Layton City Center
Located in Davis County, 25 miles north of Salt Lake City, the city of Layton, is home to excellent cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities. Layton is situated alongside Interstate 15, with Frontrunner Commuter Rail Service to Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Provo. Salt Lake International Airport is only 25 minutes away. The Wasatch Mountains provide breathtaking views to the east, while the Great Salt Lake offers beautiful sunsets to the west.
Layton was founded in 1850 as an outgrowth of the Kaysville Settlement. The first settlers established farms along the banks of what became known as Kays Creek, and the first public building, a log schoolhouse, was built in 1860. In 1886, Kays Creek became known as Layton, after Christopher Layton, a prominent businessman and Mormon bishop who owned property along Kays Creek. The area was included in the boundaries when Kaysville was incorporated in 1868, but because many Layton residents objected to paying taxes from which they did not benefit, there was a strong movement to separate. The case ultimately went to the Utah Supreme Court, which sided with Layton residents in 1902 and legally deemed Layton a farming community, officially separate from Kaysville. As an interesting side note, Christopher Layton’s home was actually in Kaysville’s boundaries. Layton became incorporated in 1920, and by 1940, the population was about 600. Hill Air Force Base was built next to Layton in 1940, and when World War II broke out, Layton’s population boomed. By 1950, it was 3,456. Layton has continued to grow over the years and is now the most heavily populated city in Davis County, with a population of 70,000.
Part of the renowned Davis School District, Layton is home to thirteen elementary schools, four junior highs, and three high schools. Higher education is also within easy reach. The Davis Campus of Weber State University is located in Layton, as is Stevens-Henager College, Eagle Gate College, and Broadview University. Layton also offers excellent healthcare facilities, such as Intermountain Health Care and the Davis Hospital and Medical Center.
Layton is home to the Davis Conference Center, the Layton Hills Mall, and “Restaurant Row,” a one-mile stretch of national chain restaurants. Layton Commons, a 47-acre park located in the center of the city, is a popular community gathering place with picnic pavilions, baseball fields, a playground, walking trail, the Heritage Museum, Ed Kenley Amphitheater, and Layton City Surf ‘n Swim. The Davis Arts Council sponsors affordable and diverse programs, such as free Saturday night Concerts at the amphitheater during the summer, free Wednesday night movies, and Arts in the Park youth program. Surf ‘N Swim, “Utah’s Year-Round Ocean,” offers swimming, water aerobics, a youth swim team, Boy Scout merit badges, racquetball, wallyball, sand volleyball, lifeguard classes, swimming lessons, and more. The Heritage Museum of Layton, built in 1972 by a group of concerned citizens, houses thousands of artifacts, photographs, documents, and books.
One of Layton’s most celebrated events is Liberty Days, held every Fourth of July. The day kicks off with a Breakfast at Layton Commons, and then continues with a 5K run/walk, parade, vendor booths, entertainment, and fireworks. Layton residents also enjoy showing their support for the military with the annual Sounds of Freedom, a celebration that includes a classic car show, motorcycle rally, live music, flyby, vendor booths, games, and more. Layton Commons is also the location for the annual Taste of the Town, hosted by the Davis Chamber of Commerce and featuring a sampling of some of Davis County’s local restaurants. Each October, Layton residents enjoy a Halloween Bash with carnival games, cake walk, costume contest, music, and food. Other fun community events include Flapjack Friday and Bingo Night, an Easter Egg Dive at Surf ‘N Swim, family golf night at Swan Lakes Golf Course, and an annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Lights Display. Layton City maintains an informative Facebook page dedicated to keeping residents up-to-date on activities and events.
Year-round outdoor recreation is always within reach. Golfers will find plenty of venues, including the award-winning Valley View Golf Course. Several nearby resorts offer excellent snowboarding and skiing, including Snowbasin, just 20 minutes away and site of the 2002 Olympic Winter games. The adjacent mountain trails provide excellent hiking and mountain biking, and Weber Canyon is only twelve minutes away. Neighboring amusement parks include Boondocks Fun Center, Cherry Hill Resort & Waterpark, and Lagoon Amusement Park.
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