1. Small town residents are innovative.
Some of Utah’s greatest inventors came from small towns. Philo T. Farnsworth and Frank Zamboni come to mind.
2. Utahns in small towns are tough.
The weather in some of Utah’s small towns can be rough - really cold or terribly hot and dry. Utahns in those little towns don’t whine and complain. They just suck it up and go on about their lives.
3. People in small towns are community-minded.
Some of the best community celebrations take place in Utah’s small towns. Residents gather for softball games, picnics, parades and volunteer efforts.
4. Utahns in small towns value their history.
Utah’s small towns all have rich histories, and their residents can tell you all about them.
5. Small town residents play outside.
They get out and play on foot, snowshoes, horses and ATVs to enjoy their surroundings.
6. Utahns in small towns are surrounded by Utah’s beauty, and they appreciate it.
Maybe there’s an ugly small town in Utah, but I’ve never seen it yet. Our small towns are usually rural, with stunning scenery. Residents in those towns truly appreciate the view from their front doors.
7. Small town residents are generous with their money.
When someone in town is in trouble, residents gather their resources. Whether it’s a fundraiser for a child with cancer, or community donations at the bank to help a family pay for the funeral of a loved one, people in small towns are ready to help.
8. Utahns in small towns are self-reliant.
They fix their own vehicles, grow their own vegetables, and chop their own wood. They’re not afraid of a little hard work.
9. Small town residents in Utah throw some great parties.
When your town is small, you expand your circle of friends by inviting the rest of the state for a party. Utah’s small towns offer tons of great community festivals.
10. Small town Utahns support each other, always.
When you live in a small town in Utah, everyone knows your business. While this can be annoying at times, it also means that the town’s residents celebrate with you when you get married, have a baby or get a scholarship, and grieve with you through the loss of a loved one, a divorce or a financial hardship.