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Restaurants

Restaurants

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For its size, Springville has a high proportion of restaurants that receive excellent customer reviews. La Casita is a small Mexican restaurant that is known to have extremely friendly staff and excellent food, with many reviews suggesting the chips and homemade salsa and the homemade refried beans and bean burritos. Beto’s is another Mexican restaurants that has very fast service and has excellent burritos--most people suggest the chile relleno burrito. Art City Trolley serves lighter food, including sandwiches, burgers, and salads and offers a unique dining atmosphere.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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For a city of its size, Springville has an extensive recreation program and offers a wide array of sports and activities for children and adults. The city has youth sports for baseball, softball, cheerleading, football, track and field, tennis, lacrosse, and soccer. There is also an adult softball league, yoga classes, zumba classes, and pottery workshops. Every Monday the city shows a family movie in Springville Arts Park for free during July and August. The Springville Community Swimming Pool also offers swimming lessons and designated free swim times.

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

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Although I don’t know of any off leash dog parks in Orem, most of the park allow dogs as long as they are on leash and there are plenty of other activities for you and your dog. Utah Lake is a great place to take your dog for a swim or a walk or run along the lake on a nice summer day. Another great place to take your dog is for a hike at Mt Timpanogos or Provo Peak, both of which have a number of trails that would be perfect for you and your dog. There are currently two large complexes in Orem that allow cats, small dogs, and large dogs and many more that allow cats and small dogs.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Rated the fifth best place to raise a family in 2010 by Forbes, it is no surprise that Orem is a safe place to live. Overall, the crime rate in Orem is only 6% less than the state average and 12% less than the national average, but this number is inflated due to the rate of property crime. Although the property crime rate is still below state and national averages--3% less and 5% less, respectively--the rate of violent crime is much lower. The rate of violent crime is 55% less than the state average and 77% less than the national average. the crime index for Orem is 8.4 out of 10, whereas the average crime index for five surrounding cities was 7.4.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Rental rates in Provo are extremely cheap compared to state and national averages and the surrounding cities. Provo has the lowest average rent when compared to seven surrounding cities. A one bedroom apartment will cost you about $550 a month and a two bedroom apartment is only around $625, compared to an average rent of almost $1000 for seven surrounding cities for the same size apartment. A three bedroom apartment will run you about $850, which is around the average price for a two bedroom apartment in most places.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Provo is served by the Provo School District which consists of thirteen elementary schools, two middle schools, and three high schools. The elementary schools are all K-6 schools and received very high ratings from GreatSchools and even higher community ratings. Provo High School is an IB World School and offers many AP classes, making it the best high school in the area based on academic standards. Provo High School also has an extensive arts program and is known for their excellent basketball program. Timpview High School has a good Advanced Placement Program and offers courses at Utah Valley University and is known for their Football program.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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South Jordan maintains 27 parks and playgrounds throughout the city and includes parks, trails, golf courses, and other sports facilities. There are city baseball and softball fields, football, soccer, and lacrosse fields too. In Riverfront Park there are two fishing ponds that are stocked with rainbow trout and catfish for residents to enjoy a nice day of fishing. Oquirrh Lake is a large lake that is perfect for fishing, sailing, kayaking, and canoeing. The lake is also stocked with more types of fish and is used by many residents.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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South Jordan has an extremely low crime rate with an overall crime index of 9.1 out of 10 and is known to have the lowest crime rate in the area. Compared to five surrounding cities South Jordan is clearly the safest with a crime index of 9.1 out of 10 compared to the average index of 6.8 for the surrounding cities. The violent crime rate is 70% less than the state average and 85% less than the national average, whereas the property crime rate is 34% less than the state average and 35% less than the national average.

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

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The Sandy City Dog Park serves the Sandy area and is a large fenced in dog park that is perfect for off-leash play and is a little over one acre. The park is adorned with trees, benches, and walking trails for you and your dog. Part of the park is grass and the other part is covered in wood chips, so dogs are able to roll around in the grass or run in the chipped area. The park also has a water fountain made for dogs and has a paved trail that goes around the park. Right now there is only one complex that allows cats, small dogs, and large dogs, but many more that allow just cats and small dogs.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Sandy is served by the Utah Transit Authority, which operates bus service to the greater Salt Lake City Area, giving residents very easy access to any area in the Salt Lake City district. The TRAX light rail system also runs through Sandy and gives residents quick access to the downtown Salt Lake City area. The light rail service is constantly being extended and renovated, giving residents the best possible transportation with access to the largest area as possible.

 
Section 8 & Affordable

Section 8 & Affordable

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Although the city is currently not accepting applications for section 8 housing vouchers, there are a number of section 8 apartments available in the town for those that are already qualified. The city also runs an affordable housing program for elderly residents that help to subsidize rent for those that are unable to fully pay rent.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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There are over 300 restaurants in the greater Pueblo area with Mexican restaurants being the most highly praised. According to reviews from intuit.com, DO Drop Inn is the best place in town for Pizza, with unique sourdough pizza and excellent service. Jorge’s Sombrero is known to be the best place for Mexican food in town with authentic cuisine and excellent service.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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Surrounding by a number of major suburbs of Salt Lake City, the majority of residents work within the city or just outside the city with an average commute of only around 20 minutes. Draper is directly served by Interstate 15, which traverses Salt Lake City and a number of its suburbs. Although the Interstate provides an easy commute, it does increase traffic flow through Draper, sometimes making for an undesirable amount of traffic, especially during rush hour traffic times.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Draper is a perfect location for anybody that enjoys the great outdoors with easy access to Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake, and Wasatch Mountain State Park. Utah Lake and Salt Lake both provide an excellent place to swim or enjoy a nice day out on the water on a boat. Wasatch Mountain State Park that includes over 20,000 acres of mountains that provide year-round activities and enjoyment. Also, Draper is only 30 minutes away from Salt Lake City which is boasting with bars and clubs.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Billings is the perfect location for any resident looking to live in an urban area with the ability to easily access a number of outdoor activities. Hiking, rock climbing, fishing, snow sports, and water sports include some of the many activities that are available in and around the Billings area. Billings is also home to ZooMontana, which boasts various animals from the Rockies and around the world. Yellowstone National Park is only an hour south of Billings and offers a great place to hike, camp, and enjoy the outdoors.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Billings METropolitan Transit, provides bus and paratransit bus services throughout the city. The MET is commonly used by residents and provides trasportation to about 5000 people each day for a very affordable rate. The MET also gives residents access to the Billings Bus Terminal, which is served by Greyhound and Rimrock Trailways, both providing interstate service.

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

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With miles of coast along Lake Erie, this city offers a number of activities for you and your dog. There are many regions along the lake where your dog can go for a swim and play along the beach. The boardwalk that runs along the lakeshore also offers a perfect place for you and your pet to go for a run or take a leisurely stroll. There are also a number of pet stores and grooming facilities in Erie, making it very easy for you to provide for any of your pets. Currently, there are a number of apartments in the city that allow cats and dogs.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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The Erie public school system includes 23 elementary, middle, and high schools. Overall, the district received high ratings from GreatSchools with Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy receiving a 10 out of 10. There are also three Catholic high schools in Erie, including Cathedral Preparatory School, one of the best Catholic high schools in Pennsylvania. With over 40 public and private schools in Erie, parents have an excellent option as to where they send their children to school.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Although average apartment rentals in South Bend are slightly higher than the surrounding cities, South Bend’s proximity to Lake Erie may make the higher rental worth it. Also, South Bend has the largest urban area within about a 40 mile radius, making the city a desirable location for those looking for this type of region.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Although average apartment rentals in South Bend are slightly higher than the surrounding cities, South Bend’s proximity to Lake Erie may make the higher rental worth it. Also, South Bend has the largest urban area within about a 40 mile radius, making the city a desirable location for those looking for this type of region.

 
Section 8 & Affordable

Section 8 & Affordable

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South Bend Housing Authority is devoted to providing affordable housing opportunities to as many residents as possible, currently issuing a little over 2000 vouchers. There are currently a number of Section 8 homes and apartments available, but these spots can fill up quickly, causing the city to put additional applicants onto a waitlist.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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Mishawaka is home to a number of restaurants that feature a wide array of cuisines. According to reviews from tripadvisor, the three best restaurants are Main St. Grille, Aladdin’s Eatery, and Corndance Tavern, respectively. Main St. Grille serves classic American grilled meals and is known for their steak. Aladdin’s Eatery serves healthy Middle Eastern and has excellent desserts and service, while Corndance Tavern is known for their excellent food and atmosphere.

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

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Mishawaka has a large off-leash dog park located within the Margaret Prickett Marina Park. The dog park is free for all residents and is open every day that the park is open and consists of four acres of grassy and wooded areas. The park is entirely enclosed and the wooded areas offer a perfect place for dogs and their owners to walk or run. Currently, there are a large number of apartments available that allow cats, small dogs, and large dogs, making Mishawaka a perfect place for you and your pet to rent and apartment.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Elkhart has five large city parks, all of which are waterfront, and a number of small neighborhood and community parks. Ideal Beach Water Park has a beach, pool, playground, mini golf, water slides, and a number of other amenities. The city also runs a tennis program for lessons and matches on their 14 tennis courts at three different locations. If you are looking for a larger beach, Elkhart is only an hour drive from the southern coast of Lake Michigan, offering a place for people to relax at the beach or take a boat out on the water.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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The Interurban Trolley regional public bus service, which provides access to Elkhart and four surrounding cities is the public transpiration system for Elkhart. The Interurban Trolley also connects riders to the transportation service in Mishawaka, allowing riders to access downtown South Bend and the Elkhart Train Station. The Elkhart Train Station is served by Amtrak and allows residents train service to a number of cities across the country.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Vacaville is a very safe city when compared to California and national standards. The property crime rate is 26% less than the state average and 6% less than the national average, whereas the violent crime rate is 31% less than the state average and 30% less than the national average. The crime rating for Vacaville was a 7 out of 10, compared to the average score of 6.5 for the surrounding major cities.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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With over 10,000 residents leaving the city for work every day, and the majority of these people commuting to Sacramento, the drive to work can take longer than one may expect. In light traffic, the commute to the city will only take about 40 minutes, but during rush hour traffic the drive will likely take at least an hour, but usually longer. With a highway running directly through the city, traffic within Vacaville can be heavy at times near the highway, but gives residents easy access to nearby cities and beaches.

 

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