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"The hot and the cold"


The hot and the cold - 2/28/2008
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Paul
Provo, UT

Summers can be really hot, into the hundreds for a few days, but with low humidity, one can always escape into the shade. The winters are cold, with January definitely being the coldest. Only for a few days does the low hit the single digits. Spring and Fall are very enjoyable. It is not uncommon to have what is known as an "indian summer." This is when warm temperatures (60-70) last into October. With the mountains close, this is a great place to live. You can escape in the mountains when it is hot, or you can escape into the mountains during the winter for many different recreational activities.

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Beeee
Provo, UT

Peaceful, but full of L.D.S - 10/17/2012

I've lived here for about 12 years now, and I got to say it's a very peaceful place to live. Well, It depends what you're doing every day and where you live in Utah. But, there are a ton of mormons, and probably everyone of your friends will be mormon, maybe catholic if there from somewhere else. I still like it here, because I don't find there being any racism or anything like that. At least not for me.

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Laura
Provo, UT

Wide variety of outdoor and cultural activities - 6/26/2010

Nestled between Utah Lake and the Wasatch Front mountains, there are lots of great outdoor activities available. Provo is home to Brigham Young University, which is known for its fine arts and wonderful cultural displays. In both cases, much of it is available at little or no charge.

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Fifi
Provo, UT

A great place to live - 5/27/2010

I think the biggest thing that makes this place great is the quality of the people. Most of the people you come across are good, honest, quality people. Of course, there's always a few bad apples, you get that anywhere, but I think they are fewer and farther between here.

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Pamela
Fort Worth, TX

Provo is a great place to live - 10/9/2009

Come to Provo to live. It is beautiful year round. The people are friendly and life is pleasant. Being in an LDS environment is wonderful. I have loved every minute of it.

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Jon
East Amherst, NY

Stay away unless you're Mormon - 9/15/2009

I grew up in Provo, UT. Despite the scenic mountain surroundings, living there can be tough unless you are a Mormon. Everything revolves around the LDS church from boyscouts to neighbor parties. You can't have a 5 minute conversation with anyone without a reference about LDS life coming up. I've been asked often in interviews (which is illegal) if I was Mormon, and kids often don't want to befriend your children or allow their kids to play with "heathen" children on Sundays. That's just a small example. There is a saying used often in Utah, "If you don't like it, you can leave." That sums it up. "It" refers to the Mormon Church dominating every aspect of your life, whether you are part of the church or not. If you don't like Mormonism crammed down your throat everyday for your life, leave. Thank God I did.

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David
Provo, UT

Provo, UT - 5/9/2009

As much as people tend to jeer at the claims of the Happiest Place on Earth in Provo, it's not a bad place to live for the avid outdoorsman. Lots of cheap recreation exists close by, and housing is fairly affordable. The family atmosphere is great, but most of the community is geared toward young adults and dating, because Provo was built around the nation's largest private religious University, Brigham Young University. It's a fairly safe place to live, and the job market is decent.

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Adam
Orem, UT

College town - 3/19/2008

It's a college town.

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Paul
Provo, UT

The hot and the cold - 2/28/2008

Summers can be really hot, into the hundreds for a few days, but with low humidity, one can always escape into the shade. The winters are cold, with January definitely being the coldest. Only for a few days does the low hit the single digits. Spring and Fall are very enjoyable. It is not uncommon to have what is known as an "indian summer." This is when warm temperatures (60-70) last into October. With the mountains close, this is a great place to live. You can escape in the mountains when it is hot, or you can escape into the mountains during the winter for many different recreational activities.

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Chris
Provo, UT

Recreation Haven - 2/6/2008

If it's done outdoors it's probably done around Provo somewhere. From mountain biking to camping, hiking, golfing, fishing.

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Stephen
Provo, UT

unique locale - 1/20/2008

provo is very unique. it has a high population of college students, but is generrally very conservative. many people are lds, so you have a lot of that culture around.

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Benjamin
Provo, UT

Great place to raise a family! - 10/3/2007

Nice to have the mountains and Provo river nearby and the people are very nice here.

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Kenton
Provo, UT

College Town - 10/2/2007

It is a college town. BYU!

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Mike
Provo, UT

Great Place - 8/23/2007

Great place to live and go to school at BYU!

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Mel
Provo, UT

Plastic Valley - 5/7/2007

If you can learn to immunize yourself to the absurd level of fake-ness going on with the people here, Provo can be a suprisingly interesting place to live. BYU does put on an impressive level of cultural events (albeit all G-rated and as controversial as homogenized milk) and the local offerings for the outdoorsy type are, frankly, awesome.

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Casey
Provo, UT

Cost of Living Comparison - 4/26/2007

I was surprised to see that the median home price in Provo was in the $150's My estimate would have put that number around the $175's. It is possible that the large student population and heavy rental percentage may distort the numbers to a degree. We have been looking for a home in the $150's for several years and there has been very little of appeal and certainly nothing constructed in the last 40 years.

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Tara
Provo, UT

BYU - 10/3/2006

Brigham Young University is a great, private university with high moral standards. On-campus housing is very reasonable.

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Cindi
Provo, UT

provo utah - 5/13/2006

Provo is a nice place to live, its getting more crowded it seems but there is so much to do here if you are an outdoors person, the mountains are so close and so big and beautiful, you can ride your bike, go hiking take your motorcycle on cool trails and jumps, go off roading in your 4 wheel drive, go rock climbing, river rafting, camping, horse back riding, target shooting, hunting, snow boarding or skiing in the winter. It's awsome there is always something for you to do!!! Provo also has it's well known center street with unique little shops, delicious resturants from Italian to Mexican, Japenese food, Cajun, And Barbeque restaurants... Theres live bands on the weekends, out door in the summer, its really a neat place!!! And people here are mostly nice, and friendly you always have your few grumpys but overall very nice and friendly!!!

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Kyle
Provo, UT

Provo: too dense on the conservative side - 3/13/2006

I think that too much of one thing is bad. Provo, with its huge private school (BYU) and all the people that that brings to the area is bad. I like a more diverse area.

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