The Top Neighborhoods of Park City, Utah

Best Places to Live in Park City UtahThis article will discuss the best places to live in Park City, Utah.

Right now you are at home or in the office, wherever that may be, and you're considering moving to a small town in the United States for a better quality of life but you're not willing to give up all the amenities that a big city has to offer and possibly need to be near a reliable international airport. In my opinion, Park City Utah is the best small town in America!

As many Park City residents did before moving to the Wasatch mountains you're thinking about the cost of living, public schools, and the distance to recreational activities such as ski resorts, golf courses, hiking, and biking trails. I've written this quick guide of the best Park City neighborhoods because it's challenging to really get a feel for the different areas of Park City since big-box online sites don't offer descriptions of neighborhoods. Our goal is to provide you with all the information you need when considering buying a property in Park City until you get to the point where you would like to discuss the pros and cons of neighborhoods. When you're ready to talk call Derrik at the phone number located at the top of this page.

Park City is located in Summit County in the State of Utah. Locals enjoy skiing at Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort, and The Canyons Village. Park City is only minutes away from Salt Lake City for additional ski resorts and amenities. If you're considering making the Park City area home you should know we have the best schools in the State, easy access to state parks, and a slower pace of life.  Come live life on vacation! 

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Information about Park City real estate and the best areas to live:

One of the biggest factors to determine is how important the school district is to you. If you're at that point in your life where schools are not a factor and your budget is roughly $2,000,000 to $5,000,000 you'll want to check out the Promontory Area and Tuhaye if you're looking for Golf, plenty of amenities, and larger parcels. If you are interested in big views and being ten to fifteen minutes from Main Street you'll be interested in Jordanelle real estate for sale.

If living near Main Street is important the best area to call home starts with Old Town. It is downtown Park City, which is considered "Old Town". The Aerie area touches Old Town and offers big views and easy access to everything Park City has to offer. Prospector will offer entry point pricing and a wonderful location to the Park City High School.

Park Meadows is known to be a full-time residential area that is located within five minutes of Main Street and centered around a private golf course. Directly to the West, the Thanynes Canyon neighborhood offers a public golf course, easy access to Park City Mountain Resort, and homes that are mostly full-time residences.  Park Meadows and Thaynes are so close to everything that Park City has to offer that they still work well for a vacation home. 

Park City Neighborhoods with Map

Looking to truly really Live Life on Vacation?

Deer Valley offers large enough condos to be considered single-family homes and all different types of homes for sale. I have clients that have purchased a second home in Deer Valley and after two years they sold their home in Calabasas, purchase a smaller property that's used as their winter home and is closer to the grandkids.  They now enjoy their remaining months in spring, summer, and fall soaking in the lifestyle of Deer Valley.

The Canyons is another great spot to Live Life on Vacation where you'll be located on or near The Canyons Ski Resort.  This area offers a mix of condos or single-family homes. Most of The Canyons homes for sale will be located in the luxury gated community of The Colony at White Pine Canyon.

The Canyons and Deer Valley have plenty to do year-round.  In the summer you can enjoy concerts on the mountain.  One of the best aspects is when there isn't snow on the ground you'll have wonderful hiking and biking trails out your back door.  It's an easy stroll into Old Town Park City from these neighborhoods. 

On the other side of The Canyons, you'll find Old Ranch Road.  This premier community offers outstanding views of the ski resorts and typically has flatter parcels of land. There is a mix of older and newer homes where the land can be just as valuable as ski-in-ski-out real estate.

A more traditional way of life can be found in Sun Peak, Silver Springs, Trailside, Jeremy Ranch, Pinebrook, Silver Creek. Sun Peak offers outstanding views and a convenient location to the heart of Park City as well as Kimball Junction. Silver Springs is an entry-level neighborhood that has several small ponds and where homes in Park City may sit on the Swaner Nature Preserve. Trailside is the last area within Park City that's in the interior of the I-80 & HWY-40 corridor. Trailside offers great hiking and biking trails, and elementary school, and some of the best prices on homes that we have discussed to this point.

On the other side of I-80, from Trailside, is Silver Creek. Homes in the Silver Creek area are best known for their larger parcels and horse property. There are some wonderful homes for sale in Silver Creek. Glenwild is located on the backside of Silver Creek and is a private gated golf course community. I consider Glenwild to be our purest golf community in the Park City area and it is also located within the Park City school district.

Two other great communities for full-time residences are Jeremy Ranch and Pinebrook. Jeremy Ranch offers a very affordable golf course and an easy commute to Park City or Salt Lake City. On the other side of the road is Pinebrook. Pinebrook also has Woodward Park City which is a facility for action sports lovers. If you're searching for a larger home, big views, and to live in the mountains - Pinebrook is a great subdivision for you.

Rankings of the Best Areas to Live in Park City

The Best Full-Time Neighborhoods Under $2,000,000
  1. Silver Springs
  2. Pinebrook
  3. Jeremy Ranch
Best Full-Time Neighborhoods Over $2,000,000
  1. Old Ranch Road
  2. Park Meadows / Thaynes Canyon (Tie)
  3. Aerie
Best Park City Part-Time Neighborhoods
  1. Promontory
  2. Deer Valley
  3. The Canyons Village
  1. Pinebrook
  2. Jeremy Ranch
  3. Trailside
THE Top Hiking and Biking NEIGHBORHOODS
  1. Deer Valley
  2. The Canyons, Specifically The Colony
  3. Pinebrook
THE TOP Golfing Communities of the Park City Area
  1. Tuhaye / Promontory (Tie)
  2. Victory Ranch
  3. Glenwild


Let's also check out some nearby options that aren't sacrifices but are a little easier on the budget. In the Heber Valley, there are two small towns that will offer every price range and type of property you're looking for above $500,000. Heber has incredible views of the Wasatch Mountains and Mount Timpanogos and is roughly 25-minutes from Park City. Midway is a small dairy town that has been transitioning into what Park City was 20 years ago. With 50% of the community is second homeowners it is centered around an incredible quality of life and to be halfway between Park City and Provo.  We've broken down a more in-depth review of Real Estate in Towns Surrounding Park City.

Where In Park City would I personally Live With an Unlimited Budget? 

I get asked this question every so often I still can't come up with the best answer!  

Question: Derrik, if someone would give you a home in Park City that you could not sell where would you live? 

Answer: I can make a great case for almost every neighborhood of Park City being a perfect fit for my family.  I love Deer Valley but I also love The Colony for many of the same reasons of living in nature.  They are both quiet and secluded where I really feel like I'm in the mountains. 

Personally, I like big views a little more so I'd choose Aerie over Old Town but I may like some areas in Old Ranch Road or Thaynes a little more.  Sun Peak and Silver Springs are also very convenient and could work very well.  I love the Mountain Ranch Estates community in Trailside and the horse properties in Silver Creek. 

Living in the golfing communities of Promontory, Tuhaye, Park Meadows, Glenwild, or Victory Ranch are all acceptable possibilities.  Selling Park City real estate is easy for me because I truly love so many neighborhoods and areas of town.  My goal is to help you find the shoe that fits best for you and your loved ones.  

In reality, everyone moving to Park City has different needs and wants.  This article is to show you some of the best areas of town to help narrow your search. I can speak with five different people and they will all tell me they want the exact same things in a property.  When we go out and view the homes for sale in different neighborhoods, they will choose three or four different areas.  Call me when you want to better understand the Park City real estate market.  

In-Depth Analysis of Park City Neighborhoods and Communities

Editor's Note: This article was originally written on MAY 25TH, 2020. The most recent update was on November 1, 2021. 

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