Blending urban and rural benefits into one amazing place, Layton is a fast-growing city that accommodates a range of residents, old and young. Once an exclusively a bedroom community for its larger neighbors, Salt Lake City and Ogden, Layton has come into its own as a modern city that has plenty to offer.
Offering both mountain and lake views, homes range from century-old farmhouses to modern luxury estates. While more recent construction sites are located west of the interstate, all of Layton has plenty of lovely neighborhoods that home buyers should investigate in their search to find the right home.
Layton has been a hub of activity for Northern Utah residents for more than a century, progressing from farming and ranching to the introduction of the nearby Hill Air Force Base in the 20th century. Layton has a strong military identity thanks to the HAFB, which in turn has attracted a number of businesses to the area, bringing prosperity and economic stability. With a population of 72,000 residents, and is the largest city in Davis County and a key part of arts, culture, education and business for the area.
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Layton residents are just a few minutes away from plenty of outdoor activities, ranging from mountain sports and attractions to beaches and water sports. The rugged Wasatch Mountain range lies to the east of Layton, and residents can participate in lots of activities year round. It’s easy to get involved in camping, fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking, biking, rock climbing, snowshoeing, and so much more. To the west is the Great Salt Lake, plus a number of freshwater lakes within a short drive, like Willard Bay and Pineview Reservoir. Boating, fishing, waterskiing, windsurfing, swimming, and lots of other water sports are popular during the hot summers of Northern Utah.
Layton residents benefit from a strong arts and culture focus in the city as well. An active Davis Arts Council calls Layton home, and organizes many different activities and performances throughout the year, like free Sunday night concerts, summer evening concerts, art gallery showings and more. Many of them take place in the Ed Kenley Amphitheater. Other arts and culture attractions include the Hill Aerospace Museum and the Heritage Museum of Layton.
Layton is a family-friendly city with a thriving parks and recreation department. Youth and adult sports leagues and classes take place year round, from baseball and basketball to pickleball and skateboarding. Numerous recreation facilities in Layton include sports fields and courts throughout the city’s extensive park system. Key parks in Layton include Sandridge Park, Oak Forest Park, Woodward Park, and Andy Adams Park, plus an extensive trail network that’s just right for a leisurely stroll or an intense run. The Layton Surf ‘n Swim is a year-round wave pool that is fun for the whole family. Golf courses are numerous in Layton, such as Valley View Golf Course and Sun Hills Golf Course just to name a few.
Homes in Layton are varied and are always close to schools, shopping, houses of worship and major transportation routes. The state’s FrontRunner commuter rail has one station in Layton, making commuting into Salt Lake City a breeze. When it comes to suburban living on the Wasatch front, home buyers should definitely place Layton at the top of the list.