Park City, Utah is one of the best cities in the West. It has all the advantages of small town life with the occasional burst of big city activity. It is home to some of the best skiing in the world and is the home of the U.S. Ski Team. The world renowned Sundance Film Festival plays out every January as well. In the off-season, Park City boasts gorgeous vistas, clean air, and some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Jensen and Company would love to share this little slice of heaven with you with our top five reasons why Park City, Utah is the best place to call home.
Small Town Atmosphere, Big City Amenities
Because Park City is a destination location city services are top-notch. The 2010 Census lists the population as 7,558 but because of tourism the city contributes around $530 million to the economy. All that revenue translates into gorgeous parks and sports fields not found in cities of comparable size. The city has been recognized by many organizations, including the International Mountain Biking Association, bestowed it’s Gold Level designation on the city for having quality biking trails as well as other amenities.
In A Word, Skiing (And Other Winter Sports)
The official slogan of Utah is, “The Greatest Snow on Earth” and Park City, Utah is home to three of Utah’s 14 ski resorts. Park City Mountain Resort, The Canyons Ski Resort, and Deer Valley Ski Resort boast around 10,000 skiable acres. The Park City snow was a venue for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. From that experience, The Winter Sports School remains as one of the premier destinations for winter athletes.
Location, Location, Location
Park City is why realtors repeat the word location three times. The city has everything. It is about 32 miles from Salt Lake City, Utah but far enough away from the hustle and bustle to really have that laid back vibe you are looking for. The spectacular 12,000 foot peaks offer amazing views, recreation, and wildlife all combined with the feeling you are a lot farther away from the world than you really are. Despite all these advantages real estate in Park City, Utah is not as pricey as you might think. According to HomeInsight the median home price is $335,233. When you factor in all Park City has to offer that is one steal of a deal.
Culture and Community
Park City is not just gorgeous scenery and winter sports. There is an emphasis on the arts too. The Egyptian Theater was built in 1926 and has been restored to its royal glory. With well over 30 shows a year—from GRAMMY winning artists The Association to comedian Gallagher—there is something for everyone. The city also boasts several wonderful art galleries and museums. Historic Park City is jam-packed with everything from local mining history to world class dining. But if a peaceful afternoon is what you need the spa services are out of this world.
Everyone needs a hometown. Park City needs to be yours. I am not just a real estate agent who has come here to make a big commission. I have been living here for over 30 years and I could not imagine calling anywhere else home. Park City is one of the few places in Utah which really has true four-season living so it is just a wonderful place to live, work, play, and raise a family. Come home to Park City, Utah today. If you are interested in becoming more familiar with Park City please call Jensen and Company at (435)901-8333 for information on local real estate.