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Old 01-24-2006, 01:02 AM
 
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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!
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Old 01-24-2006, 11:08 PM
 
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Default Ogden. Are you sure you want to do that?

No offense, but Ogden would be close to last on my list of places to move to in Utah, right below West Valley City, South Salt Lake, Rose Park & Glendale (Salt Lake west side). If you want to live somewhere nice in the Salt Lake Valley, go to Sugarhouse (Salt Lake east), South jordan, Riverton, Sandy, Draper, Cottonwood Heights, Herriman, Or just about anywhere in Utah county. If you got money, go to Southern Utah. Do yourself a favor and reconsider Ogden.
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Old 01-27-2006, 02:52 AM
 
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Default Move to Ogden -- any additional information?

Hi, From CalitoUtah --

Thank you for your insight. No offense taken. We have never visited Ogden (which is why we were going to be going out there next month) so any input I could get from people who know the area would be greatly appreciated! Without sounding too pushy, are there any particular reasons why you would not consider Ogden to be a good place to move to? Unfortunately, it is very, very difficult to get real information about a place via the Internet so again, any information you had would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much.
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Old 01-27-2006, 02:58 AM
 
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Default To: FromCalitoUtah

I just sent the previous post regarding moving to OGden and I wanted to add that I, too, am from Southern California. I really hope you can share a little more information with me regarding Ogden -- I would really appreciate it. I realize that I will probably see for myself what you are talking about when we come to visit Utah (and Ogden) but the more information I can have up front, the better I can focus our trip on the better spots to live.

Thanks again!!!
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Old 01-27-2006, 05:06 PM
 
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Default Hello Again.

I was born in Garden Grove, CA. I have lived throughout So Cal (San Diego Co, Orange Co, LA Co, San Bernardino Co) for 30 years. I consider Santa Ana, Pomona, & San Bernardino to be undesirable places to live. I'd rather live in those three than Ogden. The cities I listed in my last post are like living in Rancho Cucamonga, Corona, Temecula, or Chino Hills.
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Old 01-27-2006, 05:19 PM
 
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Default More info.

The crime rate is too high, I here the schools stink, and alot of the neighborhoods look run down, UGLY houses with vinyl siding. I HATE SIDING! Here are some new home builders that are reasonably affordable here in Utah: www.libertyhomes.com, www.hamlethomes.com, www.drhorton.com, www.richmondamerican.com. If any of these builders are building in Ogden, you'll notice that it is the cheapest. Don't wonder why.
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Old 02-02-2006, 07:07 PM
 
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Default Looking for more info

My wife and I are looking at possibly moving to Ogden, but I've never been there and we're trying to get as much initial information about the place as we can before even visiting. I talked to a co-worker of mine who used to live there and he said that he loved it. I guess he was a ski instructor and was into all of the outdoor activities (skiing, fishing, hunting, etc...) He was saying that Ogden itself isn't the best place to live, but Davis county (Roy, West Point, and Layton to name a few) were pretty nice. Supposedly Davis county also has "better" schools than Weber county does.

I've looked at homes on realtor.com as well as some other web sites and they seem pretty decent. Here's a link to a builder he gave me:

http://www.ivoryhomes.com/

These homes seem pretty nice, but if you search on Realtor.com for instance you can get an idea of what the homes are like in the price range you're looking at.

I currently live in Pensacola, FL which has become a real overpriced trashpit since hurricane Ivine, so this places looks a bit more appealing overall. Anyway, if anyone has been to or lived in Ogden and has any more information to share please do.
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Old 02-03-2006, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Layton
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Default Move to Davis County

There are many nice places to move in Davis County. I've lived in Layton for about ten years and I'm not ready to move yet. My neighbors are wonderful people. There may be better schools elsewhere, but my friends and neighbors are very involved in their children's education. There are several in the area who home school, and I happen to be one of them. I have nothing against public schools.
There are many near by conveniences, not to mention you can go north to Logan or south to Salt Lake City.
I personally feel the worst place to live would be West Valley City, South Salt Lake, Rose Park & Glendale (Salt Lake west side). My family members who lived in those areas could not wait to get away!
I hope this was helpful.
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Old 02-07-2006, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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Northern Utah (Ogden Area):

I grew up in a Beautiful city called North Ogden (19 years). The community up there is much nicer than Ogden proper. The upper East side of Ogden is really nice also...the homes above Weber State University are pristine, but cost noticably more than those lower in the Valley.

I also recommend Plain City, West Weber, and Pleasant View (next to North Ogden on the north bench). Almost any property located close to the mountains (bench) is best. That would mean property on the EAST side of most cities.

Between Ogden and Salt Lake:

Bountiful and Farmington are also really nice cities.

Salt Lake Area:

I went to college and still live in Salt Lake City (Past 8 years). The best places in Salt Lake City are Holliday, East Millcreek, the Avenues (northeast Salt Lake), Cottonwood Heights, Federal Heights, basically anything east of 20th East seems to be nice.

PM me with any questions.
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Old 02-13-2006, 07:57 PM
 
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Default beg your pardon?

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Originally Posted by FromCaliToUtah
No offense, but Ogden would be close to last on my list of places to move to in Utah, right below West Valley City, South Salt Lake, Rose Park & Glendale (Salt Lake west side). If you want to live somewhere nice in the Salt Lake Valley, go to Sugarhouse (Salt Lake east), South jordan, Riverton, Sandy, Draper, Cottonwood Heights, Herriman, Or just about anywhere in Utah county. If you got money, go to Southern Utah. Do yourself a favor and reconsider Ogden.

you hardly can hold a point I'm from southern Cali and know that southern cali is the white trash drunk infestation of the world with a school systom that dont hardly know how to read.
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