Located west of the Wasatch Mountains at the center of a flat plain, West Haven is a clean, family-friendly suburban community. The Ogden and Weber rivers meet in the northeastern part of West Haven. This quiet, prosperous city lies 35 miles north of Salt Lake City and is part of the Ogden-Clearfield metropolitan area. Residents can easily commute to Ogden, Roy, Hooper and Marriot-Slaterville
West Haven is in proximity to Hill Air Force Base and numerous technology-oriented manufacturers. These include a large processing center for the IRS as well as the companies of Iomega, Levelor and Thiokol, all of which provide employment opportunities. The region also functions as a freight transportation hub. Goods arrive via rail and road from the east en route to the opposite coast.
The city is home to a park that houses a historical monument. In 2008, West Haven was noted as Utah’s fastest growing city. Much of the zoning is for commercial development, especially along 1900 West and around the Wilson Lane I-15 exit on 21st Street. You can find shops, vehicle sales, service centers and repair businesses in these areas, along with small manufacturing operations and steel fabrication enterprises.
The residential areas mostly consist of single-family homes that are part of planned developments. These are joined by condominiums and multi-story dwellings that house multiple families. West Haven also maintains some of its original character in the form of farm homes that date back to the middle of the 19th century. Some are still used for raising animals and crops.
West Haven gets less rain than the national average but a bit more snow. All in all, the area sees 70 days of measurable precipitation. The region gets 222 days of sunshine annually. With January lows of 18 degrees and July highs around 90 degrees, the area is ideal for residents who enjoy distinct summers and winters.
Housing and Population
The median home value of this community is approximately $275,000. Most residences are newer and were built within the last 10 years. According to the 2014 census, this neighborhood had a population of 11,921, and the density was 1,157 inhabitants per square mile. Renters make up approximately one quarter of the West Haven population.