Park City Real Estate
Park City is located in Summit County, Utah and is part of the Wasatch Back. The city is 32 miles (51 km) southeast of downtown Salt Lake City and 20 miles (32 km) from Salt Lake City’s east edge of Sugar House along Interstate 80. The city has a total area of 17.567 square miles. None of the area is covered with water.
One of early Mormon pioneers, Parley P. Pratt, explored the canyon in 1848. He was given a charter the following year to build a toll road through it, which was finished in 1849. The basin at the top of the canyon was good for grazing, and a few families settled there. Early on, the area was deeded to Samuel Snyder, Heber C. Kimball and Jedediah Grant. The settlers named it “Parley’s Park City”, which was shortened to “Park City” in the early 1900s.
Since the rise of the skiing and tourist economy, Park City houses more tourists than residents. It has become a place of fame through the 2002 Winter Olympic games and provides more attractions than ever before. In the 1950s, Utah began to feed on Park City as a mountain getaway, and not until D. James Canon promoted winter sports in Utah, with the promotional scheme of “Ski Utah” and “The Greatest Snow on Earth” did many drive to see the city.
On average, the tourist population greatly exceeds the number of permanent residents. Population is 8,058 (58% urban, 42% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.3%. 50.5% Males and 49.5% Females. Median Resident age is 40.9 years. Estimated median household income in 2016: $111,447 (it was $65,800 in 2000). Estimated per capita income in 2016: $68,762 (it was $45,164 in 2000). Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $972,559 (it was $417,500 in 2000). Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $800,839; Detached houses: $831,647; Townhouses or other attached units: $631,968; In 2-unit structures: $707,723; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $430,474; In 5-or-more-unit structures: over $1,000,000; Mobile homes: $78,308
Median gross rent in 2016: $1,355. Park City has a low population density which is 854 people per square mile.
Summers in Park City are warm with cool nights, while winters are cold and snowy. Park City has a humid continental climate.
Park City operates its own free intra-city transit system (with additional service to limited areas of Summit County northeast of town).
Park City Transit has a Safe Haven Program where by all bus drivers have direct contact with the Park City Police Department. Anyone who is in imminent danger is encouraged to board any of the buses to obtain assistance. Park City Transit buses are only allowed to stop at designated bus stops, but the trolley may stop anywhere on main street. In addition to those routes operated by Park City Transit, two additional routes provide transportation from Salt Lake Valley through Parleys Canyon to Park City. These routes are referred to as Park City-Salt Lake City Connect or simply PC-SLC Connect and operated by Utah Transit Authority (UTA) through a cooperative effort of Park City Transit, Summit County, and UTA.
Park City School District has 34 Preschools, 11 Elementary Schools, 6 Middle Schools, 4 High Schools. Park City School District’s size is in the middle of the other Utah school districts, with over 4,500 students.
Sundance Film Festival
Park City hosts this 10-day film festival each January to celebrate the work of independent storytellers in film. Thousands of films are screened in 13 venues throughout town. In addition there are a number of music cafe’s and presentations during the festival.
4th of July Celebrations
Independence Day weekend celebration with concerts, rodeos, or outdoor concerts, 4th of July Parade on Park City’s Historic Main Street including a 5k run, pancake breakfast, parade, live music, rugby games, and beer gardens.
Annual Kimball Arts Festival
The three day festival is the primary fundraiser for the Kimball Art Center each year. Proceeds from the Festival provide, free of charge, year-round art exhibitions, gallery tours, monthly “Art Talks” and to offer art education outreach to teachers, students and the Park City community. Highlights of the annual event are the more than 200 selected artists, 30 live bands, three wine and beer gardens, and the kid’s corner.
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