January 7, 2018

North Ogden, Utah

Life in North Ogden, Utah, explained by people who’ve lived in North Ogden:

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North Ogden Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in North Ogden?

  • Beauty and Nature that surrounds it and the “small town” feel. (Ashley, 1 years)
  • Secluded and people here are very nice. (Elisa, 1 years)
  • The elderly. (Evan, 1 years)
  • Proximity to outdoor rec. (James, 1 years)
  • I love the mountain view and the cost of living is much better. Also, I have never seen a Mayor care so much about his city. I went on Facebook and saw that our mayor is preparing to serve our country. I have not been here that long but already felt the love North Ogden has to offer. (Laura, 1 years)
  • More space. (Angela, 3 years)
  • I like my neighbors. (Kelsey, 4 years)
  • The open space. (Andrea, 5 years)
  • The mountain trails. (Kellie, 5 years)
  • Nice area. (Kristie, 5 years)
  • The people in my neighborhood and the mountain views. (Trina, 7 years)
  • The tap water. It’s the best. Everywhere else tap water tastes terrible and needs to be filtered. (Anonymous, 12 years)
  • The smaller town atmosphere. (Erik, 13 years)
  • Living near the mountains. (Tanner, 13 years)
  • The small-town vibes. (Marlee, 16 years)
  • Small town. (Gary, 17 years)
  • Family. (Anonymous, 18 years)
  • Small community. (Madison, 18 years)
  • Small town feel. (Sharon, 18 years)
  • The view, skiing, camping. (Dana, 20 years)
  • The Mountains. (Kambri, 20 years)
  • Small town atmosphere, great neighborhoods, sense of community. (Kamee, 20 years)
  • Community. (Heather, 21 years)
  • Small town atmosphere. (Julie, 24 years)
  • The once small-town feel. (Keegan, 25 years)
  • Small(ish) community. Low crime rate. Feel safe. Quiet. (Susan, 26 years)
  • close to everything I need. (Mary, 28 years)
  • Great place. (Richard, 31 years)
  • Peace and harmony. (Mike, 34 years)
  • The rural feel. the deer, open fields, old barns. (Stacy, 36 years)
  • Quiet neighborhood. (Anonymous, 42 years)
  • A rural small town outside of Ogden, Utah, which is my home town. (Scott, 46 years)
  • The people and small-town feel. (Jodi, 50 years)

North Ogden Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in North Ogden?

  • No gym or rec center. (Ashley, 1 years)
  • Secluded and people here are very nice. (Elisa, 1 years)
  • Lack of shopping, restaurants, and community rec center. (James, 1 years)
  • The weird intersection between Washington and 2700. That is the only place I seen accidents. I also really don’t like people randomly stopping in front of my house to talk on their cell phones. To me that’s weird. If you are at my house you are here to visit me. (Laura, 1 years)
  • You have to leave North Ogden to shop, eat, etc. Not enough amenities. (Angela, 3 years)
  • Too many houses, but it’s a small city. (Kelsey, 4 years)
  • The distance to many retail outlets, restaurants and cultural events. (Andrea, 5 years)
  • Traffic on 2600 n & Washington. (Kellie, 5 years)
  • High property taxes and the road plan to expand Monroe to 3100. Monroe does not need to go that far north. I’m also saddened by all the abandoned fruit orchards. I think of how many people could benefit from the fruit on those trees. I see a lot of deer making their homes there and eating the fruit from the ground. Couldn’t the city lead a volunteer project to trim, water, and harvest those trees and give the fruit to volunteers, homeless shelters, and those who need it? It is such a waste. (Trina, 7 years)”
  • The smog. (Anonymous, 12 years)
  • The growing traffic problem. (Erik, 13 years)
  • HOAs. They don’t help anyone. (Tanner, 13 years)
  • Don’t get me wrong, I love that people have taken interest in our town but it’s growing so fast. (Marlee, 16 years)
  • Getting to big. (Gary, 17 years)
  • Community drama. (Anonymous, 18 years)
  • Religion rules all. (Madison, 18 years)
  • How fast it grew to a city. (Sharon, 18 years)
  • Utah in general. Mormons when you are Catholic. (Dana, 20 years)
  • Lack of things to do. (Kambri, 20 years)
  • The intersection of Washington and 2550 N. (Kamee, 20 years)
  • Traffic. (Heather, 21 years)
  • Getting too crowded. Losing small town feel. (Julie, 24 years)
  • The traffic and lack of middle class single family housing that’s under $300k. (Keegan, 25 years)
  • Traffic and lack of places to eat out. (Susan, 26 years)
  • traffic and only one way out. (Mary, 28 years)
  • Grew too fast. (Richard, 31 years)
  • Traffic. (Mike, 34 years)
  • The fact that the rural feel is being taken away & changed. Those fields are becoming cookie cutter neighborhoods, people whining about the deer and saying we need more businesses. (Stacy, 36 years)
  • High Utility fees. (Anonymous, 42 years)
  • Too much growth on our infrastructure base. (Scott, 46 years)
  • That the small-town feel is changing. (Jodi, 50 years)

North Ogden Things To Do

What are fun things to do in North Ogden?

  • Hiking, running, anything outdoor. (Ashley, 1 years)
  • Stump. Parades. Fireworks. Swimming. (Elisa, 1 years)
  • Sledding. (Evan, 1 years)
  • Outdoor activities, I like to hike. (James, 1 years)
  • Outdoor aquatic park (summer) and taking my kids sledding (winter). I loved the lights by Lee’s at Christmas time. So cool to see at night. My grandma came to visit, and I took her there. Very magical. (Laura, 1 years)
  • Walk on the trails, hiking. (Kelsey, 4 years)
  • Visit the Stump for water, play at the many parks, hike the mountain paths. (Andrea, 5 years)
  • Hiking, biking, geocaching, going out to eat and playing at the parks. (Kellie, 5 years)
  • Hiking, bike riding, swimming, shopping. (Kristie, 5 years)
  • Paint rocks and hide them in the parks. Sledding in many of the city’s parks. There are hiking trails just minutes from North Ogden. As someone who isn’t able to walk very far, I wish the trails could be opened to small motorized trail sized ATV’s. I’d love to use the trails too and it seems so unfair that a person that can’t walk well is unable to use the trails too. Maybe exceptions could be made for disabled people. (Trina, 7 years)
  • Hiking a cycling. (Erik, 13 years)
  • Hiking, mountain biking, snow shoeing, skatepark, music festivals, etc. (Tanner, 13 years)
  • Dog park. (Marlee, 16 years)
  • Play softball. (Gary, 17 years)
  • Hike. (Anonymous, 18 years)
  • Hike. (Madison, 18 years)
  • aquatic center. (Sharon, 18 years)
  • Hiking, mountain biking, Zeppes. (Kambri, 20 years)
  • Hiking, parks, movies. (Kamee, 20 years)
  • Hiking. (Heather, 21 years)
  • See the deer in the orchard and field nearby. I love them and I’m sad they want them gone. (Julie, 24 years)
  • Sit in traffic. (Keegan, 25 years)
  • Hiking, walking. (Susan, 26 years)
  • walking trails. (Mary, 28 years)
  • Anything outdoors! (Hailey, 30 years)
  • Raise my kids. (Richard, 31 years)
  • Hiking and biking. (Mike, 34 years)
  • Lots of parks to see & visit, close to the foot hills to go biking, hiking & exploring, the fish farm. (Stacy, 36 years)
  • Sledding. (Anonymous, 42 years)
  • cherry days, baseball and sports for the kids and a good safe city as it stands now. (Scott, 46 years)
  • hiking and working together with neighbors. (Jodi, 50 years)

North Ogden’s Reputation

What’s North Ogden known for?

  • Cherry Days. (Ashley, 1 years)
  • Stump or Weber high school. (Elisa, 1 years)
  • Rich people. (Evan, 1 years)
  • Don’t know. (James, 1 years)
  • North Ogden Rocks. (Laura, 1 years)
  • Being an expensive place to rent/own. (Angela, 3 years)
  • Cherry Days. (Kelsey, 4 years)
  • Agriculture, open space, the Divide between Ogden Valley and Ogden area. (Andrea, 5 years)
  • Delicious water. (Kellie, 5 years)
  • Cherries? Lee’s and Smiths. (Kristie, 5 years)
  • Small town feeling, beautiful view, friendly people, and GROWING. Lots of people also use the city swimming pool. I’d like to see another vote to put a year-round building over the pool. Cities like Roy, Layton, Bountiful, etc. all have year-round water exercise available for their residents. It seems a shame to only be able to use our city pool four months out of the year. (Trina, 7 years)
  • Good water. (Erik, 13 years)
  • Steep hills to drive in the winter. Nit-picky police who enforce speeding tickets for going 5 over. Good families and neighbors. (Tanner, 13 years)
  • Cherry Days. Weber‘s theatre department. (Marlee, 16 years)
  • Good people. (Gary, 17 years)
  • The stump, a wealthier population than Ogden. (Anonymous, 18 years)
  • Being rich. (Madison, 18 years)
  • Cherries. (Sharon, 18 years)
  • Being the most likely town to be given traffic tickets from cops. (Kambri, 20 years)
  • The water stump, I think some think people are snobby. (Kamee, 20 years)
  • Community. (Heather, 21 years)
  • Don’t know. (Julie, 24 years)
  • Not being able to keep a decent restaurant for more than a couple years. (Keegan, 25 years)
  • Mormons. (Susan, 26 years)
  • Cherry days. (Mary, 28 years)
  • Bedroom community for Ogden area. (Richard, 31 years)
  • Cherry Days and Ben Lomond. (Mike, 34 years)
  • The fruit trees, the well, the rural feel, the many parks. (Stacy, 36 years)
  • High cost of building a house. Impact fees are excessive. (Anonymous, 42 years)
  • Cherries, and friendly folks and closer-knit families, good family culture. (Scott, 46 years)
  • Cherries. (Jodi, 50 years)

North Ogden Crime

What’s the crime like in North Ogden? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Haven’t noticed. (Evan, 1 years)
  • Don’t know, probably insider trading and opioid abuse. (James, 1 years)
  • Next to nothing here. (Laura, 1 years)
  • the only incident I’ve had is that my car has been egged. (Angela, 3 years)
  • It seems like a rather safe area. Much safer than other Weber County areas. (Andrea, 5 years)
  • Safer than most places, but always be diligent. Lock your doors and keep valuables locked away. I’ve heard that North Shores parking lot has a lot of break ins in the summer, but that’s probably typical of a water park. (Kellie, 5 years)
  • Not bad. South of the movie theater. (Kristie, 5 years)
  • My experience has been very positive. I only know of one attempted theft in my neighborhood in the seven years I’ve lived here. Neighbors watch out for each other and we know each other. (Trina, 7 years)
  • The crime is very low. I never felt like I was in danger. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were some drugs being dealt though. (Anonymous, 12 years)
  • Moderate. I’d say mostly drug-related crimes. (Erik, 13 years)
  • None that I’m aware of. (Tanner, 13 years)
  • A couple of areas around North Ogden elementary and a few other places. (Marlee, 16 years)
  • It’s grown everywhere. (Gary, 17 years)
  • No idea. (Anonymous, 18 years)
  • Nothing. (Madison, 18 years)
  • not sure now. (Sharon, 18 years)
  • Basically none. (Kambri, 20 years)
  • Seems to be increasing. (Kamee, 20 years)
  • Car theft seems to be on the rise. (Heather, 21 years)
  • I’ve experienced vandalism. (Julie, 24 years)
  • Meh. Better than everywhere else. (Keegan, 25 years)
  • speeding, petty crime. aka kids bored. (Mary, 28 years)
  • There are a lot of vehicle burglaries throughout the city (of cars left unlocked), other than that just juvenile criminal mischief. (Hailey, 30 years)
  • Getting worse with more people. (Richard, 31 years)
  • Not a major issue compared to surrounding areas. (Mike, 34 years)
  • Well the more N. Ogden grows, the more the crime grows and that will just continue to get worse over time. As far as hot spots go, I don’t think having so many rentals & apartments help the crime situation. (Stacy, 36 years)
  • Under reported so we think we are crime free. (Anonymous, 42 years)
  • center town and new housing areas. drive buy crime. (Scott, 46 years)
  • recently it is theft of trailers and cars. (Jodi, 50 years)

North Ogden Advice

Any advice for people moving to North Ogden?

  • Be involved. (Elisa, 1 years)
  • Tight click. (Evan, 1 years)
  • It’s a small town that’s a bit clannish. People are very nice and welcoming but tend to keep to themselves and don’t really reach out to new comers. (James, 1 years)
  • There is such a family feel here. “Be prepared for lots of snow” as my neighbors have warned me. Snow blowers are your friend. (Laura, 1 years)
  • Other than groceries, be okay with a commute to anywhere you want to go. (Angela, 3 years)
  • It’s a good place that is inviting to live. (Kelsey, 4 years)
  • Be prepared to drive a lot. Hard to live in North Ogden and not have to go outside the city. (Andrea, 5 years)
  • Don’t move here. It’s terrible. Find a different city. 😬 Really, I love it here, but we don’t want that getting out. (Kellie, 5 years)
  • Enjoy it. (Kristie, 5 years)
  • Watch your SPEED, use your turn signals, and come to a complete stop! The North Ogden police force is very aggressive at giving out traffic tickets. Get to know the merchants in the area. They are wonderful people, friendly, and deserve our patronage. Prices are competitive with “”big box”” stores. (Trina, 7 years)”
  • Get out and meet your neighbors. (Erik, 13 years)
  • Please don’t. I want it all for myself. (Tanner, 13 years)
  • Don’t speed, you will get caught. (Marlee, 16 years)
  • They won’t take advice. (Gary, 17 years)
  • Be Mormon or get out. (Madison, 18 years)
  • Enjoy. (Sharon, 18 years)
  • Do not speed, always come to a complete stop at stop signs. (Kambri, 20 years)
  • Come to enjoy, but don’t complain. (Kamee, 20 years)
  • Resources available to help with most needs. (Heather, 21 years)
  • Not sure. (Julie, 24 years)
  • Avoid 2600 and Washington. (Keegan, 25 years)
  • Don’t speed. People are very nice, but this is a very closed community. Expect a lot of people to already know each other because they are either related to went to Weber High together. It took a long time to make friends here. We tried to make friends with a neighbor when we first moved here and invited them to dinner. They told us they weren’t interested in making new friends because they had their family and high school friends. (Susan, 26 years)
  • be friendly and you will fit in. (Mary, 28 years)
  • Do it! (Hailey, 30 years)
  • Enjoy. (Richard, 31 years)
  • We let you in, now don’t try to lock the gate behind you. (Mike, 34 years)
  • Get a second job. (Anonymous, 42 years)
  • Get to know your neighbors, there are a lot of kind people that would do anything for you. Some people are warned to avoid their LDS neighbors because they will try to convert you, it is not true. In our neighborhood we enjoy friendships with everyone regardless of your beliefs. We love all our neighbors and enjoy the diversity.. (Jodi, 50 years)”

North Ogden Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in North Ogden (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • Walked into cafe rio the night we moved here and had multiple people help me with my tired children and when we couldn’t find our wallet, someone payed for our food to welcome us to the city. (Elisa, 1 years)
  • nice ward. (Evan, 1 years)
  • The parades and Four of July are fun. (James, 1 years)
  • I was driving home and looked to the right and saw a man riding a horse drawn sleigh. That was amazing to see. Gliding through the snow. I Love North Ogden. (Laura, 1 years)
  • I got on a running trail and wasn’t sure where it went exactly. I ended up behind Weber High. I ran double what I thought I would and called my family to let them know I was just longer than planned. (Kelsey, 4 years)
  • We live on a block that is grandfathered for livestock. Just blocks from “downtown” we and our neighbors have horses, chickens, mules, goats, sheep, geese, etc. The bird viewing is AMAZING in our neck of the woods. We love sharing the animals with the neighborhood children. They all love them! (Trina, 7 years)
  • Hiking all over the foothills. (Erik, 13 years)
  • I went down feed the ducks at the pond by Lee’s marketplace with my nieces and nephews. One of them thought they could jump over the small stream and fell in. It was hilarious. (Tanner, 13 years)
  • I have grown up here. I’ve had so many memories made in this town that I could drive around and be reminded of all the great things that have happened. (Marlee, 16 years)
  • Riding my horse along the foothills. (Gary, 17 years)
  • The old cherry orchards by my house. We went and rode our mini bikes and enjoyed the country smell. (Sharon, 18 years)
    Playing volleyball at North Ogden park. (Kambri, 20 years)
  • Fireworks. (Julie, 24 years)
  • As a kid we roamed the streets making pilgrimage to McDonald’s for an ice cream. Then we would spend out summers swimming in the old pool where the new North Ogden Elementary is now. (Keegan, 25 years)
  • Marching in the Cherry Days Parade every year of my youth. (Mary, 28 years)
  • Grew up there. (Richard, 31 years)
  • I served on the fire department for 20 years. I loved the opportunities to serve the community. (Mike, 34 years)
  • Growing up here in the summer, we could leave the house in the morning and play outside all day long. We never had to worry about going home if we got hungry or thirsty because we were surrounded by fruit trees and gardens everywhere and we knew of houses on every block around that had fresh underground well water we could drink out of. no video games, no electronics, we’d stay out until dark then play night games with all the neighborhood kids. (Stacy, 36 years)
  • Serving on city council, being a business man in town, fun family and city activities. (Scott, 46 years)
  • I grew up playing night games in North Ogden and then watched my kids enjoy the same experience. (Jodi, 50 years)

North Ogden’s Future

How do you think North Ogden will change over the next 10 years?

  • Probably too much growth. (Ashley, 1 years)
  • Growth. (Elisa, 1 years)
  • Out with the old in with the new. (Evan, 1 years)
  • Population grow, more traffic, town seems to have limited options to grow. (James, 1 years)
  • Well, more people are moving here. There are more houses being built near my house. Hopefully, we can still keep it a smaller family feel town. (Laura, 1 years)
  • More congestion and more businesses. Hopefully, more diversity. (Angela, 3 years)
  • More houses, updated library. (Kelsey, 4 years)
  • It will become much more populated. (Andrea, 5 years)
  • Unfortunately, I think it will become very congested. I’m not loving all the apartments and multifamily dwellings being built.
    The new park will be wonderful, but it’ll attract a lot of people that don’t live here. (Kellie, 5 years)”
  • Lots more people and lots more businesses. (Kristie, 5 years)
  • It will grow of course. I’d like to see the growth kept below a certain level on the mountain. The sizes of homes are getting ridiculously large on the bench areas. (Trina, 7 years)
  • Increase in traffic. (Erik, 13 years)
  • Overpopulation. (Tanner, 13 years)
  • I hate to say it but I’m afraid it will turn into an apartment/town house community and will be very modern which I really don’t want to see. I will miss how it used to be. (Marlee, 16 years)
  • It will get worse people are rude disrespectful and selfish. (Gary, 17 years)
  • Grow immensely. (Madison, 18 years)
  • Turning into another city. (Sharon, 18 years)
  • I haven’t lived there in 20 yrs. (Dana, 20 years)
  • No more fields, much more houses. (Kambri, 20 years)
  • I’m sure it will be more commercialized. (Kamee, 20 years)
  • Busier. (Heather, 21 years)
  • Get too big. (Julie, 24 years)
  • It will continue to focus on growing business and dense high population housing. It will get more and more busy while losing its homey small-town feel. Instead of being North Ogden it will become Little Ogden. (Keegan, 25 years)
  • Unfortunately, it will continue to grow in population but not in goods and services. I would like to see more restaurants and entertainment. (Susan, 26 years)
  • Lots more people and traffic. (Mary, 28 years)
  • Too much growth too fast. (Richard, 31 years)
  • Population will continue to grow, and we will see a controlled commercial tax base expand. (Mike, 34 years)
  • I’m almost afraid to think about that. growth. (Stacy, 36 years)
  • Get over crowded. (Anonymous, 42 years)
  • I hate to see all the fields being sold for houses. I wish the city would purchase the land for fair market price and keep the open space. I would much rather see that than have a library or other things the city spends money on. (Jodi, 50 years)

North Ogden Facts

Any other interesting facts about North Ogden?

  • I honestly am still learning about the history of North Ogden. The schools here surpass any school my boys have previously went to. It was by far the best decision to move our family here. (Laura, 1 years)
  • People can go pick at the church orchard. (Kelsey, 4 years)
  • North Ogden has a rich history. People are interested in keeping it beautiful and containing retail to a defined space. I love that we can live so close to retail options and the city is working on making our town more pedestrian and bicycle friendly. The only thing that gets me to leave North Ogden to shop is when I need hobby supplies and more yarn. (Trina, 7 years)
  • There is no lake or pond for kayaking. (Erik, 13 years)
  • None that come to mind. (Tanner, 13 years)
  • It has pretty sunsets. (Marlee, 16 years)
  • Few people care about the history. (Gary, 17 years)
  • Cherry days on July 4. (Sharon, 18 years)
  • The creator of Paramount studios grew up here and got his inspiration for the Paramount logo from Mt. Been Lomond. (Kambri, 20 years)
  • It was once a small farming community. (Keegan, 25 years)
  • Fish farm. Orchards. (Richard, 31 years)
  • Used to be a great rural feel very laid back’ now too much traffic!!! (Scott, 46 years)