Shared publicly  - 
 
Yes, it's true. We are selling our Provo, Utah dream home. Pulling up roots from this awesome community that generally ranks very high in most of the quality of life lists that come out: best place to raise a family, best place to start a business, best place to build your career. Gallup said earlier this year that Provo is the most optimistic people in the U.S. And Provo ranks among the happiest communities as well. (It's no wonder Utah Valley natives call this place Happy Valley -- because statistically speaking, it's true.)

My wife and I have decided to move our family to the Washington DC area. There are a lot of reasons for this decision, which I won't go into now. But I'm sure I will later. We're making this move later this month.

So, if you know someone who is planning to move to Utah, perhaps a BYU business school or law school faculty member, an entrepreneur, a BYU alum, or someone who wants to be live a few hundred feet away from BYU Football, BYU Basketball, Education Week, CES Firesides, the MTC, etc, please let them know that this house, as of this moment, is for sale. This is my first post about it. Next week we'll likely get it formally listed. But if you want a head start on things, feel free to contact me here. 

Top Ten U.S. Cities for Well-Being: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/the-best-life/2012/03/07/top-10-us-cities-for-well-being

Most Optimistic Cities in the U.S.: http://www.gallup.com/poll/153206/provo-orem-utah-leads-metro-areas-city-optimism.aspx
16
3
Christine Paluch's profile photoJohn Quinn's profile photoClaire V Brisson-Banks's profile photoArun Shroff's profile photo
14 comments
 
Paul,

I'll be sad to see you go, you've been an asset to the community here. Good luck in DC. I'd buy your house if I could afford it, it's beautiful and located in a great place (location, location, location!).

Gily, perhaps Utah is a state of extreme contrasts?
 
Congrats and condolences... it really is a unique place in the world. I was so ready to get out of "the bubble" (after 6 years there) but I surprise myself with how much I miss it, and when I fly back for work how much it feels like home. Good luck selling your place! (we were terrified ours would be forever on the market but it only took a couple months).
 
DC is great. Welcome again!
 
Congrats +Paul Allen . I just moved to the DC area from Provo myself, and I love it out here. Maybe one day we'll bump into each other. If you are ever stuck in traffic behind someone with a BYU license plate, then that's probably me. :)
 
Congrats and good luck with the move, +Paul Allen; and welcome to the east coast!
 
Sorry to see you go. Not that we bump into each other very often, though. Stay in touch.
 
Wow! That's awesome. Need to see you before you go. When are you moving? Does this mean you're running for office. ;-)
 
The DC area is great. Though the east is ultimately very different than the western US in a number of ways. 
Add a comment...