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Metro Business Report December 10, 2009

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Recently the popular website ranked the best places to live with emphasis on the most affordable housing markets in the largest 100 U.S. metro areas.

The Ogden-Clearfield area was seventh on that list.

The MSN report notes that, "if you love the outdoors, and are looking for an inexpensive place to raise a family, the Ogden area just might be the place for you."

The report notes that the economy here in Utah is in good shape with a growing mix of technology, education and tourism jobs.

Of course, outdoor recreation also catches a lot of attention with the Greatest Snow on Earth readily available as well as an extensive trail system for hikers, bikers and cross-country skiers.

Ogden and Clearfield were praised as safe and healty places to live, with low crime rates and high longevity among its residents.

This is Lane Beattie for KSL News Radio.

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