July 20, 2017

Ogden, Utah


Here’s a free collection of resources about Ogden, Utah- blogs, videos, groups, first-hand experiences and advice from people who live in Ogden, etc.

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Ogden, Utah: Blogs

Here’s a list of Ogden blogs and websites written by people who live in Ogden, or are about Ogden, UT.

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Ogden City Website ogdencity.com 2017
Ogden City FB Page facebook.com/OgdenCityUtah 2017
Ogden Recreation Department ogdenrecreation.com 2017
Weber State University weber.edu 2017
Ogden-Weber Tech College owatc.edu 2017
Standard-Examiner standard.net 2017
Fox 13 Now fox13now.com/tag/ogden 2017
Visit Ogden visitogden.com 2017
Utah.com utah.com/ogden 2017
Chamber Of Commerce ogdenweberchamber.com 2017
Ogden School District ogdensd.org 2017
Saint Joseph Catholic Schools stjosephutah.com 2017
Ogden LDS Institute FB Page facebook.com/ogdenldsinstitute 2017
Wikipedia Article wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogden,_Utah 2017

Ogden, Utah: Groups

Ogden Groups On Facebook

  1. Ogden/Weber Utah Classifieds (16,816 members)
  2. Ogden Yardsale Group (8,793 members)
  3. Jobs In Ogden (8,668 members)
  4. Clean Out Your Closet In Ogden Facebook Group (4,378 members)
  5. I Used To “Drag The Vard” and Other Fun Things In Ogden, Utah (3,111 members)
  6. Ogden Classifieds (2,834 members)
  7. Ogden Outdoors Group (2,746 members)
  8. Blocked From “You Know You’re From Ogden If” Group (1,759 members)
  9. Ogden, Rad Ladies Group (1,587 members)
  10. Ogden, Utah Area Online Yard/Rummage Sale (1,582 members)
  11. Ogden City Car Club (1,384 members)
  12. Ogden Foodies Facebook Group (1,333 members)
  13. Ogden Camera Club (851 members)
  14. Ogden, Utah Glory Days Facebook Group (648 members)
  15. You Know You’re From Ogden If.. (573 members)
  16. Pokemon Go Ogden, Utah Group (487 members)
  17. Ogden Climbing Community (475 members)
  18. Recruit Ogden Facebook Group (294 members)
  19. Washington Jr. High School (Ogden, Utah) (286 members)
  20. Ogden, Utah Jobs! (252 members)
  21. Ogden Dogs Group (240 members)
  22. Ogden Area Trail Hikers (205 members)
  23. Ogden, Utah Group (191 members)
  24. Chrysalis Ogden Group (181 members)
  25. Ogden, Utah Fun & Entertainment Group (150 members)
  26. Ogden Local Small Business Directory and Ads (149 members)
  27. Ogden Metro LDS Singles 31+ (98 members)
  28. Startup Ogden (76 members)

Other Ogden Groups, Forums and Events

  1. Ogden City Calendar
  2. Meetups near Ogden, Utah
  3. Events In Ogden, Utah

Ogden, Utah: Survey

We’re surveying people about living in Ogden, UT. Here will be a collection of their responses.

*The information gathered via surveys may or may not be correct. Hopefully it will be helpful to you!

*Response format = Answer (Your name, How long you’ve lived in Ogden)


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Ogden, Utah: Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Ogden?

  • Everything about my mission. Memories, people, the temple. (Kauhikoa, 7 months)
  • Recreation opportunities. (Olivia, 1.5 years)
  • Cheap living costs. (Jen, 3 years)
  • The people. (Vanessa, 4 years)
  • My house. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • The mountain setting and interesting history. (Shawna, 7 years)
  • The Junction. (Jason, 8 years)
  • The beautiful landscape, the four seasons. And I love seeing the progression of downtown Ogden. (Cassie, 10 years)
  • The small town ambience. (Jean, 10 years)
  • The history. (Tony, 10 years)
  • Nothing. (Angel, 15 years)
  • Family. (Anonymous, 18 years)
  • Slightly more religiously diverse than other places in Utah. (Mary, 19 years)
  • Mountain town. (Stacie, 28 years)
  • It’s inexpensive. Diverse. Hiking. Like a hidden treasure. (Lindsay, 29 years)
  • Scenery. (Della, 32 years)
  • The mountains. (Lisa, 34 years)
  • Weekly down town activities- I wish they had them year round. (Marie, 38 years)
  • Access to outdoor recreation, diversity. (Sara, 41 years)
  • The mountains and seasons. (Marcy, 42 years)
  • Mountains. (Wendy 59 years)

Ogden, Utah: Least Favorites

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

  • Broken down homes. (Kauhikoa, 7 months)
  • Neighbors. (Olivia, 1.5 years)
  • Segregation, lack of diversity. Dog food smell. (Jen, 3 years)
  • Traffic. (Vanessa, 4 years)
  • Wish for better dining options. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • The public perception that it’s dangerous. (Shawna, 7 years)
  • Construction. (Jason, 8 years)
  • Not as many bar options as I’d like. (Cassie, 10 years)
  • The lack of diverse culture. (Jean, 10 years)
  • The cops. (Tony, 10 years)
  • Drug addicts. (Angel, 15 years)
  • Everything. (Anonymous, 18 years)
  • Relatives. (Mary, 19 years)
  • It’s growing too much in rural areas. (Stacie, 28 years)
  • Not a ton of Sunday options for food. Schools are shit. Need more restaurants with outdoor seating. (Lindsay, 29 years)
  • Run down homes. (Della, 32 years)
  • The city government. (Lisa, 34 years)
  • Bad sidewalks, places not being handicap friendly to get into, gangs, the lack of weekend and night bus service on north, south Harrison, Monroe and 12th. (Marie, 38 years)
  • No splashpad. (Sara, 41 years)
  • The Mormon culture that permeates our legislatures and effects our laws. (Marcy, 42 years)
  • Downtown let go to pot. (Wendy, 59 years)

Ogden, Utah: Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Ogden? Best kept secrets, etc.

  • Fat Cats, hikes, the temple, food joints, etc. (Kauhikoa, 7 months)
  • Hiking, river trail, bowling, movies. (Olivia, 1.5 years)
  • Eat out, hiking during the three months the weather allows. (Jen, 3 years)
  • Cheap theater. (Vanessa, 4 years)
  • Hike, swim, garden, family stuff, pickleball. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Hike, stroll downtown, farmers market, eat at interesting restaurants, rock climb, activities around the city, go to Pineview reservoir. (Shawna, 7 years)
  • Walk 25th St. (Jason, 8 years)
  • Anything in the mountains, 25th st. (Cassie, 10 years)
  • Volunteering with The Northern Utah American Red Cross. (Jean, 10 years)
  • Hiking, walking the Riverwalk, eating out, community events. (Tony, 10 years)
  • Tree house, the junction. (Angel, 15 years)
  • Dinosaur Park, Nature Center, Treehouse Museum, Union Station. (Mary, 19 years)
  • Anything artsy or outdoors. (Stacie, 28 years)
  • Eat. Hike. Farmers market. Greek fest. (Lindsay, 29 years)
  • Parkway. (Della, 32 years)
  • Hike, bike, fish, swim, tube. (Lisa, 34 years)
  • The farmers market, art stroll. (Marie. 38 years)
  • Trails, museums, farmers market, parkway. (Sara, 41 years)
  • Hiking, river rafting, walking 25th street. (Marcy. 42 years)
  • Boating. (Wendy, 59 years)

Ogden, Utah: Reputation

What’s Ogden known for?

  • The Ghetto of Utah. (Kauhikoa, 7 months)
  • The outdoors. (Olivia, 1.5 years)
  • Dog food smell in downtown. (Jen, 3 years)
  • Weber State. (Vanessa, 4 years)
  • 25th street. (anonymous, 6 years)
  • Its outdoor life. (Shawna, 7 years)
  • The Hi 5 killings. (Jason, 8 years)
  • Outdoors. (Cassie, 10 years)
  • 25th street. (Jean, 10 years)
  • History, outdoor activities, diversity, low cost of living. (Tony, 10 years)
  • Drugs. (Angel, 15 years)
  • Fort Buenaventura and being a major train crossroads. (Mary, 19 years)
  • Mountain view. (Stacie, 28 years)
  • It’s bad reputation from the past. (Lindsay, 29 years)
  • Ski town. (Della, 32 years)
  • 25th street. (Lisa, 34 years)
  • 25th St. (Sara, 41 years)
  • Its eclectic community. (Marcy, 42 years)
  • Skiing. (Wendy, 59 years)

Ogden, Utah: Crime

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

  • It can be pretty bad. (Kauhikoa, 7 months)
  • It has its good and bad areas. (Olivia, 1.5 years)
  • Bad north of the golf course, low on the east bench. (Jen, 3 years)
  • Downtown. (Vanessa, 4 years)
  • Compared to where I came from, not bad. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Not any worse than other cities but I’d avoid living in the inner city. (Shawna, 7 years)
  • Bad in some places. (Jason, 8 years)
  • Central Ogden, and West Ogden are a little sketchy at times but not as bad as people from SLC think. (Cassie, 10 years)
  • Random. Not nearly as bad as where I came from. (Jean, 10 years)
  • Not nearly as bad as people think. I’ve experienced no crime at all in Ogden. (Tony, 10 years)
  • Drugs. (Angel, 15 years)
  • Not bad when I was there, but I think that has changed. (Mary, 19 years)
  • It doesn’t touch me in south Ogden. It seems more like a case by case thing instead of specific areas. There is a lot less gang activity compared to when I was a kid. (Lindsay, 29 years)
  • Some places are better than others. Crime has reduced drastically. (Della, 32 years)
  • Not as bad as Salt Lake. (Lisa, 34 years)
  • 50/50- there are bad gang spots around 26th-32, below Washington and 25th-30th, below Harrison, and sadly lately a lot of crime above Harrison 20th -30th (break-ins, theft). (Marie, 38 years)
  • I’ve never had a problem. (Sara, 41 years)
  • Low compared to national standards. (Marcy, 42 years)
  • Getting worse all the time. Gangs. (Wendy, 59 years)

Ogden, Utah: Advice

Any advice for people moving to Ogden?

  • Go to church, those people will help you with anything! (Kauhikoa, 7 months)
  • Scope the neighborhood before moving. (Olivia, 1.5 years)
  • Check out Moab or Park City if you are coming from the coast. Avoid tract housing or HOAs. (Jen, 3 years)
  • Be careful. (Vanessa, 4 years)
  • I love this city, and there is always something to do. Take advantage of the opportunities to really get to know the city and its neat history. (Shawna, 7 years)
  • South and North Ogden is nicer. (Jason, 8 years)
  • Check out Ogden online. (Jean, 10 years)
  • Plan to stay because you’ll fall in love with the town. (Tony, 10 years)
  • Lock things up. (Angel, 15 years)
  • Stay out. (Anonymous, 18 years)
  • Check out the neighborhood before buying. Learn the history, there are a lot of neat places to explore. (Mary. 19 years)
  • Don’t build, buy instead. (Stacie, 28 years)
  • Talk to your neighbors – lots of discovery is by finding out what’s going on. Embrace that there are more diverse groups here. It’s more than just 25th street. Go hike. Go to the Greek fest in September. (Lindsay, 29 years)
  • Before purchasing or signing a lease, sit outside the place after dark to see what you really will be dealing with. (Della, 32 years)
  • Don’t, there’s too many now. (Lisa, 34 years)
  • Ask local police how you find out the crime area. Be prepared to pay high rent on places not worth it. If you don’t have a car, be careful where you live or you will have no bus on Sundays at night after 5pm. (Marie, 38 years)
  • It’s beautiful, affordable, and one of the best-kept secrets of Utah. (Sara, 41 years)
  • Make sure to find a core group of people that have the same interests as you. (Marcy, 42 years)
  • You’ll love it. (Wendy, 59 years)

Ogden, Utah: Stories

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

  • I almost died on a hike up the canyon going off the trail looking for other missionaries who wandered! (I’m thankful for land.. and second chances). (Kauhikoa, 7 months)
  • Walking my dog by the municipal gardens, a rogue 2yr old boy tackles her. She pins him and violently licks his face until his mom came to the rescue. Made a friend that day. (Olivia, 1.5 years)
  • The new Ramen Haus has amazing small plates. (Jen, 3 years)
  • Lots of activities with institute. (Vanessa, 4 years)
  • I found the South Ogden dog park. I love it! (Jean, 10 years)
  • Had a drug addict just jump in my car. (Angel, 15 years)
  • Classic roller skating rink was the best. (Mary, 19 years)
  • Too many. I went to high school here and dragged the Vard. I gave birth to children here. I am raising children here. My grandparents owned bars on 25th street (still own buildings). (Lindsay, 29 years)
  • Fireworks and there’s not enough. It’s sad Ogden does nothing on the 4th. (Marie, 38 years)
  • Too many to list … its my whole life! (Marcy, 42 years)

Ogden, Utah: The Future

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

  • I think it will grow because of silicon place and just the fact that Utah as a whole gains thousands upon thousands of people coming to live there these past couple years. (Kauhikoa, 7 months)
  • More development, and cleaning up the rough areas. (Olivia, 1.5 years)
  • Hopefully more diversity and less economic inequality, better liquor laws and more entertainment options for adults and not children/families. (Jen, 3 years)
  • Buildings. (Vanessa, 4 years)
  • Get out and get involved. It’s a great community. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • I think it will continue to improve and attract families and businesses. (Shawna, 7 years)
  • I think it will maintain its status quo. (Jason, 8 years)
  • More people. (Jean, 10 years)
  • It will get more expensive to live here. (Tony, 10 years)
  • It will get worse. (Angel, 15 years)
  • In my experience it only gets worse. That’s why I left. (Anonymous, 18 years)
  • I don’t know. Hopefully they will keep working on restoring downtown- keeping the old historic feel for the downtown area. (Mary, 19 years)
  • Too much growth…too much building new rather than using what we have. (Stacie, 28 years)
  • I think as it grows it’s going to continue to attract the more outdoorsy group. The more diverse in race and religion group will grow. I hope it still feels like a hidden treasure but I’m starting to see the Davis county people are moving north more. I hope more small businesses start and flourish. (Lindsay, 29 years)
  • We will continue to expand, and become even better. (Della, 32 years)
  • Tons of people trying to move here and raises in taxes. (Lisa, 34 years)
  • Ogden will change for the worse if something is not done. (Marie, 38 years)
  • More development/revitalization of west Ogden and east central area. (Sara, 41 years)
  • I think it will become too crowded and I fear that the local businesses will be pushed out by national chains. (Marcy, 28 years)
  • I think it will be fixed up. (Wendy, 59 years)

Ogden, Utah: Other Facts

Any other interesting facts about Ogden?

  • It’s a nice place if you know the place. (Kauhikoa, 7 months)
  • I like the stories of the 25th street tunnels. (Olivia, 1.5 years)
  • It used to have tunnels in the downtown for bootleggers and brothels. (Jen, 3 years)
  • The Ogden Temple was the first temple made when Utah was a state. (Vanessa, 4 years)
  • It’s railroad history and activities during the prohibition. (Shawna, 7 years)
  • OGDEN GHOST ADVENTURES. (Jason, 8 years)
  • Peery’s Egyptian Theater is a gem! They have wonderful programs each month. (Jean, 10 years)
  • 25th street (two-bit street) used to be the red light district with plenty of “entertainment” for the railroad crews. (Mary, 19 years)
  • My grandfather came from Greece and the Greek community had a hard time in Ogden. No one would lend them money so the men of the community had to build the church on their own. He couldn’t get a job so he bought a bar- the fall staff which provided for my dad and his siblings. (Lindsay, 29 years)
  • The homeless population is more than you think it is. (Della, 32 years)