Hooper is a small, rural community in Weber County. The Weber River flows through the northern part of the city just before it empties into the Great Salt Lake. Formerly known as Muskrat Springs, Hooper was used as a feeding ground for Congressman William H. Hooper, who ran his herd of cattle from Clearfield to the Weber River. In 1854, Hooper built the first house in the area for his herdsmen. The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers have since erected a monument near the original house. Hooper was declared a township in 1996 and incorporated in 2000, with a population of about 4,700. As of the 2012 census, the population was around 7,700. Traditionally, Hooper has been dedicated to agriculture and animals, but like many cities in the area, it has experienced much residential growth. Residents, many of them lifelong, have expressed a desire to maintain the rural atmosphere that has always defined Hooper.
A favorite annual event is Tomato Days, held over two days and celebrated with food, fun, entertainment, a parade, farmers market, 5K walk/run, rodeo, and fireworks. Partygoers can also participate in a flag football tournament, baby show, tractor drive competition, Miss Pink Tomato contest, red-neck polo contest, and much more. The community also holds an annual Easter Egg Hunt for kids from 1 – 12 and a Nighttime Hunt for kids ages 13 – 18. The City maintains several facilities and parks for community use and enjoyment, and seniors can attend a weekly luncheon at the Hooper Civic Center.
Hill Aerospace Museum is only eleven-minute drive, and Union Station in Ogden and George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park are both less than 25 minutes away. Outdoor recreational opportunities abound in nearby Ogden and Weber canyons, and Antelope Island State Park is only 30 minutes away. For world-class skiing, three resorts are within an hour’s drive.
West Property Management knows the Hooper area and knows how to help you make the most out of your investment. Good, clean tenants are drawn to good, clean properties. We advise owners to make sure their homes are clean, inside and out, and ready for someone to move in. Carpets should be professionally cleaned, there should be no unusual odors, all plumbing fixtures should be working properly, and window treatments should be clean and in good, working condition. In addition, appliances should be functioning correctly and the house should be empty of all furniture, personal items, and trash, including storage areas and the attic. Electrical outlets and switches should have cover plates, the heating system should have a new filter, and smoke alarms and light switches should be working. Exterior door locks should work, extra keys should be available. The lawn should be in good condition, and trees should be trimmed away from the property. By making sure your home is in the best possible condition, you are more likely to rent it quickly and save money in vacancy costs. We are accredited with the Better Business Bureau and will do all in our power to help you profit from your investment.