First settled in 1850, Payson has been around for almost 2 centuries. In the mid to late 1800s, mills and factories were established here, which brought more residents and began the growth of this small town. Now home to over 20,000 residents, Payson is versatile as the city holds residential, agriculture, and business areas. So no matter what kind of neighborhood your family is looking for, Payson has it.
Another wonderful thing about Payson is how much there is to explore. In the Nebo loop, which runs through Payson Canyon, you will find breath-taking scenery, refreshing lakes, outdoor campgrounds, hiking trails, and a picturesque drive. It is a great escape that is relaxing and fun.
Payson also provides plenty of fun activities year-round. Recreation programs are available to residents and include a variety of programs for kids and adults, including fishing, softball, cheerleading, dancing, wrestling, theater, football, volleyball, and skiing. The recreation program is a great way to stay active and get to know others in your community.
Onion Days, a fun festival held early September, provides another opportunity for residents to get involved in the community. With a parade, concert, race, truck rides, carnival, delicious foods, unique boutiques, fireworks, and so much more, you will have non-stop fun for you and the whole family.
Payson is part of the Nebo School District. With a handful of public schools and a few private pre-kindergarten schools, your children will get a great education.
If you’re looking for both the rural hometown feel with perks of a bigger city, Payson is an excellent choice. Payson provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of other towns but is close enough that you can go visit the bigger Utah County cities. If you’ve not yet checked out the city of Payson, you should visit and fall in love with all that the city has to offer.