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Published: Friday, Aug. 23 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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VAggie
Bristow, United States

People have multiple kids at relatively young ages

BYR
West Bountiful, UT

All 4 cities are nearly neighbors. I would not want to live there. Way to crowded and quite frankly, I am not sure I would want to raise children there.

Sqweebie
Salt Lake City, UT

Durham, New Hampshire is a college town. University of New Hampshire is located there.

Rusty Nail
Sandy, UT

To each their own, but I would never want to raise my children there. Too many, too sheltered, and too far away. I like diversity - exposing them to different cultures, lifestyles, elderly, young, different races, gay/lesbian, etc. When you do one wrong thing there the entire ward knows (My cousins know that.) I do want safety, but there are many safe areas in the valley.

Brother Benjamin Franklin
Orem, UT

I have visited those cities on several occasions and been concerned at some of the things I have observed. They seem like nice places, but why not choose other cities from other states for those things?

It just seems like Utah is somewhat overrated and gets too much recognition for things that really aren't all that important.

happymomto9
Saratoga Springs, UT

they clearly didn't hear about eagle mountain's HOA! :>
it is a nice city (we live in EM not SS) but a few try to dictate their wishes on the many.

Kings Court
Alpine, UT

happymomto9, we have children who live in various communities under various HOA's and believe me, it is not the worst. For instance, Daybreak is very expensive and even more restrictive, but of course you don't have to move to an area with an HOA. There are plenty of areas in Eagle Mountain that don't have an HOA (of course, many look like it too). The problem is that these young home buyers of the entitlement generation know full well that they are buying a home in a covenanted community and then think they don't need to abide by the rules they agreed to abide by. They then want to impose their own wishes on others by putting their junk cars in their front yards, toys all over the sidewalk, and other disgusting and trashy behaviors that devalue their neighbors property. I think HOA's are a good thing with a certain class of people who need someone to tell them to pick up their things because they don't have enough self-pride to do it themselves.

happymomto9
Saratoga Springs, UT

Kings Court
I don't disagree. but i was referring to the landscaping requirements. we have to put in specific trees even though they are not hearty and have to be replaced every 2-3 years. i'm not allowed to put a peach tree in my front yard! garbage cans cannot be seen from the road. grass required on the side of the mountain. and the list goes on.

DTR
Eagle Mountain, UT

@BYR Actually it is a GREAT place to raise kids. I've lived all over and can say I am glad I am here to raise my children. Definitely not crowded either we only have 22,000 total residents and an area of over 44 square miles! (Too get an idea that is 4 times as many residents as West Bountiful with over 14 times as much area). Although, I don't necessarily think having a "youngest city" makes a city the greatest place to live, I do think this is one of the greatest communities & am blessed to be able to raise my children here.

@Rusty Nail - You bring up some valid points. I loved living in SLC (South Salt Lake, Milcreek, & Holladay. I also really enjoyed American Fork/Highland. While I am glad to be raising my children here & maybe our ward knows all about us (we aren't that active) but they all still like us & we like them! It is a WONDERFUL place, while there are MANY things I do not miss about living other places & I love the safer & close knit community feel here, I do miss the diversity, we have some but not nearly as much.

DTR
Eagle Mountain, UT

@happymomto9 - I hear ya! While I am glad we have an HOA...... at least I remember I am glad when I drive through the areas in the City Center that do NOT have an HOA, I do think some of the requirements are a little silly. I guess when you take the good with the bad all in all they are worth it. However, I do definitely need to start attending the HOA meetings & debating some of the things that I find ridiculous. I've been HORRIBLE about being involved with the HOA - but apparently I need to go voice my opinion & drive them crazy to where they understand some of their rules just don't work! Then maybe they will change some of them (fingers crossed but not holding breath!)

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