Breathtaking Rocky Mountain scenery, a culturally diverse population, and a thriving groundbreaking business economy are just three of the many reasons to settle in Provo, Utah. This relatively small city with big city ambitions is successfully luring start-up, technology-based and other small businesses resulting in low unemployment numbers among its residents. The year-round outdoor activities help balance the lifestyle of Provo residents.
As of 2014, the population of Provo was 114,801 according to City-Data.com, a 9.2 percent increase over 2000 statistics. Amenities include the Peaks Ice Arena. While ice skating and hockey are the most popular activities, the arena offers other athletic opportunities such as lacrosse, soccer, football and baseball on its indoor artificial turf fields. Opened in 2013, the Provo Recreation Center is an incredible facility with something for all age groups. There are indoor and outdoor pools, basketball, racquetball and tennis courts, rock-climbing walls, a fully equipped fitness center, a skate park, a senior area, children's area and more. Outdoor fun can be found in the numerous city parks, many of which offer barbecue equipment.
Most residents attend public schools within the Provo City School District. As reported by GreatSchools.org, the Wasatch School scored a perfect 10 rating. Edgemont, Amelia Earhart, Westridge and Canyon Crest Schools were all rated 9 out of 10. Parents also have private school options including the Ivy Hall Academy.
Spend time at the Bridal Veil Park at the foot of the waterfall of the same name. Plan a picnic with family and friends, and enjoy the sound of the water cascading into the Provo River. Biological specimens can be studied at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum on the campus of Brigham Young University. The Covey Center for the Arts features theatrical, dance and musical performances, paintings and other pieces of art on display at the three different galleries on site, as well as lessons in fine arts.