Riverdale, a city of around 8,400 people, is situated in Weber County, just minutes away from Ogden. It is home to some amazing parks with pavilions, playgrounds, sand volleyball, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, walking trails, and a splash pad. The trail system on the Riverdale Weber River Parkway is second to none. It is a popular place to walk, ride, and jog. You can enjoy a ten-mile continuous trail that winds through a cottonwood forest and wetland areas, from the south end of Riverdale to the mouth of Ogden Canyon.
The City sponsors youth sports such as softball, baseball, flag football, and basketball. An Intramural Program is available to kids from 8 to 18, and provides instruction on a variety of activities such as dodge ball, crab soccer, two man carry, scooter ball, ping pong, and badminton. The Riverdale Community Center houses a full-size gymnasium as well as exercise equipment. The Riverdale City Senior Center offers a variety of activities and classes, including lapidary, Bunka (Japanese Embroidery), rug hooking, scrapbooking, Spanish, and photo scanning. The Riverdale Youth City Government provides youth an opportunity to better understand the government, as well as organize community service projects and celebrations. One of the biggest community events is “Old Glory Days,” an Independence Day celebration, complete with a baby contest, golf tournament, volleyball tournament, basketball tournament, pinewood derby, movie in the park, flag-raising ceremony, breakfast, 5K run/walk, parade, food, games, activities, entertainment, and of course, fireworks. To honor Riverdale Veterans for their service to their country and keep them up-to-date about happenings and events pertaining to veterans, the city has designed an online Veterans Memorial Page. Riverdale City also participates in the Military “Community Covenant” Program and maintains a Veterans Memorial at the Riverdale Civic Center, which honors all Veterans, past and present.
Riverdale has been home to Coleman’s Motor-Vu Drive-in and Swap Meet since 1947, and is still open for business. Also within its city limits is the Hill Aerospace Museum, which exhibits over 90 military aircraft, missiles, and aerospace vehicles, as well as munitions, ground equipment, uniforms, and other historical artifacts. In nearby Ogden, you can visit the Children’s Treehouse Museum, iFLY indoor skydiving, Union Station, the George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park, the Ogden Nature Center, Peery’s Egyptian Theater, and the Ogden Symphony Ballet. Other fun venues include Fort Buenaventura, Monstah Paintball, and El Monte Golf Course. Ogden is also home to Weber State University.
If you want to get away from the city, you can take a scenic drive up the canyon or explore Waterfall Canyon Trail. Riverdale’s close proximity to the mountains provides plentiful opportunities for year-round outdoor entertainment. In addition to hiking, biking, climbing, camping, and kayaking, outdoor enthusiasts will find amazing skiing and snowboarding. Three ski resorts are within a half-hour’s drive.
At West Property Management, we are familiar with the Riverdale area. We would love to offer you our services. We specialize in finding good, long-term tenants. We can help you get your property ready to rent. Our downloadable owners’ packet offers several tips for making sure your property is appealing. Good clean tenants are drawn to good, clean properties. You should make sure your entire home is clean, inside and out, and ready for someone to move in. Your carpets should be professionally cleaned, and there should be no unusual odors. Make sure all plumbing fixtures are operative, with no leaks or drips, and caulk any cracks or gaps. Window treatments should function properly and be clean, and all appliances should be in working condition. Your house should be empty of all furniture, and all electrical outlets and switches should have cover plates. Your heating system should have a new filter, and smoke alarms and light fixtures should be working. All personal items and trash should be removed from the house, including the storage areas and attic. The exterior door locks should function properly, and you should have keys available. Your lawn should be in good condition, and trees should be trimmed away from the property.
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