Kamas Valley is directly east of Park City and reachable via State Route 32. Not to be confused with the town of Kamas, the Kamas Valley is about 10 miles long and only a few miles wide. About 30 miles south of Kamas Valley, Heber Valley rests beneath Wasatch Mountain State Park where the Provo River meets Deer Creek Reservoir. And Jordanelle — a residential area between the Jordanelle Reservoir and Park City — is roughly halfway between the Kamas and Heber Valleys.
Taken together, these areas are growing communities with luxury real estate and wide open spaces. For example, investors and would-be residents should keep an eye on the Mayflower Ski Resort, a recent waterfront development in Jordanelle with over a thousand residential units planned. The rural estates throughout Summit and Wasatch Counties offer ample space, relaxed recreation, and a family-friendly feel.
What to Love
- The beautiful Wasatch Mountains
- Jordanelle State Park and Reservoir
- Modern comforts in locations that feel remote
- Proximity to Park City and Salt Lake International Airport
Like Park City, the areas that surround it feature enchanting mountain views, skiing, and opportunities for outdoor recreation. But whereas skiing is by far the most popular activity in Park City, people who live outside the city in places like Kamas Valley or Heber Valley enjoy a more balanced repertoire. The residential areas in these regions are less social hubs and more bases of operation for deeper excursions into the wild. Hiking, biking, and horseback riding are merely the beginning for outdoor enthusiasts. Besides those daylong activities, you can also pitch a tent at Jordanelle State Park or one of the many other campground sites. The luxury real estate in the area gives you a comfortable den amongst astonishing terrain and flourishing wildlife.
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Whereas Park City is mainly known as a winter wonderland, summers in Summit and Wasatch Counties are at least as nice. Warm daytime temperatures typically last from late May to early September. Summers bring beautiful wildflowers and greenery to places like the stunning Wasatch-Cache National Forest
, where campers and daytime visitors can hike or mountain bike the Waterfall Canyon Trail. Meanwhile, summer nights stay cool enough for you to build a fire in your spacious backyard and watch the stars.
Because Summit County and Wasatch County are known for their beautiful scenery, you’d be correct to suppose there are scenic drives throughout the region. Mirror Lake Highway, a 42-mile section of state Route 150, is a popular mountain driving route. Overlooks, picnic sites, waterfalls, lakes, hiking paths, and campgrounds can all be found along this picturesque byway. High Star Ranch is located in the middle of the Kamas Valley and is known for horseback riding, mountain biking, and live entertainment.
Residents of Summit Country and Wasatch County are served by the South Summit School District and the Wasatch County School District, respectively.
Students in Heber Valley and Jordanelle may attend:
- Heber Valley Elementary School, grades K-5
- Timpanogos Intermediate School, grades 5-6
- Rocky Mountain Middle School, grades 7-8
- Wasatch County High School, grades 9-12
Students in Kamas Valley may attend:
- South Summit Elementary School, grades K-4
- South Summit Middle School, grades 5-8
- South Summit High School, grades 9-12