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Living in Provo, Utah:
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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Provo, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked ten people living in Provo what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Provo is a major college town in northern Utah. It has a desert climate but gets quite cold in winter and experienced a large amount of snow. It is also home to a major private religion University, Brigham Young University, which has a large student population that helps to drive the local food scene.

Dulcis, says: 2020

A person moving to Provo should first consider location; it is easy to get by without a car if one plans for it. If a person desires proximity to the university, a grocery store, and restaurants, it would be a good idea to live near the Provo City Library, which puts each of those at a 10- to 20-minute walk away. Additionally, one should consider that Provo is a college town, so many of the nearby attractions appeal primarily to 20-somethings looking for fun activities after studying.

Pauleena, says: 2020

Provo is an amazing city with lots to do. There are lots of hiking trails, including Y Mountain that has beautiful views. There is downtown center street with fun intimate restaurants and improve comedy like the Dry Bar. There is a vast bus system that can get you all around the city. It’s a clean kept up city perfect for family time.

Someone moving to Provo, Utah should know this is the home of the Cougars, AKA Brigham Young University. There is a great music scene, with a wide array of bands performing at the Velour (concert venue) on a regular basis. Additionally, there are many unique places to eat, with cuisine ranging from Brazilian to French and more.

Chasitey, says: 2020

If moving to Provo, Utah, be prepared to stock up on lotion. This state is one of the driest places I’ve ever lived, and I am astounded continually by my cracked heels, frizzy hair, peeled hands, and chapped lips.

Provo, Utah, at first glance, seems like a classic university town. Housing Brigham Young University, it is centered around the school; everything else seems to be in the background. The university itself is lovely, but as is the case with most cities, the true treasures lie in the background. One has to search and dig to find them, but once found the treasures of the city are remarkable.

Christina, says: 2020

When moving to the city of Provo, one should understand its history, particularly of its people. A large portion of the city’s population consists of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In addition to Provo’s unique demographic, this city houses a vast variety of foreign foods in the form of both restaurants and markets. Provo is also home to Brigham Young University, a private college run by the Church.

Provo, Utah, is quite an interesting place. It is, primarily, a college town. Most Provo residents are students or faculty at the local university, BYU. The town attains its uniqueness from the university, BYU is a private, LDS-affiliated, school, to which LDS church members flock from all over the world. Because of the nature of the school, Provo has a distinct culture that is found nowhere else on the planet.

Daniel, says: 2020

Someone considering moving to my city should know that although the cost of living here is very affordable compared to many other cities, it is heavily populated with college students attending Brigham Young University, a large private university in the heart of Provo. This university is also associated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which might be an issue for some people.

Provo is a college town, so a good portion of the population are young adults who either just started families or haven’t married yet. The parks are clean and accessible to anyone, many of which have water features varying in types of use. Overall, Provo is a safe, clean, and well-cared-for city for all.

Heather, says: 2020

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