In the past year or so, Ogden has been credited with having one of the best downtowns in the country (and it's a best-kept secret as far as mountain towns go). It's one of the state's fastest-growing cities, has an affordable, competitive housing market and it's a great place to start a business.
But some don't see Ogden's reputation as quite so glowing: The city is often called "dangerous" and "dilapidated," particularly by those who point to Provo and Salt Lake City in comparison.
We're taking a few months to explore the historical and contemporary factors that give Ogden its dueling reputations. To start with, we're taking a look at some common stereotypes and comparing them to city history and local, state and federal data. Navigate the project by choosing stories below.