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Provo Apartments For Rent
Yes, Provo is a great city. It has a vibrant downtown, picturesque neighborhoods, and a thriving economy. It is home to Brigham Young University and corporations such as Novell and Nu Skin Enterprises. Downtown Provo is packed with shops, restaurants, theaters, museums, and historic sites. The list of things to do is long and includes the Center Street Musical Theater, Pioneer Museum, Terra Nova Gallery, the Covey Center for the Arts, and Hope Gallery. But, let’s face it: the main reason to rent an apartment in Provo has to be the amazing landscape.
Sandwiched between the Wasatch-Cache National Forest and Utah Lake, Provo’s natural features are stunning. And while the views are take-your-breath-away gorgeous, the sheer cliffs and soaring mountains, the waterfalls, and the lake provide first-rate outdoor recreation. And while there’s ample to do indoors in Provo, spending time outdoors will be your top priority.
Things to Do in Provo:
Residents of Provo enjoy horseback riding, fishing, boating, camping, whitewater rafting, snowboarding, skiing, rock hounding, wildlife viewing, ATV riding, and snowmobiling. For those who like an element of danger in their outdoor adventures, there’s mountaineering, parasailing, backcountry skiing or snowboarding, canyoneering, caving, helicopter skiing, hang gliding, ballooning, kayaking, skydiving, snowkiting, rock climbing, bouldering, and more.
Living in Utah, residents who enjoy water sports can go fishing and boating at Utah Lake and fly fishing along the Provo River. Bicyclists will enjoy the Provo River Parkway, a paved trail along the river. Winters will be spent skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and enjoying resorts. Hikers will enjoy exploring the Timpanogos Cave National Monument. Deer Creek State Park and Utah Lake State Park feature wind surfing, sailing, swimming, water skiing, and fishing.
With dozens of campgrounds and resorts to choose from, you may spend more time outside of your Provo apartment than in it. Robert Redford’s acclaimed Sundance Ski Resort is located nearby and spans 5,000 acres of Mount Timpanogos, the second-highest mountain in Utah’s Wasatch Mountain Range. The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest covers more than two million acres, providing endless opportunities for year-round outdoor adventures.
At the south end of Provo Canyon, there’s a sight that will take your breath away – Bridal Veil Falls. This 607-foot-tall, double-cascade waterfall is a favorite for hikers, which is considered one of the nation’s top waterfalls. A small pool is located at the base of the falls and (while the water is cold) it is a popular location for swimming. Bridal Veil Falls Park is a great place to enjoy picnicking, enjoying the hiking and jogging trails, and fishing.
On those rare days when you don’t want to be outdoors, Provo has plenty to do. The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, for example – this natural history museum is located at Brigham Young University. The three-story museum features a variety of plants and animals and is free to visitors.
Another museum located on the BYU campus is the Museum of Paleontology. Considered to have one of the top five fossil collections from the Jurassic period, the museum has been featured on television and in magazines around the world. The collections now on display were stored under the football stadium bleachers for decades.
The Peaks Ice Arena was used as a practice venue for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Today, it is home to the BYU Cougar ice hockey team, and it is also used by local high school hockey teams, figure skaters, and the public for ice skating. Skating lessons are also offered at the arena.
If you enjoy college football, then you’ll enjoy cheering on the BYU Cougars football team at LaVell Edwards Stadium. The stadium has a capacity of just over 63,000. The BYU Cougars compete as Independent, meaning they aren’t part of any NCAA conference.
The Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center, which is also affiliated with BYU and is the main location of the BYU College of Fine Arts and Communications, features a three-level art gallery, an opera workshop, a concert hall, and three theatres.
Provo hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including a World Culture Tour, a Kid’s Science Palooza, a Spring Festival, the Utah Lake Festival, and a “Bike Prom.”
The Covey Center for the Arts is a terrific venue for fine arts performances, including concerts, ballets, theatrical performances, and more. The center is owned and operated by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.
What to Consider When Moving to Provo:
The city of Provo is a college town of sorts – it is home to Brigham Young University, the largest religion-based university in the country. Founded in 1875 by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU offers undergrad and graduate programs. BYU, along with the Missionary Training Center, are the area’s largest employers. Provo is also home to the LDS Church’s largest Missionary Training Center.
Provo is Utah’s third-largest city and it has been named one of the best places to retire, one of the best places for business and careers, one of the top places to raise a family, and a top place to “live and play.”
Top employers in Provo include Brigham Young University, Nu Skin Enterprises, Vvint, the Missionary Training Center, Novell, Ancestry.com, and the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.
Why Provo Apartments Are Hot:
Sure, there’s a terrific downtown, great shops, a variety of restaurants, super bike paths, and it is a college town. You can catch a basketball game at the Marriott Center, a football game at LaVell, and an ice hockey game at Peaks Ice Arena. But what makes apartments in Provo hot has to be the amazing landscape. From the Provo River to Mount Timpanogos, from Bridal Veil Falls to Utah Lake, and from Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest to the Timpanogos National Cave Monument and beyond, the landscape is stunning. You’ll explore caves, forests, mountains, and canyons. You’ll fish, swim, camp, and hike. In winter, you’ll ski, go snowboarding, tubing, ice-skating, and snowmobiling. Life is an adventure when you rent an apartment in Provo, so what are you waiting for? Pack up your skis, hiking boots, tent, snowboard, and bicycle and move to Provo!
- Museums include the BYU Museum of Art, Hope Gallery, Covey Center for the Arts, and Pioneer Museum.
- The BYU Performing Arts Center includes symphony performances, folk dancing, ballet, and other events.
- The Peaks Ice Arena served as a 2002 Olympic venue and now offers ice skating, figure skating, and events.
- Utah Lake State Park features camping and picnic areas, fishing, water skiing, and Provo Boat Harbor.
- The nearby Timpanogos Cave National Monument features a 1.5 mile trail to the cave system.
- Bridal Veil Falls, a 607-foot waterfall, is located in Provo Canyon and is a popular destination year-round.
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