Midway Real Estate
Midway is a city in Wasatch County, located in the Heber Valley, west of Heber City and southeast of Salt Lake City, on the opposite side of the Wasatch Mountains. The population was 3,845 at the 2010 census.
Historically, the first Anglo-Americans to visit the area just east of Mount Timpanogos were members of a fur-trapping brigade led by Etienne Provost in 1824. For many years, the valley was referred to as Provo or upper Provo; the river running south through the valley still bears the name of that explorer but the town became known as Midway City.
From the beginning, Midway’s industry was based on livestock and farming; however, as the town grew so did the need for building materials.
Nearby mines, particularly those in Park City, also began to play an important economic role in many Midway households, and did so into the late 1960s.
Community Resources & Recreation
The Homestead Resort, with it’s charming accommodations, peaceful conference facilities, comfortable dining, and boundless recreation amidst classic architecture and incredible atmosphere, is also the site of an 18-hole golf course designed by Bruce Summerhays, Senior PGA Tour Pro.
It was also one the sites of the 2002 Winter Olympics cross-country and biathlon events, which took place at Soldier Hollow. This resort hosts a variety of activities throughout the fall, spring and summer. It can also be booked for wedding receptions, family gatherings and other functions.
Midway City has 4 Local Parks which are available for use at no charge to the general public on a first-come-first-serve basis from 7:00am to dusk (which is usually 9:00-9:30pm)
Local Access and Public Transportation
There are 2 Amtrak train stations (Provo and Salt Lake City) within 30 miles of the Midway city center. Average one way commute is 22 minutes. 10% of workers do carpool, 1% walk, 10% work from home and the rest use private cars. No Airports in Midway.
Local Schools & Education
Midway City is served by Wasatch School District and there are a number of schools within its borders including Midway School, Soldier Hollow Charter School and Growing Light Montessori School.
Demographics in the Area
With 4,468 people, Midway is the 94th most populated city in the state of Utah out of 321 cities. In 2016, the median household income of Midway residents was $82,721. The median age for Midway residents is 35.2 years young. 72% is married and 3% speak Spanish. 59% of Midway residents were born in Utah, 35% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 4% were foreign born.
Annual Events and Festivals
Midway Swiss Days is an annual event that started in 1947 through the efforts of Luke’s Hot Pots Resort owners, Joseph B. and Pauline S. Erwin. It was originally called Harvest Days.
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