Heber City Area
While the Heber Valley has experienced rapid growth during the past decade, the community has retained its small-town charm, which is highly valued by residents new and old. Recently named one of the best resort values by The Wall Street Journal, the Heber Valley is just a 15 minute drive from Park City. This area features remarkable views of the Timpanogos mountain range and is home to the golf community of Red Ledges. Countless recreational opportunities include fishing, camping, hiking, horseback riding as well as skiing at Deer Valley Resort® via the Jordanelle Express gondola. Residents in the area are equally split between primary and secondary homeowners. Vacationers enjoy the bountiful scenery and relaxing vibe, while residents appreciate the affordable housing prices.
Resting at the base of the Wasatch Mountains is the quaint, Swiss-influenced community of Midway. Famous for its legendary annual Swiss Days over Labor Day Weekend, Midway hosted several 2002 Winter Olympic events at the Soldier Hollow cross-country track and biathlon range. The area is ripe with golfing opportunities, including Soldier Hollow, Homestead Resort and Wasatch golf courses. Fans of fishing, horseback riding and skiing rejoice in Midway’s copious open space and the easy access to local mountains. Midway is located 20 minutes from Park City and is experiencing consistent growth. While home prices are slightly higher in Midway than in neighboring Heber, most residents feel that the sense of community validates the premium. Charleston Is a small town located on the banks of Deer Creek Reservoir and is attractive to Provo commuters.
The Jordanelle area features the Jordanelle Reservoir as the centerpiece, with residential communities dotting the surrounding hills. Depending on location, the various Jordanelle neighborhoods feature views of the reservoir’s sparkling blue waters, farm fields of the Heber Valley or Deer Valley ski runs. Split between Wasatch and Summit counties, the Jordanelle area is home to a wide range of home styles and prices, from lake view condominiums to luxurious single-family homes.
The township of Hideout flanks the eastern edge of the Jordanelle Reservoir and offers some of the most stunning panoramic views spanning from the distant Mt Timpanogos to just across the Jordanelle to Deer Valley. The master planned community of Hideout Canyon consists of single-family homes, twin homes, condominiums, and residential lots all with access to the community’s Outlaw golf course. Deer Valley’s Jordanelle Express gondola is located at Highway 40’s Mayflower exit, providing easy ski access to this area.
Tuhaye is a premier Talisker Corporation golf community offering custom single family homes surrounding the Mark O’Meara course. Subdivisions and townhomes include Deer Mountain, River View and Star Harbor. Condominiums are offered at Fox Bay, Hailstone and the Lodge at Stillwater and Village at the Shores.
These three scenic communities sit at the foot of the Uinta Mountains. Whereas Heber and Midway are slowly transitioning into slightly more populous communities, Kamas has steadfastly held onto its “wild west” roots. The most recognized residential neighborhood in Francis is Wild Willow, which features large homesites and ranch style homes. Located near the small town of Francis is the 5,600 acre Victory Ranch development, which features a Rees Jones designed golf course, five private miles of fishing along the Provo River and striking luxury homes and homesites. Woodland is best known for the renowned Wolf Creek Ranch development, which offers the largest residential land parcels in the area. Some Wolf Creek lots are 160 acres in size, with a perimeter length of two miles. The entire development comprises 14,000 acres of stunning outdoor recreational paradise, and is within easy driving distance of Park City.
The small Summit County farming communities of Oakley and Peoa are located between Coalville and Kamas. Stunning mountain vistas surround both Oakley and Peoa, which abundant working farms & ranches with a rich local history. Oakley is home to the world-renowned 4th of July Oakley Rodeo, while Peoa hosts Mountain Town Music’s summertime concerts at the quaint Woodenshoe Park. While luxury properties certainly exist in these rural areas, the housing inventory tends to be older and therefore more affordably priced. Those looking for a less-remote experience should explore the area’s planned community, North Bench Farms
Coalville is the seat of Summit County, despite its rural location and small population. The three towns of Coalville, Wanship and Hoytsville are primarily agricultural in nature and many families have lived in the area for multiple generations. Excellent fishing exists in the nearby Weber River, which feeds into the Rockport Reservoir – a popular location for water recreation. These towns are quite rural and comprised mostly of ranch and agricultural lands yet are a short drive to Park City via Interstate 80. Potential buyers will find excellent home values in any of these three communities.