, 10 years)
  • Pay attention to the traffic near where you are moving. (John, 22 years)
  • Don’t! I’m sick of how built up it’s getting. (Elisa, 30 years)
  • Be kind, friendly to community, they will love it, many good businesses. (Christi, 38 years)

West Haven Stories

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

  • Mutton bustin’ and stick horse races with my kids at the rodeo. (Lisa, 10 years)
  • Tree fell on the house, and neighbors showed up in force to assist. (John, 22 years)
  • West Haven Days in June is so fun!! So many activities and the fireworks are awesome!! (Kristina, 24 years)
  • I grew up here, and came back a year ago because I craved the freedom of the country. But it’s gone. (Elisa, 30 years)
  • Living in a farm. (Christi, 38 years)

West Haven’s Future

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

  • I hope not much! I like the wide open spaces! (Christy, 2 months)
  • Hopefully more business. (Lauren, 7 months)
  • I’m afraid it will grow to be densely populated. (Brenton, 1 year)
  • Open space will disappear. Traffic will increase and we won’t have enough safe ways to get around town without driving. (Jeff, 2 years)
  • I hope to have more businesses in the area so I don’t have to go to other cities to support them. (Tonya, 2 years)
  • Hopefully for the better. (Noah, 3 years)
  • It will continue to grow and welcome new residents. Trail system will get better and all connected. (Lisa, 10 years)
  • Just more growth and possibly less infrastructure development. (Shane, 21 years)
  • Hope to see better pedestrian access. (John, 22 years)
  • It’s going to turn into Roy. (Elisa, 30 years)
  • Many more businesses and people. Lots more houses and families. (Christi, 38 years)

West Haven Facts

Any other interesting facts about West Haven?