Best Neighborhoods in Provo, Utah

Provo is the 3rd largest city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County. Brigham Young University is a prominent resident of Provo and is the 3rd largest University in the United States. Provo is a community that has been highly recognized. In 2008, Provo was ranked number 1 nationally for volunteerism. In 2009, Provo was listed for one of the "Best Places to Retire", In 2010 Provo was ranked 2nd for business and career. Forbes ranked Provo one of the top 10 places to raise a family in 2010. Also in 2010 Provo was ranked 4th in health and well being.

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There are no professional sports teams in Provo.

Crime Rate

The crime rate in Provo is significantly lower than other cities of comparable size.

Top Neighborhoods

Brigham Young University is at the very heart of Provo. Brigham Young is bounded on the north by East University Parkway, on the west by North 900 Street, on the south by East 800 North, and on the east by North Freedom Boulevard. Brigham Young extends past it northern boundary up to Interstate 189 and University Avenue. There are approximately 34, 000 that attend the University and a great number of the students live on campus or in close proximity to the campus. Because of the large student population there are large amounts of apartment communities located around the school. There are a number of shop and restaurants that cater to the needs of the student community as well.

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Windsor South is a neighborhood is bounded on the east by North State Street, on the north by East 1200 Street, on the west by North 800 East and on the south by East 800 Street. Windsor South has Timpanogos Memorial Gardens at its center. Windsor South is predominantly residential. There are several apartment communities to the southwest of the neighborhood and also to the northeast.

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Pleasant View sits north of the Brigham Young University campus. Lavell Edwards Stadium, the Missionary Training Center, and the Press Building, all out buildings of Brigham Young, are all located within the borders of Pleasant View. The Pleasant View neighborhood is bounded on the east by North Freedom Boulevard, on the north by East 2200 North Street, on the west by North 900 East Street, and East University Parkway on the south. Because of Plesant View's proximity to the University, there are a number of housing options in the neighborhood. Public Transportation is also readily accessible.

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Springville is a neighborhood and a community in the Provo area. Springville is loosely bounded on the northwest by West 1400 North, on the south by East 800 South Street and on the east by South Main Street. the Springville City Cemetery and the Springville Museum of Art are landmarks in the community. Springville is primarily residential. There are a number of houses for rent or lease and apartment complexes located throughout the community.

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Spanish Fork is located near Provo. Spanish Fork is bounded on the east and northeast by Veteran's Memorial Highway, on the northwest and west by Interstate 6 and on the south loosely by East 300 South. The Spanish Fork community is shaped like a triangle with Veteran's Memorial Parkway and Interstate 6 bisecting at the top. Spanish Fork has three parks within its perimeter; City Park, Battlefields, and Centennial Park. the parks provide the residents of Spanish Fork opportunities for outside recreation. The housing stock is Spanish Fork is mixed. There are a number of single family homes in the community as well as houses for rent and apartment communities.

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Payson is a neighborhood and community located near Provo. Payson is bounded by Veteran's Memorial Highway on the northeast and West 800 Street on the south. There are no clear demarcations for boundaries on the west. Payson is largely residential. Payson City Cemetery and Mountain View Hospital are both within the Payson community. The housing stock is mostly single family homes with a few rental apartments available.

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