Relocation and Real Estate information for Cache Valley
Cache Valley includes the north east most portion of Utah. It is a remarkably scenic valley with mountains all around. The mountain range on the west, The Wellsville's, is the steepest mountain range in North America. The Cache Valley metro area includes Preston and Franklin County Idaho on the North, and goes as far South as Paradise Utah. The total area has a population of a little over 100,000. The population is anticipated to double within the next twenty years. The Logan area is noted for being one of the safest metro areas in the nation. It consistently ranks in the top few spots for low crime rate and overall safety.
The central hub, and county seat of Cache Valley is Logan. Logan itself has a population of about 50,000. It's real estate make up includes several historic hundred year old homes as well as lots of new construction on the west side of town. Logan city has its own school district. It includes only one middle school and one high school, so peers attending Logan Public schools will remain together throughout their scholastic experience.
Logan's chief economic driver is Utah State University. Some other popular employers include ICON, Gossner, Shreiber, and EA Miller in Hyrum. Because of the University, the average age in Logan is very low. The median price of homes in Logan Utah is just $155,700. This is substantially lower than the Cache County and state of Utah averages.
Other major cities in Cache Valley include Smithfield, Providence, North Logan, Nibley, Hyrum, and Wellsville. Smithfield and Providence each boast populations around 8,000. These cities also have some commercial development and are not completely reliant on the business infrastructure of Logan. Hyrum and Nibley have seen the most growth this decade and much growth is still anticipated in these south Cache Valley Communities.
The outlying cities surrounding Logan belong to the Cache School District. This school district is much more complicated than Logan District and has two high schools: Mountain Crest and Sky View. Test scores in Cache District are usually slightly higher than those in Logan District. Test scores in all Cache County high schools are higher than the state average.
The real estate market in Cache Valley has slowed down over the past year. Prior to that it was appreciating, but never really boomed like real estate markets in other portions of Utah. There is lots of real estate selection and many motivated sellers who need to sell. It's a great time to buy real estate in Cache Valley Utah.
This article is provided by Alan Barker of Logan's Cornerstone Real Estate Professionals.