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?

  • The area, close to the mountains. (Scott, 14 months)
  • Quiet and safe. (Melanie, 2 years)
  • The quiet and neighbors. (Sidney, 4 years)
  • Small town. (Amy, 4.5 years)
  • Great people in the community. (J, 10 years)
  • It’s safe. (Courtney, 13 years)
  • The quiet feel and friendly neighbors. (Anonymous, 15 years)
  • Was all the farmland. There was a time you knew mostly everyone in the town. (Anonymous, 18 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)
  • Good place to raise our family. (Kathleen, 36 years)

West Point Least Favorites

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

  • 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)
  • Distance to shopping. (Sidney, 4 years)
  • Building WAY too many houses. (Amy, 4.5 years)
  • Built up too much. I moved here to be in a farming community. (J, 10 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Everyone moving here. (Erika, 23 years)

West Point Things To Do

What are fun things to do in West Point?

  • Eat at local venues, leave town! (Scott, 14 months)
  • There isn’t anything fun other then two parks. (Melanie, 2 years)
  • Party at the Point, fun parks. (Amy, 4.5 years)
  • Go to the park. (J, 10 years)
  • Parks. (Courtney, 13 years)
  • The park. (Anonymous, 15 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)
  • Party at the point on 4th of July. (Kathleen, 36 years)

West Point’s Reputation

What’s West Point known for?

  • Being West of Clearfield? Not fine dining! (Scott, 14 months)
  • Party at the Point. (Amy, 4.5 years)
  • Great neighborhoods. (J, 10 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)
  • A few farms. (Kathleen, 36 years)

West Point Crime

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

  • Crime? What crime? I came from Sacramento. They have crime! (Scott, 14 months)
  • Low. (Amy, 4.5 years)
  • Low. Heard of a few cars broken into. (Courtney, 13 years)
  • I think it’s about average. (Anonymous, 15 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)
  • Not had any problems so far. (Kathleen, 36 years)

West Point Advice

Any advice for people moving to West Point?

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Get to know your neighbors. (Courtney, 13 years)
  • Be prepared to pay high taxes. (Anonymous, 15 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 decent. (Kathleen, 36 years

West Point Stories

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

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

West Point’s Future

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

  • Hopefully it won’t! (Scott, 14 months)
  • Over populated. (Melanie, 2 years)
  • SR193 extended to 4000 West. (Sidney, 4 years)
  • It will get to be a big city more like Layton. (J, 10 years)
  • More businesses. (Courtney, 13 years)
  • More farms will become homes and more roads. (Anonymous, 15 years)
  • It will get more crowded and more traffic. Far less country living as it once was. (Anonymous, 18 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)
  • Just keep growing. (Kathleen, 36 years)

West Point Facts

Any other interesting facts about West Point?

  • WAY,WAY,WAY, too many mosquitos in the summer. (Scott, 14 months)
  • 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)
  • Has under ground water table that floods basements. (Kathleen, 36 years)