Davis County Courthouse
West Property Management provides services for all real property in Davis County, a beautiful, fast-growing bedroom community nestled between the Wasatch Mountain Range on the east and the Great Salt Lake on the west. Davis County covers a total of 634 square miles, and the most populated cities are Layton, Bountiful, Kaysville, and Clearfield. Farmington is the county seat, and Hill Air Force Base and Davis School District are the largest employers. The Freeport Center in Clearfield is Utah’s largest distribution center. The renowned Davis School District offers 59 elementary schools, 16 junior highs, 8 high schools, and 3 alternative schools. Higher education is available at Weber State University’s Davis Campus in Layton and Davis Applied Technology College in Kaysville.
Davis County was founded in 1852 and named for Daniel C. Davis, a captain in the Mormon Battalion. The original population was only around 1,500, and during the first 50 years growth was slow. After the Utah Central Railroad (now Union Pacific) was created in 1870, population growth picked up a bit, and when Hill Air Force Base was established in 1940, the population boomed. As of 2012, it was around 315,800.
Interstate 15 runs north and south down the center of Davis County, and the FrontRunner commuter rail runs from Ogden to Provo, with Davis County stations in Woods Cross, Farmington, Layton, and Clearfield. Because east-west transportation is restricted by the narrow urban corridor and many people commute to Salt Lake, the county built Legacy Parkway to ease congestion in the area. Construction began in 2001, but due to lawsuits filed by environmentalists, it was halted. After reaching a settlement, construction began again in 2006, and Legacy Parkway finally opened in 2008. In response to the environmentalists’ concerns, the county built an extensive trail system and implemented wetland protection measures and landscaping. They also lowered the speed limit and banned semi-trucks.
Some of the best shopping in Northern Utah is found at Farmington’s Station Park, which offers an eclectic array of stores and restaurants, as well as movies, an ice rink, and a state-of-the-art choreographed water fountain. The Layton Hills Mall and Bountiful Main Street also offer premier shopping. Fans of performing arts love the CenterPoint Legacy Theatre in Centerville, and museums and art galleries include Hill Aerospace Museum, Layton Heritage Museum, LeConte Stewart Art Gallery in Kaysville, S & S Railroad Park and Museum in Farmington, and the South Weber Model Railroad Club.
Davis County is full of family-friendly recreation. From touring Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolate Factory in North Salt Lake to hiking or biking on any of the 200 miles of Davis County trails, there is always something fun to do. The area is home to 11 regionally-ranked golf courses and three popular amusement parks: Boondocks Fun Center, Cherry Hill Resort, and Lagoon. Other outdoor adventures can be found at Antelope Island State Park, Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, and the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve.
At West Property Management, we are familiar with and love Davis County. If you are unfamiliar with property management, please explore our website and download our Owner Information Packet. This packet explains how our management fee works, guides you in getting your property ready to rent, and answers frequently asked questions. We make money when your property makes money; therefore, we are motivated to do everything in our power to help you make the most of your investment. We are also an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau.