Park City, UT is a city located in on the eastern side of the Wasatch Mountain Range in an area known as Wasatch Back. The city is part of Summit County and is 32 miles from downtown Salt Lake City. Park City is 17.57 square miles in area and has an elevation of 7,000 feet. Although tourism is the predominant industry, there are approximately 7,500 full-time residents in Park City who make up 2,885 households having an average household income of $105,102.
The housing market in Park City is unique due to the city’s focus on tourism. Of the nearly 9,500 housing units in the city, only are 2,885 occupied by full-time residents. Over 5,600 housing units are classified as “seasonal, recreational or occasional use” by the Census bureau. Among the full-time housing units, 61.5% owner-occupied and 38.5% renter-occupied. 37.1% homes are single family detached, often in a chalet or cabin architectural style. … Read More
Park City provides residents with abundant outdoor recreation. There are 7,000 acres of open space in Park City and the surrounding area containing 350 miles of trails. The Wasatch Mountains have plentiful wildlife, including bear, elk, moose, mountain lions, bobcat, coyotes, fox and badgers.
Skiing is a popular activity at Deer Mountain Resort and Park City Mountain Resort. In 2002, Park City hosted skiing and snowboarding events for the Salt Lake City Olympics. When skiing isn’t in season, the Park City Golf Club has an 18-hole course with beautiful views of the mountains. It is understandable that in 2013, Park City was chosen by Outside Magazine as the “Best Town Ever.”
Not all of the recreation in Park City is outdoors. The Park City Ice Arena features an Olympic-sized ice rink and the Park City Municipal Athletic & Recreation Center (PC MARC) offers athletic programs. The annual Sundance Film Festival attracts tens of thousands attendees and is the largest independent film festival in the United States.
In the mid-1800s, an early settler named Parley P. Pratt explored the area and the location was initially called “Parley’s Park City.” About a decade after Pratt settled in the area, silver, gold, and lead ores were discovered and the area underwent a mining boom. After a number of productive years, the mining industry eventually started to recede. The architecture of the historic Main Street still reflects the city’s mining roots.
To learn more about Park City real estate, please contact The Coldwell Banker Park City Newpark Office at (435) 602-4800.
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