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Pros

-Attractive setting
-Educated population
-Future job growth

Cons

-Rising living costs
-Some air quality issues
-Growth and sprawl


What Bert Has To Say About Provo-Orem Metro Area


Provo is at the south end of a long complex of cities, towns and suburbs extending in both directions from Salt Lake City. Home to Brigham Young University, with 32,000 students, Provo has a strong college-town feel. Orem, just north, is a suburban family community. Provo and Orem are clean and relatively modern in look and feel but traditional in values and culture. There is some industry and commercial development in the immediate area, mostly high tech and service firms.


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Quick Facts About Provo


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Provo is 2.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Provo jobs have Increased by 5.37 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Provo's cost of living is 1.90% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Provo's population is 113,105 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 9.35 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Provo is $186,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 9.50 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Provo public schools spend $7,046 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 21.1 students per teacher in Provo.

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Comments


A great place to live
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,... (read more)
unique locale
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... (read more)
College Town
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