Orem, Utah

Learn about Orem, Utah. Below you can find community information, including vital statistics, information on local schools as well as resources for finding real estate listings and homes for sale in Orem.

Orem UtahLife in Orem is good. According to CNNMoney.com Orem was a contender for one of the best places to live in 2005. There are many things that set Orem apart from other cities and towns. Orem offers its residents great schools, a thriving environment for businesses of all sizes, and a family friendly atmosphere. Orem is located amidst the majestic beauty of Mt. Timpanogos, and has local ski resorts, mountain biking trails, rock climbing, golf course, dozens of parks and places to play; we even have our own professional baseball team the Orem OWLZ.

This city is the second largest city in Utah County and the fifth largest in the state. Orem deserves its moniker as Family City USA with nearly 85% of its family households headed by married couples and 50% of its residents under 25 years of age.

Orem Utah MapAlthough the city of Orem is growing, it is still small enough to offer a personal atmosphere while providing major shopping, cultural, and recreational activities at the same time. Orem is home of many high tech companies. It is also home of Utah Valley State College, one of the fastest growing state colleges in the nation. The photo included here shows an area near the city center in about 1958.

Orem celebrates summer each June with its SummerFest. Activities for family members of all ages include contests, cook offs, parades, games, fireworks, talent festivals, and sporting events.

Although the city of Orem is growing, it is still small enough to offer a personal atmosphere while providing major shopping, cultural, and recreational activities at the same time. Orem is home of many high tech companies. It is also home of Utah Valley State College, one of the fastest growing state colleges in the nation. The photo included here shows an area near the city center in about 1958.

Orem celebrates summer each June with its SummerFest. Activities for family members of all ages include contests, cook offs, parades, games, fireworks, talent festivals, and sporting events.

If you have never been to Orem you need to see for yourself how much better life is in Orem.

General Facts and Information

Median resident age: 23.9 years
Median household income: $47,529 (year 2000)
Median house value: $155,000 (year 2000)

Education
Orem is located in the Alpine School District and is home to three high schools, three junior high schools, and 16 elementary schools. Utah Valley State College and Stevens-Henager College are also located in Orem.

Brigham Young University, one of the largest private universities in the United States, is located in neighboring Provo.

Utilities Information

There are 4 numbers you can call to either sign up or disconnect your utilities: 229-7015, 229-7016, 229-7018, 229-7108. There is a non-refundable sign up fee of $25.00. To sign up, you just need to provide general information such as name, address, phone number etc. No deposit is required, unless you have had previous delinquent accounts or have been sent to a collection company in the past wherein a $150.00 refundable deposit is required.
  • Rocky Mountain Power: 1-888-221-7070
  • Questar Gas: 1-800-323-5517
  • Qwest: 1-800-244-1111
  • Comcast: 801-234-6500
  • Digis High Speed Internet: 1-888-DIGIS-88