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Canyons as a regular/ semi full time home owner?

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All;

I was wondering if anyone with firsthand knowledge and experience can opine on topic of Canyons as a semi permanent destination. Canyons seems to offer many real estate opportunities that deliver attractive (relative) price/value versus other parts of the Park City region; obviously even much more so versus DV. However my perception is that Canyons is still much more of a "vacationer" centric area than other parts of PC. Maybe I'm saying it lacks a community sole and any level of semi permanent community. Put that together with lower elevation and maybe the superior price value just doesn't pay out. I am getting closer to choosing PC as a semi permanent seasonal destination-- so seems like one would have to consider Canyons...I realize you can always ski elsewhere--but if you are at the resort, it seems to me you'll want to spend most of your time there. But without any sense of regular community--seems like its primary attraction is a place to get good vacation deals. By the way, this is not my contention -- it is my perception. Am I wrong? Thanks for your feedback.

Blitz
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Which part of The Canyons? There's the high density stuff clustered around the resort center, the lower parts near Base Camp and The Colony. There's also a subdivision on the other side of Rt. 224 from the resort.

The resort center will have almost no sense of community and be largely vacant during the off-season. Lower and The Colony will have some permanent residents but will be mostly second homes. The neighborhood opposite consists mostly of permanent residents however it is not very large.
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Thank you Lorenzzo--how do you feel about Park Meadows?
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Thank you Lorenzzo--how do you feel about Park Meadows?

All the cool people live there.

Seriously though, PM is a great place for permanent residents.
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All the cool people live there.

Seriously though, PM is a great place for permanent residents.


Listen to Lorenzzo. I have a second home in Kimball Junction area. If I was living in PC permanently, I would definitely try to get into a regular neighborhood where permanent residents live. And Park meadows is a great area. But there are other neighborhoods as well. I would get a realtor and go see  houses. I live in Maui and know from that experience that it's best not to live where all the tourists stay.  It would definitely get old.

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Listen to Lorenzzo. I have a second home in Kimball Junction area. If I was living in PC permanently, I would definitely try to get into a regular neighborhood where permanent residents live. And Park meadows is a great area. But there are other neighborhoods as well. I would get a realtor and go see  houses. I live in Maui and know from that experience that it's best not to live where all the tourists stay.  It would definitely get old.

Park Meadows is one neighborhood consisting primarily of permanent residences but as Maui Steve says there are others. Each has their own character and some have different parts to them. Park Meadows has neighborhoods that have a craftsy, funky feel, others that are mostly custom mini-mansions and some that are traditional subdivisions. Thaynes Canyon is older, colder, craftsy, foresty and overall has a great feel. Silver Springs and the Swaner area are mostly traditional subdivisions but have a great network of bike paths and meadows. Some of these neighborhoods are close to where you'll ski and play. Others involve a drive albeit relatively short. There are other neighborhoods of permanent residents I haven't mentioned. Let's not forget Old Town although the percentage of permanent residents may not be real high.

I suggest spending some time here both in the winter and summer before buying if you can. Had I only come in the winter I would have bought closer to the resorts in a higher density setting. Instead, I chose craftsy, funky with some land. If I was going to move to the mountains I wanted that kind of feel.

As MS said, you might consider finding a good agent.
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