Review of Ogden, Utah


Some good points; Not as nice as SLC though.
Star Rating - 12/17/2020
Ogden is an old industrial city that was once a huge railroad and mill town and IRS office (still there; hey...they provide jobs). It's always been a bit rougher, poorer and less cultured than Salt Lake City. (In college in SLC all the guys we knew from Ogden knew how to fight). The crime is much higher (read that...drugs and gangs). It's kind of like SLC's younger step-brother who barely graduated high school while Salt Lake is the more urbane and sophisticated one. There are good points to Ogden: beautiful scenery, canyons, skiing, really nice people, reasonable cost of living, jobs, Weber State University (Div. 1 sports; pronounced Weeber not Webber), SOME good family restaurants. Some cool old places (Ben Lomand Hotel). Ogden seemed to suffer urban blight long before SLC did (a lot more boarded up houses) so you'll have to live on the outskirts or in surrounding towns. Even North Ogden and Washington Terrace have their rough elements and they're the nicest areas in Ogden proper. You can certainly do worse (Phoenix, Albuquerque, San Bernardino=felony flats). But if you are a city person you are better off in Salt Lake.
Duke | Houston, TX
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Hmmmmm this comment is quite hilarious and subjective. You have shown you really have no idea what you are talking about. First my best friend grew up in Farmington and is a great fighter (low level-professional), this has no effect on how ghetto something is. Second, the crime rate in Ogden is about half what SLC and surrounding areas is. Yes Ogden is “poorer” and most likely always will be but, it won’t be long before Ogden becomes very popular. Mark my words.
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