Neighborhood Guide: Davis County

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Big-city amenities, small-town comfort, and a quick commute to Salt Lake and Ogden can all be found in Davis County. If you’re looking to move into this cozy-chic area, we’ve got your guide!

Cities to Fall in Love With

Davis County is the state’s third-largest—home to Layton, Farmington, Bountiful, Kaysville, and Clearfield. There are also a few smaller communities including Fruit Heights, Sunset, Woods Cross, West Point, Syracuse, South Weber, Clinton, and Centerville. This diverse city has plenty to offer for everyone! From thrill seekers to history buffs, you’ll want to check out this northern attraction.

A History Worth Documenting

Davis County was founded back in 1850 and still pays homage to its roots in several places, whether you want to step back in time at Pioneer Village in Farmington or catch a history lesson at the Layton Heritage Museum, Bountiful Historical Museum, or The Whitaker in Centerville. The area is rich with learning opportunities and chances to learn more about your new neighborhood.

The Main Attraction

There are so many things to love about Davis County, but we have to say the thing we love the most is the family-centric feel.

Growing Together

Davis county has plenty to do for young families, and one of the biggest draws is the educational system. The Davis School District is a proud Best in State award holder. With over 50+ elementary schools and eight high schools, you’re sure to find the right fit for your children

After the K-12 years pass, there’s no need to go far for a post-secondary education. Weber State is nearby but so are Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah. If you’re looking for something a little different, Davis Technical College is a great option!

Eat Your Heart Out

No, really. There are tons of places to visit for foodies of all kinds. Got a sweet tooth? Check out Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolates and Ice Cream. If you’re into local dinner fare, check out Arella Pizzeria, Pace’s Dairy Ann, or Holy Smokes BBQ. Feeling adventurous? Visit Argentine Corner or Fuji Sushi.

Lunch anyone? Two stops that cater solely to midday meals include the county’s top rated restaurant on Yelp, Vitos, and Beehive Bakery and Cafe in Bountiful. If you have artisan breads (or donuts and pastries) on your mind, Bunbasketand Parson’s Bakeryare sure to please.

It’s a Davis County Thing

Some things happen only once a year. In Davis County, these include the annual bison roundup on Antelope Island(fall), baby animals day at the USU Botanical Center in spring, and summer’s Davis county rodeo and fair. Opportunity doesn’t stop in mid-winter either. While some people choose to huddle close to a fireplace in their own home, it’s equally as cozy watching migrating bald eagles at Farmington Bay. Just be sure to bundle up.

Drive Easy

Davis County may be one of the LEAST out of the way places in the world. With most communities positioned on the I-15 corridor, it’s a quick trip to work from anywhere in Davis County, whether you work in Salt Lake, Ogden, or somewhere in between.

Hate to drive? You’ll be covered with FrontRunner, and its stations in Wood Cross, Layton, Clearfield, and Farmington. Stop for a morning beverage on your way at the very local World’s End Coffee.

On top of convenience, the Farmington UTA stop is right next to one of the most innovative shopping/transit communities in the area, Station Park. There you’ll find shops, restaurants, and office space, all walking distance of Frontrunner’s Farmington Park and Ride.

The Great Outdoors

Someone tell you to take a hike? There are literally more than 500 miles of trails in Davis County. Favorites include Antelope Island (the first-day hike on January 1is a chilly blast of fun for the new year!) and Adams Canyon Trail and waterfall—or even the trail system bordering the Legacy Highway.

Like all of the Wasatch Front, skiing is a short drive away for Davis County’s 300,000+ residents. Best bets on a crowded day: Snowbasinand Powder Mountain. Reach the pair by heading east on I-84.

Utah’s top amusement park, Lagoon, calls Farmington its home. While you won’t find rides running mid-winter, Lagoon has spring, fall and summer hours. Best bet for residents: Get a season pass that gets you in all season long. You’ll want to go more than once.

You can also play a round of golf at a number of challenging courses in the area, including Valley View Golf Course, Oakridge Country Club (current home of the Utah Championship), Glen Eagle Golf Club, or eight others. Find a complete list of Davis County courses here.

Fun Doesn’t Have a Bedtime

Time of day doesn’t matter—in Davis County, you’ll find opportunities to relax day or night. For example, schedule a time to visit a Sego Lilyspa or ramp up the action with the kids at Classic Fun Center in Layton. As the sun goes down, take in a live performance at Kaysville’s Hopebox Theater or a big-name, outdoor concert at the (Foreigner, Styx and Chicago can’t be wrong). You can also wrap up a busy day with a movie at one of the seven theaters in the area, followed by a bite to eat and a drink at Rooster’s in Layton—with some of the most unique micro-brewed beers in the state.

Join the Davis County Family

Does one of the many thriving cities in Davis County speak to your soul? Start browsing homes for sale in the area now or learn more about how to buy with Homie!

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