The 10 Best Ogden Suburbs To Live In For 2023

The best Ogden suburbs are Fruit Heights and Farmington for 2023 based on Saturday Night Science.

While big cities like Ogden offer culture, cuisine, and charisma, they also deliver terrible traffic, towering expenses, and a taxing quality of life.

With that in mind, we wanted to uncover the best suburbs around Ogden. These burbs have all of the benefits of being near Ogden without actually having to be in the city.

Of course, not all suburbs of Ogden are created equally, which is precisely why we set out to find the best ones. Using Saturday Night Science, we delve into the factors that matter most, from commutes and housing costs to community vibes, to help you uncover the perfect suburban spots in the Greater Ogden area.

Here are the 10 best suburbs to live around Ogden for 2023:

  1. Fruit Heights
  2. Farmington
  3. Syracuse
  4. Kaysville
  5. Centerville
  6. West Point
  7. South Weber
  8. West Bountiful
  9. Morgan
  10. Farr West

What’s the best suburb of Ogden? Fruit Heights ranks as the best suburb of Ogden for 2023 based on the most recent Census and FBI data. If you happen to be a resident of Fruit Heights, you’re probably not too surprised to find it on the top our list.

We’ll tell you what makes each of these 10 Ogden ‘burbs better than the rest–but first, a bit about our methodology.

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Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Best Ogden Suburbs To Live For 2023

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Population: 5,969
Median Income: $104,593
Unemployment Rate: 1.4%
Poverty Rate: 3.3%
More on Fruit Heights: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Fruit Heights is always mentioned as one of the best suburbs in the Ogden area. We’ll tell you the good about “Awesome Fruit Heights.”

Everyone here is rich; families average $104,593 a year, which is the 8th highest in the Ogden region. And only 1.37% are out of work. Homes average more than $472,800 each.

Farmington, UT

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Population: 23,990
Median Income: $107,559
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Poverty Rate: 3.5%
More on Farmington: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Farmington is the second best ‘burb we looked at near Ogden for 2023.

It ranks 7th for incomes in the area and only 2.3% of residents lack insurance, good for 2nd best.

Syracuse, UT

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Population: 31,715
Median Income: $114,864
Unemployment Rate: 1.4%
Poverty Rate: 6.0%
More on Syracuse: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Here in Syracuse, it’s really safe, and residents are just about as rich as you’ll see in the Ogden metro area.

The bad side? Schools are more crowded, and the cost of living puts a large part of the city out of reach for most families.

But price is based on demand and a lot of people want to live in Syracuse.

Kaysville, UT

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Population: 32,438
Median Income: $110,700
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 3.2%
More on Kaysville: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Kaysville ranks as the 4th best suburb of Ogden for 2023.

You won’t find many better places to raise your kids in the region than in Kaysville and the schools are some of the best around.

Centerville, UT

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Population: 16,711
Median Income: $107,808
Unemployment Rate: 1.3%
Poverty Rate: 3.3%
More on Centerville: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Coming in as the fifth best is Centerville.

Centerville gets kudos for having the 10th most expensive homes in the Ogden area, where houses sell for an average of $374,800. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

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Population: 10,963
Median Income: $103,975
Unemployment Rate: 1.0%
Poverty Rate: 1.6%
More on West Point: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

West Point is proud of its 6th place finish on this list. And here’s why.

Most residents have great jobs and the unemployment rate sits at 1.03%.

According to online reports, West Point is quickly becoming one of the more affluent suburbs in the Ogden area, meaning you need to get in soon.

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Population: 7,801
Median Income: $120,365
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Poverty Rate: 1.6%
More on South Weber: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

The 7th best suburb on our list goes to South Weber.

South Weber schools are some of the best in the region, and crime is really low. The cost of living makes it a lot more desirable for many families, especially first-time home buyers.

And, it’s only 6.6 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

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Population: 5,871
Median Income: $110,906
Unemployment Rate: 0.9%
Poverty Rate: 8.8%
More on West Bountiful: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

West Bountiful is growing quickly, and for a good reason. Crime is far below average, and most residents are gainfully employed. Even the cost of living is reasonable.

A solid 3.83% of people lack insurance, good for 8th in the area.

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Population: 4,105
Median Income: $101,757
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 1.2%
More on Morgan: Data | Real Estate

Is ‘Everything Better In Morgan?’


It placed 9th on our list thanks to the fact that it’s really expensive to live here, but the schools are great, so you get what you pay for in that regard.

Farr West, UT

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Population: 7,581
Median Income: $98,088
Unemployment Rate: 1.0%
Poverty Rate: 1.4%
More on Farr West: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

And rounding out the top ten for 2023 is Farr West.

This city is far above average in every category, and the best part? It’s far more affordable than the other cities listed above. So, you get a big bang for your buck here.

Methodology: How We Determined The Best Suburbs Around Ogden for 2023

Figuring out the best suburbs around Ogden was simple. We used Saturday Night Science to find things people like about living in the suburbs and then locate the suburbs with those things.

We analyzed the newest American Community Survey data for 2017-2021 to research each suburb. We decided upon the following criteria:

  • Low unemployment rate
  • High median household incomes
  • Population density (lots of things to do)
  • High home values
  • A lot of college-educated people
  • Low poverty
  • High rate of insured families

We defined a suburb as being within 30 miles of Ogden.

Additionally, we limited the analysis to places that have over 4,000 people. This left us with a grand total of 29 suburbs to evaluate around Ogden.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 29 in each category, where 1 was the “best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a quality-of-life index.

Finally, we crowned the city with the best quality of life index, the “Best Suburb near Ogden.” We’re lookin’ at you, Fruit Heights.

This result may differ from our state-wide data as we did not include commute times and crime for this analysis to allow for a more extensive selection of suburbs.

We updated the data for 2023. This report is our tenth time ranking the best Ogden suburbs. Skip to the end to see the list of all the suburbs ranked from best to worst.

Summary: Welcome to the Best Ogden ‘Burbs of 2023

We said it once, and we’ll say it again–life in the big city isn’t for everyone. At least not all the time.

So if you’re craving the amenities of a larger city like Ogden but don’t want to deal with the drawbacks, one of these suburbs might be for you.

For more Utah reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Ogden Suburbs

Rank City Population Median Income
1 Fruit Heights, UT 5,969 $104,593
2 Farmington, UT 23,990 $107,559
3 Syracuse, UT 31,715 $114,864
4 Kaysville, UT 32,438 $110,700
5 Centerville, UT 16,711 $107,808
6 West Point, UT 10,963 $103,975
7 South Weber, UT 7,801 $120,365
8 West Bountiful, UT 5,871 $110,906
9 Morgan, UT 4,105 $101,757
10 Farr West, UT 7,581 $98,088
11 Bountiful, UT 45,496 $89,365
12 Perry, UT 5,444 $89,069
13 Hooper, UT 8,941 $103,828
14 West Haven, UT 16,918 $84,461
15 Pleasant View, UT 10,733 $110,687
16 North Salt Lake, UT 21,411 $84,661
17 Wellsville, UT 4,036 $94,231
18 Clinton, UT 23,192 $90,397
19 North Ogden, UT 20,703 $93,490
20 Layton, UT 80,858 $85,224
21 Woods Cross, UT 11,372 $89,441
22 Roy, UT 39,076 $76,611
23 South Ogden, UT 17,363 $74,724
24 Harrisville, UT 6,858 $77,426
25 Washington Terrace, UT 9,215 $65,253
26 Clearfield, UT 31,802 $64,689
27 Hyrum, UT 9,330 $73,971
28 Riverdale, UT 9,279 $63,079
29 Sunset, UT 5,454 $62,950
About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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