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, 6 months)
  • 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, 7 months)
  • The elderly. (Evan, 1 year)
  • More space. (Angela, 3 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 smaller town atmosphere. (Erik, 13 years)
  • Living near the mountains. (Tanner, 13 years)
  • The small town vibes. (Marlee, 16 years)
  • Family. (Anonymous, 18 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. Feeling safe. Quiet. (Susan, 26 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?

  • There’s no gym or rec center. (Ashley, 6 months)
  • The weird intersection between Washington and 2700. That is the only place I’ve 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, 7 months)
  • Too picky. (Evan, 1 year)
  • You have to leave North Ogden to shop, eat, etc. Not enough amenities. (Angela, 3 years)
  • Traffic on 2600 N. & Washington. (Kellie, 5 years)
  • Nothing. (Kristie, 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 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)
  • Community drama. (Anonymous, 18 years)
  • The intersection of Washington and 2550 N. (Kamee, 20 years)
  • Traffic. (Heather, 21 years)
  • Getting too crowded. Losing the 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)
  • 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 outdoors. (Ashley, 6 months)
  • 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, 7 months)
  • Sledding. (Evan, 1 year)
  • 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 cities 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 who can’t walk well, is unable to use the trails too. Maybe exceptions could be made for disabled people. (Trina, 7 years)
  • Hiking and cycling. (Erik, 13 years)
  • Hiking, mountain biking, snow shoeing, skatepark, music festivals, etc. (Tanner, 13 years)
  • Dog park. (Marlee, 16 years)
  • Hike. (Anonymous, 18 years)
  • Hiking, parks, movies. (Kamee, 20 years)
  • Hiking. (Heather, 21 years)
  • See the deer in the orchard and field near by. 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)
  • 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, 6 months)
  • North Ogden Rocks. (Laura, 7 months)
  • Rich people. (Evan, 1 year)
  • Being an expensive place to rent/own. (Angela, 3 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 mph over the speed limit. Good families and neighbors. (Tanner, 13 years)
  • Cherry Days. Weber’s theatre department. (Marlee, 16 years)
  • The stump, a wealthier population than Ogden. (Anonymous, 18 years)
  • The water stump, I think some think people are snobby. (Kamee, 20 years)
  • Community. (Heather, 21 years)
  • Not being able to keep a decent restaurant for more than a couple years. (Keegan, 25 years)
  • Mormons. (Susan, 26 years)
  • High cost of building a house. Impact fees are excessive. (Anonymous, 42 years)
  • Cherries, and friendly folks and closer knit families, A GOOD CULTURE FOR A FAMILY. (Scott, 46 years)
  • Cherries. (Jodi, 50 years)

North Ogden Crime

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

  • Next to nothing here. (Laura, 7 months)
  • I haven’t noticed. (Evan, 1 year)
  • The only incident I’ve had is that my car has been egged. (Angela, 3 years)
  • It’s 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)
  • 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)
  • No idea. (Anonymous, 18 years)
  • Crime seems to be increasing. (Kamee, 20 years)
  • Car theft seems to be on the rise. (Heather, 21 years)
  • I’ve experienced vandalizim. (Julie, 24 years)
  • Meh. Better than everywhere else. (Keegan, 25 years)
  • Under reported, so we think we are crime free. (Anonymous, 42 years)
  • Center town and new housing areas. Drive by 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?

  • There is such a family feel here. “Be prepared for lots of snow” as my neighbors have warned me. Snowblowers are your friend. (Laura, 7 months)
  • Tight click. (Evan, 1 year)
  • Other than groceries, be okay with a commute to anywhere you want to go. (Angela, 3 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 neighboors. (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)
  • Come to enjoy, but don’t complain. (Kamee, 20 years)
  • Resources are available to help with most needs. (Heather, 21 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)
  • Get a second job. (Anonymous, 42 years)
  • Get to know your neighbors, there are a lot of kind people who 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.).

  • 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, 7 months)
  • Nice ward. (Evan, 1 year)
  • 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 to 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)
  • 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)
  • 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, 6 months)
  • 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, 7 months)
  • Out with the old, in with the new. (Evan, 1 year)
  • More congestion and more businesses. Hopefully, more diversity. (Angela, 3 years)
  • Unfortunately, I think it will become very congested. I’m not loving all the apartments and multi-family dwellings being built. The new park will be wonderful, but it’ll attract a lot of people who 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 a 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)
  • 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 it’s 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)
  • Get over crowded. (Anonymous, 42 years)
  • Grow, grow and grow..too much for my taste! (Scott, 46 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?

  • Honestly I am still learning about the history of North Ogden. The schools here surpasses any school my boys have previously went to. It was by far the best decision to move our family here. (Laura, 7 months)
  • 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)
  • It has pretty sunsets. (Marlee, 16 years)
  • It was once a small farming community. (Keegan, 25 years)
  • North Ogden used to have a great rural feel, very laid back- now, too much traffic!!! (Scott, 46 years)