Family-friendly homes in the best cities for raising kids

Provo, Utah

Address: 2780 W. Center St.
Price: $209,000
What you get: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,900 square feet
Price per square foot: $110

As home to Brigham Young University and the missionary training center, Provo is the most Mormon city in the U.S. It’s full of activities for children. The central public library has multiple story hours, and playgrounds are many and busy. It's close to wonderful hiking and biking trails in the Wasatch Mountains but suffers from the air pollution common to the whole Salt Lake City metroplex.

This 1972 ranch home features a remodeled kitchen with tons of storage space and new appliances and cabinets. The comfortable living room includes a large natural stone fireplace. Off the two-car garage is a separate work space, suitable for a workshop, music room or home office. There are built-in drawers and linen cabinets and an extra-deep jetted tub in the master bathroom. The screened-in porch looks over a neatly landscaped yard. The house is a few blocks from the Provo River walking and bike trail, Fort Utah Park and elementary schools.

Contact: Steph Summers of R&R Realty at 801-616-2099