Ogden Real Estate
Ogden City, Utah is situated about 40 miles north of Salt Lake City and about 10 miles east of the Great Salt Lake. It’s the 7th largest city in Utah and home to Weber State University. Ogden was originally named Fort Buenaventura and the first settlers were of European descent. In 1847, the fort was purchased by Mormon settlers and was incorporated as a city in 1851.
After the completion of the transcontinental railroad, Ogden opened the Union Station Depot which became the junction for railroad travel in the Intermountain West for the next several decades. In 1874, with the addition of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroad lines, Ogden earned its nickname “Junction City.”
Today, Ogden is a bustling city with plenty of attractions surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountains. It was the home to three venues during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. The downtown area, “Crossroads of the West” Historical District, has been designated as a national historic area and has plenty for visitors to see and do.
Things to do in Ogden, Utah
Ogden, Utah is much more diverse than your typical mountain town. While it is located within 20 minutes of three major ski resorts, there are plenty of things to do all year long in this historic town.
Ogden Amphitheater – The Ogden City Amphitheater hosts a wide range of events throughout the warm weather months. Some of these events include farmer’s markets, movie nights, an arts festival and so much more. It’s a great place to visit for community events.
Ogden Music Festival – Over the last 12 years, the Ogden Music Festival has become the biggest event of the summer. Hundreds of artists, musicians, vendors, volunteers, and sponsors come together every year to celebrate and promote the arts and culture of the area. Kids under 16 attend for free and there are plenty of family friendly events.
Eccles Community Art Center – The Eccles Community Art Center is located in the historic David Eccles mansion. You’ll find a permanent collection as well as changing exhibits by local and regional artists. Residents enjoy a variety of classes as well as other events and volunteer opportunities.
Hill Aerospace Museum – Located on the northwest corner of Hill Air force Base, the museum was opened in 1986. The museum has close to 100 airplanes on display as well as thousands of artifacts depicting the history of aviation in the U.S. The museum also hosts a STEM education experience for K-12 students in the area.
iFly Utah – iFly is a unique indoor skydiving facility with an indoor wind tunnel that simulates skydiving. Certified instructors coach all sessions and welcome everyone from beginners to advanced flyers. It’s a unique experience you’ll only find in Ogden City.
New World Distillery – For locals who want to support local distilleries, you can join a tour and tasting at the New World Distillery. They produce small batch, super premium spirits. Their bottles are unique because they are paperless, screen printed and custom designed by local artists.
George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park – If you are looking for a fun, hands-on, fossil discovery experience, then you’ll love this dinosaur park. There’s an exciting collection of over a hundred life-sized dinosaur sculptures, awesome robotics, and a state-of-the art sound system for the ultimate dinosaur experience. It’s fun for the whole family.
Points of interest
Historic 25th Street – With the introduction of the railroad, Ogden’s population became much more diverse and 25th street was where all the action happened. It’s hard to imagine now, but it was home to brothels and several saloons. The street earned nicknames like Electric Alley and Notorious Two Bit Street. Now, it draws travelers, foodies, art collectors, and historians. You can take a walking tour of the area and learn all about the fascinating history of Ogden, Utah.
Fort Buenaventura – Fort Buenaventura is a historic park located in the middle of Ogden City. The fort sits on 26 acres and includes many outdoor recreation activities, an 18 hole championship disc golf course, the historic fort, a large playground and so much more. It’s also the home of the Ogden Music Festival.
Jefferson Avenue Historic District – For anyone with a love of architecture, take a walk down historic Jefferson Avenue and enjoy a collection of historic homes and churches. Most homes were built in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s and provide an eclectic walk through architecture from the era.
Newgate Mall – Centrally located, Newgate Mall offers shoppers dozens of stores where you’ll find just about anything you need. There are also a variety of dining options and you can catch a movie at the Cinemark movie theater.
Shops on 25th Street – There are a variety of shops and boutiques on 25th street for anyone looking for something a little different. Vintage clothing and furniture shops, as well as locally owned shops or handmade items are available around the area. Get away from the big box stores and go shopping on 25th street!
Schools in Ogden
The schools in Ogden are part of the Ogden School District. There are 13 elementary schools, 3 junior high schools, and 2 high schools and 1 alternative high school.
Junior High Schools