Tucked between the majestic Wasatch Mountains and the Great Salt Lake is Layton, a progressive city with plenty to offer residents who choose to call it home. It’s the largest city in Davis County and its central location means that residents can access a range of activities and attractions in between work and education.
Home buyers who want to live in a community that pays attention to residents yet sits within a few miles of bigger neighbors should look no further than Layton. With more affordable housing options than ever, Layton real estate is highly desirable and provides a range of styles and prices to suit every home buyer’s taste.
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With a population of approximately 72,000 residents today, Layton was originally settled in the 1850s as part of neighboring Kaysville. It incorporated in 1920 and has enjoyed a stable population growth ever since. The economy of Layton is robust and centers on Hill Air Force Base, which changed Layton from an agricultural town to a thriving commercial, manufacturing and residential city.
When it comes to things to see and do in Layton, residents have a range of options, from outdoor recreation and historic sites to arts, culture and entertainment venues. History comes alive at the Heritage Museum of Layton and nearby Hill Air Force Base Museum. The Davis Arts Council is based in Layton and the Ed Kenley Amphitheater provides a venue for a range of events and programs. The Layton Hills Mall and nearby “restaurant row” provide an excellent place for shopping and dining for residents.
Outdoor recreation rules in Layton, with a network of parks and trails that provide everything from playgrounds and ponds to sports fields and picnic areas. Notable Layton parks include Camelot Park, Oak Forest Park, Legacy Park, Sandridge Park, and Woodward Park. The city also manages the Surf ‘n Swim, a year-round wave pool. Adult and youth sports programs are also held year round and golf courses in Layton include Swan Lakes Golf Course, Valley View Golf Course, Sun Hills Golf Course, and more. Tennis, hiking, biking, fishing, rock climbing, geocaching, horseback riding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating and so much more are all within minutes of Layton.
The neighborhoods in Layton are varied enough that home buyers will be able to choose areas that most appeal to them. The East Layton area, once its own city before merging in 1981, is a distinct neighborhood nestled on the mountain benches, while newer developments have been built over the past few decades to the western part of the city. When it comes to livability, Layton scores extremely well in the state for things like low crime rates, low cost of living, high local amenities and excellent schools.
Children who live in Layton attend public schools managed by the Davis County School District, which manages 13 elementary schools in the city, 4 junior high schools and 3 high schools. Higher education options include a Layton branch of Weber State University, Broadway University, Eagle Gate College and Stevens-Henager College. Residents who need to commute from Layton to Ogden or Salt Lake City have easy access to I-15, U.S. 89, U.S. 193 and I-84. The FrontRunner commuter rail also has a station in Layton.
Layton is the heart of northern Davis County and the gateway to Wasatch front work and play. No matter what the season, residents of Layton enjoy living in this one-of-a-kind city.