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Area Description

The Utah Valley is home to a diverse business community. Although there are many big name businesses, there are a huge number of entrepreneurs and small businesses. One of the most popular cities in Utah County is Provo, home of the Cougars.

Many graduates find the enterprising atmosphere very agreeable and choose to stay in ever increasing numbers. Due to a large religious population, Utah County has a very low crime rate and consistently ranks one of the safest places to live within the U.S. With the beautiful mountains so near each city, you have multiple places to hike, ski, picnic, and more. The county is mainly a family friendly county so there are many museums, plays, and concerts, especially in the Lehi and Thanksgiving Point area.

Includes Cities/Towns: Alpine, American Fork, Cedar Valley, Eagle Mountain, Elberta, Goshen, Lehi, Lindon, Mapleton, Orem, Payson, Pleasant Grove, Provo, Salem, Santaquin, Saratoga Springs, Spanish Fork, Springville.

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Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Utah County is only 35 minutes south of Salt Lake City, but it’s a whole new world of exciting activities in Utah. You’ll find activities for every season of the year—including a wide variety of outdoor adventures, scenic drives, arts and entertainment, sports, bird watching and more.

Cultural Activities

There are many cultural activities in the area. For more info go to:http://www.utahvalley.com/things-to-do/

Public transportation

The Salt Lake International Airport is just 45 minutes from downtown Provo. Taxis, limousines, buses, and shuttles provide airport service to the Valley. The Provo Airport provides commercial flights on Allegiant Airlines to and from Mesa/Phoenix, Arizona, Los Angeles, California and Oakland, California.

Utah Transit Authority (UTA) provides over 100 bus routes. UTA also provides light-rail service, airport transportation, service to ski resorts in winter, and door-to-door transportation for disabled passengers.

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Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  19.8  29.2  38.6  1.6 "  11.5 "
 Feb  23.6  34.0  44.4  1.7 "  8.9 "
 Mar  31.0  42.9  54.8  1.7 "  4.9 "
 Apr  37.0  50.2  63.5  1.9 "  2.9 "
 May  44.8  59.2  73.5  1.9 "  0.2 "
 Jun  52.2  68.2  84.2  1.1 "  0.0 "
 Jul  59.4  75.8  92.2  0.7 "  0.0 "
 Aug  58.2  74.2  90.2  0.9 "  0.0 "
 Sep  49.1  64.7  80.4  1.4 "  0.0 "
 Oct  38.4  52.4  66.3  1.8 "  0.8 "
 Nov  28.9  39.8  50.7  1.6 "  5.5 "
 Dec  21.1  30.2  39.2  1.7 "  10.9 "

Utah Valley has four distinct seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Utah Valley’s climate is moderate and ranges from 39°F to 92°F. If you are traveling through mountain areas, expect the temperature to be about 20 degrees cooler. There are about 4 ½ to 5 months of snow free weather.
See more info at: http://www.utahvalley.com/about/weather/

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Cost of Living for Utah Valley, UT

Utah Valley, Utah cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Assistance in Utah Valley, UT

Utah Valley, Utah offers the following assistance for seniors:

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Many opportunities to volunteer and work.

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