About The Park City Follies
My friend (and mortgage lender) Rick Klein, created this video a couple of years ago for the Park City Follies. If you haven’t been to The Follies, it’s the annual spoof on our own “Park City isms” that benefits the Egyptian Theater. It happens every year in late April or early May. It’s quick to sell out, and for good reason. The show is truly hilarious, and as described on their Facebook page:
“It’s a tradition of poking fun, making light, and laughing at ourselves and all the events, people, places and happenings that makes us “local.” You’ll be in on all the jokes. You might even BE one of the jokes.”
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The video now lives on YouTube, where it has been viewed over 21,000 times.
On a Park City Real Estate note, it’s always the bit of truth that makes every scene so funny. Let’s talk about each neighborhood covered in the video and separate the facts from the comedy:
Behind the gates of The Colony, this exclusive community reaches almost to the top of Park City Ski Resort on the Canyons side. If you live near the top, it can take 15 minutes to get down to the gate. That doesn’t stop the celebrities and many others from buying ski in/out homes there. They love the feeling of privacy and solitude found at 9,000 feet.
This sprawling neighborhood with very few “rules” has multi-million dollar mansions and 1960’s A-frame homes. The elite drive sports cars down the unpaved roads (paved roads are no good for the horses in this equestrian neighborhood) while the long-term residents sport their 4-wheelers. Yes, the Park City resident dog sledder lived in Silver Creek at the time this video was filmed.
Most of the homes at Promontory really have those panoramic ski run views. Late in the afternoon, when the sun begins to set, the wind picks up. Some parts of the community are windier than others, of course. My husband says there are other Park City golf courses that are windier than Promontory. (To protect the innocent, I won’t name them).
Located on what I call the “shady” side of the mountain within an emerald evergreen forest, Summit Park usually has an extra month of winter in both the fall and spring. Sunlight just doesn’t cut through all those trees. It is a winter wonderland and people from the Northeastern part of the United States simply love living in Summit Park. Californians, not so much.
Let’s face it. When you move to Park City as a single person, you want to live in Old Town and walk to the nightlife on Main Street. The same applies if you come here on a “boys” or “girls” ski trip. Sometimes all that partying can hit you like a ton of bricks the next day. I had to laugh about the trash can joke. In Park City, you had better recycle your beer cans and wine bottles. And don’t you dare think of taking home your groceries in a plastic bag. The City outlawed that last year.