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Tooele County Real Estate

Tooele County Real Estate

Tooele County has a population over 60,000 and sits along the Nevada border. Founded in 1852, it’s part of the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Statistical Area and the county seat and largest city is Tooele.

Tooele County Real Estate History

The Goshute Indian tribe originally inhabited the land and the first white people to set up a permanent settlement were Mormon settlers in 1849. The settlement was originally named E.T. City after E.T. Benson, an LDS Leader, and the territory was initially called Tuilla, possibly a derivative of a Native American chief. Tension with the native Indians of the area plagued settlers for some time. General Connor eventually encouraged troops to start prospecting for minerals, believing it would bring more non-Mormon settlers into the area.

Mining remained an important part of the local economy well into the 20th century and two large military bases caused the population to grow tremendously.

Popular Cities

  • Tooele
  • Wendover
  • Vernon
  • Grantsville

Tooele County Real Estate Attractions

One of the most important attractions in Tooele County is the Bonneville Salt Flats, a salt pan that’s the remnants of the Pleistocene Lake Bonneville. The salt flats are a popular destination for breaking land speed records at the “Bonneville Speedway” with Speed Week occurring in August and the World Finals occurring in October. Some classes have reached speeds here exceeding 500 mph.

Major Influences of Tooele County

Tooele County is a popular place to settle down for families with its low cost of living and small-town life. Its rural setting and year-round recreational activities are also popular with people who want to live closer to nature and escape the big city.

Grants and Down Payment Assistance

The two most popular grant programs available for homes in Tooele County are the USDA Rural Housing and Utah Housing Corp programs, both of which offer 100% financing on a home with no money down. Occasionally funding is also available for the Tooele County Down Payment Assistance Program funded by the CDBG for first time home buyers.

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