With growth and rising home values the norm for Weber County, Sunset stands out in both respects. Sunset was incorporated in 1935, and while it saw growth in previous decades, its small size means that the community is almost fully built out. Sandwiched between Clinton to the West and North, Clearfield to the South, and Hill Air Force Base to the East, the city has no room to grow. This has created a housing market that bucks the trends of surrounding communities.
Older Homes at Great Values
As a small community of around 5,000 people, Sunset has seen almost no population growth since 2000. But this isn’t because the city isn’t the place to be, but because of its borders. The city is already fully built-out, meaning that no land is available for new construction. In other words, the housing stock available in Sunset is older than in other communities. This is great news for buyers looking for great deals that can’t be found anywhere else. The average value of a home in Sunset is considerably lower than the communities immediately surrounding the community.
Sunset’s homes are $70K lower than homes in Clinton, on average, and $25K lower than homes in Clearfield. But these lower prices are reflective of an older housing stock. Almost 60% of the homes were built in the 1950s and 60s, so be prepared to have slightly higher maintenance costs and plenty of fixer-uppers available.
Good Mix of Housing Options
Sunset has a wide variety of homes available. There is a good mix of single-family homes, multi-family homes, and apartment units. Sunset offers a good mix of small and large homes, ranging from 1 bedroom units to homes with 9 rooms or more. You can expect to pay about $118 per square foot, which is a great deal in comparison to surrounding neighborhoods. In other words, Sunset should have what you are looking for. And with average residency of 16 years, you can expect to make friends who will stay with you for some time to come.
A City for Families
Sunset is a great choice for families looking for a safe place to live and raise children. The crime rate is below average, so you can feel safe in your new home. About 43% of the families in the neighborhood have children under 18, so your children can make friends that are close by. And with such a close-knit neighborhood, you can expect to see your neighbors at community events, church, and when you are running errands.
Contact our office today if you are interested in getting a home in Sunset
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