Ogden, Utah is located just 40 miles north of Salt Lake City and 10 miles east of the salty Great Salt Lake. Originally called Junction city, it was the main stopover at the now remodeled Union Station for military men and women at the famous and lawless 25th Street. In the last 30 or so years, revitalization of 25th Street now offers fine dining, shopping and entertainment in the original old buildings. Farmers markets are held Saturday mornings during the summer and offer a nice walking experience in the old section of town.
Opportunities abound for the smart homebuyer to find or build their dream home in this part of the country. Condos are available in the inner-city or out in the suburbs. Finding a single home or townhouse can be a fun experience while checking out the Ogden area and surrounding towns. Multi- family homes or foreclosures can be sought out. Depending on how much yard work you like to do, there are various sizes of lots from a small building lot up to acreage that can house large or small animals. Working with a professional realtor, you can find the perfect new or used home; so whether you are looking for a city, rural or country lifestyle, Ogden, Utah and the surrounding areas may be the perfect place for you and your family.
Home of Weber State University and several smaller private colleges, Ogden offers great educational opportunities for those who wish to expand on their education. Local public and charter schools offer excellent schooling for children and teenagers. Within a short drive you can find many beautiful and fun recreational places to take advantage of. The surrounding mountains offer camping, hiking, fishing and mountain biking. Although it is labeled as a desert, two large ski resorts are within a 45 minute drive from the city. Do you enjoy waterskiing? Willard Bay and Pineview reservoir are just a couple of developed areas close by. Families move to the Ogden, Utah area and stay to raise their children and grandchildren. Temperatures are not as extreme as in some areas of the country. During the summer, you may have a few days reaching just over 100°; and the winters are not as harsh as in many other places, bringing in perhaps 2 to 3 feet of snow at various times. It very seldom gets down into the single-digit temperatures. The LDS church has just completed a remodeling of their beautiful temple in the middle of Ogden city. There are also other prestigious church buildings within a couple blocks, one an old and beautiful Catholic Cathedral and an Episcopalian chapel that is over 100 years old. With countless scenic views and social, recreational and economic advantages, Ogden, Utah may be the place for your new home.