Fort Clayton was a United States Army b
ase in the former Panama Canal Zone. It closed in 1999 and it is now used for residential housing, schools, and the headquarters of the "Ciudad del Saber" (City of Knowledge). The US Embassy also moved to the Clayton area a few years ago.
Clayton has commercial, residential and recreational areas. What makes this area more unique is that it is full of green areas and surrounded by forest, which makes it a very quiet and beautiful neighborhood.
Clayton is close to the Panama Canal and to national parks Camino de Cruces and Parque Natural Metropolitano. The residential development has been huge in the recent years, though projects are not high rise buildings in order to keep the area with a garden look.
Residents of this area are trying to keep this area free of big buildings and developments in order to keep it as calm and beautiful as it has always been.