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Old 01-25-2010, 05:48 PM
 
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Hi,

I want to move to Eden this coming October and work at one of the three closest ski resorts. Wanting to know the rental situation out there...just need a room, nothing fancy needed. Looking to get away from the cubicle life and spend some time outdoors...any and all input on Eden or Huntsville would be much appreciated.
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:42 PM
 
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I have driven around the Ogden Valley many times. I have skiied at all of the resorts you mention. I think I know what I am talking about.

The Ogden Valley (Eden, Huntsville, Liberty) is a beautiful area. You have Pineview Reservoir in the middle. The valley is surrounded by national forest. In the winter, you have the skiing. In the summer you have camping and boating to keep you busy.

Now for the bad news. Alot of people have moved into the valley and property values are very high. There are some lots that are advertised at $400,000. Home prices are high even in this bad economy. Winters are very cold. Plan on getting a home that is well insulated and paying alot to heat your home. The Ogden Valley is still rather isolated. There is no Walmart, no Costco, no SuperTarget, no outlet mall, and not a great deal in the way of services. You will find a couple of physicians offices and dental offices. There are a few gas stations and something called the "Valley Market" in Liberty. All major shopping would have to be done 15 miles down SR 39 in the Ogden area. I suspect rents and home prices are highest in Liberty and Eden. They might be lowest in Huntsville because its a bit older of a community.

Rental values tend to follow home prices. They will probably be on the high side. You maybe able to rent a condo that someone out-of-state owns. I'm sure you can consult Craigslist and the usual sources.

Good luck. It is a beautiful area and the skiing is great too.
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:33 PM
 
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I understand that the property values would be high. Are there any local newspapers or a way to find out more info on Eden/Huntsville/Liberty? any help would be much appreciated
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:03 PM
 
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Ogden's paper would probably be your best source

Standard-Examiner | Ogden, Layton, Brigham, Weber, Davis, Top of Utah News
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:55 PM
 
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i need to find how many hours does it take to eden utah when you live in layton? please reply thax and thank you
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:04 PM
 
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i need to find how many hours does it take to eden utah when you live in layton? please reply thax and thank you
It's only a 30 mile drive.
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:59 AM
 
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Just for some perspective; the area was overbuilt in the market frenzy as out-of-staters discovered the valley. The market collapse has hit the valley hard, so prices have retracted greatly. Yes, there are $400m lots in the Highlands, but they are the super desirable lots with the most fantastic views of the lake/mountians. They are NOT selling. In fact only the best of the best is listed for $400m, while others with the long term possibility of having their views obstructed have dropped to $100m.

I recently purchased a 3,500sf house for just under $300m and I probably could have gotten it a bit lower.

The Moose Hollow condos are recently built and have been hammered by the market collapse. There are numerous foreclosures there. They range from studio to 3 bedrooms and while I didn't like them because their soundproofing is nil, someone else might not care about that.

markg is correct about the lack of services, but Ogden is 20 minutes away down the canyon road. It can be treacherous in the winter, but 99% of the time it's fine.

I will send you a PM with some contact info for a good rental specialist that does not only cater to the high priced seasonal rentals.
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:11 PM
 
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You might want to look at the Heber valley. It is 10 minutes from Deer Valley and 15 minutes from Park City. There are plenty of decent homes right now in the 200's (a couple of years ago single family homes started in the mid 300's). Scenery-wise it is pretty close to Eden and is sandwiched between two reservoirs (Deer Creek and Jordanelle). The backside of Timpanogos, which is viewable anywhere in the Heber valley, is perhaps the most beautiful mountain in Utah--it seems to be the most photographed as well. Plus, there is a Walmart here in town that is scheduled to be completed in May (the walls are going up as I speak). Park City has plenty of good shopping like the outlet stores (15 minutes away), BestBuy (15 minutes), Home Depot (10 minutes), a future Costco (10 minutes), etc.

Anyway, just thought you should know that there are other good options on the Wasatch back.
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