Farmington Real Estate
Farmington, Utah is located about 16 miles north of Salt Lake City and is situated against the base of the Wasatch Mountains with the Great Salt Lake bordering the city on the west. The earliest inhabitants of the area were local Indians and fur trappers, followed by explorers and emigrants arriving in the 1840’s.
Early settlers discovered the land while grazing cattle and eventually settled in the area. Others followed and named the area North Cottonwood, but later changed the name to Farmington. It was incorporated as a city in 1892.
There are five canyons in the mountains above Farmington with streams that flow through the city and eventually empty into the Great Salt Lake. Lagoon, originally called Lake Park Resort, was originally located on the shores of the Great Salt Lake. It was moved to its present location in Farmington in the 1890’s and renamed. Farmington is known as the home to the state’s largest family amusement park. The quiet town has grown tremendously, but still inspires the pioneer spirit and the majestic tree lined main street gives it that old town feel.
Things to do
Lagoon – Lagoon is the largest family amusement park in the state of Utah and its history dates back to 1886. Now, people come from all over to visit and many families purchase season passes every year. You’ll enjoy the popular Lagoon A Beach, Pioneer Village, and tons of rides and attractions. Every October, Lagoon transforms into Frightmares with nine haunted attractions and Halloween-themed food, entertainment, and much more!
Farmington Creek Trail – Located just minutes from Farmington city, Farmington Creek Trail is a 2.9 mile trail that leads to a beautiful waterfall. This shady, moderate hike is a favorite among many locals!
Farmington Pond – Located not far from Historic Main Street, the Farmington Pond is a popular fishing spot. There is a short trail to the pond and many enjoy walking their dogs or lounging along the side of the pond. Fishers are allowed 2 fish per day and they are likely to catch rainbow trout, channel catfish, bluegill, and largemouth bass. There are restrooms, parking, shade, benches, a fishing pier, and fish cleaning stations.
Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area – The bay is excellent for bird watching and fall waterfowl hunting. There are over 200 documented species of birds living in the bay. There is a 20 mile trail enclosing the large pond where you can see eagles nesting every year between February and March. It is a fun outing for families and anyone who appreciates the great outdoors.
Places of Interest
Farmington Main Street Historic District – Main street is teaming with gorgeous historically and architecturally significant buildings. Take a walk down memory lane with a self-guided walking tour and discover the rich history of the city!
Station Park – Station Park is a newer shopping district and is the premier place to shop for local residents. You’ll find tons of major retailers, both fast food and premiere dining experiences, a movie theater, a hotel, and more! You’ll find everything you need at this bustling shopping center.
The schools in Farmington, Utah are part of the Davis School District. It is the 2nd largest school district in the state and is primarily located within Davis county.
Junior High Schools
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