noun ae·rie \ ˈer-ē , ˈir- , ˈā-(ə-)rē \
“an elevated often secluded dwelling, structure, or position”.
Looking at the definition of the word, I’d say The Aerie—the neighborhood where Old Town, Prospector and Lower Deer Valley intersect—is aptly named.
Views for Days
The Aerie is a wonderful mountain neighborhood that is at once in the heart of town and tucked away upon a mountainside. In a town that is long on views, The Aerie does not come up short.
The Aerie begins off Deer Valley Drive as it intersects with the central corridor, Aerie Drive. Aerie Drive winds it’s way uphill between Masonic Hill and Mellow Mountain and is framed with scrub oak and sage as well as the occasional aspen. Homes along The Aerie have incredible views. From this perch you have a bird’s eye view of Deer Valley, a charming peek at Old Town and you look squarely at Park City Mountain Resort. Looking East you can see as far as the snow-capped Uinta Mountains. Did we mention the views?
The Aerie is well located between Old Town and the popular Prospector neighborhood. Most of Park City’s favorite restaurants, shops and art galleries are located in these two districts. From sweet-smelling bakeries to beautiful furniture stores and quaint wine bars there is little that a wanting Parkite can’t find in the immediate vicinity of The Aerie.
The Aerie also boasts quick access to skiing at both Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort. In fact, the Mellow Mountain Road connects Aerie drive to Deer Valley drive making it a quick and direct route to the ski hill.
At the time of this writing, there are 4 beautiful homes for sale in the Aerie neighborhood. The average sale price of a home in The Aerie is in the $2-$3 million range. Most are single family dwellings with a few townhomes located in the April Mountain subdivision. I currently have two listings in the Aerie. One, co-listed with Marcie Davis, is the lowest priced home in the Aerie at $1.9 million and has some of the best views in all of Park City. The other, in the April Mountain subdivision, also has panoramic views and a “mountain modern” interior. People who live in the Aerie enjoy the views and close proximity to Park City’s Historic Main Street and ski resorts.
The Aerie has some of the best trail access of any neighborhood in town. Not only that, some of the trails are some classic local favorites: hand cut trails from back when Park City truly was a small town. If you haven’t yet, take a look at a trail map and discover the Lost Prospector, Free Mason, Mellow Mountain and Masonic trails. All of these trails meander up and down hill with wonderful views and are excellent for hiking, biking and snowshoeing.
Those seeking a home here should note that there is a lot of wildlife in this area. Residents and visitors will often see deer, fox and the occasional moose. Another aspect worth mentioning when considering The Aerie is special events. From this “perch”, you’ll be a stone’s throw away from the action at bustling events like The Kimball Arts Festival and the Sundance Film Festival. This might be exactly what you’re looking for or a slight deterrent if you’re in a hurry to get to the grocery store.
Whether you are in the market for a mountain property or are simply looking for a different view of the city of Park City, take some time to check out the winding mountain roads of The Aerie. For more fresh perspectives on mountain properties please contact me, Nancy Tallman.