Park City Real Estate Blog

2016 Park City Area Showcase of Homes

By Diana
Aug 25, 2016

The Park City Area Home Builders Association and Zions Bank will be holding the 2016 Park City Area Showcase of Homes from August 26 to August 28 and Sept. 2 to Sept. 5.

Nineteen exquisite homes will be on display in the Park City and Heber areas including: The Colony, Promontory, Silver Creek Estates, Red Ledges, and the quaint mountain town of Midway, all within or in sight of the scenic mountain ranges that offer world-class skiing, hiking, biking, dining and golf.  Participants will be able to visit the luxury homes and meet the builders.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchase by going to PCshowcaseofhomes.com.

This is a great opportunity to see some amazing homes in Park City and in Heber/Midway!

showcase of homes Park City Home #3 in the Park City Showcase of Homes located in Thaynes Canyon

 

 

 

Park City Real Estate Best Buy: Park Meadows Home On Golf Course

By Diana
Aug 24, 2016

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Our Park City real estate best buy this week is a newly listed home on the golf course in Park Meadows. Park Meadows is the hottest neighborhood in Park City right now, it is in high demand and inventory is low.  This Park Meadows home has been beautifully remodeled so is move in ready.  It has a tall vaulted ceilings in the living room and kitchen with lots of windows letting in plenty of light.  There is a main floor master along with 2 other bedrooms on the main level.  There is also an office, and large kitchen and living room area.  Upstairs is another bedroom and bath and an additional family room.

This Park City home sits on the third hole on the Park Meadows golf course, overlooking the water.  There is a spacious back deck to enjoy the views and a large back yard.  There is also a three car garage and huge laundry room.  Park Meadows is close to everything in Park City.  Walk to hundreds of miles of trails, schools, stores, and only a few minutes to Park City Resort or Deer Valley.  This 4 bedroom home is sure to go fast so please contact us for a showing.

Click the link below to see the price and more photos of this amazing home!

Park Meadows Best Buy

park meadows office Quaint office with so much character! Photos courtesy of Summit Sothebys.

Park City's Fall Colors

By Diana
Aug 23, 2016

IMG_2444 Photo taken by Craig Reece near Guardman's Pass in Park City.

The Park City mountains come alive with fall colors starting around September 20 through October 6.  If you have never been here in the fall it is a must and truly a magical time to be in the mountains. Try to plan a trip out to Park City and enjoy our beautiful fall weather with golf, hiking, mountain biking or just shopping and enjoying our great restaurants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Park City Second Quarter Market Overview

By Diana
Aug 18, 2016

Statistics reported by the Park City Board of REALTORS®, at the close of the second quarter of 2016, indicate a steady annual price increase for single family homes, condominiums, and vacant lots in Summit and Wasatch Counties. Areas outside the Park City Limits, such as the Heber Valley and the Jordanelle, have also seen double digit growth in the number of sales.

Because our market is highly segmented with micro-markets dividing product by property type, location, price, age and amenities, buyers and sellers are advised to contact us for information on what is happening in your neighborhood. Below is a summary of what is happening in Park City’s real estate market, just click the picture below to see reports for every neighborhood in and surrounding Park City.

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Tupelo Restaurant Wins Award For Wine List

By Diana
Aug 17, 2016

Tupelo Restaurant on Main Street in Park City was recently given an Award of Excellance from Wine Spectator magazine for its wine program.  The Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants for well-chosen wine lists that match their menus.  Sean Marron the wine director at Tupelo chooses every wine based on how it will fit not with just the food but with Tupelo's approach overall: globally-inspired dishes made with artisanal ingredients and special care.

If you haven't tried Tupelo go give it a try it is a great restaurant with amazing food.

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Moose Sighting In Park City

By Diana
Aug 15, 2016

We found a Moose cooling off in the pond near our home on the Park Meadows golf course in Park City.  We are so lucky to see often see wildlife here in Park City, it is one of the many reasons we love it here!

moose park city Photo by Craig Reece

The History of Park City

By Diana
Aug 11, 2016

park city summer photoPark City, a now vibrant community, was once a hard-hat wearing, saloon visiting mining town. Although the town was not incorporated until 1884, Park City’s history began in the winter of 1868 when soldiers climbed over the mountains from Big Cottonwood Canyon and discovered silver. Mining began with the Flagstaff Mine, later renamed Ontario Mine.

The Ontario Mine was one of highest volume producing silver mines in the world, and the success of Ontario helped create a boom-town atmosphere in Park City. To this day, the remnants of the Ontario and Silver King mines, can be seen on the slopes of present day ski resorts.

Until 1898, the town was booming with no end in sight, but a fire that burned down 200 out of 350 structures would put the townspeople, now numbering 7,000, to the test. Miraculously, the town rallied, and the whole town was rebuilt in just a year and a half.

Six years later, in 1904, local businessmen established the Miners Hospital, initially located at the base of what is now Park City Mountain. The hospital was built and furnished entirely through community donations, and it allowed miners to stop traveling thirty miles to a Salt Lake City hospital. For the next decade, the town experienced hard times including landslides, cave-ins, and flooded tunnels. One of the town’s greatest tragedies was the destruction of Main Street’s Egyptian Theatre in 1916.

Mining Fast Facts

From 1875-1982 Park City produced:

  • 1.45 million ounces of gold
  • 253 million ounces of silver
  • 2.7 billion pounds of lead
  • 1.5 billion pounds of zinc
  • 129 million pounds of copper
In 1917, the state of Utah decided to start prohibition two years before the rest of the country; however, in 1921 twenty-six out of twenty-seven local bars were still serving alcohol. Then in 1929, the stock market crashed and local mines lost value; but shortly after the crash in 1931, Alf Engen set a world record on Ecker hill with a 247-foot ski jump. Skiing began to infiltrate the town with the first successful winter carnival in 1936 at what is now Deer Valley, and in 1947, as mining prices dropped even lower, Snow Park installed its first chairlift.

In 1949, all of the mines were shut down until 1952 when some reopened, but Park City became a ‘ghost town’ of only about 1,150 people. The town did not begin to rise again until 1963 when they qualified for a federal loan exceeding one million dollars to develop a ski area. The ski area Treasure Mountain Resort, now Park City Mountain, was established with a gondola, chairlift, and two J-bars.

Skiing began to take off, and in 1968 and 1981 respectively Park West, now Park City Mountain, and Deer Valley were established. Following the growing success of mountain sports, in 1982, mining operations were discontinued, and Park City became a resort community.

With the Kimball Arts Center, operating since 1976, playing an increasingly large role in the community, the town embraced the arts, and Robert Redford established a film festival in 1981, which would become the annual Sundance Film Festival. With a permanent residence of around 7,800, Park City is a small community that was voted “Best Town in America” by Outside Magazine in 2013.

47th Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival Is This Weekend

By Diana
Aug 10, 2016

arts festThe 47th annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival starts this Friday with more artists then ever before! The Park City Kimball Arts Festival is one of the biggest events put on in Park City with thousands of people coming to the event.  This year in addition to all the hand picked 225 artists there will be three music stages along Main Street and Live at SKY which will take place on the lower deck of Main & SKY at 201 Heber Ave.  It is a new collaboration with Main & SKY, Farasha Boutique and the Utah Symphony/Utah Opera.  There will be arias and fashion shows that will supplement the live music at the near by Kimball Garage one of the three music stages along Main Street.

There will also be a food truck lot at the top of Main Street in the Wasatch Brew Pub Parking lot.  There will also be three beer gardens and six concussion stands so you don't get thirsty. The festival will start Friday at 5pm and go until 9pm with Summit County residents getting free admission Friday night, you must bring a valid ID.  Saturday's hours are 9am-6pm and Sunday's are 9am to 7pm.  Admission is $12 for a weekend pass and $6 for kids 6-17, kids 5 and under are free.  Main Street will be closed to all parking so use the free bus system to get to the event there will be extra buses running all weekend long.

Go here to get more info.

 

 

Deer Valley Venue One Of 9 Great Places to See An Outdoor Concert

By Diana
Aug 09, 2016

We already know that the Deer Valley Snowpark Amphitheater is a amazing place to see a show, but is seems more people are discovering this intimate and beautiful concert venue.  U.S. News came out with a list of "9 Amazing Outdoor U.S. Music Venues to Cross Off Your Bucket List"  and our little Snowpark Amphitheater is on the list!

They note the dramatic mountain views, multiple concerts during the weeks of summer, and being able to bring in a picnic as just some of the reasons it is on this list.  If you haven't made it out to a concert this summer at Deer Valley you still have about a month left and can choose from local artists to artists known around the world.  Deer Valley is such a special place to see a concert, you will want to come back!

Here is the article in U.S News:  Deer Valley is one of best outdoor concert venues

Chris Botti deer valley Chris Botti playing at Deer Valley earlier this summer, Photo by Craig Reece

 

Park City Real Estate Best Buy Of The Week: Contemporary Home In Summit Park

By Diana
Aug 04, 2016

This week our Park City real estate best buy of the week is a contemporary gem nestled in the trees of Summit Park.  This Park City home was remodeled in 2015 to include hardwood flooring throughout, expanded kitchen, new mud room, new windows and sliding doors, new tile work, and high end fixtures.  Plus the flat driveway, sunny lot, and views make this home a rare find in Summit Park.

Summit Park is located 10 minutes from Park City and 20 minutes from Salt Lake, but it feels like you are a million miles away with all the trees and beautiful nature surroundings.  This Summit Park home features 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 4 fireplaces, an office, and separate family room/game room with kitchenette. There are several expansive decks on every level to enjoy the serene surroundings.  This Park City home is professionally designed and the attention to detail comes across everywhere in the home.  Priced under $850,000 you won't find another deal like this in Park City.  Contact us today to learn more about this best buy or any real estate in Park City.

Click the link below to see more photos and the price:

Park City Best Buy In Summit Park

*Photos courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties

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summit park deck One of the amazing views from the multiple decks

 
 
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