Provo

674 reviews
  1. City in Utah
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$200,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$734
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    48
    264
  • Murder
    1
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    18
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    281
    1
  • Theft
    2,029
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    92
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,359
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    14%
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

674 reviews
  • Excellent
    109
  • Very Good
    368
  • Average
    182
  • Poor
    12
  • Terrible
    3
Provo offers a wide variety of entertainment, food options, and fun activities. Anyone who is looking for an up-paced lifestyle should find themselves in Provo. With live music, a diverse food range offered, Provo can quickly become a romantic get away for you and your significant other. As for the children, Provo offers many family oriented activities such as museums, water-parks, ice skating, and with the mountains so close, a hike up the Provo canyon trail can cure the wiggles in any young child. Looking for a relaxed evening? Look no further than Provo Center street. With its iconic antique style buildings, including the newly refurbished LDS Provo City Center Temple, a walk to remember is just in reach. So, to all those who wish to increase their love for life, the city of Provo waits for you!
  • Current Resident
  • 18 days ago
I love Provo! It is a university town for Brigham Young University so it has a big town small town feel. There is great diversity here along with a ton of community events. Provo sits right at the bottom of a Mountain and is also right at the mouth of the canyon it is in a prime location for a multiplicity of outdoor activities but also has fun city things to do. The town isn't huge with nightlife but there are plenty of things to try. Great shopping and everything you need is always at most a 20 minute drive. Plus it is within beyond reasonable distance from bigger cities such as Salt Lake and a decent distance from wonderful national parks such as Bryce, Moab, and Zion National Park. I recommend it wholeheartedly.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
I have been living in Provo for almost four years now. I started living here when I began my academic journey at Brigham Young University. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the opportunities to get out and find adventure! Rock canyon, just on the outskirts of the Provo District, is a fantastic little canyon to boulder and rock climb. Provo Canyon, just 2 miles off Provo Main Street, is where I often go to run the 13 mile trail along Provo river or to hike either of the two beautiful waterfalls Stuart Falls or Bridalveil Falls. "Adventure surely is out there!" here in Provo Utah.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago