PARK CITY HISTORY

Park City is an old Silver Mining Town that was founded in 1884. The historical downtown area is referred to as "Old Town" and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its well-preserved and renovated Main Street. Many of the 19th century miners' homes, boarding houses and schools are also on the Nationally Registered Historic Structures. Extensive renovation has been underway since the late 1970's. Historic Main Street is the center of activity offering boutique shopping and gourmet dining, and its charm has only been enhanced by the addition of the Town Lift, which offers excellent mountain access to Park City.

There is a vast array of properties that are available in Old Town, steaming from single-family homes (both historical or newly built), condominiums or condo hotels. Just up the road from Old Town you will find the Deer Valley area. It's easy to find, just follow Deer Valley Drive, which runs along the north and eastern sides of Old Town, and you will arrive at one of the most picturesque and easy to live in communities in North America, Park City, Utah!




Park City Now

Nestled among three world-class resorts, and surrounded by mountains that truly offer four-season recreation possibilities, Park City has rapidly become acclaimed as an ideal location. Browse the boutique shops on historic Main Street or enjoy your favorite entrée at one of the city's acclaimed restaurants. Catch the renowned Sundance Film Festival, or the summer's Jazz Festival. Carve through Utah's famed powder at your choice resorts or take to the backcountry on snowmobile with one of the area's outfitters. Catch a summertime round of golf at one of the numerous local courses or try your luck fly fishing on the scenic Provo River. And when you feel like you've taken it all in for the day, relax in your choice of Park City's many luxury accommodations.




Deer Valley Area

The Deer Valley community of Park City resides around the exclusive world renowned Deer Valley Ski Resort. The Deer Valley Resort is consistently rated as the number one ski resort in the U.S. by the readers of Ski Magazine beating favorites from years past like Vail. The four neighborhoods that make up the Deer Valley community are located immediately surrounding the Deer Valley Resort. The four neighborhoods are: Lower Deer Valley, Deer Crest, Upper Deer Valley and Empire Pass, which is sometimes referred to as Empire Canyon or Flagstaff. All four neighborhoods bring something different to the table for buyers and or investors, and offer amazing ski access, breath taking mountain views and over 250 inches per year of the Greatest Snow on Earth.




Lower Deer Valley

The Lower Deer Valley area is located at the base of the Deer Valley Resort ski area also known as Snow Park, home to Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park Lodge named after the early ski resort that preceded Deer Valley Resort many years ago. The Snow Park Lodge in lower Deer Valley is one of three spots within the Deer Valley Resort where a skier can begin or end their ski adventure at the number one ranked ski resort in the North America. Our local Park City MLS refers to this area officially as Lower Deer Valley. It is an area that is surrounded by a variety of luxury condos with breath taking ski run views and a huge beautiful pond reflecting the surrounding mountains that where home to several down hill ski and freestyle events during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Lower Deer Valley offers very easy access to Old Town Park City and it's Main Street, allowing residents and visitors to enjoy all the top-notch restaurants, art galleries and nightlife of near by down town Park City within a couple of minutes from their front door.




Deer Crest

Easily considered one of the most exclusive subdivisions in North America, this posh gated private ski-in /ski-out community offers dramatic breathtaking views across the blue waters of Utah's gorgeous Jordanelle Reservoir. Also, you will enjoy the majestic vistas of the Rocky Mountain's own Uinta Mountain Range towering over the sparkling crystal lake waters of the Jordanelle. Here you can enjoy a huge amount of water recreation activities like swimming, water skiing etc. Activities that you would only expect to see at any waterfront destination during the summer months. This is just a few of the reasons that make the Deer Crest neighborhood so desirable to potential buyers from all over the world. Located on the eastern ski slopes of The Deer Valley Resort, this area is home to many exclusive luxury single-family homes and townhomes that are nothing short of architectural masterpieces. Also, Deer Crest is the site of the new St. Regis Hotel and Spa, with it's renowned comforts, exclusive restaurants, and top notch service, all within the gates of Deer Crest.




Upper Deer Valley

The Deer Valley area's own "Royal Street", leads up the mountain to the Silver Lake area, otherwise known as "Upper Deer Valley", site of several single-family subdivisions and condominium lodges. The most desirable homes and townhomes offer direct ski access, while many other homes are just a short walk from access trails. Perched above Silver Lake Village is the prestigious, gated Bald Eagle Community, which features some of the most luxurious properties of any ski area in the world. Silver Lake Village offers fine dinning, shopping and all within walking distance of one of the most exclusive hotels the USA, the renowned Stein Erikson Lodge. Upper Deer Valley provides a top of the world feel and excellent mid-mountain access to the slopes. Thus, delivering a total package when it comes to location. All this within a short drive to the very heart of all that downtown Park City has to offer.






Empire Pass

The Empire Pass area is the newest section to be developed in the Deer Valley area, it includes ski-in/ski-out homes, townhomes and luxuriously modern condominiums that would satisfy even the most discriminating buyer anywhere. Empire Pass offers the opportunity to enjoy remarkable mountain views, by far the best ski-in/ski-out access on the mountain that Deer Valley Resort has to offer, and one of the most beautiful wooded alpine mountain setting imaginable. You will not be disappointed.




Park City Details

Elevation: 6,400 to over 10,000 ft.
Snowfall: 140" in town, 380" at the resorts
Climate: Average July, Highs 82 - Low's 52
Average January, Highs 35 - Low's 15
Population: Approximately 8,000
Summit County, approx. 34,000
Education: Park City Enrollment Total: 4,261
Elementary (4 schools): 1,873
Middle (2 schools): 1,064
High School (1 school): 1,277
Ranking: Park City High School is ranked among the top 100 public schools in the nation.
- Newsweek, March 30, 2004

Deer Valley® Details

Elevation: Low 7,200 (Snow Park Lodge)
High 9,570 (Empire Canyon)
Location: 1 mile from Park City's historic Main Street, approximately 36 miles away from Salt Lake City's International Airport.
Summer: Deer Valley® Resort offers lift served mountain biking, hiking and scenic chairlift rides. Also, many concerts from small local acts to large, well known artists at their Snow Park Amphitheatre.
Winter: Known for their unmatched snow grooming and exemplary customer service, Deer Valley® Resort has been ranked in the Top 2 Ski Resorts within North America by SKI Magazine 10 times in the past 20 years.

Summit County Details

Elevation: Average: 6,900 ft.
Snowfall: 140" in the county, 380" at the resorts
Climate: 45º - 85º in summer, 15º - 50º in winter.
Recreation: As the home to three of North America's best ski resorts, Summit County is one of the best known skiing and snowboarding meccas in the U.S. Other recreation options include, hiking, mountain biking, golf, equestrian sports, fly-fishing and water sports on the nearby reservoirs.

Summit County is located primarily in the high-altitude mountainous area along "The Wasatch Back", east of Salt Lake City. It was named Summit County because it includes 39 of the highest mountain peaks in Utah. Its county seat is Coalville and the largest city is Park City, just 30 miles from Salt Lake City. Park City has seen tremendous growth as an upscale recreational getaway because of its three world-class ski areas bringing surprising development to Summit County.

Recreation

As the home to three of North America's best ski resorts, Summit County is one of the best known skiing and snowboarding meccas in the U.S. Other recreation options include, hiking, mountain biking, golf, equestrian sports, fly-fishing and water sports on the nearby reservoirs. Summit County is located primarily in the high-altitude mountainous area along "The Wasatch Back", east of Salt Lake City. It was named Summit County because it includes 39 of the highest mountain peaks in Utah. Its county seat is Coalville and the largest city is Park City, just 30 miles from Salt Lake City. Park City has seen tremendous growth as an upscale recreational getaway because of its three world-class ski areas bringing surprising development to Summit County.