Logan : Utah

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What it's Like to Retire in Logan

Relocating retirees often discount Utah because of heavy Mormon influence. Logan, 90 miles north of Salt Lake City and 20 miles south of Idaho,  is an exception, drawing retirees and other new residents because of its religious diversity and tolerance. It has low unemployment rates and is known as one of the America’s safest cities (crime is almost non-existent). An estimated 50,000 people live in Logan in 2009. A college town, Logan is home to Utah State University and its 16,000 students. It is an altitude of about 4500'.

Logan is known as a cultural center. In addition to events at the University, there is a also the Ellen Ecles Theatre which offers a wide range of cultural events. During the season opera lovers flock to Logan, home to one of the top 20 companies in the country.

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Where to Retire in Logan and Home Prices

According to City-Data.com the average home price in Logan was about $175,000 in late 2014.

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What is special about Logan

In addition to Utah State University Logan is also home to the Logan Utah Temple, a very large Mormon building on a prominent hill. There are many homes on the National Register of Historic Places.  There is a zoo. Logan Canyon offers superb recreation.
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What is not special about Logan

Logan is a long way from any city other than Salt Lake.
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Who will like retirement in Logan

People who like the outdoors and outdoor adventures will like Logan. It is more cosmopolitan than most other towns in Utah.  Due to it being a college town with a leading opera company, it attracts cultural fans. Logan is a walkable community.

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Local economy is driven by

Education, tourism, and construction are the big drivers in Logan.
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Climate and Physical Environment

Logan is tucked in the northeast corner of Utah, very close to the Idaho border. Logan is in the Cache Valley at an altitude of 4500'
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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Thanks to the Ellen Ecles Theatre and its very successful opera company, Logan is an active cultural destination in season.  Utah State University provides many cultural attractions. The WIllowPark Zoo serves Logan.
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Crime

The crime rate is low in Logan.
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Medical facilities

Logan Regional Hospital provides medical services for Logan. Other hospitals are nearby and in Ogden.
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Transportation

The nearest airport is Ogden-Hinckley, about 40 miles. Salt Lake City International is a major airport and 67 miles distant.
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Valuable Links

Utah retirement guide
Cache Valley Tourism Center

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Facts about LOGAN
  • State: UT
  • Environment: College Town,Mountain,Desert,Outdoor Oriented,
  • City Population: 50,001-100,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Culture Index: 111-120 (high)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer

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