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Quality of Life

Provo has put emphasis on providing its residents with the best opportunities to live the life they want without having to travel to the four corners of the earth. Our diverse population helps us provide numerous opportunities for cultural experiences, whether it be cuisine, art or conversation. Our historically new downtown can keep everyone entertained with rooftop concerts, a film festival, comedy shows, outdoor summer cinemas as well as numerous nightly events hosted by a wide variety of entertainment based businesses. 

We haven’t even mentioned the Covey Center which plays host to a wide spectrum of entertainment from rock concerts to art shows to dramatic plays and even ballet. The Covey Center hosts large scale traveling productions in their main performance hall (700 seats) as well as more intimate local productions hosted in there black box theater(Seats 60).

Another improvement to life can be attributed to the advancements in travel. Public transit has made strides with the introduction of the Frontrunner commuter rail into the borders of Provo. This has made travel to the Northern parts of the valley effortless. The airport has also taken steps to provide more for Provo. There are now scheduled flights making it easy to plan your travels. Additionally Provo has been named one of the most bike friendly communities in the nation. We have a substantial network of bike lanes, paths, trails and we continue to add more every year.

Another reason we maintain a high quality of life is that we’re working. Our unemployment levels have stayed well below the national average. On top of that, our cost of living has remained less expensive than the majority of the nation. Provo has accomplished this through great efforts including the creation of Provo Power which both supplies all Provo with power and sales power to other cities and states offering a revenue stream to the city that helps keep taxes as low as possible.

Lastly for the outdoor enthusiast we have a wide variety of activities that are sure to keep you entertained. Provo has a large network of trails both mountainous and paved. Many of these trails allow bikes on them which provides its users with trails ranging from beginner to advanced. Provo is also home to two beautiful canyons. Provo Canyon is full of beautiful waterfalls, scenic lookouts, rafting and ice climbing in the winter. Rock Canyon offers Provo its most iconic natural characteristic in Squaw Peak. It is also an excellent area for hiking and rock climbing, including a multi pitch sport climbing route that climbs up the face of Squaw Peak