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One of the largest cities in Utah, Provo was settled by Mormon pioneers in 1849.

Provo is set in a naturally beautiful area between the Wasatch Mountains and Utah Lake. The nearby mountains and Provo River provide world-class recreation.

Provo, Utah
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Provo is the home of Brigham Young University, the second largest private university in the nation. The university's cultural and sports offerings play an integral role in the city.

Among GreatPlacesToRetire.com cities, Provo ranks high in water quality, age of population and recreation. Provo ranks low in family income and air quality.

For more detailed city facts -- including data on home prices, population demographics, medical care, air quality, water quality and more -- click on the City Report graphic below:

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