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Nature-Seeking Home Buyers Are Answering the Call of the Wild—and Paying a Premium for It, Too

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Rachel Dees has always loved outdoor activities, such as mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing and fly fishing. What she didn’t like, however, was the three-hour drive to the mountains from her home outside Seattle. So, after waking up one morning and realizing that “you only have so many summers and weekends before you’re not young and fit enough to do fun things,” the 52-year-old sales director, and her husband, Josh Dees, 49, decided to relocate to Draper, Utah, about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City.  

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