July 2019

Found 10 blog entries for July 2019.

The sixth annual edition of Park City's Best  is out for 2019 and it is the Who's Who of Park City!  Almost 7,000 people voted online this year, making it the most popular year yet!  With 100 questions, there were many categories ranging from food, to hotels, to dentists!  If you want to know who is Park City's favorite chef, teacher, property manager, hair salon, or spa this is the place to look.  There were some repeat winners this year but also some new surprises.  

Here are some of the big winners:  Best Bar: No Name Saloon & Grill, Best Lunch: Hearth and Hill, Best Wine Selection: Stein Eriksen Lodge, Best Boutique: Whimsy, Best Spa: The Spa at Hotel Park City, Best Non-Profit: Nuzzles & Co., and many more!  

Pick up the issue in any Park

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Hard to believe the Park City Kimball Arts Festival turns 50 this year, and everyone is invited to celebrate this weekend August 2-4 on beautiful Main Street!  The Kimball Arts Festival is the main fundraiser for the Kimball Arts Center and with it being 50 years, there will be some special offerings this year.  The Free to Fest is an offering this year for  primary residents of Summit County,  free admission for the whole festival!  Residents must register by Friday Aug 2, to claim their free tickets, by going to kimballartcenter.org.

There also will be a new exhibit called "Festival Throughout the Ages," which is collection of photos taken during the festival's past 50 years. The exhibit will be on display in two locations, the Rockwell Room, at 268

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Utah was named the 2nd best State to start a business by WalletHub! In the study, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 26 key indicators of startup success to determine the most fertile grounds in which to launch and grow an enterprise.  According to WalletHub; Starting a business is no easy task and about one fifth fail after one year, and almost fifty percent fail by 5 years. But startups fail for different reasons, a “bad location” among the most common. Choosing the right state for a business is therefore crucial to its success.  

See the link to the full study below and the factors that lead to Utah being number 2!

Utah 2nd Best State to Start a Business

Utah 2nd best state to start a business

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Park City Moose - Photo by Craig Reece

Look who Craig ran into on one of his hikes! 

"This big boy was actually in Park Meadows about a ½ mile from my house. When he came out of the bushes it sounded like a tractor was coming towards me! 

It was definitely an adrenaline rush. He was well over 6 feet at the shoulders. I think he may be the same young Bull that visited by back yard last fall. I did not get his name on either meeting. Gotta Love Park City."

Photo and quote by Craig Reece


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From the Park Record submitted by Vail Resorts on July 22, 2019:

Vail Resorts on Monday announced it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire 100 percent of the outstanding stock of Peak Resorts, at a purchase price of $11.00 per share, subject to certain conditions, including regulatory review and Peak Resorts’ shareholder approval.

Through the acquisition, Vail Resorts will add 17 U.S. ski areas to its network of resorts. Located near major metropolitan areas, including New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Columbus, St. Louis, Kansas City and Louisville, the resorts include:

  • Mount Snow in Vermont
  • Hunter Mountain in New York
  • Attitash Mountain Resort, Wildcat Mountain and Crotched
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2nd Quarter Wasatch Back market review

The 2019 second quarter Wasatch back real estate market overview is out and it is a great way to see what is happening currently with our real estate market.  It is divided into 5 areas: Park City limits, Synderville Basin, Jordanelle, Heber Valley, and East Summit County.  As you will see from the report almost all markets values have increased in all areas.  Please reach out to us for detailed information on any area you may be looking to buy or sell in.  Click the link below to view the report:

2nd quarter Wasatch Back real estate market overview


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Not everyone wants a hard, 3000 vert climb or tons of switch backs on their bike ride, sometimes you just want an easy cruise.  We have the perfect list for you put together by Park City Magazine: Biking Guide: 5 Easy Rides for Cruising Park City's Trails .  They are the perfect rides for beginners or those just looking to see Park City and enjoy a nice leisure ride.  Great for families too!  









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Stein Eriksen home

The personal home of skiing legend Stein Eriksen is now for sale. Located on the 5th fairway of the Park City Municipal Golf Course this home has fantastic mountain views. This property adjoins the newly acquired 19 acre Armstrong Ranch which is now Open Space.  Be right in town yet feel like you are in your own private oasis.  

To see more photos and info go here: Stein Eriksen's home in Park City   Please contact us for a showing or questions about this property of any real estate in Park City. 


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 Situated just east of Park City and north of the Heber Valley, the neighborhoods surrounding the Jordanelle Reservoir—including Hideout Canyon, Soaring Hawk, Tuhaye, Victory Ranch, and developments abutting the Jordanelle State Park—offer stunning views of Mt. Timpanogos and Deer Valley®. With the Jordanelle State Park right in their backyard, residents enjoy some of the best golf, boating, hiking, mountain biking, camping, wakeboarding, waterskiing, stand up paddle boarding, and fishing in the state.

When fine dining, theater, arts, or shopping is desired, the neighborhoods encompassing the Jordanelle are a short 15 minute drive to the heart of Park City or a 40 minute drive to Salt Lake City and the International Airport. In the winter,

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