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Living in Ogden

Urban Living

Ogden is a city with a unique identity and all the benefits of urban life. Downtown Ogden is set apart from other communities in the area by its walkability, distinctive architecture, and great variety of dining, shopping, nightlife, and events. More residents are choosing to live downtown, with exciting new housing options that include townhomes, live/work units, and apartments. Whether you want to visit the farmers market, grab a drink after work, or entertain in your downtown loft, you can do it in Ogden.

Outdoor Recreation

Ogden is known for its incredible access to outdoor recreation – right in our backyard. An extensive trail system on the East Bench is ten minutes from downtown, perfect for before or after work outings. Thirty minutes from town is Ogden Valley, which offers additional recreation opportunities: world-class ski resorts, Pineview Reservoir, and hiking, biking, climbing, and fishing. Recreation within Ogden city limits includes miles of paved trail along the Ogden and Weber Rivers, the Ogden Nature Center, a kayak park, golf courses, and beautiful city parks.

Cost of Living

Consider Ogden’s unique combination of urban living and outdoor recreation. Now throw in our high quality of life and low cost of living. Ogden is a great place to live – and it’s very affordable. In 2014, Forbes ranked Ogden the 3rd best place for raising a family. This ranking is based on Ogden’s relatively high incomes and low cost of living, along with affordable housing, safe neighborhoods, and good schools. Ogden offers the benefits of both a city and a mountain town – without the usual high costs of either.

Did You Know?

Ogden is:
  • 4th Best Place for Raising a Family (Forbes Magazine, 2014)
  • 11th Best Place for Business and Careers (Forbes Magazine, 2014)
  • One of the Best Towns in America (Outside Magazine, 2008)
  • Most Affordable City for Buying a Home (CNN, 2012)
  • A Top 10 Emerging Ski Town (National Geographic, 2013)