It is well known and well deserved that Park City continuously receives awards and accolades as one of the top places in the world to visit, ski, mountain bike and even live. As residents of the Park City area, we know all of these things are true based on the quality of life we are afforded as a result of calling the Park City area home.
A few months ago, the NY Times published an article that featured the hardest places to live in the United States. The article includes an interactive map that allows you to review how your hometown stacks up based on six categories, which include education, median household income, unemployment, disability, life expectancy and obesity. The factors were averaged to determine each county’s relative rank and to determine the final rank.
While these factors are certainly valid they differ a bit from the factors we in Park City typically celebrate. Summit County was ranked the 5th best place to live in the United States. Our individual scores are as follows:
- Median Household Income of $86,515 with 48.3% of residents holding a
- college degree.
- An unemployment rate of 5.3%
- Disability rate of .2%
- Life expectancy of 81.2
- Obesity Rate = 21%
You may think of Park City as a winter wonderland or even a year-round paradise, but Summit County continues to make itself known as a viable home for those seeker a more balanced life. We continue to celebrate the natural beauty of our home and give thanks for the quality of living we enjoy each and every day in this beautiful corner of Utah.
We invite you to learn more about owning a home in Park City, whether you are looking for a vacation home to create lifelong memories with your family or perhaps a full-time residence and place to call home.
We certainly agree with the New York Times; Summit County is a pretty great place to live, and although we consider it the best…we’ll take number five.