Best Retirement City - Ogden

See why many believe that Ogden is the best city to retire

Ogden, Utah has been named as one of the best places to live by Sperling Places, and the town certainly has plenty for its residents to appreciate. There is little wonder how this town of just over 83,000 earned such an honor, with low cost of living, low tax rates, a plethora of moderately priced homes, and other perks. Ogden offers a plethora of activities that residents ae able to enjoy year-round, including skiing, kayaking, hiking, biking, art, dining, and more. Skiing is a popular activity in Ogden, with many of the state’s best ski resorts located a short 30 minutes from town. Salt Lake City is only 45-minutes away from Ogden so it is easily accessible when the desire of big-city life is needed. With a warm community feel, and a cost of living that is less than national average, Ogden is a great place for retirees to call home.

City Highlights

  1. Small, hometown feel
  2. Less than an hour from Salt Lake City
  3. Year-round outdoor activities
  4. High crime rates in some parts

Potential Drawbacks

  1. Lack of public transportation
  2. Mediocre healthcare

At a glance



Median age:


Median Household Income:

$ 40,937

Nearest City with Population of 200k+:

Boise, ID

Population Growth Last 3 Years




Age Breakdown (%)

  • 55 and under
  • 55 to 64 years
  • 65 to 74 years
  • Over 75

Gender breakdown over 65 years (%)

  • Men
  • Women


Closest Airport:

Ogden-Hinckley Airport

Distance to Closest Airport:


Closest Major Airport:

Salt Lake City International Airport

Distance to Closest Major Airport:


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