Quality of Life
Orem, UT Quality Life
Quality of Life
Life in Orem is good. 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, a golf course, and dozens of parks and places to play; we even have our own professional baseball team the Orem Owlz. Orem has several major festivals: Orem’s Summerfest and Timpanogos Storytelling Festival; as well as art and cultural centers like the Hale Center Theater and SCERA Center for the Arts.
If you have never been to Orem we invite you to see for yourself how much better life is in Orem. Here are some of the recognitions our city has been presented with recently.
|Orem/Provo||2017 Best Cities for Successful Aging||Milken Institute|
|1||Orem/Provo||2016 America's Best Cities for Raising a Family||Forbes|
|1||Orem||2016 Top 10 Cities for Working Parents||SmartAsset|
|1||Orem/Provo||2016 The Most Entrepreneurial Small and Mid-Size Metros||SmartAsset|
|1||Orem/Provo||2014 Best Well-Being||Gallup|
|2||Orem/Provo||2016 Best Performing Cities||Milken Institute|
|2||Orem/Provo||2013 Best Midsize Cities for Jobs||Forbes Magazine|
|2||Orem/Provo||2013 Best Places for Business and Careers||Forbes Magazine|
|3||Orem||2016 Best Cities of 2016||SmartAsset|
|12||Orem/Provo||2013 Most Secure Midsize Cities||Farmers Insurance|
|17||Orem||2016 Safest Place to Raise a Child||SafeWise|
|25||Orem||2014 Best Places to Live||Time Money|
|30||Orem||2014 America's 50 Best Cities to Live||24/7 Wall Street|
Orem has 16 elementary schools, three junior high schools and four high schools. Additionally, there are three charter schools, two private schools, three alternative schools and one special education school within the city limits.
Orem has a low crime rate. This article shows that crime in Orem dropped from 2012 to 2013.
From the article:
Spanish Fork, Pleasant Grove, Orem and Payson all saw drops in crime from 2012 to 2013, while Springville's crime rate saw no change.
Lt. Craig Martinez with the Orem Department of Public Safety said that despite the reduced crime rates in Orem, residents still need to be vigilant in protecting their property and reporting suspicious activity.
"We do live in Orem, we do live in Utah and generally this is a very safe city and a very safe state and I wouldn't live anywhere else to raise my kids, but this isn't Mayberry. Don't give criminals a reason to victimize you," Martinez said. "There are always criminals looking to victimize someone. We are trying to show residents how to better protect themselves."
|Median Home Value||$226,160||$268,229|
|Average Home Value||$262,983||$301,302|
|$50,000 - $99,999||201||231|
|$100,000 - $149,999||1,705||1,298|
|$150,000 - $199,999||3,355||1,878|
|$200,000 - $249,999||3,857||3,570|
|$250,000 - $299,999||2,033||2,629|
|$300,000 - $399,999||2,240||4,314|
|$400,000 - $499,999||876||1,135|
|$500,000 - $749,999||736||825|
|$750,000 - $999,999||287||470|
Housing Year Built
|Year Range||Houses Built|
|2010 or Later||182|
|1939 or Before||536|
|Work at Home||1,783|
|Less than 5 minutes||1,480|
|Average Travel Time||18|