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Old 07-31-2014, 01:08 AM
 
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Park City is also a great place to live. I am pretty sure there are ski teams in schools and hosted by the resorts in both Park City and areas around SLC. In Park City, even a number of the preschools have skiing programs. You will not have a problem finding youth sports teams here. Park City schools have a great mountain biking team. Check out also the Park City Young Riders program for kids who like to bike. SLC and Park City have a different feel and different weather. There is no right answer. It is just what is a better fit for your family.

If you come to Park City, check out Jeremy Ranch. I know of at least one commercial pilot with young kids who lives there and loves it. I prefer other areas of Park City, but it is just a preference. It all depends on your budget and preferences. I love to visit SLC but it is a bit hot for me during the summer to live fulltime, so the mountains are a better fit. Others feel differently.

If you have time on your trip, Trailside Bike Park is pretty neat. It's just a free public park.
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Old 07-31-2014, 07:20 PM
 
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Canewbie, great stuff. Thanks! How many times a month, during the winter, does the weather make it difficult to get from Park City to SLC?
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:33 AM
 
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Sorry for this answer, but it depends on what you consider difficult winter driving. For someone used to midwest snow driving, it is a breeze. The highways here are great. I'd say maybe one or two days out of the whole winter but it really depends on your comfort level.
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:43 PM
 
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Park City resort local kids ski programs..

Canyons Resort
Locals Only Youth Lessons | Canyons


Deer Valley
Http://www.deerlocals.com/specialty-...cialty-program
http://academy.deervalley.com/PRESCH...1/Default.aspx
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:33 AM
 
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More great info, thanks! Not worried about driving in the snow, but more about the roads closing down. Sounds like that isn't much of a concern though. The ski programs look great. I would have to think the ski programs are a popular deal with the proximity of the city to world class skiing. The distance from SLC to the ski areas is much better than Denver to theirs.
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:10 AM
 
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More great info, thanks! Not worried about driving in the snow, but more about the roads closing down. Sounds like that isn't much of a concern though.
The roads almost never close. By far the major part of the drive would be on I-80 and that's kept open very close to 100% of the time. My sister lives in Holladay and works in Park City. I think there have been only 2 days in something like 25 years when she has had to call in and say, "I can't make it because of the roads." She has described a few harrowing drives, though.

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The distance from SLC to the ski areas is much better than Denver to theirs.
And that is definitely the understatement of the year!
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:10 PM
 
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What about living in the areas around the Jordanelle reservoir near Park City? It seems to be more affordable than a Park City address (more beautiful home for your money anyway) with some incredible views. From what I can tell it would be a Heber City address and the kids school would be in Midland.

Midland looks like a ways away for driving the kids to school from there ~20 miles. Has anyone heard of switching schools? Is that even possible or are you strictly regulated to school boundary lines. Any other pluses or minuses of that address?
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Old 11-27-2014, 04:19 AM
 
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Sugarhouse was my favourite area when I lived in SLC.
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Old 12-01-2014, 11:39 PM
 
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What about living in the areas around the Jordanelle reservoir near Park City? It seems to be more affordable than a Park City address (more beautiful home for your money anyway) with some incredible views. From what I can tell it would be a Heber City address and the kids school would be in Midland.

Midland looks like a ways away for driving the kids to school from there ~20 miles. Has anyone heard of switching schools? Is that even possible or are you strictly regulated to school boundary lines. Any other pluses or minuses of that address?
Jordanelle is beautiful but it feels much more remote. Groceries etc are farther. With the anticipated growth of SLC and Park City, I would not want to commit to commute from there to the airport.

It is possible to get into a school from outside the boundaries if there is room but I wouldn't bank on it.
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Old 12-28-2018, 11:51 PM
 
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Default Sam potential move with family of two little ones

Just wondering what neighborhood you ended up moving to and what your experience has been. My family is also possibly moving to the SLC or PC area and I have two young children not in school yet (non-LDS), but will one will likely start preschool next August.
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