Park City Real Estate
Park City hasn’t always been a tourist destination. It was originally settled by miners who discovered ore in the area. Prospectors then discovered silver and gold and several mines popped up. The mining boom brought thousands of miners to the area and by 1892, the Silver King Mine became the most famous silver mine in the world. The price of silver eventually dropped and Park City became a ghost town by the 1950’s.
In 1963, the first ski resort in Park City opened. It was called Treasure Mountain and was located on 10,000 acres. That was the beginning of the tourism industry that still brings in thousands of people each year to ski. Park City was also the site of many winter games during the 2002 Winter Olympics and remains a key destination for many. It is also the location of the largest independent film festival (Sundance). The beauty of the area and the plethora of things to do make Park City both a fantastic place to live and a wonderful place to visit.
Things to do
Deer Valley Resort – The resort is a ski only resort and has 103 ski runs, 3 lodges, and 500+ ski instructors. It was the home of the freestyle mogul, slalom, and aerial ski events during the 2002 Winter Olympic games. Visitors enjoy a luxury ski experience complete with gourmet dining and a resort that earned the distinction of being the #1 Overall Resort by Ski Magazine.
Park City Mountain Resort – Located on 7,300 acres, the resort is home to 348 trails and some of the most skiable snow in the world. Locals enjoy season passes and exploring the mountain peaks during the winter and summer months. There is lodging, restaurants, instructors, and rentals available on site.
Main Street – Whether you are looking for sophisticated dining, a stroll through history, or a unique shopping experience, Main Street is the place to go. You’ll find jewelry, antiques, boutiques, restaurants, bars, and more on Historic Main Street.
Park City Museum – Located on Main Street, the museum is a fantastic place to learn all about the history of Park City. Many locals and school groups enjoy learning about the mining history and other interesting facts about this historic city.
Sundance Film Festival – The Sundance Institute was established by Robert Redford in 1981 as a way to encourage independent filmmakers. Sundance Film Festival is now the largest independent film festival in the world and brings in celebrities every year during the festival.
Kimball Art Center – The center provides a place for people to connect through art. There are community events, classes, and free exhibitions. There are also other educational programs and workshops for those interested. It’s a wonderful place for artists of all ages to learn.
Points of Interest
McPolin Farm – The farm was homesteaded in 1886 by the Harrison McLane family and sold to Dan McPolin in 1897. The farm has been extensively refurbished and is a major landmark when entering the Park City area.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church – The Old Town Chapel was built in 1884 and is Utah’s oldest Catholic Church. In the 1950’s, fire burned much of the roof and a large portion of the interior. Out-of-work miners rebuilt the roof and restored the interior of the building and it remains in use today.
Emmet “Bud” Wright Statue – Located on main street, the statue was erected to memorialize Emmet “Bud” Wright who was the first to navigate the slopes of Park City. His task was to repair and maintain telephone equipment and he is well known for using mismatched skis to complete his job.
Historic Main Street Walking Tour – There are 64 Victorian buildings on Main Street on the National Register of Historic Places. Every Thursday and Friday, weather permitting, you can join a tour and learn about the architecture, notable people, and events from the early days of Park City. It is a fun way to learn about the history of the city.
Tanger Outlets – People come from all over the state to shop at Park City’s Tanger Outlets. You’ll find stores for every major brand with amazing discounts perfect for a day of shopping.
Main Street – Main Street is the perfect place for leisurely shopping of all kinds of unique stores. You’ll find art, boutiques, ski shops, spas, bookstores, and so much more. It’s a fantastic way to spend an afternoon exploring the city.
Redstone/Newpark – Redstone is the premiere shopping destination for locals and tourists. You’ll find a grocery store, restaurants, a movie theater, and more.
Park Silly Sunday Market – This open air market is the premiere place for a unique shopping experience. Vendors come from all over the state to participate in the market. It’s a wonderful way to explore Main Street and discover new items.
The schools in Park City are part of the Park City School District. The district was founded in 1915 and is home to four elementary schools, a middle school, a junior high school, and a high school. It is one of the premiere districts in the country.
Above Photo: Overlooking Park City, Utah: PeteysHead