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Old 09-29-2009, 10:17 PM
 
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I currently live in Montana and I have been commuting long distance to work in Ogden and Idaho Falls. My wife wants me closer to home as so we are thinking about moving to the Ogden area. We have three horses and four dogs. I am looking for 5 or more acres in a good community to raise our 3 year old daughter. We want a friendly community with good schools and away from traffic if possible. I did look up in the Eden/Huntsville area which I liked , but know nothing about except that it was a scenic area. What are the pros and cons of this area and what are other areas that might fit our needs. Thank you.
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:07 AM
 
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The pros and cons of the Eden/Huntsville area depends on what you're looking for and what you like and dislike. It does get colder there than in Ogden and with more snow, however, since you currently live in Montana, I'm sure that this wouldn't be a problem. It's also a small town with no major shopping centers. It's mostly several smaller stores. Ogden is close by for any major shopping needs. Beautiful towns, as you noted. Housing is a little more expensive there than in Ogden. To me, it sounds like the Eden/Huntsville area may work out well for you...lots of 5+ acres properties and lots of other residents with horses.

For the next best areas, I would suggest Willard or the cities west of Ogden, like Hooper, West Weber, Taylor, maybe Plain City, maybe the west part of Marriot-Slaterville and the other cities by them. However, new development in these areas have started to make them lose their small-town feel much faster than in the Eden/Huntsville area.
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:38 PM
 
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The biggest con would be the price. Eden/Huntsville is really pricey. Other than that, I wouldn't hestate to live there.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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Another con of living in the Ogden Valley (Huntsville, Eden, Liberty) is that winters are very cold because of the high elevation. They are starting to get some services like modest grocery stores, a few gas stations, a minor strip mall, but nothing like a Walmart or a Target. Hospitals and significant medical care are all down the canyon in the Ogden area. Seriously, if you need five acres, I don't think the Ogden Valley is affordable unless you are near wealthy.

The best horse properties are out in West Weber County like MOlney pointed out. Plain City, Farr West, etc.
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:08 PM
 
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You asked about schools, would you be considering private or public schools? For public schools, all of the cities mentioned, except Willard, are in the Weber School District: Weber School District - Home

You can look at more information about any school in Utah (public and private) here: ksl.com - KSL Schools - About
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:43 AM
 
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Thanks for the help.
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