What makes Park City so appealing — especially to people who are coming into the area from larger communities? There’s a lot to like about living in Park City, but perhaps you’re unfamiliar with the community and all that it has to offer. Read on for a brief glimpse into what life is like in Park City and then decide if shopping for Park City homes for sale is the right decision for you.

Outdoor Recreational Options Are Plentiful

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Park City residents affectionately refer to their town as the home of the greatest snow on earth. The presence of great snow means there are regular opportunities for skiing and snowboarding, but those aren’t the only things that people enjoy doing outside in Park City. The area also boasts excellent hiking and biking trails that you can take advantage of during the warmer months. There are also several area parks that are great for families with children.

Of course, the ski resorts in Park City are what you’ll hear about the most. Locals debate on whether Deer Valley Resort or Park City Mountain Resort is better. Both offer great accommodations and ski runs that are better than what you’ll find in most other locations. Deer Valley was voted as the number one ski resort in North America by Ski Magazine in 2018, while snowboarders sometimes prefer Park City Mountain Resort.

Big City Amenities Are Nearby

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Park city is just a short drive away from Salt Lake City, a major metropolitan area with a population of over one million people. This means you’re only a few miles away from plenty of job opportunities as well as the University of Utah. The Salt Lake City International Airport serves over 28 million passengers each year and provides Park City residents convenient access to cities across the globe. It’s rare that you can find a small town with major amenities like these, but that’s exactly what Park City has to offer.

The Local Food Options Are Superb

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Foodies love Park City for their many excellent local restaurants. Many of them are located on main Street, such as Riverhorse on Main. One of the top-rated restaurants in the entire area, Riverhorse is known for its fresh seasonal dishes and its large wine cellar. You can also head out to Kimball Junction to enjoy delicious comfort meals from the Vessel Kitchen. They only prepare dishes that they can make from scratch while using only locally sourced ingredients.

Top-Rated Schools And Universities

The Park City School District is one of the highest rated educational systems, not only in the state of Utah but across the entire country. Many students go on to attend the nearby University of Utah or Westminster College in Salt Lake City. Another fine college is Brigham Young University, which is located just an hour away from Park City.

Pleasant Climate Year-Round

The Park City area rarely experiences humidity or rainy days. The sun shines most days, and the summer doesn’t get uncomfortably hot. July is the warmest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 83 degrees. Between May and October, average highs fall between 59 and 83 degrees. The winters will get cold, but the beautiful snow and fantastic skiing opportunities make the lower temperatures quite tolerable.

Breathtaking Natural Surroundings

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Park City is home to over 400 miles of hiking trails, each one beautiful in its own right. Perhaps you wonder what other areas are worth exploring. Living in Park City, you won’t have to travel far. Drive about five hours to Moab and witness the iconic Red Rock landscapes. You’re also around six hours away from Jackson Hole and Yellowstone in Wyoming. If you prefer to fly, catch a direct flight to either location from the nearby Salt Lake City airport.

The State Income Tax Is Relatively Low

Utah regularly attracts businesses and companies that move their headquarters here because of the low tax rates. While property taxes can sometimes be slightly higher than average, the state of Utah ranks 25th in terms of the average state income tax.

Business Opportunities Are Plentiful

Some people refer to the Salt Lake and Park City area as the Silicon Slopes. The metropolitan area is a sleeping giant in the tech world. With major companies such as Adobe and Microsoft choosing Salt Lake City for their headquarters, along with the presence of multiple major universities, no one is surprised to see the Salt Lake City area continue to rise to prominence in the world of business and technology.

The Cost Of Living Is Reasonable

Those who invest in Park City real estate after living in a major metropolitan area are often surprised by what they experience here. For all of the amenities that Park City has to offer, it’s not an overly expensive place to live. Combine this with the fact that home values continue to rise and you see why people are attracted to the idea of living in Park City.

A variety of life and professional experiences led Park City real estate agent  Matthew Magnotta to pursue a career in the real estate industry. He takes great pride in learning about his clients’ specific needs and interests and then guiding them successfully through their real estate transactions. Reach out to Matthew when you’re ready to begin shopping for Park City homes for sale.

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Matthew Magnotta
Ph: 435.602.0904
Email: [email protected]

Whether you are looking to buy or sell Park City Real Estate, our team of Realtors is here to help. Over the past 5 years, we’ve sold over $500 million in property in Deer Valley, Empire Pass, Old Town Park City, the Canyons, Hideout, Tuhaye, and all surrounding areas. We strive to be the best realtor in Park City and no job is too big or too small. Deer Valley homes, Park City condos, Empire Pass ski-in ski-out properties, Hideout lots and New Construction is all in our wheelhouse so please don’t hesitate with the simplest of questions. We look forward to hearing from you so please reach out with your questions! Matthew Magnotta ([email protected]) Lindsey Holmes ([email protected]) Brad Erickson ([email protected]

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