As someone who has been living in Hurricane, UT for the past 23 years, let me share with you that it is one of the best areas in the USA to call home! I will say that our schools here could use some improvement to get their grad rates up and dropout rates down, but other than that, things are great here. We don't have very much of a crime problem at all, and I think that's due in large part to the great people who live here. The weather is decent pretty much all the time. We have some beautiful scenery here, and that is one of the best parts of living here.
For fun, we like to head out to Toquerville Falls for some hiking, camping, or just enjoying nature. There's also The House of Jump indoor trampoline park, Sand Hollow State Park for some boating fun on the water, Zion Helicopter Tours, and the Hurricane Valley Pioneer Heritage Park.