Provo's Mayor Curtis linked to an article about Provo on his own blog, and I am here to echo his thoughts. Our family moved to Provo nine years and 13 days ago. We've loved it here. It's a good city and we have wonderful neighbors and friends here.
Kent and I have recently noticed how delightful Provo's downtown is becoming. I'll give a shout-out here to our dads who have each been influential in making this a great place to live. Kent's dad, Steve White, was one of the Utah County Commissioners for several years, and played a big part in getting the County Convention Center, which just opened this summer. My dad, Paul Glauser, is the director of Provo City's Redevelopment Agency, and has done a lot to revitalize the city's older neighbors and downtown. Just a few weekends ago, Kent and I enjoyed a rooftop concert (following a tip from my dad), and it was great to see so many people out dining and walking the streets of our beautiful city. My favorite part was the lack of drunk college students spilling their beer on me in the press to the stage. It was just good ol' fun with good music. I would even take my kids to these concerts.
It's nice to see someone else bragging about my kids' hometown, too. Check out the article by Stephen C. Fehr who writes for The Pew Center and is former editor of the Washington Post.