If you are considering Utah, there is a great little town up in the Cache Valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake city. Those who retire in Logan, Utah will find a college town with golf, skiing nearby, hiking, and lots of things to do for people of all ages.
For instance, the Caine Lyric Theatre, a 344 seat venue that opened in 1913 has recently had a major renovation and is one of four venues operated by the Caine School and Utah State University, which is located in Logan. The theatre has something going on more than 100 days a year. The three golf courses in the valley offer plenty of diversity for local players as well as summer visitors and many stay busy almost year-round. There is a charming downtown area with a park and lots of shops. There are plenty of trees in Logan and along the Logan Canyon Scenic Byway. Logan has an opera company, a repertory theatre, several dance companies, artists and venues to show them off.
Logan sees winter temperatures in the low 30’s and in the summer it averages 90 degrees and gets about 18 inches of rain per year with the wettest month in May. There is almost no crime in Logan. Your chances of being a victim of crime is 1 in 1552 and in Utah its 2.06. The national average is 3.9. Logan is a very safe place to live! Almost 22% of the population has a 4 year degree or more. 48,000 people live in Logan and only 6.3% are over 65. The median value of a single family home is $192,000. Logan Regional Hospital is in town offering a wide variety of services including educational classes, heart rehab, and cancer care. The closest major airport is in Ogden Utah, about 50 miles away.
While Logan has many services, amenities, events and outdoor activities, what makes it special is its people. “Hardy pioneer stock, immigrants from the four corners of the globe, students who loved the city so much they couldn’t leave, and many others have blended to make wonderful neighborhoods in a small city.” sayeth the Logan Chamber of Commerce. We loved Logan for its friendly people, its many opportunities for learning and cultural events, and its beautiful scenery. Living in Logan would be an easy choice!
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