January 4, 2018

Kaysville, Utah

Life in Kaysville, Utah, explained by people who’ve lived in Kaysville:

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Kaysville Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Kaysville?

  • Location, the people. (Brandon, 2.5 years)
  • It’s quiet. (Angie, 4 years)
  • I love the small town aspect. I feel safe! (Linda, 6 years)
  • The schools. (Eric, 10+ years)
  • I love the small town feel, although it is growing so rapidly. (Cindy, 11 years)
  • Safe. (Tara, 12 years)
  • Location. (Dave, 13 years)
  • The small hometown appeal. (Jeffery, 16 years)
  • Great location to do outdoor sports. (Sarah, 17 years)
  • The people. (Chase, 18 years)
  • Friendly. (John, 25 years)
  • Small town feeling. (Emily, 29 years)

Kaysville Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Kaysville?

  • Sunset Drive pot holes. (Brandon, 2.5 years)
  • We are a city of complainers. (Angie, 4 years)
  • Nothing that comes to mind. (Linda, 6 years)
  • The people that get snobbier and snobbier the further you go up the mountain. (Eric, 10+ years)
  • Traffic. (Cindy, 11 years)
  • Small town drama. (Tara, 12 years)
  • City government anti business stance and good ole boy city government style. (Dave, 13 years)
  • Big city growth and political antics. (Jeffery, 16 years)
  • Hiking trails are a little overrun. (Sarah, 17 years)
  • The people, and the traffic concerns that are very slowly being addressed. (Chase, 18 years)
  • Being close to Ogden and close to Salt Lake. Kinda middle grounds. (Riki, 20 years)
  • No pool. (John, 25 years)
  • Everyone knows everyone else’s business! (Emily, 29 years)

Kaysville Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Kaysville?

  • Ride the rail trail, Cherry Hill, Lagoon, horse riding. (Brandon, 2.5 years)
  • Heritage Park. (Angie, 4 years)
  • Kaysville Theatre, Senior Center, Rec Center. (Linda, 6 years)
  • Go to the theater. (Eric, 10+ years)
  • Eat out, trail walking, picnics in the park, trampoline park. (Cindy, 11 years)
  • Gym, movies, parks. (Tara, 12 years)
  • Hike in east mountain park. (Dave, 13 years)
  • Hike and sports. (Jeffery, 16 years)
  • Outdoor stuff, city parks, library, Kaysville Theater. (Sarah, 17 years)
  • Davis High sporting events. Cherry Hill is right next door. (Chase, 18 years)
  • Nothing 😂. (Riki, 20 years)
  • Sports picnics. (John, 25 years)
  • Boondocks, playing at Barnes Park. (Emily, 29 years)

Kaysville’s Reputation

What’s Kaysville known for?

  • Being a great place to live. (Brandon, 2.5 years)
  • Crazy politics. (Angie, 4 years)
  • I know they are famous for their 4th of July fireworks and parade. (Linda, 6 years)
  • Rich, elitist, snobs that look down (literally because of the mountain) on everyone else. (Eric, 10+ years)
  • Small town feel, but close to anything. (Cindy, 11 years)
  • Davis High. (Tara, 12 years)
  • Utah’s home town. (Dave, 13 years)
  • Before Adams, it was for the small home town appeal. (Jeffery, 16 years)
  • Kaysville Theater. (Sarah, 17 years)
  • Kay’s Cross? It’s also known as a bubble…(not a good thing). (Riki, 20 years)
  • Good school, low crime. (John, 25 years)
  • Right now? City Council drama. (Emily, 29 years)

Kaysville Crime

What’s the crime like in Kaysville?

  • Low crime overall. (Brandon, 2.5 years)
  • Low crime, with occasional small crime from bored teenagers in West Kaysville, or porch package theft. (Angie, 4 years)
  • I am a 68 year old woman and I feel safe walking, or riding my bike anywhere. Even after dark! (Linda, 6 years)
  • Laughable. (Eric, 10+ years)
  • Kaysville used to be very quiet, it also seems to be increasing. (Cindy, 11 years)
  • Low crime. (Tara, 12 years)
  • Not bad, but with growth comes more crime. (Jeffery, 16 years)
  • No idea. (Sarah, 17 years)
  • Not very active on the west side for me. (Chase, 18 years)
  • Crime is very low. (Riki, 20 years)
  • Some home theft and vandalism, not much violence. (John, 25 years)

Kaysville Advice

Any advice for people moving to Kaysville?

  • West Kaysville is newer. East Kaysville is older. Both have pros and cons. (Brandon, 2.5 years)
  • Stay out of the politics. There are a lot of touchy people, and it’s an us vs. them mindset. (Angie, 4 years)
  • I was impressed with the friendliness back in the 90s and it has gotten even better. I love it! (Linda, 6 years)
  • Have money, or accept your place in the world. (Eric, 10+ years)
  • It is still a great place to live, great schools. (Cindy, 11 years)
  • Enjoy it for what it is, and stop trying to make it like the big city you just moved from. (Jeffery, 16 years)
  • Making friends can be hard, so just put yourself out there. (Sarah, 17 years)
  • There is no diversity, so brace yourself. (Riki, 20 years)
  • Keep your home looking nice and keep Kaysville beautiful. Relax, and love your neighbor. (John, 25 years)

Kaysville Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Kaysville (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • Gardening with my child. Driving down Main to see the Christmas lights. Movies at the Kaysville Theater. (Angie, 4 years)
  • The senior center took two groups of seniors to Ogden to eat at the Black Bear diner. Then we went to see Christmas lights in Willard, Ogden, Roy and Layton. (Linda, 6 years)
  • Dancing in the middle of Main Street during a hailstorm at 3 in the morning. (Eric, 10+ years)
  • Community events. (Jeffery, 16 years)
  • Kaysville City parades are fun! Make sure to go! (Riki, 20 years)
  • I love taking the little kids to the splash pad at Heritage Park, or to feed the ducks at Pond Park or Barnes Park. (John, 25 years)

Kaysville’s Future

How do you think Kaysville will change over the next 10 years?

  • We are growing and our business policies will likely change to reflect that growth. (Angie, 4 years)
  • I can only see it getting better and better. (Linda, 6 years)
  • It will become more elitist. (Eric, 10+ years)
  • The growth with the new highway and expanding highway, the big retail business in Farmington and the location in the middle Kaysville is apt to explode in size until buildout. (Cindy, 11 years)
  • More growth! (Dave, 13 years)
  • Become more like a big city. (Jeffery, 16 years)
  • Lots of residential growth. (Chase, 18 years)
  • I don’t think it will change. (Riki, 20 years)
  • The population growth might give enough tax revenue to start a swimming pool. (John, 25 years)

Kaysville Facts

Any other interesting facts about Kaysville?

  • Not really. We are a peaceful, generally laid back town. (Angie, 4 years)
  • For any one over 55 looking for subsidized housing, I recommend St. Mark’s Gardens. It’s wonderful! (Linda, 6 years)
  • I lived there. (Eric, 10+ years)
  • Bamburger railroad and farms was a golden time. (Jeffery, 16 years)
  • High LDS population compared to Layton, less commercial property. (John, 25 years)