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Old 02-13-2006, 07:06 PM
 
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Hi everyone! We are strongly considering moving to the Ogden area this summer... (We will be coming out and visiting next month). Can anyone give me a general overview of Ogden... is it a nice place for families? Where are the nice family-oriented neighborhoods? What about any of the neighboring towns (Roy, Riverdale, etc). I have a 1-year old as well as a 17 and 19 year old.

Thank you all so much! Any information or insight that you could give me would be greatly appreciated!
just so that you know rancho does not exist here at all i dont know were cai to utah is really from but i can tell you there is not a rancho here or any such thing we are not beaches and barrs we are mountains/ family oriented/country even ogden exept for a small part i geus the guy from cali doesnt know that ogden utah just last year became the number one place to live beccause we have the best prices in schooling for all ages lots to do and a high moral standing i am only 26 but i can tell you this
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Old 02-14-2006, 10:11 PM
 
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Default Thank you for all of your information!

I just wanted to thank you all for posting information about Ogden and the surrounding areas. It is very difficult to move from long distance but I'm hoping that a few visits out there, plus all of the information you have given me, will help us to make a decision.

Thanks again!!!

Maddieroobear (from Southern California)

P.S. Any inside information on Provo would be greatly appreciated as well!!!
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Old 02-15-2006, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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Provo can be a very strange place if you are not LDS (Mormon). I'm LDS and I still think it's weird! Homogentiety is the word of the day down there. Remember if you are looking for places to live in the Ogden area...only consider property near the east and north mountains (benches). The further west you go in ogden the worse it generally gets.....until you get into the country areas.
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Old 03-06-2006, 09:52 AM
 
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Ok, so can anyone give me a run down of what utilities will cost in the Ogden area? Moving from Rancho Cucamonga, and I'm not used to living in the snow. I'm looking in the north Ogden area and will be moving there in the next 3 months.
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Old 03-06-2006, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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Ok, so can anyone give me a run down of what utilities will cost in the Ogden area? Moving from Rancho Cucamonga, and I'm not used to living in the snow. I'm looking in the north Ogden area and will be moving there in the next 3 months.
I grew up in North Ogden and I loved it! Just visted the parents this weekend. My parents have a wood burning stove so I can't resonably tell you what people typically pay. You have to factor in whether you are going to have a swamp cooler or central air in the summertime. Winters are cold here, but if you have a wood stove you'll save hundreds! Gas + Electric will probably run you 200-350 in the winter depending on how warm u want it.

The homes up there are much more reasonable than Salt Lake. There is a new development I drove around in Pleasant View (just west of N Ogden) called Jacob's Mill that was beautiful. The homes there were in the $330's w/ 3 car garages. The same homes in Salt Lake would easily go for $500's.

My wife was thinking about transfering down to Corona, Ca which in not far from Rancho if I'm not mistaken. The home prices down there were plain insane!
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Old 03-07-2006, 05:56 PM
 
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Thanks shawn, Yes Corona is just on the other side of the valley from me. Im moving to Utah for just that reason. My mother lives in Huntsville and I like the area. So far I'm looking at places of N Harrison Blvd. However I'm not finding realestate agents very easy to deal with. Apparently if I'm not selling, I'm not worth the time. Suck oh well. Are thereplaces (streets etc.) that I should avoid?
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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Are thereplaces (streets etc.) that I should avoid?
Basically the entire city of N Ogden and Pleasant View is safe and nice. The closer you get to ogden the "worse" it gets, but Ogden doesn't get shaddy until you get south of 12th street. Look for places along the benches and east side (east of Harrison BLVD). If you would like to have a bit of land and a more country feel, then you can look in Plain City and Farr West. These cities are also very safe! You are also near I-15 (the main corridor of Utah). A really nice home should be $350 and under in these areas. The same places in Corona would go for 650 - 1 mil easy.
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Old 05-30-2006, 01:56 AM
 
Location: Logan, UT
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Let's face it, Ogden city proper is just not a nice place. True, the bench is fine, and north side, but you still have to go into Ogden. North Odgen is nice though. So is South Ogden. Davis county cities like Layton, Kaysville, and Farmington are MUCH better (and cost more). The schools are nice, and you will be pretty close to the Huntsville area too. You can take Hwy 89 to I-84 and avoid Ogden all together to visit your mom.


Provo is not a place I would recommend if you have not tried it out first, it's a little wierd. If you are not LDS, or want to live in the hispanic West side, you may not stay there long.
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Old 08-26-2006, 09:25 PM
 
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Default Try North Ogden

I would not live in most places in Ogden, but if you want value, low crime, great schools, and views to die for, try North Ogden or Pleasant View. You can read some of my other postings about the area. It is an amazing place to raise your kids. North Ogden has some of the lowest crime in the nation and average cost of living.
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Old 08-27-2006, 03:44 AM
 
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Smile South Weber

In response to living in ogden- I live in South Weber (which is -surprise- a little south of Odgen). South Weber is a nice little community- I'd say solidly middle class with homes ranging 160,000+ some will even have 1/2 acre+ lots. The public school system is adequate- private school is pricey. South Weber is very close to Weber State University, Hill AFB, Highway 84 and 89 for access to I-15 for Salt Lake City- I commute about 40 minutes to downtown Salt Lake. This is a predominately LDS community but not being a member has not posed a problem.

Utah is a beautiful, clean place where people really seem to enjoy the outdoors- hiking, biking, fishing- the works. Having lived in Louisiana, Rhode Island and traveling all over the place the one draw back is being land locked.
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