MountainStyle Living

Visitors are drawn to Park City for skiing in the winter, biking in the summer, and good food and live music year-round.

But ask anyone who’s lived in the area for any period of time and they’ll tell you that while they might’ve been first lured by the city’s access to the outdoors and rich culture (at least for a relatively small town), they stuck around because of the community — a community that’s spread as far north as Quarry Village and as far south as Heber City.

To help you get the lay of the land, we’ve outlined the major communities that makeup greater Park City and the Wasatch.

Old Town

Chances are when you think of Park City, you think of Old Town (also called Historic Park City). The neighborhood easily lives up to its reputation as the heart and soul of Park City. The picturesque Main Street is lined with 19th century buildings that house over 200 shops, restaurants, galleries, bars, and spas. The neighborhood is bordered by Park City Mountain Resort on one side, Deer Valley Resort on the other, and is easily walkable. Chances are high you’ll run into friends you met on the trails as you grab a post-ride drink or do some shopping — Park City is still a small, friendly town after all.

Deer Valley

Snow-bare slopes don’t turn Deer Valley into a ghost town. The driving heart of the community, Deer Valley Resort, hosts myriad summer activities — from hiking and biking on the now-bare ski runs to scenic chairlift rides that take you high up on the mountain. And, of course, during the month of July and early August, the Deer Valley Music Festival takes center stage, with music that ranges from ABBA covers to chamber music.

Canyons Village

On the northern end of the mammoth Park City Mountain Resort is Canyons Village, a community that transforms from a skier’s paradise to a golfer and music-lover’s go-to. The 18-hole Canyons Golf boasts beautiful views over 550 feet of elevation change and the summer concert series brings weekly live music and dancing — free of charge. Those looking for adventure can hit the hiking and biking trails on the ski area. Popular trails include Holly’s to Mid Mountain Trail and Armstrong Trail.

Kimball Junction

With easy access to both Salt Lake City and Park City, Kimball Junction has a little of everything. There’s plenty of big-name shopping and dining, low-key residential areas, and great hiking trails. The Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter — which is home to a 1,200-acre wildlife refuge, a 100-acre farm, and 10 miles of trails — butts right up against the community while the Utah Olympic Park sits due south.

Quarry Village

A nice blend of commercial and residential development make this community a go-to for locals looking for a relaxed home base with easy access to the busy communities of Salt Lake City and Park City (both around 20 minutes by car). Woodward Park City is also found in Quarry Village, providing the area with a state-of-the-art action sports hub.

Heber City

To the south of Park City proper is Heber City. The community has its own airport, a summer open-air market, and an old-fashioned railroad where you can ride the train and end the day with BBQ and music.


Just to the west of Heber City is the smaller community of Midway, which butts up against the Deer Creek Reservoir and the Wasatch Mountain State Park. You can camp in the Pine Creek Campground, golf on one of the four 18-hole golf courses, and hike or bike on the many trails.