Park City Real Estate Information

A famous resort city in Summit and Wasatch counties, Park City, Utah, is one of the state's two major ski-resort cities (the other is Moab). The city is part of the Wasatch Back and lies within the reaches of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, just about 30 miles southeast of the downtown area. At the time of the 2000 census, the city's population was around 7,500, though in general, and particularly during the high-season winter months, the number of tourists and visitors to the town greatly outnumbers the local population.

Park City was originally founded as a mining town in 1870 after gold, silver and lead were discovered there and it incorporated in 1884. After that industry fell into decline, beginning in the 1950s, the city began to reinvent itself as a skiing destination. during the '80s and '90s atop its high peaks of 7,000 feet above sea level. Park City makes up an area of 9.4 square miles, with 3,300 acres of skiing and snowboarding land. Residents who do reside here full-time were measured in 2000 to have a median annual household income of nearly $66,000.

Today the city is home to three major ski resorts, two of which were sites for many of the Olympic events during the 2002 games: Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort and The Canyons Resort. The Park City Transportation Department operates a bus system offering connection points throughout the city. Visitors can take a stroll down Main Street, where 64 Victorian buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or grab a drink at a local pub, as Park City has more bars per capita than any other city in Utah. 

Park City is also well known as being home to the country's largest independent film festival, the Sundance Film Festival, where many independent film have been discovered and thus achieved commercial success. There are plenty of restaurants and shopping opportunities, as well as a skate park, ice skating arena, racquet club with two pools, tennis courts, and youth and adult recreational programs and clubs. In January, the city celebrates a two-week long Winterfest, with concerts, winter sports competitions, fireworks and an ice sculpture competition. Children living here are served by the Park City School District with four elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.