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Find Homes for Sale in Midway Utah

Midway, UT is a small, unique city, located a short drive southeast from Salt Lake City in Utah. Midway got its name way back in the 1800s because it was a convenient, central point between local towns, and the city is still located in prime position today. In addition to its proximity to SLC, Midway is located just a few miles from all of the mountainside action in Park City. And the city of Midway has plenty to offer in its own right! Want to go scuba diving in the middle of a snowy Utah winter? This is the only place in the state where you can do just that.

 Learn more about the city of Midway, UT ahead, with help from  Cheryl Fine-Whitteron, your local luxury real estate expert.

 Meet the Community of Midway, Utah

 Midway isn't a large city, but it has been growing quite a bit in recent years. Today, the city's  population stands at an estimated 4,436 residents, and it has more than doubled in size since the 2000 Census. Part of the reason for that growth is Midway's economic performance. Residents here enjoy a median household income of $77,490 – about $20,000 above the Utah average – and home values that perform nearly as well compared to state averages. Mix in a cost of living 7.5 percent below the national average, and you have a recipe for economic success. Midway is also a well-educated city, with about 45 percent of adults holding a college degree, and nearly 95 percent earning at least a high school diploma.

 Unique Entertainment Options in Midway, Utah

 Since we mentioned it in the opening, we're sure you're wondering how someone can go scuba diving in a natural water source in the middle of a Utah winter. It's all thanks to the  ...

The Canyons Real Estate in Park City Utah

Park City has long been a dream destination for skiers from around the world, thanks to its excellent snow totals, long ski season, and some of the most popular ski resorts in North America. And the best just got even better. Over the last few years, Vail Resorts has overseen the merger of Park City's two most iconic ski resorts – Park City Mountain and The Canyons. The result? The largest ski resort in North America, with thousands of acres of terrain, luxurious lodges, delicious dining, and of course beautiful slope-side homes with all of the luxury you expect from Park City living.

 If you love skiing, snowboarding, and living the good life, now is the time to make your move to Park City. Ski season will be here before you know it, so let's take a closer look at the updates to Park City Mountain and the Canyons ski resort in Utah.

 The Canyons Resort Utah and Park City Mountain: What to Expect from Park City's Premier Ski Resort

 The merger of The Canyons and Park City Mountain has been far more than just a business deal. These two resorts were once separate from one another, each with their own unique feel, terrain, and amenities. Now, both resorts have become one, linked by a high-speed gondola line that provides easy access to both ski areas. Vail Resorts has made a major investment in the resort, and has already  spent $50 million on a wide range of updates and improvements:

 Tons of Terrain – Both Canyons and Park City Mountain were large resorts before the merger, and now the numbers are truly staggering. 7,300 acres of terrain, new high-speed lifts including the Quicksilver Line that connects the two resorts, more trails than you can count, and...

The Colony Real Estate Ski-in Ski-out Luxury Real Estate

The Colony at White Pine Canyon in Park City, Utah offers all the perks of gated- community living, but this is anything but your average gated community. When you walk out your front door, you get ski-in, ski-out access to North America's largest ski resort, with endless trails of spectacular terrain to explore. And when you head in for a hot dinner after a long day on the slopes, you get to enjoy your meal with the sort of gorgeous mountain views that Park City is known for. You get the privacy of living in a gated community, with the top-tier skiing access that you can only find in Park City.

 Ahead, we'll share a bit more about what life is like in  The Colony. When you're ready to start shopping, simply contact Cheryl Fine-Whitteron to see the best that Park City has to offer.

 The Colony at White Pine Canyon: Park City Living at its Very Best

 While The Colony offers excellent privacy, it's also in a central location to experience all of the excitement that Park City has to offer. Park City Mountain Resort is located just outside your door, and Park City's Old Town is just a few minutes away. Of course, you'll also find excellent luxury amenities within The Colony, and there are tons of trails in the area to explore during the warm weather months, with stunning mountain views year-round.

  • The Colony's impressive size also means that lots here are often significantly larger than what you'll find in most gated communities....

Old Ranch Road Homes in Park City UT

Looking for the most exclusive luxury homes in Park City, UT? Old Ranch Road is one of Park City's arteries, running from the Canyons ski resort through the heart of the city. The neighborhoods that line Old Ranch Road feature some of the finest luxury properties in Park City, with excellent mountain views, easy access to the city's many attractions, and home designs that are simply stunning. Park City's bustling Historic Main Street is just a short drive, bike ride, or walk from Old Ranch Road, and of course you'll be surrounded by some of the largest, most popular ski resorts in all of North America.

 Whether you're looking for a full-time home or the perfect place for a vacation home in Park City, UT, you'll find appealing luxury options throughout Old Ranch Road. Ahead, we'll preview some of the area's most popular neighborhoods.

 Park City Luxury Real Estate: Introducing the Neighborhoods of Old Ranch Road 

  • Gt Flinders Searching for a home that stands out, even when compared to the many impressive properties in Park City? Start with Gt Flinders, which features some of the city's very best luxury real estate. This is the sort of place where you can enjoy a meal as you peer out floor-to-ceiling windows, soaking in Park City's gorgeous mountain views no matter the season. And when you want to join the fun on the mountain, the slopes are just a few minutes away.
  • Treasure Mountain Estates If you're looking for a family home with all the best luxury amenities, Treasure Mountain Estates has some great options. Treasure Mountain Estates...

Find Homes for Sale in Silver Springs in Park City Utah

For many people, visiting Park City for the first time comes with a few surprises. New arrivals often expect a small city clustered around a few big ski resorts, but in reality Park City is a big place, with a diverse collection of vibrant neighborhoods. Luxury home shoppers will find that each Park City neighborhood has its own unique feel, and if you're planning a move to Park City it's well worth spending a little time to find the neighborhood that best suits your lifestyle. Silver Springs is one great option, and it's an especially good fit for families with children.

 Ahead, you’ll find a community profile about living in the Silver Springs community including information about home designs, recreation activities, entertainment, and of course world-class skiing. If you need help finding the perfect Park City neighborhood for you, feel free to  contact me.

 The Best of Park City Living: Get to Know the Silver Springs Community

 The neighborhoods of Silver Springs occupy a prime position in Park City, located just north of the Canyons ski resort, Prospector Square, and Old Town Park City. If skiing is near the top of the list of perks that drew you to Park City, you'll love living a stone's throw from Canyons, which has merged with Park City Mountain Resort to create  the largest ski resort in the United States. People travel from across the world to visit the ski resort that will be just outside your front door in Silver Springs. 

What You Need to Know about Homes for Sale in the Aerie

Looking to enjoy some of the best views in Park City, but still want to stay close to all of the excitement in the Old Town neighborhood? The Aerie more than lives up to its name, and truly does provide the best of both worlds. Topping it all off, you'll have easy access to the many mountain trails that wind through Park City, UT, and of course all of the top-tier skiing action you can handle at Park City's world-class ski resorts. The Aerie is one of the most exclusive, in-demand neighborhoods in the city.

 Today, we're going to take a closer look at  April Mountain and the  Overlook, two popular neighborhoods in the Aerie. And when you're ready to shop,  contact Cheryl Fine- Whitteron for the best luxury real estate listings in Park City.

 The Best of Park City Luxury: April Mountain and the Overlook in the Aerie

 The Aerie is not a large neighborhood by number of lots, and that's part of its appeal. Its central location means you're close to the city, and its elevation allows you to enjoy the privacy of a quiet mountain retreat. The Overlook, which makes up a small section of

the Aerie, is the first part of the neighborhood you'll encounter as you make the climb from Old City. April Mountain is a larger neighborhood, and it's relatively new so there are plenty of gorgeous, cutting-edge homes in the April Mountain area. 

  • In Latin, an aerie is a nest for large birds of prey, which sits high above the surrounding scenery to provide unmatched views. While you won't have to worry about birds, Park City's Aerie most certainly has views that you won't find anywhere else.
  • If proximity...

Everything You Need to Know about Empire Pass Homes for Sale

Looking for a luxury-minded community that encapsulates all of the best that Park City, UT has to offer? If you’re searching for homes for sale in Empire Pass, you’re not alone.  It is one of the most in-demand destinations in Park City, and every community in the Empire Pass area has something special to offer. Whether you love skiing, mountain-biking, or just taking in the breathtaking mountain views, you're sure to find a luxury home you'll love in Empire Pass.  The community has more than enough to keep you busy if you choose to live here full-time, and it's also an ideal destination for a slope-side ski vacation home.

We've got the inside scoop on life in Empire Pass ahead, and you can start your search for Park City real estate in style by contacting Cheryl Fine-Whitteron.

The Communities That Make Up Empire Pass

Empire Pass is quite large, with a diverse collection of exciting communities. The area includes the communities of Arrowleaf,BannerwoodGrand LodgeIronwoodLarkspurMontage Deer ValleyNakoma...

How to Find Top Luxury Real Estate in Park City Utah

Park City, UT is a great place to shop for luxury real estate, because it offers a little something for everyone. The ski resorts, of course, are second-to-none, but Park City is also home to excellent museums, diverse art galleries, fine dining, live entertainment, challenging golf, and gorgeous natural scenery. You'll also have the chance to enjoy one of the largest, most respected film festivals in the world when Sundance visits Park City each winter.

You'll find no shortage of excellent options in Park City, and each neighborhood really has its own flavor. We've put together some tips to help you find the perfect full-time home (or vacation home!) in beautiful Park City, Utah.

Enjoy the Best of Mountain Living by Finding the Perfect Park City Luxury Home

You will absolutely be able to find those coveted “ski in, ski out” luxury properties in Park City, but you won't be far from your favorite ski resort even if you choose to live in another part of town. Park City is home to a vibrant collection of neighborhoods, so making an in-person visit is a great way to narrow down your options to your favorite parts of the city. We'll get you started with a brief look at popular neighborhoods, and a few tips on how to shop for luxury real estate in Park City.

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Homes for Sale in Park City Utah Golf Communities

Park City, Utah is the sort of place where every season brings something new and exciting. The stretch from late fall to early spring provides plenty of opportunities to hit the slopes, and Park City's beautiful golf courses spring to life as soon as the weather warms up. There's simply nothing like playing 18 holes with the mountains in the background, and a warm breeze in the air. Park City's golf communities also feature some of the finest luxury homes for sale in the city, and amenities to match.

If you've been searching for the perfect place to purchase luxury real estate in Park City, you'll definitely want to take a closer look at the city's golf communities. Ahead, we'll introduce you to some of the best that Park City has to offer.

From Tee to Green: Touring the Golf Communities of Park City

One of the first things you'll notice about living in Park City, Utah is that it's a very active community. People love to get outside no matter the time of year, whether golfing, skiing, or just enjoying a hike on the city's many trails. Park City's golf communities make it easy to enjoy everything the city has to offer, from social events to the Sundance Film Festival, and of course outdoor fun for every season.

·         Promontory is one of Park City's most popular golf communities, with ...

Hike Bike and Ski at Deer Valley Resort

Park City's resorts always work hard to extend the ski season as long as possible, and most of the major resorts keep the lifts running for skiers until at least mid-April. That doesn't mean the fun stops once the snow starts to melt. In fact, even the ski lifts keep running during the summer months. You'll just see mountain bikes dangling from people's feet, rather than skis and snowboards. Maybe a few pairs of binoculars, too, but we'll cover that later.

Deer Valley, one of Park City's most popular ski resorts, keeps the action and entertainment rolling all year round. We've got the inside scoop on what to expect this summer at Deer Valley resort, from hiking and biking to a packed schedule of special events.

Summer at Deer Valley Resort: Park City Fun for Every Season

Spend a bit of time in Park City, and you'll learn that the people here like to stay in motion regardless of the weather. All year long, you'll find visitors and residents walking Park City's Historic Main Street, traversing the trails, and exploring Utah's abundant natural beauty. Deer Valley resort does a great job making the most of every season.

  • When we say Park City has a long ski season, we mean it. In a good year, you might still find yourself on skis when the calendar flips to May. Be sure to check Deer Valley's snow report, if you're looking to wring a few more days out of this year's ski season.
  • Once the snow melts, it's time to put away your skis and dust off your mountain bike. Deer Valley's summer trail map is massive, and with summer lift service you can head straight back to the summit to enjoy your favorite trails all over again.
  • Want to...

Spring Has Sprung in Park City UT

Park City, UT has a well-earned reputation as a skier's paradise, but that doesn't mean the action slows down when the temperature starts to rise.  In fact, spring is one of the best times of year to experience the multitude of things to do in Park City. You still have time to hit the slopes for some springtime carving, then you get to watch Park City transform as the summer draws near. Spring is still all about enjoying the great outdoors, and the warm-weather season opens new areas of Park City for you to explore.

Whether you're into hiking, biking, or just enjoying a meal with a view, Park City has more than enough action to keep you busy when winter turns into spring.

Spring Has Sprung: Experience Park City from a New Perspective

Park City is the perfect place for people who like to stay on the move – no matter the season. There are endless trails to explore by hike, bike, or leisurely stroll, and the ski resorts always find fun ways to help locals enjoy the spring season. Spring is also the ideal time to walk Park City's Historic Main Street, which is packed with shopping, fine dining, nightlife, and plenty of culture.

  • You might be able to experience all of Park City's trails in a single spring, but you'd better start early. The city features over 150 miles of trails, with a variety of terrain suited to every ability level. There are certainly challenging trails, as well, which reward intrepid hikers with some of the best views in Utah.
  • Utah Olympic Park hosted the bobsled event during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, but you don't need ice to enjoy a ride on the Summer Comet Bobsled. Experience the actual bobsled course from the Olympics, on a specially modified bobsled that can top 60 mph. Just be sure to call ahead for availability.
  • Not a skier,...

Buying a Home in Old Town is Like Owning a Piece of History

Park City, UT is loaded with history, from the city's 30-plus year relationship with the Sundance Film Festival, to its leading role in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. And that's just the recent past. In its early days, Park City grew from a tiny, remote town into one of the first major settlements on the way to Salt Lake City. A mining boom brought the first big wave of settlers to Park City in the 1860s, and the city's first major ski resort – Treasure Island, opened in 1963 – began Park City's transition to the cosmopolitan, ski-lover's paradise that residents enjoy today.

You'll find evidence of Park City's rich history all over the city, but the Old Town neighborhood is the place where that history really comes to life. The luxurious historic homes, vibrant museums, and diverse entertainment options of Old Town make it the perfect place to settle down in Park City.

Park City's Old Town: A Rich History, and a Bright Future

Park City is most definitely a place that recognizes and celebrates its past. Utah Olympic Park, which hosted five major events during the 2002 Winter Games, is now open to the public as a training and recreation center. The Egyptian Theatre, which opened its doors in 1926, is still one of the most popular entertainment venues in the city. The historic homes in Park City, especially those in Old Town, provide a window into each era of the city's evolution.

  • In Park City, history and entertainment go hand in hand. Historic Main Streetis like a living timeline of Park City's history, and many of Park City's most historic businesses –...

Apex Residential Living in Park City UT

People fly in from all over the world to enjoy the diverse terrain, gorgeous views, and fresh powder at Park City Mountain. With Apex Residences at Park City, you don't have to worry about planning a trip – the mountain is always just outside your door. Ski in, ski out, and enjoy the vibrant local culture of Park City, UT in between. Apex Residences go above and beyond to deliver all of the amenities you expect from luxury mountainside living, along with easy access to the largest, most modern ski resort in North America.

If you've been searching for the perfect slope-side paradise in Park City, UT, you'll definitely want to take a closer look at what Apex Residences has to offer. Our team has put together a preview of what to expect from this exciting new project.

The Height of Luxury Redefined: Life in Park City's Apex Residences

Let's start with a few Park City statistics for the ski fanatics in the crowd. Park City gets an average of 360 inches of light, powdery snow per year, thanks to the area's high elevation and low humidity. A summit height of over 10,000 feet means you'll never lack for new, challenging trails to explore. And if you plan to use your Park City residence as a part-time home or vacation retreat, it's just a 30 minute ride to Salt Lake City international airport.

·         Apex Residences put you right in the center of the best that Park City has to offer. The homes are part of Canyons Village, with crystal-clear views of the mountain above and resort below.

·         When we say “ski in ski out,” we mean it. No lugging gear, wading through crowds, or stumbling...

Hey Park City - Things to Remember Before Falling in Love with a House

Love is in the air this time of year, and plenty of people are looking for a new sweetheart to call their own. Well-built, sturdy, strong financial sense, good-looking... and maybe a nice walk-in closet in the master bedroom. You know how it goes. When you're looking for love, it's got to be just right.

We've put together 10 tips to help determine whether your new home-buying crush is truly fit to be your one and only.

Remember These 10 Things Before Falling in Love with a House

Happy home-buyers balance their budgetary needs with their must-have features and aesthetic appeal. It's about falling in love with the total package, not just the home that looks nicest from the curb.

1.       Plan Ahead – Make a list of the your most important home attributes before you start shopping, and update it as needed. Your list may change as you begin to visit homes, but it helps to remember your initial goals and desires.

2.       Open Doors – Developing a “real estate crush” is actually quite common, buy it pays to keep an open mind. Don't close off other opportunities until you've made a final decision, so that you'll have desirable fallback options.

3.       Take Your Time – Don't let a lack of time to decide force you into a decision in the early part of your search. You may decide to move quickly once you're sure about a house, but you don't need to rush the process of narrowing down your list.

4.       See It Live – Online home listings are a great way to form a first impression, but the only way to know for sure is to see it in person, Make time to visit a diverse selection of homes that really catch your eye.

5.       Scout Schools – The quality of a school district...

Revisited: Luxury Ski and Mountain Homes: Park City, Utah

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By Susan Kime

Park City Utah’s historic roots have always been mingled with wealth. In the 1860’s, it was a boomtown, as the Wasatch Mountains above Park City yielded over $400 million in silver, and created many millionaires. But these were mining millionaires, not the starched tuxedo and formal dinner types. These were rich overnighters, and with them came bars, brawls and bordellos.

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Park City Celebrates Celluloid at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival

Around the world, there are a precious few film festivals each year that draw the attention of the entire film industry. The Sundance Film Festival, which visits Park City every winter, is one of the select events that make the list. Sundance has a reputation as a career launching pad for some of the most beloved filmmakers – and films – of our time.

The 2016 Sundance Film Festival is all set to kick off, running from January 21 to January 31, and the films are only part of the attraction. There's also a dizzying array of special events all over town, and you never know who you'll run into at Park City's Sundance parties.

Celebrate the Celluloid with Park City's Sundance Film Festival 2016

Sundance has a bit of a different flavor than some of the other major film festivals, because it finds room for all types of films. You might catch a future blockbuster, but you might also run into a weird, quirky, fun film from an unknown director who's about to become the next big thing. Some film festivals chase the trends. Sundance sets them.

·         Quentin Tarantino is a great example of Sundance's trend-setting ways. Way back in 1992, when he was relatively unknown, his film Reservoir Dogs was the talk of Sundance. 25 years later, he's regarded as one of the most popular directors of all time.

·         Sundance is a huge film festival, with 14 total categories. The U.S. Competition, World Cinema Competition, and forward-looking NEXT category – three of the most popular – ...

Five Reasons Why Buying a Park City Home Is For You

Talk to the locals, and you'll quickly learn that Park City, UT is a pretty special place. People visit from all over the world to hit the slopes, enjoy the culture, and get to know the tight-knit local community that makes it all possible. A visit to Park City so often lights a spark that can't be extinguished, and visitors frequently become neighbors when they get a taste of life in Park City.

It wasn't easy, but we've narrowed our list down to 5 of the many, many reasons that people love to call Park City, UT home. And when you're ready to launch your search of homes in Park City, contact Cheryl Fine-Whitterton for the best luxury real estate listings in the city.

5 Reasons Why You Will Love Life in Park City, Utah

When Park City pops up in the news, the story often has to do with skiing. That's no surprise, as Park City is home to some of the top-rated ski resorts in the world. Of course, the slopes are just one of many attractions. Park City offers plenty of fun, culture, and entertainment – summer included.

1.      Summer Fun – In fact, let's start with summer. The action in Park City doesn't slow down when the weather heats up, even at the ski resorts. ...

Family Fun Skiing at Park City Mountain Resort

Park City, Utah has long been a popular destination for travelers in-the-know about the best ski resorts, and for good reason. It is the home of the US Olympic Ski Team's national headquarters, and Olympic skiers can be found training in Park City year-round. The terrain, trail variety, and snow quality in Park City are simply unmatched. Park City Mountain Resort is an especially popular destination for skiers and snowboarders, with trails and activities fit for every skill level.

When you visit Park City Mountain Resort for a family vacation, you just may decide that you don't want to leave.  Contact me, Cheryl Fine-Whitterton, for more information on the beautiful luxury properties available in Park City.

Find Fun for the Whole Family at Park City Mountain Resort

The first thing you'll notice when arriving at Park City Mountain Resort is its size – more than 300 trails and 38 lifts spread over a 7,300 acre facility. The second thing you'll notice is fresh powder. It's not always snowing here, but it comes pretty close. Utah's low humidity means light, powdery snow that rates as some of the best in the world.

Skiing, Shopping and Santa for Park City Family Fun

Dreaming of a white Christmas? You can call Park City, Utah a winter wonderland throughout the snowy season, but the locals take things to another level during the holidays. With Christmas around the corner, now is the perfect time to check in on the special events, traditions, and community spirit waiting for you in Park City this December.

We've got you covered with a list of Park City's most popular holiday events, but we should warn you – once you visit Park City for Christmas, you just might decide to stick around for many holidays to come.

You Don't Want to Miss Park City, Utah This Holiday Season

The holiday fun has already started in Park City, but you're definitely not too late to get in on the action. In fact, the best is yet to come. If you've never seen Santa ride his sleigh down a ski lift, let's just say that now would be a good time to start planning your trip to Park City.

·         Yes, Santa really does ride his sleigh down the lift, packed with gifts and goodies. The fun starts at 5 pm with hot cocoa and Christmas carols, so get there early to stake out some prime real estate for Santa's big arrival.

·         Christmas Eve is one of the best nights of the year, full of family, fun, and anticipation for the big day. Experience a Christmas Eve tradition unlike any other, with the annual Torchlight Parade on Park City Mountain. You can enjoy the unique spectacle as a spectator, or strap on your skis and join in...

Park City Home of the US Ski Team

Who needs the Alps, when you've got Park City, Utah? If you tuned in to the 2014 Winter Olympics, you know that the USA Ski Team has been in great form. Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin each brought home gold medals in slalom, one of the most competitive disciplines in world skiing, to continue a long run of US skiing success. And they trained to win those medals right here in Park City.

After Park City's hosting duties ended for the 2002 Winter Olympics, Utah Olympic Park was converted into a world-class training center, where weekend skiers can enjoy the same conditions as Olympic athletes. Whether you're looking to celebrate skiing history or make a bit of your own, Park City, Utah has just what you're after.

It's Always Ski Season in Park City, Utah

Park City's winter sports history dates back long before the 2002 Winter Olympics. In fact, it was one of the first skiing hot-spots in the United States. The near-constant low humidity and mountain geography in Park City leads to a steady supply of light, fluffy snow – perfect for winter sports adventures.

Whether the next Olympics is a few months or a few years away, you'll find athletes training hard in Park City. During the summer months, the US Cross Country team simply switches to roller-skiing on the Olympic cross country track.

If you want to catch the next skiing star in action, don't miss the chance to visit Utah Olympic Park. Enjoy a meal while you take in a practice session, then gear up and hit the slopes yourself.

We celebrate the history of skiing in Park City. At Olympic Park, you can also take a behind-the-scenes look at US Ski Team history with an expert guided tour.

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