Sun Valley

Installed in 1936, the chairlift put Sun Valley on the map as a destination ski resort.

Sun Valley Real Estate Guide

The Village of Sun Valley was incorporated in 1947 and is home to the world’s first chairlift on Dollar and Proctor Mountains. Installed in 1936, the chairlift put Sun Valley on the map as a destination ski resort. Home to many Olympians, Sun Valley is known for its year-round activities including alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, fishing, hiking, biking, hunting and pretty much any outdoor activity one could desire.

Living in Sun Valley

Sun Valley real estate offers residents a dense suburban feel with most residents owning their home. It is a also a small city and hasn't seen a lot of growth in the past 5 years, but has maintained a small consistent amount of new residents moving into the town. When choosing a new place to live, the cost of living is a significant consideration. The cost of living in Sun Valley is lower than the national average and most cities in the state. In Sun Valley, crime rates are well below the other areas. If you call Sun Valley home, or are considering moving here, no need to worry, it is a significant pro and consideration for living here. 

Sun Valley Restaurants

It's very to easy to build up an appetite when in the mountains. Explore Sun Valley's distinctive restaurants for a cocktail, a casual bite, or a special occasion.

  • Gretchen's: Offers modern dining, and all-day American eats such as frittatas & short rib goulash. This restaurants welcomes you with a relaxing indoor/outdoor feel with easy access for terrace dining during the summer.
  • Konditorei: Konditorei warms you with fresh-baked pastries, locally roasted coffee, and the kind of Old World hot cocoa that’s equal parts steamed milk and melted dark chocolate. The also offer classic dishes to bring you to an alpine state of mind in the chalet-inspired dining room.
  • Village Station: Is your traditional family-style & party meals. Expect to find chicken wings, soups, burgers, pizza, etc.
  • La Cabañita Mex: Find tacos, burritos, enchiladas in this family friendly Mexican restaurant.

Things To Do in Sun Valley

Moving to Sun Valley offers a wide variety of things to do during each season, especially since it's located in the mountains! Whether you are an adrenaline junky or a solitude seeker, the mountains have a to-do list for no matter who you are.

During the winter you can find current residents skiing and snowboarding, nordic skiing, ice skating, or even ending a long day on the hills with a sleigh ride. The summer offers just as many activities as the winter with mountain biking, golf, tennis and pickleball, horse back riding, sport shooting, fly fishing, and hiking. Another popular area during the Summer is Sun Valley Lake. Rent a paddleboat, and discover the fun and escape, and if you don't want to get into the water there's always beach volleyball or play a game of horse shoes!


Wyman Group is dedicated to helping you find your dream home and assisting with any selling needs you may have. Contact us today to get started on your real estate journey with the experts in Seattle.

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