But not if you like to barhop or go dancing where you live. Ogden is a town for people that enjoy the outdoors, appreciate rich cultural opportunities, like to ski, kayak, climb, hike or bike. The scenery is beautiful. With Weber State University here, and an active but small arts community, Ogden has something going on constantly. Usually I have too many choices of what to do.
This is a great place for families. Besides having excellent public schools (that do struggle meeting the needs of migrant populations that pass through here), good choices in private schools, there are also national class organizations that provide great experiences for kids: Ogden Nature Center, Treehouse Museum, and the Dinosaur Park.
I would never be able to live in a house or setting like I do if this were another part of the country. Cost of living is lower that just about everwhere, and getting around is easy. I love being a five hour drive from Moab, Jackson Hole, and Sun Valley.
Most of all, this is a community of interesting people, and I have never had any problem finding like minded folks as friends.