Plain City is located in Weber County. The area was incorporated in 1944, and by 2012 had a population of around 5,800. Willard Bay is to the north, and Hooper and West Haven are to the south. Willard, Farr West, and Marriott-Slaterville are to the east, and the Great Salt Lake is to the west. Willard Bay State Park is about 15 minutes away and offers excellent camping, boating, water skiing, and fishing. In the winter, it is a perfect spot to observe nesting eagles.
Plain City residents celebrate a rich pioneer history and heritage. The area was established by Mormon pioneers who came from Lehi and Kay’s Creek (Kaysville) in 1859 to find a good settlement area. Initially, settlers built dugouts instead of cabins because they were quick, easy, and required no rocks or timber. They consisted of a dirt floor, roof, fireplace, door, and window. Dancing was a popular form of recreation in the early days of the settlement; if fact, early settlers held their first dance, on a dirt floor, just a few months after the settlement began. Early residents also enjoyed gathering around each other’s hearths and singing, holding candy pulls, and getting together for fruit drying, corn husking, hay picking, quilting bees, and picnics. The old school house became the venue for church fairs, and in the winter people held sleigh-riding parties. In those early days, Plain City had a choir, a brass band, a drama group, and a baseball team. It was mainly a farming and dairy community, with sugar beets being one of the major industries. The Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) runs the Plain City Museum out of a log cabin, built in 1860 by John Carver, part of the original group of settlers.
In May of 1926, Plain City began holding Dairy Days, originally called “Black and White Days,” as a fundraiser for the baseball team. They had a cattle exhibit, baseball game, horse racing, and a dance. The annual celebration has continued to this day, although the venue has changed to the Weber County Fairgrounds, and it is now called Weber County Dairy Days.
The community looks forward to a fun-filled Fourth of July Celebration each year. In addition to a Junior Queen Contest, 5K Fun Run, and Kids Fun Run, residents enjoy plenty of old-fashioned country rodeo fun with Barrels, Dummy Roping, Goat Tying, Poles, Stick Barrels, Mutton Bustin’, and a Goat Ribbon Pull. Another enjoyable annual event is Founders Day, held in March and celebrated with a Kendama Tournament (Japanese toy), Speed Stack Tournament, Cup Cake Wars, quilt displays, dinner, and a magician show. Plain City recreational opportunities include an equestrian arena, batting cage, and sports teams.
At West Property Management, we know the Plain City area, and we know what it takes to make the most of your investment and increase your bottom line. We also understand the importance of preventative maintenance. Regular inspections are crucial to identifying maintenance issues before they get out of hand. We perform a preventative maintenance survey for a nominal fee. We highly recommend this optional service. Tenants are given three days following inspection to repair any damage found, and if they don’t comply, we line up the repair and bill the tenant. Preventative maintenance keeps small problems from turning into big, costly ones. We are experienced homeowners and know what it takes to manage your home. Let us show you what we can do for you and your investment. We are accredited with the Better Business Bureau.