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Old 10-10-2008, 01:20 PM
 
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my husband and I have a 4 year old son and three dogs. We are very drawn to the outdoor lifestyle of this area. We are on the east coast now but formerly lived in Colorado. We enjoy skiing, hiking, fly fishing, biking, etc...
i'm curious about the usual things; housing, schools, community, etc..
but also about how easy it is to "fit in" as a new resident. I'lk be looking for a teaching job either in a preschool or private school.
i would appreciate any advice, particularly from folks similar to us (40's professional married couple with kids)
Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-11-2008, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Utah
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my husband and I have a 4 year old son and three dogs. We are very drawn to the outdoor lifestyle of this area. We are on the east coast now but formerly lived in Colorado. We enjoy skiing, hiking, fly fishing, biking, etc...
i'm curious about the usual things; housing, schools, community, etc..
but also about how easy it is to "fit in" as a new resident. I'lk be looking for a teaching job either in a preschool or private school.
i would appreciate any advice, particularly from folks similar to us (40's professional married couple with kids)
Thanks in advance!
I'm 37, married, with two kids. I love the Park City area. You're very lucky if you get to live there. It's very beautiful. You do feel like you're getting away, to the mountains. Good restaurants. A historic downtown. Lots of outdoor recreation possibilities. Beautiful. Lots of Olympic sights. People seem to be very health-conscious and outdoorsy there. Some nice, new architecture going on, too.

The community seems nice, the housing is one of the most expensive in Utah, but for good reason. I don't know about the schooling, since I don't live there.

If I could live there, I would. Who knows, maybe I will some day.
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Old 10-11-2008, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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I love the Park City area. You're very lucky if you get to live there. It's very beautiful. You do feel like you're getting away, to the mountains. Good restaurants. A historic downtown. Lots of outdoor recreation possibilities. Beautiful. Lots of Olympic sights. People seem to be very health-conscious and outdoorsy there. Some nice, new architecture going on, too.

The community seems nice, the housing is one of the most expensive in Utah, but for good reason. I don't know about the schooling, since I don't live there.

If I could live there, I would. Who knows, maybe I will some day.
I'll second all of this and I've heard the schools are good, as you would expect in a more affluent area.

Park City is a little slice of Heaven!
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Old 10-11-2008, 02:52 PM
 
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thank you for your input!
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Old 10-12-2008, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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The wife and I considered Park City for retirement ... for all the reasons you mentioned ... then the reality set in:

1) Real estate is very, very high. Check the prices out soonest ... could be within your price range?

2) In season, the town exists to "service" the affluent ... it left me with the feel of a pure resort town, which we didn't care for.

We were more than a little disappointed ... but are looking at other towns in UT, and a couple places in CO.

YMMV ... good luck.
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:10 PM
 
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Hey Dogs & Boys... We just moved into our place in Summit Park and love it. We looked all around the Park City area. Right now it's a buyers market so it's a great time to look for homes. The schools are growing so you'll find a job right away. There are several links under city data forum re: moving here. Check this one out. And best of luck: //www.city-data.com/forum/salt-...rk-city-2.html
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:27 PM
 
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It's expensive there like the others said, but its very nice and very diverse.
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:02 AM
 
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Default Local Newspaper for Boyz & Dogs

One more thing my soon-to-be-neighbor... Check out The Park Record on-line for local information. www.parkrecord.com It's specific to Park City and some of her surrounding areas.
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