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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.

There is plenty to do in Provo with more options available in the cities along the Wasatch front to the north. The high population and job growth rate combined with a limited geography threaten the city’s pleasant atmosphere, and growth and sprawl continue to be an issue. For now, the area is clean and crime is low. Robert Redford’s Sundance resort to the east up Provo Canyon adds tourist traffic to the area. Cost of living and housing are moderate by national and regional standards, but have been on the rise.

The area is located in a narrow plain between Lake Bonneville and the front range of the Wasatch. The immediate area is built up with grassland and a few trees to the west. Toward Heber City to the east is steep terrain and dense coniferous alpine forests. Similar to Salt Lake City to the north, the climate is a mountain-influenced semiarid continental type. Summers have hot, dry weather but low humidity and occasional cooling breezes from the mountains. Winters are mostly dry and cold with occasional light rain and infrequent (but sometimes heavy) snow. Because of the altitude and dry air, diurnal temperature changes are dramatic. Summer thunderstorms occur, but they’re usually not severe. The valley location can cause air stagnation and quality issues especially in summer. First freeze is mid-October, last is late April.


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Quick Facts About Spanish Fork


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Spanish Fork is 3.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Spanish Fork jobs have Increased by 5.37 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Spanish Fork's cost of living is 3.50% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Spanish Fork's population is 34,547 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 66.13 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Spanish Fork is $194,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 9.70 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Spanish Fork public schools spend $7,046 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 23.5 students per teacher in Spanish Fork.

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Comments


Very Beautiful and Peaceful!
Spanish Fork is a pretty town with folks who really take time to help you to feel like this is home. Lots of nice shops and very affordable housing. The way of life is a... (read more)
AWFUL TOWN!!!
Never live here if you hate rednecks, ignorance, and racism. Sincerely, a resident who hates his town.... (read more)
Great Schools!
Spanish Fork is part of Nebo School District, which is one of the best in the state. In addition to a great school district with good schools and awesome teachers,... (read more)
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