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Old 09-18-2008, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Folks ... Howdy. We are considering Utah when I retire, about 2 years. We have visited both Morgan and Heber City and have enjoyed both, as several other locations. We would prefer being out of the big valley (SLC, etc.). Can't go too rural at this point due to a few medical limitations ... this getting old is not for sissies <grin>. Do hope to be able to bicycle around town and walk. So I guess I have a couple general questions for the collective wisdom of the group.

Any general comments comparing Morgan and Heber?

Any other towns we should consider? similar types.

We appreciate any insight, thoughts, opinions (and accept opinions ... with a little scrutiny <g>.
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Old 09-18-2008, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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Folks ... Howdy. We are considering Utah when I retire, about 2 years. We have visited both Morgan and Heber City and have enjoyed both, as several other locations. We would prefer being out of the big valley (SLC, etc.). Can't go too rural at this point due to a few medical limitations ... this getting old is not for sissies <grin>. Do hope to be able to bicycle around town and walk. So I guess I have a couple general questions for the collective wisdom of the group.

Any general comments comparing Morgan and Heber?

Any other towns we should consider? similar types.

We appreciate any insight, thoughts, opinions (and accept opinions ... with a little scrutiny <g>.
I love Morgan....very pretty. Not famaliar with Heber City. We are going south for retirement...St George.....the prettiest in my opinion. Lots of walking and bikding trails.
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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I love Morgan....very pretty. Not famaliar with Heber City. We are going south for retirement...St George.....the prettiest in my opinion. Lots of walking and bikding trails.
Thanks. Anybody else, all information/opinions welcome.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:51 AM
 
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Default Morgan vs Heber

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Thanks. Anybody else, all information/opinions welcome.
If still interested, I do think Heber is beautiful valley, but I have to stick with biased view toward Morgan. Either in Morgan or closer to Weber Canyon--Mt Green, you end up as close as 10-15 minutes to two very good hospitals in Ogden...and Davis isn't much farther. Many great specialists in both areas also. Add to that the quaintness of Morgan County and the accessibility of Salt Lake (35 minutes from Mt Green), a revitalizing Ogden that has more to offer all the time, Morgan can't be beat. And right now it's a better buyer's market in all segements...especially higher end in the NW end of the valley (Mt Green).
I think Morgan has all of the goodness to be desired with small, growing town... but is closer to everything you can need in Weber/Davis counties.


I'm not sure if there's much difference in harshness of winters.
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:18 PM
 
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Both areas are really nice. I would give the edge to Heber as far as beauty is concerned. The back side of Timp is probably the most photographed place in Northern Utah-and you'll have a great view of it from almost anywhere in the Heber valley. Morgan is also very beautiful though. If you decide to move to Morgan, be very careful about location. There are a lot of areas where there is very unstable soil due to an active slide. So be wary of deals on houses that are too good to be true.

As far as convenience of location is concerned, Heber is within 45 minutes of Provo, Orem, Park City (15 minutes), and Salt Lake. There is a beautiful new IHC hospital near Keetley junction in Park City, which is only 10 minutes from Heber. It is one of the nicest hospitals I've ever seen. In Morgan, I would highly doubt you can get to SLC in 35 minutes, as it's 45 miles from Salt Lake and you have to drive through a canyon and then through Ogden. Heber City is 43 miles from SLC but the drive is on a freeway the entire time. So, the drive time to SLC is less in Heber. Morgan is however a little closer to a major metropolitan area, Ogden.

Anyway, I think you'll be happy with either place. There aren't many locations that have so much to offer as far as beauty and proximity to a large city.
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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Morgan is about 25-30 minutes from the hospital and you literally have no health care in Morgan itself. It takes 15-20 minutes just to get out of the canyon, then you have to drive into town, and deal with lights to get to Mckay, the better of the two hospitals.
Morgan has cheaper golf, is quieter, not many restaurants, but really great people.
Heber actually has a hospital, is great for walking around, busier so isn't the best for riding around in, golf is amazing.

Morgan is very rural compared to Heber. Heber is a city compared to Morgan.

Morgan may be a little more difficult to break into, it's pretty tight.

Heber has a much better infrastructure.

If health care is an issue, Heber wins hands down. The drive to Ogden from Morgan can be really sketchy in the winter.
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:38 PM
 
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That's like choosing between dark chocolate and milk chocolate...either way you are getting chocolate!!

They are both great choices!
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Howdy ... original poster here ... some 2 years ago <g>. We now own a house in "downtown" Morgan. It just worked out that way. The wife is there ... abandoned me sell our place here in SC ...

Y'all take care.
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:34 PM
 
Location: PA/FL/UT
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I just went to Morgan for the first time this weekend after camping in East Canyon. What a great little town and very picturesque. Looks like you made a great choice. Well that is if you like the winters up there.
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:47 PM
 
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My parents are thinking of retiring up to the Heber/Park City area and I wholly support their decision! Not only is an absoultely beautiful place (you really can't beat ther backside of Timp.) but you are relatively close to some major towns there (plus Heber ain't too shabby in it's own right, leaps and bounds better than it used to be 25 years ago). Park City isn't necessarily major but it's very close to Heber and Provo is only 40ish minutes, Salt Lake not quite an hour. The passes/canyons close sometimes in the winter due to inclement weather, so keep that in mind, but not often enough in my experience to be a major issue. I once worked with a woman in Spanish Fork who lived in Heber and even during the winter she managed to make it to work 4 days a week (we only worked 4 days a week) Are you very comfortable in snow? Especially driving in it? It's a great little community back there in my opinion, would love to have a place there for sure.

I can't say much for Morgan, only that being close to Salt Lake City is preferable, in my opinion, to being close to Ogden. I could be biased though!
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