Bountiful Utah Real Estate Market & Area Guide
Peaceful, relaxing, charming, quaint and well-preserved are just a few of the adjectives we use to describe this Northern Utah community in Southeastern Davis County. Bountiful is a peaceful suburb of the Ogden-Clearfield and Salt Lake City metropolitan statistical areas. Views include the Wasatch Mountain range to the east and the Great Salt Lake to the west.
Main Street is simply a treat with eclectic shops and local eateries. When you think of Bountiful, think of family. With a population of about 43,600 it’s small enough to maintain a hometown ambiance and large enough to attract commerce. Take a walk down a Bountiful tree-lined street on a sunny summer day. Some of Utah’s earliest architecture can be found here in the form of lovingly-restored homes, stores and government buildings. History and heritage are treasured here. Bountiful’s emphatic nod to the past will certainly be a driving force toward a vibrant future.
Early settler Perrigrine Sessions is credited with the founding of this little city that once bore his name. When it was first settled in September 1847 (the second city settled after Salt Lake), the community was dubbed Sessions Settlement and North Canyon Ward. Sessions worked tirelessly along with other like-minded pioneers to farm the desert land. They succeeded. The bounty of their farming was so rich and plentiful residents opted to name it Bountiful in 1855.
In the First Book of Nephi in the Book of Mormon (considered scripture as written by the church’s president and founder Joseph Smith) Bountiful is described as a lush land on the coast containing “much fruit and also wild honey.”
Although the Latter-day Saints’ history is indelibly reflected in present-day Bountiful, at least 14 other religious institutions are represented there.
Bountiful is known for its mountainous splendor. Each of Utah’s four distinct seasons is thrilling in this flora paradise. Trails are easy to access. Hiking and biking in and around this city is a great way to catch a glimpse of myriad species of wildlife. Bountiful Peak is a local favorite for outdoor enthusiasts. Rising up to 9,000 feet, it features canyons that slice through the west side of the mountain. The most popular hiking area there is on Parrish Creek. Another popular hike is on the Holbrook Canyon Trail. It is 6.2 miles and rated difficult. The trailhead is near Bountiful. The waterfall feature is a great gift to hikers on this trail that welcomes dogs and horses alike. There are multiple trails throughout the hills and valleys and each one offers its own prizes.
Stop by a fruit and vegetable stand in Bountiful and you will get a taste of what this city is all about. Sweet fruits, crisp vegetables and the occasional bottle of homemade jam or locally harvest honey are just a few of the goodies you’ll find there. Fresh cherries, peaches, apples and more become available in the late summer and early fall.
Annual events and activities abound here in fun family fashion. The 24th of July Pioneer Days Celebration (also known as the Days of ’47) is among the favorites. With great fanfare and hubbub, Utah residents honor the first pioneers to enter the Salt Lake Valley and Bountiful offers hearty celebrations throughout the Utah holiday week.
Other events including farmers’ markets, a chalk art festival and concerts in the park attract people of all ages.
While Bountiful has its share of local mom & pop shops, it is also home to some big-box favorites. The Commons and gateway at West Bountiful is anchored with Costco, Lowe’s, PetCo, Deseret Books and Office Depot.
Historic Main Street is a fun place to spend a summer afternoon. Unique shops, eateries and professional offices there make this a true town center.
If you don’t find what you’re looking for right in Bountiful, you can reach Salt Lake City and Layton in about 20 minutes.
Lakeview Hospital, South Davis Community Hospital, Bountiful City and Redcon are among the top employers of Bountiful residents. Utah enjoys a stellar economy and because Bountiful is located along the major I-15 corridor, many people commute for work to nearby cities.
Salt Lake International Airport is about 20 minutes from Bountiful. FrontRunner is Utah Transit Authority’s (UTA) commuter rail system. Trains run from Ogden to Provo along an 82-mile corridor and serve a total of 15 stations in Weber, Davis, Salt Lake and Utah Counties. Stations allow riders to connect to TRAX and bus routes, and feature free rider parking and bike lockers at most locations.
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