Heber City : Utah

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What it's Like to Retire in Heber City

Heber City is a small town of 11,000 near Park City and Salt Lake City.  It is both a rural town and also a resort town, with many people settling here or having a vacation home to be near the skiing and mountains.  The downtown has very wide streets and a good commericial sector. Outside of town are many affluent developments and horse farm in the red hills with sweeping views. The area is growing fast (+68% from 2000) and is affluent. Every other vehicle seems to towing a horse, a boat, or an ATV. The median household income is over $50,000. Photo of Heber and Deer Creek Reservoir courtesy of Wikipedia and Skyguy414.


Where to Retire in Heber City and Home Prices

There is at least 1 active adult community in Heber City, with many other de facto 55+ communities in the nearby Park City area. Deer Crest is one wealthy enclave that seems to border Park City and Heber City. Red Ledges is another very affluent development with top tier golf course. According to City-data.com,  the median sale price of a home was about $300,000 in late 2014.


What is special about Heber City

This is an area of great beauty and tall mountains.  The world famous Sundance Resort is just a few miles up the road.  There are many lakes in the area which are popular for boating. The fly fishing in the streams is extraordinary.


What is not special about Heber City

Heber City is rapidly growing; It is a resort community; Winters are cold and snowy.


Who will like retirement in Heber City

People who like the mountains and being outdoors. Mormons will generally feel more comfortable than non Mormons. Politically, this tends to be a very conservative area.


Local economy is driven by

Tourism, construction, and agriculture. Many who live here commute to Orem, Provo, Park City.


Climate and Physical Environment

Heber is in north central Utah, about 1 hour southeast of Park City. The elevation is 5600'.  The average January temperature is in the mid 20's and the average July temperature is 70. Humidity and rainfall are low.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

You would want to go to Park City or Salt Lake City for dining and culture.


Heber City has a low crime rate.


Medical facilities

Heber Valley Medical Center; Park City Medical Center is about 15 miles away



Heber City Municipal Airport; Salt Lake City International Airport is about 50 miles away; Heber City is considered a very walkable community when compared to other towns.


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Facts about HEBER CITY
  • State: UT
  • Environment: Rural,Mountain,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: JB

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