By Cheyenne Brown,
South Cache 8/9 Center

Cache Valley
What makes a place a great place to live? Could it be the scenery, the food or the education? How about the recreation, history or the people?

Cache Valley has all of these things, and that is what makes it a great place to grow up. I could not think of a better place to raise a family or make new friends.

The snow-capped mountains and the pink-and-orange-hued sunsets here are breathtaking. When I stand at my bus stop and the sun peeks through the mountains, it warms my face and I cannot help but smile because I know it is going to be a good day.

Learning about the pioneers that settled Utah and Cache Valley makes me appreciate where I live even more. Visiting the American West Heritage Center was always a field trip I looked forward to in elementary school, not only does the center offer fun and games, but it also gives me a sense of pride for those mountain men and Native Americans that lived in this Valley before us.

The food we eat in Cache Valley is delicious. There are so many restaurants to choose from, each with its own unique theme and flavors. New places to eat open often, and I enjoy going to see what they have to offer.

I love to learn new things. I love to go on adventures in books. My teachers instilled part of that love for education in me. Their enthusiasm makes me excited to learn. The many options for classes in our schools let you personalize your schooling to match your interests and dreams. There are so many opportunities for education because we live so close to Utah State University and Bridgerland Applied Technology College.

There are many fun places to visit in Cache Valley including the Willow Park Zoo and the Logan Aquatic Center. You can also experience other sports like golfing, ice skating, bowling, laser tag, rock climbing and roller skating.
Most importantly, the people in Cache Valley are kind. Neighbors reach out when you get sick, injured or need help moving furniture. The selfless way they serve others restores my faith in humanity. I feel safe walking around unfamiliar neighborhoods with my friends. A simple smile offered to me by a stranger brightens my day. I love the people here.

Many people might wish they lived in a bigger city, or in one that isn’t so cold. But for me, Cache Valley is the place to be. The quality of life is great, and I do not think I could find a better place to grow up. Communities and friendships thrive in this beautiful land.