If you hate majestic mountain views and peaceful babbling rivers, Ogden is probably not for you. If this sounds like Heaven on Earth, then you’re looking in the right place for your new abode. Located on the West Flank of the Rocky Mountains, this snow-dusted old railroad town has all of the mountains, trails, waterfalls and rivers needed for extreme outdoor recreation fanatics. Sounds like an exhilarating place to call home, huh?
Nicknamed “Junction City,” Ogden was a main hub in the transcontinental. The city has done a lot of work since the days of moonshine and certainly since the early 2000s.
Whether you’re a novice snowboarder or an experienced alpine skier, you’ve got the perfect terrain. Ogden’s mountains and ski resorts are renowned and frequently get spreads in ski and outdoor recreation magazines, so chill out, dude, you may have to wait your turn for a lift.
Located in Northern Utah, Ogden is just about 40 miles north of Salt Lake City. If you have visions of riding down the tracks to Salt Lake City on an ancient streamliner, keep dreaming. The FrontRunner, powered by the Utah Transit Authority, will be your go-to for transportation to and from Salt Lake City sans automobile but most locals get to and fro by car.
Craftsmen, bungalow, and Prairie School architecture is aplenty here. Built in the early 1900s to 1920s, there are many Victorian mansions worth gawking at.
The distinct quadrants of the city are most commonly referred to by the names of the streets and have a similar character and price tag throughout the city. For ease of searching for your new digs, the city can be broken down into these areas:
Central Business District and Historic 25th Street The downtown area has gotten a healthy dose of renewal. Historic 25th street which leads right up to the old Union Station (which now holds 4 museums), is home to farmers’ markets, restaurants, boutiques, fine art galleries, antique shops, and lucky for you—a surge in apartment rentals.
East Bench Housing here is plentiful. Has a variety of housing as well.
SE Ogden The area consists almost entirely of residential buildings, many of which are multi-family. The homes in this area can be newer and there are a good number of condos.
Once you find your new pad, you will need a snowboard or mountain bike to keep up with the rest of the pack. Happy trails & Happy Hunting!