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Here are some facts about this beautiful area that may be useful to you as you consider purchasing Park City Real Estate.

Park City

Park City History

Founded in the mid-1800s after soldiers discovered silver in the surrounding hillsides, Park City has a long and storied history. It first established itself as a mining town, then made the successful transition to year-round resort where families and visitors stay and play side-by-side. Though the official city limits encompass just 17.6 square miles, its extended community includes the areas found on the west side of Summit County. From Promontory and Hwy 40 to the east, to the neighborhoods north of I-80, to Summit Park to the west and Deer Valley to the south, Park City is both a geographic area and a lifestyle that residents hold near and dear to their recreation-loving hearts.

Local Community

Park City enjoys one of the most diverse communities in the state. Many residents have relocated here from throughout the U.S. and the world. The wide range of housing options allows residents to work and live in the same area–an anomaly among many other resort towns of the same caliber. Workforce housing has long been a priority for city and county planners. Many subdivisions offer moderately priced choices to protect the opportunity for just about anyone to purchase a piece of this Wasatch Mountain paradise.

Many consider Park City to be a bedroom community of Salt Lake City. With easy access via I-80, the commute is less than half an hour from many areas of town. It can be far quicker to travel from Park City to Salt Lake than from neighborhoods to the north and south of Utah’s capital. Salt Lake is frequently lauded for job growth, especially in the tech industry. The town itself is home to a variety of international companies, including Rossignol, Backcountry.com and SkullCandy.

The Larger Region

Eastern Summit County–which includes the communities of Oakley, Henefer, Coalville (the county seat), Kamas and Francis–is primarily agrarian. There you’ll find the classic wide-open spaces and abundant ranches of the West. If you’re looking for a simpler way of life, you’ll enjoy the abundance of small town charm and sense of community, from fairs and rodeos, to the serene Wasatch-Cache National Forest.


Utilities

Electricity:

Rocky Mountain Power
Toll Free: (888) 221-7070
rockymountainpower.net

Natural Gas:

Questar Gas
Toll Free: (800) 323-5517
Local: (435) 649-0670
167 West Center Street
Heber City, Utah 84032
questargas.com

Sewer:

Snyderville Basin Reclamation
Local: (435) 649-7993
2800 Homestead Road
Park City, Utah 84098
Office Hours: Mon – Fri 8am – 4:30pm
sbwrd.org

Water:

Park City Municipal Corp. (Park City Proper)
Toll Free: (877) 750-4333
Local: (435) 615-8311
P.O. Box 1480
Park City, Utah 84060

Mountain Regional Water Co. (Snyderville Basin)
Local: (435) 940-1916
6421 North Business Loop Road
PO Box 982320
Park City, Utah 84098
mtregional.org

Gorgoza Mutual Water Co.
Local: (435) 649-7948
7950 Pinebrook Road
Park City, Utah 84098
gorgozawater.com

High Valley Water Co.
Local: (435) 645-8415
7310 Pine Ridge Drive
Park City, UT 84098

Summit Water Distribution Co.
Local: (435) 649-7324
6400 N. Pace Frontage Road
Park City, Utah 84098

Telephone/Internet/Cable

Qwest Communications
Toll free: (800) 244-1111
Local: (801) 237-5511
P.O. Box 3185
Salt Lake City, Utah 84131
qwest.com

Comcast
Toll Free: (800) 266-2278
comcast.com

Recycle

Park City Recycle Center
Local: (435) 649-9698
1951 Woodbine Way
Park City, UT 84060
Office Hours: Mon – Fri 8am – 5:30pm, Sat & Sun 10am – 4pm
recycleutah.org

Trash

Republic Services Inc.
Toll Free: (877) 750-4333
Local: (435) 615-8311
6450 N Silver Creek Drive
Park City, Utah 84098
republicservices.com

Mail

US Postal Service
Toll Free: (800) 275-8777
2100 Park Avenue
Park City, Utah 84060