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Daybreak Dream a Nightmare?

Filed under: Living in Daybreak,Living in Utah — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

There is a woman at Daybreak protesting. She has a sign that says:

Daybreak Dream a Nightmare

Apparently, her complaints are with Kennecott Land and the Daybreak Homeowners Association:

The resident is a long-time Daybreak resident who lives in Founders. She has been an avid proponent of Daybreak but has many examples of KL and HOA failures to live up to their advertising, promises and obligations. A quick conversation with her was enlightening. She does not seem to be one who just has an axe to grind but someone who sees what needs to be fixed to keep our community great and some suggestions about how to fix them.

After living in Sugarhouse for the last six years, all of these complaints seem superfluous.

  • Are you paying $1080 a month for 823 square feet?

  • Is your house so old that the drains don’t drain, the power breakers pop if you run the microwave and the toaster at the same time or the colony of mice living in your basement are impossible to exterminate?

  • Have you had panhandlers knock on your door asking for money?

  • Have you dealt with boarded up windows and waist-high weeds at the two vacant houses on your street?

  • Was your supposedly securely locked bicycle been stolen off your front porch in the middle of the night?

  • Has a stranger been apprehended and arrested by the police in your backyard?

Daybreak is HEAVEN compared to some of the issues in other neighborhoods, even prestigious ones like Sugarhouse. If the Daybreak Dream is a NIGHTMARE, I think you need to learn the correct definition of nightmare and move downtown for a while. You’ll come back to South Jordan with a whole new perspective.



  1. so true so true! Wow would love to hear about the stranger being arrested in your backyard story!

    Comment by dawnae nicholson — 7/11/2009 @ 4:26 pm

  2. So true- be careful about the daybreakdaily.com though- it is filled with lots of whiners that come down on those that might have a different POV (like they actually think the HOA is decent- AND cheap compared to other areas and neighborhoods). The admin guy scoop also boosted up the karma on the most active posters 10-20 “points” a week or so ago. . . Niiiice. How is that fair? Anyway, it can be a great source for up to date info, but beware of the posters on there, as they tend to complain about things other neighborhoods deal with all the time and they don’t take kindly to newbies. I learned that the hard way :( The other daybreak blog is fantastic though. I think it is daybreaktoday.blogspot.com. It is fair and informative.

    Comment by Chrissy — 7/16/2009 @ 9:38 pm

  3. Chrissy,

    Thank you for the heads up about the community atmosphere at Daybreak Daily. Most forums get a “locals only” feeling and it takes a long time to break out of newbie status. I really appreciate the warning.

    Thanks again, Laura

    Comment by Laura Moncur — 7/18/2009 @ 9:40 am

  4. Just ran across your site – I have lived in Daybreak for two years and we love it! And “Scoop” of Daybreak Daily is Joe Ross, canadite for South JOrdan City Council, defeated yesterday in the election. I hope people realize that these few people do not represent the majority of the people living in Daybreak! Thanks for your time.

    Comment by Stacy Tucker — 11/4/2009 @ 8:43 pm

  5. The biggest problem with Daybreak Daily is that the people there are SO NEGATIVE. They attack anyone who has anything positive to say. I just had to stop reading that forum because the people there are just so mean.

    Thanks for being a positive voice, Stacy. The Internet needed to know.

    Comment by Laura Moncur — 11/5/2009 @ 12:04 am

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