With a name like Pleasant Grove, it's really no wonder why this town is called "Utah's City of Trees." This small community is tucked into the northeast corner of Utah County between Provo Lake and the Wasatch Front. One of the range's most iconic peaks, Mount Timpanogos, stands tall over the city's neighborhoods. The beautiful peaks and family-friendly atmosphere create a town that's a great place to live.
The history of Pleasant Grove actually starts in Salt Lake Valley. Mormon Pioneers settled the area by The Great Salt Lake in 1847. Just a few years later, some of these people moved down to what is now Pleasant Grove.
Over 150 years later, 35,000 residents now call this town home. However, easily identifying city boundaries can be a problem. After all, this community is part of the Provo-Orem Metropolitan Area that fills Utah Valley.
Those who rent here quickly learn that the citizens of Utah love the great outdoors. As a result, your neighbors are likely to spend their weekends hiking, traveling to Timpanogos Cave, fishing in Utah Lake or hunting in the mountains.
However, there's still plenty to do for apartment renters who don't love spending so much time in nature. The fact that Thanksgiving Point, Hale Center Theater and the Utah Valley Symphony are just a few minutes away means that you'll never have an excuse to be bored.
Of course, Utah Valley is also known for fantastic festivals in the summer. Those who rent here will not want to miss Strawberry Days, The Freedom Festival or Payson Onion Days.
Of course, you're going to need a way to get from your neighborhood to fun. Most apartment renters in Pleasant Grove drive their cars, but public transportation is available. Utah Transit Authority, or UTA, runs several bus lines as well as a commuter train, called FrontRunner, in the valley.
Utah has a high college graduation rate, so it shouldn't be surprising to apartment renters that they will have a number of educational opportunities to choose from in Pleasant Grove. Just a few minutes outside of your neighborhood, you'll find Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University and Provo College.
Career opportunities are plentiful for those who rent an apartment in this city. Top employers in the area include Intermountain Health Care, The State of Utah and Brigham Young University.