Heber City : Utah


What It Is Like to Retire in Heber City

Heber City is a growing town of about 16,000 residents (2017), and has seen a population increase of 116% since 2000. Located near Park City and Salt Lake City,  it is a rural 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 commercial sector. Outside of town are many affluent developments and horse farms in the red hills with sweeping views. Every other vehicle seems to be towing a horse, boat, or ATV trailer. The median household income is over $65,000.


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 a top tier golf course. According to Zillow, the median listing price of a home was $643,650 in early 2022.


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, with an elevation of 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

Heber offers several restaurants including grills and cafes. There are a couple of movie theaters and the Timpanogos Valley Theatre presents many productions throughout the year along with events and workshops. Heber City also offers a lot of outdoor activities and festivals. For more cultural events you can go to Park City, which just 17 miles north or Salt Lake City about 45 miles away.


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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What people are saying about Heber City

Heber City, UT
Heber City also has a very nice, modern library just outside of town with soaring windows that overlook the mountains.
Posted by wmcvey on March 03, 2021
Heber City Updated
Thank you HeidiSam for keeping us updated on Heber City. We appreciate your comments and have made the corrections.
Posted by Jane at Topretirements on March 04, 2020
Heber City, UT
The article on Heber City, UT is wrong on many things. It has a population of about 16,000 plus the town it joins is Midway and it has a population of approximately 5,000. It is 20 minutes away from Park City, not an hour as the article states. You do not need to go the Park City or Salt Lake for dining and culture. There are some very nice restaurants in Heber/Midway. There are also 2 local movie theaters and local acting companies that put on plays. There are many artists in the area.
Posted by HeidiSam on March 03, 2020

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