January 13, 2018

Layton, Utah

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

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Layton Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Layton?

  • There are a lot of easily accessible stores and restaurants nearby. (Camilla, 4 months)
  • The mountains and trails. (Annette, 7 months)
  • Close to work. (Ray, 3 years)
  • The small town feel. (Echo, 12 years)
  • Convenient shopping. (Saira, 18 years)
  • My childhood experiences. (Ted, 20 years, but it was in the 1950s and 1960s)
  • Being with family. (Susan, 23 years)
  • Friends. (Derek, 25 years)
  • Family. (Tony, 30 years)
  • I like the convenience of having stores, restaurants, movie theaters, doctors and hospitals so close. (Pat, 54 years)
  • Memories. (Anonymous, 62 years)

Layton Least Favorites

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

  • The traffic. (Camilla, 4 months)
  • The smog. No vibrant downtown. (Annette, 7 months)
  • The traffic system. (Ray, 3 years)
  • How busy it’s gotten. (Echo, 12 years)
  • How much almost all of the city leaders are SO anti-animals. AND the biased targeting of code enforcement. (Saira, 18 years)
  • I can’t think of anything. (Ted, 20 years)
  • The air quality in the winter. (Susan, 23 years)
  • Got too crowded. (Derek, 25 years)
  • Traffic. (Tony, 30 years)
  • I feel the city is failing us by building so many apartments throughout the city. Layton used to be a more desirable community until we started seeing apartments on every corner, crowding the streets with so much more traffic and filling the schools quicker than the schools can expand. They need to call a temporary halt to apartments and concentrate on single family dwellings. Let other cities take on their fair share of apartments and not try to fill every empty lot with multi-family dwellings. (Pat, 54 years)
  • Not standing up for the farming, but driving them out. (Anonymous, 62 years)

Layton Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Layton?

  • Go to the mall, go out to eat, go to the movies and more. (Camilla, 4 months)
  • Hike on the BST from Fernwood. (Annette, 7 months)
  • Adam’s Canyon. (Ray, 3 years)
  • Movies, go to the park. (Echo, 12 years)
  • There’s nothing fun per say in Layton, besides the Escape room. (Saira, 18 years)
  • Layton’s famous parks. (Ted, 20 years)
  • Hiking, walking, shopping. (Susan, 23 years)
  • I’m not sure anymore. (Derek, 25 years)
  • Movies, play pool at bars. (Tony, 30 years)
  • We enjoy the movies and going out to dinner or lunch. (Pat, 54 years)

Layton’s Reputation

What’s Layton known for?

  • Nice houses and Buffalo Wild Wings. (Camilla, 4 months)
  • The waterfalls. (Annette, 7 months)
  • Hill AFB. (Ray, 3 years)
  • Snobs. (Saira, 18 years)
  • Hill Air Force Base. (Ted, 20 years)
  • The spelling and pronunciation. (Susan, 23 years)
  • Restaurants. (Derek, 25 years)
  • Restaurants. (Tony, 30 years)
  • Right now the most outstanding thing about Layton is all the apartments being built compared to houses. Layton is known for its mall and other shopping, its wave pool, our university campus and very well known for its wonderful Christmas display in the park. The 4th of July parade and booths in the park are great as well as our outstanding fireworks display to end the day. We also are home to the South Gate of HAFB. (Pat, 54 years)
  • It used to be the friendliness and the hospitality of its people. (Anonymous, 62 years)

Layton Crime

What’s the crime like in Layton? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • I mean I haven’t been mugged yet, so I feel like it’s fine. (Camilla, 4 months)
  • Seems quiet. (Annette, 7 months)
  • Minimal. (Ray, 3 years)
  • Lower than average. (Saira, 18 years)
  • No worse than anywhere else in Utah of like size. (Ted, 20 years)
  • No idea. I haven’t lived in Utah for 26 years. (Susan, 23 years)
  • It used to- didn’t have any, not sure now. (Derek, 25 years)
  • The NE area is getting worse. (Tony, 30 years)
  • I think we are relatively crime free for a good sized city. I’m sure we don’t hear everything that goes on, but it seems like a safe city in general. I have heard of some crime at Layton Meadows and recently, at Stonehenge, but that’s all. (Pat, 54 years)
  • Gets worse day by day. (Anonymous, 62 years)

Layton Advice

Any advice for people moving to Layton?

  • Learn your way around the roads before moving here or else you could end up on the freeway or something completely on accident. (Camilla, 4 months)
  • Live on the East side, if you like hiking. (Annette, 7 months)
  • Avoid, if possible. (Saira, 18 years)
  • You’ll love waking up and seeing those beautiful mountains. (Susan, 23 years)
  • Be open minded. (Derek, 25 years)
  • This is a good town. (Pat, 54 years)

Layton Stories

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

  • My debate team went to Buffalo Wild Wings after tournaments all the time—it’s a very nice place. (Camilla, 4 months)
  • Running with the Layton hub when I was thinking of moving here at 6 am on the high school track, just to make friends and I did. (Annette, 7 months)
  • Hiking Adam’s Canyon. (Ray, 3 years)
  • The best memory I have is going to the 4th of July celebrations. (Echo, 12 years)
  • Picking tomatoes at Days Farms. (Ted, 20 years)
  • When the mall was built, I was in it high and my parents gave me permission to skip school to go hang out at the mall. (Susan, 23 years)
  • Being teenagers having fun in the summer of a town of 15,000 and chasing girls. (Derek, 25 years)
  • I met my wife of 25 years here. (Tony, 30 years)
  • My kids all grew up here and went to the local schools. Some of them still come back for activities, such as July 4th activities and we all still meet in the park that night in a certain place to watch the fireworks. Years ago my husband and I would meet after work at the movies then go to dinner. We still do that, but now that we’re retired we go during the day. (Pat, 54 years)
  • All fields as far as you could see and dirt roads. Two Lane Main Street with all the stores (which were very few). It was a Mayberry town, but not as big. Everyone knew everyone. (Anonymous, 62 years)

Layton’s Future

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

  • Probably more growth, since that’s the overall trend in Utah at this point. (Camilla, 4 months)
  • We tend to go to 25th street in Ogden for food and fun. More vegan options for food. I hope that Layton develops something similar. (Annette, 7 months)
  • More and more houses. (Ray, 3 years)
  • The roads will get more and more ridiculous. (Saira, 18 years)
  • Lots of farms developed into housing. (Ted, 20 years)
  • Become even more congested. (Susan, 23 years)
  • More people, more crime. (Derek, 25 years)
  • More people/traffic/businesses. (Tony, 30 years)
  • I think Layton will grow a lot with new businesses, but mostly it will grow with people. I think the university will expand and people will be able to take classes closer to home, and I think it might encourage more people to increase their level of education. (Pat, 54 years)
  • More homes, more crowded. (Anonymous, 62 years)

Layton Facts

Any other interesting facts about Layton?

  • Weber State Davis campus is here, so that’s nice. (Camilla, 4 months)
  • I like that it spends money on parks and recreation. Each community having a wonderful place to run, play and picnic. Sandridge Park is great and the new one near the landfill is wonderful. (Annette, 7 months)
  • Lots of great history, businesses and a great place to live. It was home to one of Utah’s 19 sugar factories- an industry that has nearly vanished in the western US. (Ted, 20 years)
  • Where the mall is, there used to be a ponds and fields. (Derek, 25 years)
  • We’ve lived here a long time and have watched the city grow from a few businesses on Main Street and a few subdivisions, to what it is today. It’s a big difference and has changed more than some of the surrounding cities. (Pat, 54 years)