Welcome to Provo, Utah - the heart of Utah Valley.
Home to more than 118,000 people, Provo has something for everyone. The beautiful scenic area provides a wide range of activities for those who crave outdoor fun, as well as a backdrop for those who prefer a more relaxed atmosphere.
Provo has consistently been ranked among the top 20 places to live in the United States according to the annual Money Magazine ranking. Reasons may include that it has been among the top in the nation in least stressful cities, healthiest cities for women, cities with the most outdoor fun, cities with best population for high-growth companies and cities with the lowest crime rate.
Provo is also a major gateway to six national parks, seven national monuments, two national recreational areas, six national forests and 44 state parks. Museums and the arts and many other opportunities are available in Utah Valley. These are just a few reasons why many have come to see for themselves what Provo has to offer for them and the whole family.
LOCATION AND GEOGRAPHY
Provo is located 44 miles south of Salt Lake City in Utah County. Utah Valley is bordered on the east by the Wasatch Mountains and on the west by the Oquirrh Mountains. Elevation ranges between 4,300 and 4,700 feet above sea level, with mountain peaks reaching up to 11,926 feet. Utah Lake, the largest fresh water lake in the state, is located in the western part of the county near Provo.
The Utah Valley enjoys a moderate climate and has four distinct seasons. Low humidity and a lot of sunshine are two favorable aspects of Utah's weather. In fact, sunny skies prevail an average of 237 days a year.
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