Nestled in a canyon on the north side of Interstate 80, Jeremy Ranch is an enclave of families and retirees who enjoy backdoor recreational access, easy commutes to both Park City and Salt Lake, and a neighborhood elementary school where the principal’s unofficial job description includes herding moose off the playground prior to recess.
“We’ve seen a move away from features like logs and river rock toward more clean stucco and stacked-rock exteriors,” says Realtor Nancy Tallman, a Jeremy Ranch resident who blogs about real estate trends at insideparkcityrealestate.com. According to Tallman, the average single-family home price at the end of the first quarter of 2016 was $915,586, up 14 percent from last year.
Road and mountain bikers, runners, and hikers revel in the options afforded by Jeremy’s generous trail system—from Flying Dog and 24-7 along the northern ridge line to the wide, flat dirt road through East Canyon to the Mormon Pioneer Trail. Residents have become quick fans of the Basin Recreation trail system’s newest addition as well: a hard-top trail running alongside Rasmussen Road connecting the neighborhood to Kimball Junction in one direction and to a raised path under the I-80 overpass to the shops, restaurants, and trail systems in Pinebrook south of I-80.
The neighborhood Pre-K through 5th grade school, Jeremy Ranch Elementary, offers both traditional and dual-language immersion French curricula and holds a number of community events throughout the year. Just two miles away is Ecker Hill Middle School, which hosts grades 6 and 7, meaning that, at least for now, Jeremy students stay nearby for the first eight years of their public school education before commuting across town to Treasure Mountain Junior High School and eventually Park City High.
Not long ago, Pizza Hut at the neighborhood’s entrance was the only culinary option for those living in Jeremy. Now, with a retail hub just across the highway at Quarry Village, locals often meet up for a morning nosh at Park City Bread and Bagel (3126 Quarry Rd), at Park City Running Company (8178 Gorgoza Pines Rd) for an espresso and a group jog, or at the weekly free concerts on the lawn outside of Billy Blanco’s (8208 Gorgoza Pines Rd).
The location, just west of Kimball Junction, has its advantages during peak season. “I like living outside the ‘tourist zone,’” says Tallman. “The views are spectacular, and it’s the sunniest Park City neighborhood. Plus, the golf course, owned by Jeremy Ranch Golf & Country Club, and the mountains break up the density, so there’s an open feel out here you won’t find in other Park City neighborhoods.”