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Old 10-11-2010, 07:05 PM
 
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Hello, My fiance and I recently took a trip to Utah to see if we might want to relocate there in a few yrs when she is done with school. We checked out SLC and Park City and thought they were really nice. I was just wondering if Park City is somewhat affordable to live in. She is going to be a chiropractor and can work about anywhere. We liked the small town feeling of park city, not the big city feel. Do people commute to SLC from park city? It didn't seem like too far of a drive. Basically Im just wondering if its possible to open a business in park city or not? Thanks
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Old 10-11-2010, 08:59 PM
 
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Park City has several chiropractors, maybe one of them is looking for a partner. We moved down to SLC from PC a little over 2 years ago after doing that commute for 16 years. It is not that far of a drive but once in awhile it is terrible due to weather or accidents. Park City used to be really expensive but bargains can be found now. I left PC because it has lost that small city feel......
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Old 10-11-2010, 09:55 PM
 
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Hello, My fiance and I recently took a trip to Utah to see if we might want to relocate there in a few yrs when she is done with school. We checked out SLC and Park City and thought they were really nice. I was just wondering if Park City is somewhat affordable to live in. She is going to be a chiropractor and can work about anywhere. We liked the small town feeling of park city, not the big city feel. Do people commute to SLC from park city? It didn't seem like too far of a drive. Basically Im just wondering if its possible to open a business in park city or not? Thanks
"Affordable" can vary depending on your lifestyle, and what you require.

The commute from SLC-PC is a breeze in the dry months, but when the snow comes it can be a brutal, white knuckle experience. I made the commute for a couple of years and there were maybe 6 times where I was coming down the mountain at 10 mph in low gear, whilst clenching my teeth. The rest of the time it's pretty doable. If I had the option I would NOT make that commute again. I'd live/work in one or the other.

Heber is a great place to consider if you want a small town feel, and is not far from PC. You get more bang for the buck and frankly I think it's prettier.
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Old 10-12-2010, 06:21 AM
 
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Yeah I liked Heber City a lot, we just liked that area on the other side of the mountains. I personaly would prefer to live and work in the same area. I like how close you are to skiing, hiking, biking ect. By affordable I mean can you get a decent home in the 200-300k range? Or will 500k get you a starter home?

As far as teh snow goes, is PC or Heber burried in snow all winter? By when would I expect it to be melted and have nice weather? I live in Pittsburgh PA now and from November through April we have mostly gray skies, and snow from Dec-March usually. But If I need a plow just to get to work I might reconsider.

Thanks again, we are looking at several places to move to and Utah was quite a suprise.



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"Affordable" can vary depending on your lifestyle, and what you require.

The commute from SLC-PC is a breeze in the dry months, but when the snow comes it can be a brutal, white knuckle experience. I made the commute for a couple of years and there were maybe 6 times where I was coming down the mountain at 10 mph in low gear, whilst clenching my teeth. The rest of the time it's pretty doable. If I had the option I would NOT make that commute again. I'd live/work in one or the other.

Heber is a great place to consider if you want a small town feel, and is not far from PC. You get more bang for the buck and frankly I think it's prettier.
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Old 10-12-2010, 08:05 AM
 
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You could get a condo for that price and it won't be really nice-just mediumish. Depending on snowfall and remps, you may have snow on the ground as early as Halloween to as late as June. The great thing is lots of sunshine and not a lot of gray.
Line up a job before you get here if you are not telecommuting/self employed. Lots of jobs at the resorts which are having job fairs now but don't expect much more than 8-9 per hour...
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:00 AM
 
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Thanks Skibarbie....I wouldnt move there unless I have a job...we are considering CO, UT and OR to relocate to. Im just curious as to what the weather in PC or Heber city is like. I love snow, I love skiing but there comes a time when i like it to be warm out. I dont want to be shuvelign snow in June! We were there about 2 weeks ago and for early Oct I thought the weather was great. So I guess people there dont have swimming pools?
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:37 AM
 
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................... So I guess people there dont have swimming pools?
The only swimming pools in people's yards in northern UT are in their basements! LOL If you are seriously rich, you can have an outside pool, but it won't be useable from Sept-Jun.
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:16 PM
 
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I've lived in Heber for a little over 3 years now. The weather is cold but the tradeoff is the lack of an inversion for the most part and the mild summers. During the month of January, it is a little colder in Heber than in Park City, due to the fact that Heber sits in a low-lying valley and the cold air sinks to the valley floor. However, the rest of the time it is warmer in Heber. We typically have Indian summers and snow doesn't usually start staying until December. Once December hits, we usually will have snow on the valley floor until the first week or two of March. By mid-March, the snow is melted from the valley floor and the fields become green by the first week of April. I've noticed it takes until about mid-April for Park City's snow to melt. It's hard to find average temps for Heber as usually the weather data is borrowed from Park City. I would guess the average high for January is 30 degrees and the average low is 10 degrees. The average high for July, the warmest month, is 85 degrees and the average low is 49. That being said, this is Utah and the weather varies dramatically. It is not uncommon to have week-long cold spells where the low is -15 and the high is 5, as well as highs in the mid-90s during the summer. It has yet to reach 100 degrees since I've lived here (which is really good considering SLC has had heat waves of consecutive 100 degree days). The locals say it is usually about 10 degrees cooler in Heber than in SLC.

Anyway, good luck with your search. Having lived in five different states and various places in Utah, Heber is a very nice place to live and is probably my favorite place I've lived.
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:23 PM
 
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I forgot to mention that you can definitely find a pretty nice single family home right now in Heber in the 200-300K range. In Park City, you can probably only get a condo or townhome for that price.
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:36 PM
 
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thanks for the reply. ive lived in sw pa most my life and we have pretty crappy weather. cold gray ovr cast most of winter, few days in the 90's in the summer, but it gets humid. snow from mid dec-end of march, and can snow in april. we were in ut in early oct and the weather was great.

the fiance wants to be a chiropractor and have a dance studio near park city, that's her dream atleast. ill start looking for jobs in the summer/fall. we want to move early 2012.

heber is close to pc so living there would be fine, ive looked and it is more affordable.

thanks again



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I've lived in Heber for a little over 3 years now. The weather is cold but the tradeoff is the lack of an inversion for the most part and the mild summers. During the month of January, it is a little colder in Heber than in Park City, due to the fact that Heber sits in a low-lying valley and the cold air sinks to the valley floor. However, the rest of the time it is warmer in Heber. We typically have Indian summers and snow doesn't usually start staying until December. Once December hits, we usually will have snow on the valley floor until the first week or two of March. By mid-March, the snow is melted from the valley floor and the fields become green by the first week of April. I've noticed it takes until about mid-April for Park City's snow to melt. It's hard to find average temps for Heber as usually the weather data is borrowed from Park City. I would guess the average high for January is 30 degrees and the average low is 10 degrees. The average high for July, the warmest month, is 85 degrees and the average low is 49. That being said, this is Utah and the weather varies dramatically. It is not uncommon to have week-long cold spells where the low is -15 and the high is 5, as well as highs in the mid-90s during the summer. It has yet to reach 100 degrees since I've lived here (which is really good considering SLC has had heat waves of consecutive 100 degree days). The locals say it is usually about 10 degrees cooler in Heber than in SLC.

Anyway, good luck with your search. Having lived in five different states and various places in Utah, Heber is a very nice place to live and is probably my favorite place I've lived.
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