Park City is a beautiful small town nestled in the Wasatch Mountains, offering its residents the perfect balance of tight-knit community with all the conveniences of a major metropolitan area. Here are several reasons why Park City should be on the top of your list:
1. Natural Beauty of Utah
Park City is one of many gems in a state full of natural riches. Utah is home to five of the premier National Parks: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, and Capital Reef — all within a few hours drive time. Renowned mountain biking and off-roading destination, Moab, Utah, is a five-hour drive and also offers access to rafting on the Colorado River. A little further and you can be in The Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone National Parks.
2. Outdoor Recreation
At 7,000 feet above sea level, Park City has a year-round population of about 25,000 and is home to two ski resorts: Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort. The former was voted the #1 ski resort in North America by SKI Magazine (2018) and is exclusive to skiers. The latter has the most skiable terrain (7,300 acres) in the United States and is open to snowboarders.
Though this region is typically thought of for skiing or snowboarding, the Park City area offers over 300 miles of well-maintained trails for mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding, and is home to some of the country’s best golf courses.
3. Arts and Culture
It can be argued that the city itself is an arts and culture district with festivals on Main Street, concerts at Deer Valley, and dozens of fine art galleries. Now, with the Arts and Culture District, two powerful arts non-profits will have the opportunity to anchor and guide a new district focused on supporting artists and sharing beauty.
Park City Institute has been entertaining, educating, and illuminating the city with performances at the Eccles Center since 1998. Of course, Park City is home to the world-renowned Sundance Film Festival. Since 1985, hundreds of films and filmmakers have been celebrated and has grown to become the ultimate gathering of original storytellers from around the world.
When you’re in the mood to dine out or grab a cocktail, there is no shortage of great options in Park City. While fresh powder is the draw, Park City’s food scene is gaining momentum. And while there are a bounty of good meals to be had, the small town proves that dining gets as wild as skiing.
5. Convenience for Travelers
The Salt Lake City International Airport is the first new hub airport built in the U.S. in the 21st century and is a short 40-minute drive from Park City, Utah. There are daily non-stop flights in and out of the Bay Area. Catch an AM flight to SLC and you’ll be on the slopes by noon. The airport will continue ongoing sustainability efforts such as LED-powered runway lights, renewable energy programs and improved re-fill and recycling efforts to help lower our carbon footprint.
The public school system is the best in the state, and Park City High School ranks in the top 2% nationally. Park City Education Foundation raises over $1,000,000 each year. The foundation uses the raised funds to positively impact each student through innovative teaching grants and art programs, offer more STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and college readiness courses, provide improved early childhood education, and introduce support for student wellness.
7. All About the Community
Though Park City offers all of the conveniences of living in a major metropolitan, one its most desirable factors is the sense of immediate connectedness residents feel upon moving here. There is a profound sense of joy, security, and gratitude among the community in Park City. This is most commonly attributed to most of the city’s residents choosing to relocate here from places like California, Texas, Washington, Ohio, and other eastern states.
8. Business Opportunities
Salt Lake City, Provo, and Park City have been lovingly dubbed “Silicon Slopes” due to its emerging tech powerhouse status. This region is a clear choice to be the next big tech hub with the support from being home to the University of Utah and Brigham Young University (BYU), as well as tech giants Adobe and Microsoft, and several startup unicorns like Banjo, Domo, and Qualtrics.
Interested in learning more about Park City or Park City Real Estate? Contact Mary Leader today at 435.714.0533