The first generation of homes was built in Perry Park in the late 60s and construction carried over into the 1970s. Their style reflects the prevalent mountain architecture of the time. Over the next three to four decades the rate of new home building ebbed and flowed with the economy of the state.
The homes took maximum advantage of the natural beauty of the area and were built among the pine woods and the rising red rocks that define the Park. In practice the houses are mostly custom-built to the specifications of the owners so that no one style prevails. This wide mix of style and size ranges from log homes, southwestern style residences, ranches and in the more recently developed neighborhoods to a more contemporary, suburban look.
Some facts about the homes of Perry Park:
- Currently there are approximately 750 residences in the District. They are mostly single family homes with three townhouse and one paired-home development.
- Lot sizes vary from approximately one acre to five acres.
- The valuation of single-family, residential homes range from about $270,000 to above $1,000,000. Townhouse valuation ranges between $200,000 and $300,000.
- The median home valuation is slightly over $400,000.
- Homes are taxed by the Metro District at a rate of 4.733 mills per $1,000 of assessed value. There are also additional municipality, school and other special district taxes.