Park City's Jordanelle Area Guide

November 15, 2019

What on earth is going on in Jordanelle? What IS Jordanelle?

The Jordanelle area of Park City actually resides in Wasatch County rather than Summit County. If you’ve been to Park City, and skied Deer Valley off the Sultan Chair, Jordanelle is the beautiful reservoir you gaze at before you plunge down the slopes. It is also the home of the Jordanelle Gondola off HWY 40, that services Deer Valley and provides excellent ski access for residents of the Heber and Kamas Valleys.

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Why all the buzz about this area? Here are a few reasons…A new ski base for Deer Valley (or another owner, TBD), is in the process of developing the current Mayflower exit off HWY 40. A few hotels, multiple condos, single family home sites, an ice skating arena, workforce housing and parking are part of the plan. Dirt work has already progressed. The ski runs will be on your skier’s right of the Mayflower Bowl at Deer Valley, on the north facing slopes.

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But that’s not all. Eighteen different communities are in the process of development on the east side of Jordanelle. WHAT? Eighteen? That’s insane! Yes, you read it right. There is a road under construction currently called Jordanelle Parkway, that will link HWY 248 (which extends from HWY 40 to Route 32 in Kamas), to HWY 40. This road will bypass the intersection of HWY 40 and HWY 248. And along the Jordanelle Parkway will be trails and developments. 


The Jordanelle area developments range in price from lots starting at $220,000 to condos up to about $1,000,000 and homes up to $4,000,000, and everything in between. For buyers who are looking for new construction and a lower price per square foot than Old Town, Park City and Deer Valley, the Jordanelle area may be a good option for you. What a buyer will need to understand is the timing of all of the services and amenities. For now, you will still be driving into Park City and Heber City for your groceries, gas, dining and entertainment. Buyers with staying power and patience may just get a host of new places to explore that are not in Old Town, which alleviates the drive into town. And let’s face it, the traffic will get worse. Currently, lotsof traffic plagues HWY 248 (Kearns Blvd) heading to and from town, so the developers must come up with solutions for the traffic issue. But if you are fine with hunkering down and sticking near your home base, then the traffic won’t have much of an impact on you. If shiny and new is what you’re after, you may have found the perfect spot!

Click on the link below to view a map and list of all the developments. And call me with questions. I’m happy to help.



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