[Updated 2024] The Ultimate Guide To Living In Heber City Utah

Are you interested in learning more about Heber City, Utah?

Maybe you’re thinking about moving to Heber City soon, or perhaps you’re just interested in visiting. Whatever your situation, look no further than this guide! We’ll dive into the pros and cons of living in Heber City, Utah, highlight local hot spots, discuss the weather, touch on schools, and so much more!

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Brief History

Like much of the state of Utah, Heber City was settled by Mormon pioneers in 1859. Originally dedicated to agriculture and ranching, the arrival of the Heber Valley Railroad in 1899 spurred growth and industry. The city experienced steady growth from 1940 to 1990, culminating in a total population of 4,800 people.

In 1995, the growth trend skyrocketed after Salt Lake City was announced as the host city for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Today, the population of the city is just under 20,000. Heber City proudly maintains its small-town charm while boasting a population and income base big enough to support local shopping and retail.

City Government And Utilities

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Where to Live

Mountain home in area that looks like Heber City Utah

Heber City, Utah, is home to charming suburbs and high-end, fully amenitized private communities. We recommend a good old-fashioned Zillow search to help you narrow down your options to specific homes. But before you do that, take a look at some of the areas and developments below that may fit what you’re looking for.

High-End Luxury

Red Ledges

North Field Estates


Greener Hills

Crossings At Lake Creek

Single-Family Suburb

Stone Creek Estates

Valley Heights

Timp Meadows

Multi-Family Living

The Villiage on 12th

Jordanelle Ridge


Little girl raising hand in class

If you have kids in school, don’t worry! Just because Heber City is small doesn’t mean there isn’t strong academics. Heber City has excellent private and public K-12 options for your students with multiple schools achieving an “A” rating on niche.com.

As a whole, the entire Wasatch County School District has an 89.8% high school graduation rate. Not bad for a big district! The district also has a student-to-teacher ratio of 24:1 which is right on track with the rest of the state of Utah.

For more detailed information on the Wasatch County School District, check out US News.

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Where to Stay

Planning a short stay in Heber City soon? With abundant outdoor recreation and access to amazing mountain resorts like Deer Valley, Heber City, Utah can be an incredible vacation destination.

A few standard options that we would recommend are Best Western Plus and Holiday Inn Express. These small hotels are clean and simple, perfect if you’re passing through or if you plan to spend the majority of your time outside. For those looking for more of an experience from their lodging, we would recommend Daniels Summit Lodge

Heber City is all about being outdoors and in the mountains. But don’t worry. If you stick with the options listed above, you’ll have a great lodging experience.  

What to Do

Mother and daughter hiking through the mountains that look like Heber City, Utah.

There’s a ton to do in Heber City, mostly revolving around the outdoors. Fishing, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, equestrian activities, boating, jet skis – the list goes on!

The truth is, it’s more likely that you’ll feel overwhelmed by options than run out of things to do. For that reason, it can be a good idea to hire a professional tour guide to help you figure out how to get the most out of your visit. 

Check out this list here if you’re looking for seasonal events and activities. 

Just to get you started, a few of our absolute favorite things about Heber City are the Ice Castles in December, The Utah Crater for swimming and scuba, rides on the Heber Valley Railroad, The Soldier Hollow Classic (Sheep Dog Competition), and Snowmobiling up Daniels Summit. 

Demographics & Culture

With proximity to Park City, Heber City is part of one of the wealthiest metropolitan areas in the country. Over 40% of the population over 25 holds a college degree. 17% of the population speaks a language other than English and 78% of residences are owner-occupied. 

Most people assume that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will have a strong influence on the culture in Heber City. The truth is, that is a fair assumption! Approximately 68% of the population are members of the church. Comparatively, nearby Park City has only 38% membership, proving to be much more of a melting pot than its neighboring communities. 


Heber City Utah View of Deer Creek Reservior

Heber City, Utah, enjoys all four seasons. While the Wasatch mountain range is renowned for winter skiing, what many don’t realize is that after the ski crowds disperse in March, residents relish eight months of vibrant spring, mild mountain summers, and fall colors that will leave you breathless.

While Heber City can get as hot as 100 degrees, regular summer temperatures range from approximately 50-88 degrees while the winter months range from the teens up to the low 40s. Check out these super informative weather graphs from Google for more detailed information!


Heber City Hospital - Intermountain Healthcare

While Heber City doesn’t have a level one, two, or three Trauma Center, it boasts Intermountain Health Care’s 19-bed, level four trauma center, a state-of-the-art hospital in the heart of the city. The facility is equipped with specialty and general care physicians, as well as Emergency and InstaCare centers.

Bigger, renowned hospitals like Intermountain Medical Center, University of Utah Hospital, and Primary Children’s Hospital are accessible within a 1.5-2 hour drive, depending on the weather. Residents of Heber City also enjoy relatively easy access to the Park City Hospital and numerous smaller clinics throughout the city.

Local Dining and Cuisine

dining in Heber City Utah

If you’re after some delicious eats, fear not! Heber City has options to delight your taste buds, catering to every craving. For a quick bite, check out hometown favorites like Dairy Keen (yes, “Keen,” not “Queen”), The Bagel Den, or the OG Cafe. If you prefer casual sit-downs, consider The Junction Pizzaria and Grill, Mountain Mikes Pizza, or Don Pedros. For a high-quality dining experience, give The Overlook Restaurant, The Blue Boar, Simons Restaurant, or The Foundry Grill at Sundance Mountain Resort a try.

For more unique dining experiences, consider the Nordic Yurt. Embark on a half-mile guided snowshoe trek to a quiet, secluded, and cozy yurt, where guests savor a four-course meal. Another delightful option is Cafe Galleria, where you can enjoy a delicious meal while sitting in a snow globe.


Whether you’re eyeing a move or just passing through, Heber City has you covered. Check out the quick-find topics for the lowdown on history, where to live, where to stay, and more.

From the city’s humble agricultural roots to the post-Olympic Games boom, Heber City strikes a balance between growth and small-town charm. So, if you’re a foodie, adventurer, or just curious, Heber City welcomes you with open arms and a guide that’s as chill as the vibe here.

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