Riverdale, Utah

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

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Riverdale Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Riverdale?

  • I love the area. We’re close enough to the freeway and shopping, but still tucked away from all the commotion of the main street. (Nicole, 1 year)
  • Great little town (city). I wish it wasn’t called Ogden by the post office! (Marcy, 2 years)
  • Being close to everything. (Kellie, 4 years)
  • Community feeling. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • Quiet, nice, friendly neighbors. (Amy, 10 years)
  • It is close to everything, yet set apart so we don’t feel like we live in a big city. Plus the parade comes right in front of my house on July 4th! (Becky, 10 years)
  • The small town community feeling within a bigger town. (Heather, 13 years)
  • Community. (Jamie, 15 years)
  • The community, the Riverdale PD. (Nancy, 22 years)

Riverdale Least Favorites

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

  • I don’t like the schools in our boundaries. (Nicole, 1 year)
  • The post office calls it Ogden. (Marcy, 2 years)
  • Riverdale road during the holidays. Living next to people that have chickens. (Kellie, 4 years)
  • Traffic. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • Riverdale Rd. (Debbie, 8 years)
  • Traffic. (Amy, 10 years)
  • Lately, hearing about all the break ins of cars and homes. (Becky, 10 years)
  • Nothing I dislike, but I guess I’d say the sound of the trains. (Heather, 13 years)
  • Riverdale Road and the traffic it brings. (Jamie, 15 years)
  • The how many dogs you can have law. (Nancy, 22 years)

Riverdale Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Riverdale?

  • My kids love the park and splash pad. We love to go walk on the parkway. (Nicole, 1 year)
  • Weber river trail, shopping, eating. (Marcy, 2 years)
  • I don’t know of any. (Kellie, 4 years)
  • Park, community celebration, bike path. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • The parks, dining out. (Debbie, 8 years)
  • Parks. (Amy, 10 years)
  • 4th of July all day activities, Riverdale park and splash pad, great restaurants. (Becky, 10 years)
  • Visit the river, 4th of July festivities, community events. (Heather, 13 years)
  • Glory days, visit with friends, shop. (Jamie, 15 years)
  • The splash pad, the park, the walking trails, kayaking, tubing down the Weber River, riverside golf course, drive inn movie. (Nancy, 22 years)

Riverdale’s Reputation

What’s Riverdale known for?

  • Car dealerships. (Nicole, 1 year)
  • Don’t know. (Marcy, 2 years)
  • Car dealerships. (Kellie, 4 years)
  • Commercial district. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • The busiest road in the state. (Debbie, 8 years)
  • Shopping. (Amy, 10 years)
  • Wonderful people/neighbors. (Becky, 10 years)
  • Riverdale Road. (Heather, 13 years)
  • Easy access to shopping, freeway, the base, decent schools. (Jamie, 15 years)
  • Riverdale Road. (Nancy, 22 years)

Riverdale Crime

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

  • I would say Riverdale is safe. Every city has crime. I think we’re on the safer end of the spectrum. (Nicole, 1 year)
  • Don’t know. (Marcy, 2 years)
  • Pretty high. I think most of it is teenager related. We need something constructive for them to do. (Kellie, 4 years)
  • High theft and drug-related crime around lower income areas. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • Crime has spiked for break-ins and cars. (Debbie, 8 years)
  • Good. (Amy, 10 years)
  • I haven’t had a problem, but have read a lot on the Facebook page about it. (Becky, 10 years)
  • Relatively low compared to other cities. We have never had a problem in 13 years. (Heather, 13 years)
  • It seems to be rising. (Jamie, 15 years)
  • Low (kids mostly). (Nancy, 22 years)

Riverdale Advice

Any advice for people moving to Riverdale?

  • Watch for the flood zone. Insurance is high. (Nicole, 1 year)
  • Explore! (Marcy, 2 years)
  • Please know there are not a lot of activities for children. (Kellie, 4 years)
  • Get involved. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • Come to the community events and get to know your neighbors! (Heather, 13 years)
  • Join the FB page, lots of community information there. (Jamie, 15 years)
  • Introduce yourself, get to know your community. (Nancy, 22 years)

Riverdale Stories

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

  • Halloween is my favorite! Everyone is outside, running around having fun! (Nicole, 1 year)
  • I grew up in the country. It amazes me how many rodents (rats) and snakes we have living amongst us. (Kellie, 4 years)
  • 4th of July celebration is great. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • Floating the river with the kids, playing at the park. (Jamie, 15 years)
  • All of my kids were raised in Riverdale! I love this city! (Nancy, 22 years)

Riverdale’s Future

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

  • I don’t think it will change much. (Nicole, 1 year)
  • Probably far too many people. (Marcy, 2 years)
  • I hope they will bring in some family entertainment of some sort instead of more big box and car dealerships. (Kellie, 4 years)
  • High density housing. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • I think it will be busy. (Debbie, 8 years)
  • I think it will pretty much stay the same. (Becky, 10 years)
  • It’s hard to anticipate much change since there is very little land left to build on. (Heather, 13 years)
  • Possibly more of Ogden’s troubles will leak into our community. (Jamie, 15 years)
  • More shopping areas. (Nancy, 22 years)

Riverdale Facts

Any other interesting facts about Riverdale?

  • Great little place with everything you could want and so pretty. (Marcy, 2 years)
  • Just how much it’s changed. I grew up here and Riverdale rd was almost vacant then. (Heather, 13 years)