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Old 05-22-2007, 03:09 PM
 
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We have 4 children and want to remain in a rural country area and yet live within a short distance to a city. Are the winters comparable in both places or is one colder than the other? How is the growing season? Which schools have a better reputation? Overall which place would you choose?
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Old 06-13-2007, 09:31 AM
 
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Default not really very comparable

Ogden Valley (Huntsville/Eden/Liberty) is pretty isolated. It's beautiful and very small-town feeling. However, to get anywhere (even to the high school) you have to drive down through the canyon. We considered relocating there, even bought property to build on, but then decided I didn't want to have to navigate a windy canyon road during the winter every time I wanted to shop, take kids to dance/sports etc.
Cache Valley has lots of small towns but they kind of all run together. Though Logan is not a big city, it has many of the things larger cities have, thanks to Utah State University. We've lived in Logan and loved it.
So...I guess it depends what you're looking for. If I were retiring and wanted my little piece of paradise to raise horses, I'd pick Ogden Valley. For my lifestyle right now, I'd choose Cache Valley.
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Eden, UT
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I guess the question is what do you want? I was raised in Huntsville growing up moved away, both east and west coasts, and then had children and HAD to get back. I wanted my kids in an amazing place that I felt they were safe. I wanted them to have an amazing experience in the outdoors and I wanted them in a small town. I have a 4 year old and a 7 year old and we love it here. My husband loves it and we try to get in as much outdoor time as possible. Both kids ski and both Snowbasin and Powder Mountain have great ski programs for that matter, so does Wolf Mountain now. You can get a season's pass for your ENTIRE family at Wolf Mountain for $850 or so. There are concerts at the resorts on the weekends and with the new Junction in Ogden, movies are 20 minutes away through a beautiful canyon. The Dinosaur Park sits at the mouth of the canyon and you have the lake, trails, etc. There is even a Montessori school up here. I am biased.
I love it here and it is much smaller than Logan, which I like.
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