Located in Davis County, Layton, Utah is the 9th biggest city in the state and the biggest in the county with a population of 73,700. In recent years, the population has seen substantial growth, and it continues to build. Residents can easily reach Salt Lake City, the Salt Lake City Airport, Antelope Island and FrontRunner Station making it an ideal central location. The housing in Layton consists mostly of single-family homes with a sprinkling of new high-rise apartment and condo complexes.
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The city was first populated as an expansion of Kaysville in the 1850s, but the city was later unincorporated after extensive dispute. The city of Layton, as it is known today, was fully recognized in 1920. At this point, the town experienced subtle growth, but with the arrival of the Hill Air Force Base and World War II, the population rapidly boomed and it became a fully established city by the 1950s. The base continues to be a large employer, but the city also serves as a bedroom community for workers in Salt Lake and Ogden. Today, the city is consistently recognized as a frontrunner in economic development in the region, and the city houses a prominent hospitality district containing more than 1000 hotel beds and a popular conference center. Additionally, the city is home to a number of nationally renowned restaurants and retail stores along with the Layton Hills Mall.
Local students attend the Davis School District, and the city contains thirteen elementary schools, four junior high schools, and three high schools. High school students also have the option to attend NUAMES (Northern Utah Academy of Math, Engineering and Science), which is a charter school that partners with Weber State University). Graduates can attend the local Weber State University. The city possesses a number of parks and trails for outdoor recreation including the popular Adams Canyon, and a variety of plant and animal species can be viewed along the 3.7 mile trail. The city is also home to Ellison Park, which includes a splash pad and popular skate park. Additionally, the Davis County Library, Davis Arts Council, Edward A. Kenley Centennial Amphitheater and the Heritage Museum of Layton offer a number of cultural activities, events and programs for both children and adults. The growing area offers a number of indoor and outdoor activities and a booming economic atmosphere. This is the perfect place to give your family the opportunity to grow and flourish.