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Living a Equestrian Lifestyle in Park City, Utah

The Park City, Utah area is a wonderful place for horse lovers. The Stillman Ranch is one resort that specializes in horse back riding. WIth many national forests in the area there is almost unlimited trail riding, which you can arrange yourself or hire one of the many competent outfitters in the area.  This charmingly restored mining town has many other attractions as well. From its downtown it has a chair lift to the top of the enormous Park City Ski Resort.  The annual Sundance Film Festival is one of the important such festivals in the world. World class restaurants and shops in reclaimed buildings from the mining era attract shoppers. The Winter Olympics were held here in 2002. Park City is at an elevation of 6980’. Salt Lake City, along with other famous ski resorts such as Alta and Snowbird, are just a short drive away.

Adventurous skiers come for Park City Ski Resort’s challenging ski runs and those of adjacent areas Deer Valley and The Canyons. The summer season is the most popular, however. Tourists and residents come for the hiking, outdoor sports, wildlife, and the beauty of the terrain.

Where to Retire in Park City and Home Prices

Prices have been quite expensive because there is a limited supply of privately available land. However as a community where many of the homes are second homes, it has softened a great deal. There are some new developments outside of town. Zillow reported the median home value in Park City was $1,477,576, in early 2022. Almost all homes have spectacular views of the mountains. Living in the village of Park City is convenient because everything is in walking distance. Condos in nearby Dear Valley are very expensive, and trailside log homes typically cost in the multi-millions.

Learn more about what it is like to retire in Utah or in St.George, UT

What Is Special about Park City

3 Ski Resorts: Park City, Deer Valley, The Canyons.  National Parks; Restored mining town is extremely charming, and pedestrian friendly ;golf courses; the most shopping outlets in this part of Utah; great cross country skiing, hiking, and every outdoor activity; Sundance Film Festival

What Is Not Special about Park City

Crowded in season.

Climate and Physical Environment

Park City is in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah; The average elevation is 6500' with mountain peaks going over 10,000'; The Great Salt Lake is about 50 miles from here.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

As a high-end resort you can expect and find world class restaurants in Park City, all conveniently located in the walkable downtown.  Its culture is built around its proximity to nature and outdoor sports, and the world famous Sundance Film Festival of independent films. As such it makes for an interesting retirement community.


The crime rate in Park City is lower than in Utah in general.

Medical Facilities

The nearest hospitals are in Heber City (16 miles) or Salt Lake City (23 miles)


Salt Lake City International Airport is just 34 miles away. As an important hub, SLC offers non-stop flights to almost anywhere. Door to door transportation from the airport to destinations in the area is remarkably easy. Local bus service is also strong.

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