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Living a College Town Lifestyle in Logan, Utah

Logan, a college town 90 miles north of Salt Lake City and 20 miles south of Idaho,  draws new residents because of its religious diversity and tolerance. It has low unemployment rates and is known as one of the America’s safest cities (crime is almost non-existent). An estimated 50,000 people live in Logan in 2009. Logan is the proud home of Utah State University and its 16,000 students, whose influence permeated  It is an altitude of about 4500'.

Logan is known as a cultural mecca. In addition to events at the University, there is a also the Ellen Ecles Theatre which offers a wide range of cultural events. During the season opera lovers flock to Logan, home to one of the top 20 companies in the country.

Where to Retire in Logan and Home Prices

According to Zillow, the median home value in Logan was $377,329 in early 2022.

What Is Special about Logan

In addition to Utah State University Logan is also home to the Logan Utah Temple, a very large Mormon building on a prominent hill. There are many homes on the National Register of Historic Places.  There is a zoo. Logan Canyon offers superb recreation.

What Is Not Special about Logan

Logan is a long way from any city other than Salt Lake.

Climate and Physical Environment

Logan is tucked in the northeast corner of Utah, very close to the Idaho border. Logan is in the Cache Valley at an altitude of 4500'

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Thanks to the Ellen Ecles Theatre and its very successful opera company, Logan is an active cultural destination in season.  Utah State University provides many cultural attractions. The WIllowPark Zoo serves Logan.


The crime rate is low in Logan.

Medical Facilities

Logan Regional Hospital provides medical services for Logan. Other hospitals are nearby and in Ogden.


The nearest airport is Ogden-Hinckley, about 40 miles. Salt Lake City International is a major airport and 67 miles distant.

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