January 22, 2018

West Point, Utah

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



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West Point Favorites

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

  • I like that we are far enough west that we are less affected by the inversion. I like Loy Blake Park and the high quality elementary school. I like that we are close enough to shopping but far enough away from it to be less affected by traffic. (Emily, 1 year)
  • The area, close to the mountains. (Scott, 14 months)
  • Quiet and safe. (Melanie, 2 years)
  • I love the remote quiet living in farm country. I personally love how removed we are from typical suburb and city living. But still close enough to get a day of city shopping done in Ogden or Layton and then retreat back to our quiet neighborhood. (Amber, 4 years)
  • The quiet and neighbors. (Sidney, 4 years)
  • Small town. (Amy, 4.5 years)
  • Quiet community with small businesses. (Brenda, 8 years)
  • The wonderful people and sense of community. (Mary, 9 years)
  • Awesome families and great school. (Bridget, 10 years)
  • Great people in the community. (J, 10 years)
  • Small town country type living. (Anonymous, 10.5 years)
  • It’s safe. (Courtney, 13 years)
  • The quiet feel and friendly neighbors. (Anonymous, 15 years)
  • Close schools and shopping but far enough away that I’m not directly effected by traffic and business noise. (Sandy, 16 years)
  • Was all the farmland. There was a time you knew mostly everyone in the town. (Anonymous, 18 years)
  • Family friendly. (Kevin, 19 years)
  • Hometown feel. (Melissa, 19 years)
  • The fresh air and serenity/wildlife. (Leisa, 21 years)
  • Love the openness of not having neighbors right as you step out your backdoor. (Erika, 23 years)
  • 4th of July and community feeling. (Suzy, 24 years)
  • Great community. (Helen, 26 years)
  • That its just the right size. Its close enough to shopping areas, yet still retains a smaller town feel. (Debbi, 30 years)
  • Good place to raise our family. (Kathleen, 36 years)
  • 4th of July bingo. (Elsie, 40 years)

West Point Least Favorites

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

  • The speeders on 2000 West and I wish the neighborhoods had small parks for when I don’t want to drive to Loy Blake. (Emily, 1 year)
  • The way the city has the stop lights timed. The way people pull out in front of you while driving. No liquor store, 3.2 beer in the supermarket! (Scott, 14 months)
  • Traffic on 2000 and not being accepted because we are not Mormon. (Melanie, 2 years)
  • I don’t look forward to the legacy highway coming through our neighborhood. (Amber, 4 years)
  • Distance to shopping. (Sidney, 4 years)
  • Building WAY too many houses. (Amy, 4.5 years)
  • The stink from the Salt Lake. And mosquitoes. (Mary, 9 years)
  • Built up too much. I moved here to be in a farming community. (J, 10 years)
  • Nothing. (Anonymous, 10.5 years)
  • My property tax has almost doubled in the last 12 years. My house value hasn’t doubled and neither has my income! And what are you doing with that tax, the roads suck and there aren’t even sidewalks for my kids to walk on in many places. (Anonymous, 15 years)
  • High price of monthly city bill. (Sandy, 16 years)
  • Roundabouts across 3000 west. MOST drivers don’t drive the posted 30mph along 3000 west since putting them in and now there is a TON MORE traffic from the extension of 193 all the way to 3000 west. (Anonymous, 18 years)
  • 2000 west traffic. (Kevin, 19 years)
  • Mosquitoes the size of my head. (Melissa, 19 years)
  • How quickly all the farmland is being gobbled up by subdivisions and city people moving in with their nosy attitudes. Always complaining. Everything stinks to them and they are passive aggressive with the old-timers here. They are bringing the city mentality to the country. Not good. Most of us old-timers have large lots and animal rights, while the new folk live in cookie cutter houses on postage stamp lots. (Leisa, 21 years)
  • Some unfinished sidewalks. (Helen, 26 years)
  • Everyone moving here. (Erika, 23 years)
  • Watching the farms go away. (Suzy, 24 years)
  • The continual growth, less fields & more subdivisions. (Debbi, 30 years)
  • The conflict of interest of developers/builders being on the planning commission. No one who benefits in any way from the decisions made by the planning commission should be a member. (Elsie, 40 years)

West Point Things To Do

What are fun things to do in West Point?

  • Not sure. Maybe I haven’t lived here long enough to know those secrets. (Emily, 1 year)
  • Eat at local venues, leave town! (Scott, 14 months)
  • There isn’t anything fun other then two parks. (Melanie, 2 years)
  • Go out to Antelope Island. Take the kids to Loy Blake park, or go shopping at Smiths. I love our new Smiths. Close, convenient and their produce is always top notch. (Amber, 4 years)
  • Party at the Point, fun parks. (Amy, 4.5 years)
  • Walking trail, park. (Brenda, 8 years)
  • 4th of July Party at the Point is the best ever. (Mary, 9 years)
  • Community. Walking trail parks gardening. (Bridget, 10 years)
  • Go to the park. (J, 10 years)
  • Ride bikes along the trail. (Anonymous, 10.5 years)
  • Parks. (Courtney, 13 years)
  • The park. (Anonymous, 15 years)
  • July 4th celebration. (Sandy, 16 years)
  • Golf and the parks. (Kevin, 19 years)
  • Party at the point, walking paths. (Melissa, 19 years)
  • Love the party at the point on the 4th of July. Small town feel and good atmosphere. (Leisa, 21 years)
  • Walks, fires and anything else. (Erika, 23 years)
  • Park, 4th of July. (Suzy, 24 years)
  • Parks, walking & riding trails, community activities. (Helen, 26 years)
  • Walking trails, parks. (Debbi, 30 years)
  • Party at the point on 4th of July. (Kathleen, 36 years)
  • Use the park. (Elsie, 40 years)

West Point’s Reputation

What’s West Point known for?

  • Don’t know. I hadn’t even heard of it until we moved here. (Emily, 1 year)
  • Being West of Clearfield? Not fine dining! (Scott, 14 months)
  • Party at the Point. (Amy, 4.5 years)
  • Small community. (Brenda, 8 years)
  • Nice people. Self reliance. (Mary, 9 years)
  • Great neighborhoods. (J, 10 years)
  • Great 4th of July celebrations called “party at the point.” (Anonymous, 10.5 years)
  • It’s called the Bedroom City. Used to have no businesses so people only come to the city to sleep at night. (Sandy, 16 years)
  • Family. (Kevin, 19 years)
  • Kind, friendly people. (Melissa, 19 years)
  • It WAS known for being kicked back and easy going, but the new folks have changed that. (Leisa, 21 years)
  • Their fantastic 4th of July. (Erika, 23 years)
  • Farms. (Suzy, 24 years)
  • Good wholesome community and the Fourth of July celebrations. (Helen, 26 years)
  • A few farms. (Kathleen, 36 years)
  • Onion fields and used to be dairies. (Elsie, 40 years)

West Point Crime

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

  • It seems safe to me. (Emily, 1 year)
  • Crime? What crime? I came from Sacramento. They have crime! (Scott, 14 months)
  • Low. (Amy, 4.5 years)
  • In my area a little shady with a couple neighbors even though it’s not considered low-income. (Brenda, 8 years)
  • Lots of car break ins and some domestic violence but that’s about it. (Mary, 9 years)
  • Hardly. (Bridget, 10 years)
  • Low, but there is still crime. Theft seems to be a big one recently. (Anonymous, 10.5 years)
  • Low. Heard of a few cars broken into. (Courtney, 13 years)
  • I think it’s about average. (Anonymous, 15 years)
  • Increasing. Smiths area and close surrounding areas. (Sandy, 16 years)
  • Haven’t seen any. (Kevin, 19 years)
  • There are a few areas that I know of, but overall its low. (Melissa, 19 years)
  • With the exception of my daughter’s bike being stolen when the new subdivision came in, we haven’t had a problem. (Leisa, 21 years)
  • Not too much. (Erika, 23 years)
  • A bit of petty theft. (Suzy, 24 years)
  • Probably the areas that border places in Clearfield & Clinton. (Debbi, 30 years)
  • Not had any problems so far. (Kathleen, 36 years)
  • Crime is getting worse! More break ins than ever before, AND they are going unsolved! Drug deals happening in driveways of nice neighborhoods and when reported the police just ask you to keep a log of licence plates and time of day, like that will help anything. (Elsie, 40 years)

West Point Advice

Any advice for people moving to West Point?

  • Don’t buy a house on 2000 West. I’m so glad I don’t live on that street. (Emily, 1 year)
  • Sell your home at the highest price possible when you sell. That helps us all. Also, KEEP AN OPEN MIND! And RESPECT others’ feelings and cultures. (Scott, 14 months)
  • It’s expensive but a great city with great leaders. (Amy, 4.5 years)
  • I highly recommend. Easy outlets to the city. I feel there’s a lot of coverage for the Sheriff and fire safety. (Brenda, 8 years)
  • Embrace the wonderfulness. (Mary, 9 years)
  • That people and school and church are awesome. (Bridget, 10 years)
  • Research what is going to be built in your back yard in the future. I wouldn’t have moved here had I known about 7-11 and Smiths, etc. going in. (J, 10 years)
  • Be prepared to love living in West Point. (Anonymous, 10.5 years)
  • Get to know your neighbors. (Courtney, 13 years)
  • Be prepared to pay high taxes. (Anonymous, 15 years)
  • Lock your cars, shut your garage door, and make sure you have trailer locks on. Create neighborhood watch or join one right away. (Sandy, 16 years)
  • Enjoy. (Kevin, 19 years)
  • Do it! (Melissa, 19 years)
  • Know what you are getting into. Most of us have lived here a long time and have large animals. DO NOT come here not wanting to smell horses or cows. YOU came to US, we did NOT go to you. Respect that. Don’t expect the long-term residents to adhere to your HOA standards. We don’t have to. That is YOUR problem and something that YOU agreed to, not us. We abide the law, not YOUR neighborhood regulations. And also… don’t think we are all the same religion as you. Be prepared to see us working on Sunday as we take care of our land and animals. Don’t assume we are heathens, know we have different lives and values that have priority. DON’T judge. If you can manage all this, we will welcome you with open arms. Be our friend, not some judgmental jerk. (Leisa, 21 years)
  • Be prepared to wave as you drive around. (Suzy, 24 years)
  • Good schools and neighborhoods. (Helen, 26 years)
  • Its a good place to live. (Debbi, 30 years)
  • Be decent. (Kathleen, 36 years)
  • Drive the speed limit, not over and definitely not way under. (Elsie, 40 years)

West Point Stories

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

  • The parade is fun. (Emily, 1 year)
  • People shooting guns 600′ from any dwelling. But we like it! (Scott, 14 months)
  • Buying our first home. (Melanie, 2 years)
  • I marched in the first marching band. (Amy, 4.5 years)
  • I love the 4th of July activities. It’s the best I’ve been to with a hometown feel. (Brenda, 8 years)
  • When the new park equipment was installed a few years ago my sisters and I would go to the park at 4am for our walk and play on the playground. Lol. Meant for Kids but super fun for adults. In the dark. No kids around. (Mary, 9 years)
  • Santa riding the fire truck at Christmas. (Bridget, 10 years)
  • Renting park pavilions for my childrens’ graduation parties. So cheap and convenient. (J, 10 years)
  • Night games with the neighborhood as a kid. (Courtney, 13 years)
  • Love the annual 4th of July celebration. Night before movie, morning breakfast, carnival, bingo, contests. (Sandy, 16 years)
  • 4th of July in the park. (Kevin, 19 years)
  • I love the 4th of July celebrations. (Melissa, 19 years)
  • We’ve been known to have teams of horses pull carriages through the streets. We have had horse-drawn carts pulled by minis as their parents took them to school. All of that is disappearing with the smaller lots and shorter tempers. (Leisa, 21 years)
  • I remember how peaceful it was when I was little wish it still was. (Erika, 23 years)
  • Planting trees on the walking paths. (Helen, 26 years)

West Point’s Future

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

  • Hopefully not a lot. I like that it has kind of a small town feel. (Emily, 1 year)
  • Hopefully it won’t! (Scott, 14 months)
  • Over populated. (Melanie, 2 years)
  • Probably grow a lot with houses popping up all over, less fields of farmers and will probably lose the quiet farm community feel that I love so much. (Amber, 4 years)
  • SR193 extended to 4000 West. (Sidney, 4 years)
  • Increased access to highways and cities. A few more high end businesses/restaurants. (Brenda, 8 years)
  • It will grow bigger. (Mary, 9 years)
  • Hope it stops growing. (Bridget, 10 years)
  • It will get to be a big city more like Layton. (J, 10 years)
  • It’s just going to continue to grow with residential building and commercial developments. I think the once quiet streets will become busier and our small quiet city won’t be so quiet anymore. (Anonymous, 10.5 years)
  • More businesses. (Courtney, 13 years)
  • More farms will become homes and more roads. (Anonymous, 15 years)
  • More crime and lots more traffic with legacy coming through. (Sandy, 16 years)
  • It will get more crowded and more traffic. Far less country living as it once was. (Anonymous, 18 years)
  • More people. (Kevin, 19 years)
  • Unfortunately I think it will get bigger which will take away more of the farm land. (Melissa, 19 years)
  • I think it will become the place I escape from as my family values are tossed out the window for the city-slickers invasion. Don’t get me wrong. I love my city! This is the only home my daughter has ever known, but I’m tired of the imported attitude and self importance. I built here because it reminded me of the small-town Layton that I grew up in. Unfortunately, it’s been invaded at a rapid pace by judgmental folk who can’t leave others alone and need to be in everyone’s business. We leave you alone, why can’t you leave us alone? (Leisa, 21 years)
  • Too many people moving, and building houses down here. (Erika, 23 years)
  • A recreation center. (Helen, 26 years)
  • Continual growth. (Debbi, 30 years)
  • Just keep growing. (Kathleen, 36 years)
  • More crime. (Elsie, 40 years)

West Point Facts

Any other interesting facts about West Point?

  • Smith’s is the only store in West Point. I find that interesting. (Emily, 1 year)
  • WAY,WAY,WAY, too many mosquitos in the summer. (Scott, 14 months)
  • Close to hospital doctor dentist and Antelope Island and bird refuge. (Bridget, 10 years)
  • Got its name because it is the most furthest west land. Appropriately named West Point. (Sandy, 16 years)
  • Most people don’t know it exists. (Melissa, 19 years)
  • It’s becoming “Little Clinton” and going from rural to city at a rapid pace. (Leisa, 21 years)
  • It is the furthest West Point in Davis County. It was originally named Muscrat Springs. (Helen, 26 years)
  • Has under ground water table that floods basements. (Kathleen, 36 years)
  • The old elem school principal Dora Bybee put on an operetta every year many many years ago. Some of the old houses near the school were once used as housing for school teachers. The first few 4th of July parades in the late 80s early 90s were small and went from the city office building to the park. (Elsie, 40 years)