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The Mormon's Last Refuge - 5/27/2018
With Salt Lake being a "normal" America city, Mormons have moved south to Utah County, which is anchored by Provo (the home of their main university, BYU). When driving south from Salt Lake you round a curve called "Point of the Mountain" and enter Utah County, and you can feel the oppression and judgement hit you in the face. If you are not Mormon (and in some cases even if you are) this is the worst place in America to live. In a normal town, you can walk over to your neighbor and say "hey, why don't we have everyone over for a BBQ on Sunday?" There are two problems with that in Provo: 1) Mormons do not do anything with anyone outside of church on Sunday, and EVERYTHING is closed. 2) The first thing they will ask is "what ward do you belong to?" to assess whether you are LDS. If you are, you're in. If not, you might as well be a black person living in Suburbicon in the 1960s. No joke. They are not outwardly mean; in fact, they are very nice to your face. But the undercurrent of Read More

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Nice small town. - 2/10/2018
I live in Mississippi and im 15. Im looking for somewhere to relocate when I graduate college. Even though im 15 and I have a long way ahead before I even graduate High-school I still feel the need to travel when Im older. This place feels like a nice place to live. I heard there little crime and outdoor activities are very common. Read More

Great Place to Raise a Family - 12/14/2016
Great Quality of life. People are Read More

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. Read More

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.  Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

College town - 3/19/2008
It's a college Read More


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