Founded in 1866, Logan is nestled on the east side of Cache Valley in nothern Utah at the mouth of Logan Canyon. Logan became the principal city in the valley because of its central location and abundant water supply for mill and irrigation. Farmers and their families gathered here to buy and sell, and industries grew to service the community. You can catch a glimpse of Logan's past in the Logan Historic District, which includes the large and beautiful homes on Center Street, and the businesses that line Main Street.
Logan has grown steadily since those early days, and is now a thriving community of nearly 50,000. What was once a small agricultural town in now a bustling business center home to many multinational companies in diverse industries such as electronics, publishing, food processing, and manufacturing. While Logan is proud of its heritage, we also look to the future, creating a community that is unique in its City services, culture, and educational opportunities, recreation options, and business economy.
Many things set Logan apart from other communities of its size. Logan boasts an exceptionally high quality of life because the city provides many of the cultural benefits of larger cities while maintaining a friendly, rural atmosphere. As a Logan resident, you can enjoy a four-season climate and numerous recreational oppurtunities including the Ellen Eccles Theater, hundreds of acres of parks, ample access to boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, Nordic and Alpine skiing, and camping, all with in a short drive from downtown.
Logan is also home to Utah State University, a nationally accredited university that provides many educational opportunities as well as a host of civic and sporting activities. Over 20,000 students attend Utah State University, and make Logan home during their educations. Utah State University is a partner to the city, and is of vital importance to Logan's economy and quality of life.
To serve Logan residents, Logan City provides such unique services as our own power system, recycling programs, neighborhood improvement, and a proactive fire and police department who protect and educate the city. Visit other areas of the site to learn more about the different deparmtents and how they serve the citizens of Logan.
While Logan's economy, culture, geography, and quality of life are phenomenal, it is the people that really define the community. No matter where residents hail from, Logan soon feels like home --comfortable yet challenging, quiet yet stimulating. Whether you make Logan Your home for the week, a year, or a lifetime, you are always welcome here.