THE TRAILSIDE SONG OF THE LARK AT DEER VISTA SEEMS ENTIRELY REMOVED FROM THE HECTIC DEMANDS OF EVERYDAY LIFE, BUT WHILE DEER VISTA IS A PLACE FOR FINDING STILLNESS AND EXPERIENCING EASE, ONE CAN EASILY SHIFT TO BECOME PART OF A BUSIER LIFE WITH NEARBY JOBS, ALL-SEASON RECREATION, AND SHORT TRAVEL DISTANCES.
Deer Vista’s peaceful one-acre estate lots surrounded by open space and trails recall the heritage of the Western homestead with its wide-open spaces and broad unobstructed views. Deer Vista looks across to the sparkling waters of the Jordanelle Reservoir and three ski areas. At the same time, it’s just minutes to just about anywhere—resorts, the ski gondola, Park City’s Main Street, golfing, the airport, and the thriving job market along the Wasatch Front.
It’s remarkable that such a large tract of lovely rolling land could remain undeveloped while Park City has flourished. Yet for more than a century, the old homestead remained untouched by Park City’s mining boom and its growth to become a worldwide resort destination. The plan to develop the land honors its homestead history, as the low-density plan for Deer Vista will allow for only 103 families on its 400 acres. Sixty-five percent of the land will remain in open space with trails.
Paul Jennings, CEO of PCS Development and the developer of Deer Vista, recalls that his finest moments this past year have been spent at Deer Vista in the early morning hours moving snow with his big yellow tractor and later watching the sunsets. “The property benefits from a southwest orientation for extended sunlight and sensational sunsets. Deer Vista offers a rare combination of both lake and Wasatch Mountain views. The Provo River, a blue-ribbon trout stream, fills the lake, and Jordanelle is a State Park with facilities for boating, swimming, fishing, and hiking. The views to the dramatic Wasatch Mountains look right at Deer Valley and the recently merged Park City Mountain Resort, the largest ski area in the U.S.”
“We have carefully configured the lots to ensure the views,” Jennings explains. “With 270 acres of open space, all four sides are open, and the homes are positioned along the best vistas and viewpoints with interesting view variations especially to the east, south, and west.”
Jennings continues, “Deer Vista is exceptional because for many, a lifestyle experiencing open space and nature usually means a long drive to a remote area. Deer Vista is under five minutes from Highway 40 and the entrance to Park City, so that it is easy to take advantage of the Park City experience of events and culture. Deer Vista is a short ten-minute drive from Deer Valley’s gondola, it has quick accessibility to the Wasatch Front with its boom in tech jobs, and it is approximately 30 minutes to the airport. There are also things you don’t think of until you need them, like a very fine hospital only five minutes away.”
“WE HAVE ALREADY DELIVERED ON ALL OUR PROMISES—DEER VISTA HAS ALL INFRASTRUCTURE COMPLETED.”
The phrase, “all the views with little dues,” has been coined for Deer Vista because there are no high club fees and very low expenses through the homeowners’ association. “We have already delivered on all our promises—Deer Vista has all its infrastructure completed,” says Jennings, referencing the sewer, water, natural gas, electric, roads, trail system, park, storm drainage, and high-speed fiber-optic connections. “There are no uncertainties nor unknowns. The minimal monthly homeowners’ fees cover year-round maintenance.”
This is quite a difference from the list of amenities, facilities, and services available at surrounding estate developments. When asked about it, Jennings responds, “That doesn’t mean that golfing isn’t very nearby. There are a number of public golf courses and private courses with requirements to offer public access all within a 15-minute radius. But, it does means that Deer Vista homeowners won’t have to pay for things that they might not be interested in using. It’s a different approach, and one that people like.”
Deer Vista’s best of both worlds is still available to be discovered. “We have sold out Phase 1, and recently opened Phase 2. There are still estate lots available,” reports Jennings. “We are proud to be represented by Summit Sotheby’s International Realty, and Rodney Bradshaw and Brad Jensen are extremely knowledgeable about the Deer Vista property, and they are available to show the property, to provide detailed information, and to answer any questions.”