If you like hunting, you will probably know all about the Browning Arms Company. Founded in 1927, this company is known for its selection of firearms – rifles, pistols, and shotguns – as well as other sporting goods, such as fishing rods and reels, and clothing. You may not know that this world renown company, started by John Browning to sell his sporting firearm designs, has its world headquarters in the small town of Mountain Green, Utah.
Mountain Green Utah, population 2,309 according the 2010 US Census, is located about 16 miles southeast of Ogden, once the home of Browning. Although fairly small, it is very affluent, with a median income of 95,263. It is attractive to affluent families, particularly married couples with and without children. Mountain Green Ut has its own elementary school, and is just a 20 to 25 minute commute to Ogden. Also of note are the recreational and leisure activities you can enjoy in the area. About thirty minutes southeast of Mountain Green is East Canyon State Park, where you can enjoy camping and year-round fishing. You can also learn a little history, seeing some of the trails of the first settlers in the area. In town, there is the Wildflower Pedalfest, an annual biking festival for women.
Real estate in Mountain Green is mostly single-family homes on large lots. There are few condos, mostly built as townhomes in duplex design. Prices vary in this sought-after market, and with a good realtor, you can find some good deals on homes in Mountain Green. For instance, just a quick real estate search finds a 3 bedroom, 3 ½ bathroom condominium built in 2006 going for $139,900, or an old red-brick cottage with 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms going for $175,000. In general, you should expect to pay around $250,000 for a home in this market.
Commercial real estate is not as abundant, as this is generally a bedroom community for Ogden. Most of the commercial real estate is industrial space, likely to attract ancillary businesses to Browning or other manufacturing and distribution operations. There is some retail being developed on Old Highway Road and Trappers Loop Road. At that corner are a gas station, a bank branch and some small shops. This will likely be the center of commercial real estate development in Mountain Green, mainly retail development, as this is the only intersection of major highways in Mountain Green.
As for amenities, such as restaurants and recreational shops, grocery store you do have to drive in to South Ogden or other neighboring communities for that. So what does your money buy you in Mountain Green? Gorgeous Mountain Views! Just about every home has views of the mountains, and yes the land is green, too! There is also space – lots of space – and peace and quiet. It is hard to put a price on that. Speaking of land and vacant real estate, there are plenty of undeveloped lots for sale. Ranging in price from the mid to upper ten thousands to the millions of dollars, you can buy a large lot and build your home on it. Mountain Green Elementary is also a top rated school. So if you have small children, it is worth the investment to purchase a home in this community to provide them with a good educational foundation in their primary years. All in all, Mountain Green may be a great place for you to purchase your real estate.