Ogden, Utah

Ogden, UT Real Estate, Ogden Area and Community Information


Ogden, Utah, is a community that is 40 miles south of Salt Lake City and 10 miles east of Great Salt Lake. Approximately 85,000 citizens call the city home. The campus of Weber State University is in Ogden.

History

What is today the city of Ogden was originally called Fort Buenaventura. It was the first community established by pioneers of European descent in Utah. Miles Goodyear, a trapper, established the settlement about a mile west of today's downtown area in 1846. Near the end of the following year, Mormon settlers purchased Fort Buenaventura for less than $2,000. The site of the original settlement is currently a park in Weber County.

Ogden is located not far from the historic "Golden Spike" ceremony that marked the place where the east and west sections of the First Transcontinental Railroad were conjoined. Ogden went on to become a major stopping point for passengers traveling between San Francisco and the East Coast.

Parks and Recreation

Just east of town there is an extensive system of trails that lead up into the foothills of the Wastch Range. Depending upon the season, these trails are used alternately for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, running and mountain biking. The rugged and solid quartzite cliffs in the foothills above town are favored by rock climbers of all skill levels. In the winter, the mountains east of the city serve up great downhill skiing at Wolf Mountain, Powder Mountain and Snowbasin resorts.

Attractions and Activities

The city of Ogden also maintains a system of paved trails that run alongside both the Weber and the Ogden Rivers. A kayak park has been developed along the Weber River in the west side of Ogden. Kayakers enjoy both the Ogden and the Weber Rivers, especially when the spring snowmelt raises water levels.

Events

The Harvest Moon Festival in Ogden has quickly emerged as the largest outdoor festival in all of northern Utah. The September event attracts over 10,000 visitors each year. Festivities range from arm wrestling competitions to a downtown criterium. Live music fills the air as kids enjoy face painting, pumpkin painting, mini-train rides and balloon art. Downtown restaurants provide creative cuisine, and there's a beer and wine garden for the over-21 crowd.

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The real estate in Ogden ranges from starter Ogden homes priced in the five-figure range to luxurious million-dollar estates. Many newer Ogden UT homes will offer upscale amenities like brick facades, multi-car garages and custom landscaping. The largest homes for sale in Ogden will feature over 7,000 sq-ft of living space. Many of these Ogden properties offer easy access to the recreational pleasures of the Wasatch Range. Affordable, mature ranch-style Ogden real estate and custom designed Ogden UT real estate will attract buyers of all kinds.
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