Park City is famous for its ski slopes, Sundance Film Festival, and silver mining heritage. But you don’t have to love skiing or movies to love the Park City lifestyle. Located less than 40 minutes from Salt Lake City, Park City allows you to live an “elevated” mountain life while still being close to big city amenities.
Park City is more than just a home. The community strikes a balance of comfort and refinement while having strong ties to nature, the arts, and recreation. Fishing, hiking, biking, camping, golfing, and kayaking are popular sports outside of skiing.
Concerts, plays, fine dining, craft alcoholic beverages, and boutique shopping are available on historic Main Street and beyond.
We believe anyone investigating mountain living in the western states should consider Park City, Utah. However, with the area’s landscape rapidly changing, knowing what to look for in a Park City home can be challenging.
The home buying process can be confusing and emotionally draining, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the local real estate market. There are many factors to consider when looking for a Park City home: Do you want to be close to golfing and skiing? How far from Salt Lake City is acceptable? Will you be a permanent resident or vacation owner? Do you have children or grandchildren to consider?
Location and Price
“Location, location, location” is a famous saying because there’s a lot of truth to it. And the price of a home is usually tied to the location more than anything, and Park City is no exception. Homes closest to the ski slopes and resorts typically have million-dollar views and price tags to match. Homes further out will be more affordable.
But even with ski-in/ski-out homes, there are wide variations in size and price. You will find elegant and dramatic luxury homes with breathtaking panoramic views for $30,000,000 or more and small–but nice–condominiums for well under $500,000. There are price points for everything in between too.
There are two resorts with world-class skiing and state-of-art amenities:
- Deer Valley Resort– Voted #1 ski resort in America for 2021 by Conde Nast Traveler, Deer Valley has over 2,000 acres and 300” of annual snowfall with plenty of runs for people of all abilities and ages. You will find contemporary townhomes, detached single-family homes, and raw land homesites to build a custom home to your specifications. You’ll find homes with acreage at higher elevations and houses near the base within walking distance of Main Street.
- Park City Mountain– The most extensive ski area in the USA, this resort features popular terrain parks and 7,300 acres of skiing and snowboarding with trees, moguls, and tons of fresh powder for novice and advanced skiers alike. In Park City Mountain, you’ll find a wide selection of condos, slope-side mansions, and everything in between. Nearby Canyon Village at Park City is a resort hub for dining, lodging, and entertainment. There are several new and pre-construction condominium and townhome developments available, along with pre-owned properties for sale.
Amenities and Features
It’s also important to determine what kind of amenities you need. Much of this will depend on your intention for the house. A family looking for a permanent year-round residence will want different amenities than those wanting a secondary vacation home.
Families will likely prefer a detached single-family home in an established community near schools, work, parks, and shopping centers. Large yards and community green spaces for children to play might be at the top of your list. Several neighborhoods like Jeremy Ranch, Silver Springs, and Trailside Park offer spacious homes with yards and green spaces.
They also offer excellent schools, family-friendly communities, athletic facilities, parks, and proximity to Kimball Junction and Salt Lake City for shopping and work.
For retirees or those looking for a vacation home, your priority might be being close to amenities like skiing, golfing, and entertainment while in town. You may want a low-maintenance property in more luxurious, resort-style surroundings.
Those who want to experience the best of Park City year-round may want to consider living on or near one of our premier golf courses.
Promontory Golf Club
Luxury golf community for living the way you want to live. Whether your idea of luxury living is a villa, cabin, or modern mountain custom home, you can find it in Promontory. Breathtaking real estate with resort-style amenities, guaranteed to please all tastes. Homes with beautiful golf course views range from a little over $2 to $7 million.
Canyons Golf Course
When the seasons change, activities shift into warmer weather sports, and in Canyons Village, that means storing your skis and tuning up your golf game. Along the golf course, you’ll find single-family homes, condos, and townhomes, making it easy to get in 18 holes at any time of the day. Skiing, golfing, entertainment, an aquatic center, and lodging facilities are all here!
A number of buying opportunities have been created to sit front and center on numerous holes of the course throughout the community. Golf frontage developments include Viridian, Red Pine, Blackstone Residences, and more. Prices range from the high 300’s for small condos to detached homes for $3-4 million. Plenty of land for custom building is available too.
Jeremy Ranch Golf and Country Club
If golf is your passion, living on a course designed by iconic golf legend Arnold Palmer is sure to excite you. When the slopes are closed, the Jeremy Ranch Golf Course is open for business. The views and the course are outstanding. Jeremy Ranch is perfect for families and vacation owners alike.
The private course is surrounded by homes, many with views of the greens. Detached homes will start at $800,000 and up. Luxury homes will be in the $3-4 million range.
Park City is exploding in popularity, and finding your dream home may feel overwhelming. Let the team at Jensen and Company help you not only find the perfect property but also guide you through the process from start to finish. No matter if you’re looking for a luxurious golf villa, mountainside mansion, or a convenient, permanent home for your family, we strive to make the process as seamless and stress-free as possible.