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[–] coopzy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Could be a perfect location for a large factory/workshop combo. Other than that, probably wouldn't be very good to live there unless the businesses were already pulling in a steady profit.

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[–] SheepsWool 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Lived in Utah (Salt Lake Valley) my whole life. The area shown here is desert. In Salt Lake Valley (other side of the Great Salt Lake) the winters are cold (although the past few have been pretty wimpy winters) and the summers are hot and arid (90+ most of the time). This area probably wouldn't get as cold during winter (not as close to mountains)

There's not much out where this is. Lots of shrubs, although the exact location seems sparse of those. A few hours drive to semi-big cities in Utah. I have camped in places just like this many times. It's a desert; hot, arid, sunny. Building would be fine, plenty of cities in deserts all over the world. The thing is, it's probably some of the most boring area of Utah. In the North / West there's beautiful mountains (cooler there too, a plus for me) and in the South it's desert, but good looking desert with the red rock.

It is a nice price though (I think).

EDIT: More thoughts.

Lots of sun, solar power is very viable. Probably not a good place for farming/ranching.

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[–] TeranNotTerran [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thanks for replying! Nice to hear from someone with local experience. I've never been on a salt flat before. I guess ultimately, it's livable but boring, and farming would be iffy, if possible. Aside from the ideal dryness, does the salt corrode vehicles there?

I wonder if you could even drill deep enough to get past the salt and have fresh water.

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[–] SheepsWool 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Didn't think about water, probably couldn't get a good well in anywhere (don't quote me though). The salt flats used to be the at the bottom of Lake Bonneville (a giant salt lake that is now just the Great Salt Lake & Utah Lake) so that's why it is what it is.

I don't know too much about vehicles in salt flats. Also, it's fairly arid in all of Utah. The mountains are usually cool enough that it doesn't feel that way.