Learn about Heber City, Utah. Below you can find community information, including vital statistics, information on local schools as well as resources for finding real estate listings and homes for sale in Heber City.
Heber Valley, nestled in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, truly exemplifies western landscape and hospitality. Only one hour from Salt Lake City, and adjacent to Park City, the valley was honored as the cross-country and biathlon venue at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, and offers convenient access to several Utah ski resorts including Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and the Canyons Resort. It also serves as home to Golf Wasatch, featuring five championship golf courses, plus blue-ribbon fly fishing.
Year-round activities in and around Heber City provide a recreational playground for everyone, and include snowmobiling, skiing (both downhill and cross-country), horseback riding, mountain biking, camping, golfing, boating, hot air ballooning, water sports, and more — even scuba diving.
Today the City is home to almost 8,000 residents many of whom work within the city and Wasatch County. The history is rich and the people are friendly. Whether you come to enjoy a ride on the Heber Valley Historic Railroad, come for the recreation opportunities in the surrounding forests or are looking for a new place to live, Heber is a destination that you’ll never forget.
Heber City is famous for its beautiful countryside, and incredible recreation opportunities. That is why many people come to live in the valley and many tourists visit the city every year. When the tourists come to the Heber Valley, there are many choices for food. Of course the diners are probably the easiest, most convenient and offer some of the best food.
Heber City was founded by English emigrants of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the late 1840s, and is named after the Mormon apostle Heber C. Kimball. The city was largely pastoral, focusing largely on dairy farms and cattle ranching, and has hence become a bedroom community for Orem, Provo, Park City and Salt Lake City.
Heber’s youth are employed largely in the ‘fast food’ establishments along the Main Street (U.S. Highway 40) corridor and the local gas stations. The adult population work mostly in Park City, Salt Lake City, Provo and Orem. Farming was once a large force in the economy, but this has diminished. The largest local employer is most likely the Wasatch County School District.
The Heber Municipal Airport is located to the south of the city, near the junction of U.S. Highway 40 and U.S. Highway 189, and is capable of handling small prop and jet traffic.