About Orem

statue at neilson groveOrem is a Great Place to Live, Work, and Play.

The City of Orem was organized in 1919 and named after Walter C. Orem, President of the Salt Lake and Utah Railroad. Orem is located on the eastern shore of Utah Lake and extends easterly to the foothills of Mount Timpanogos. As the fifth-largest City in Utah, Orem is located in the center of the Provo-Orem MSA with an estimated population of over 603,000* people. It is also home to Utah Valley University and within five minutes of Brigham Young University, with a combined total of over 67,000 students. Housing, education, and employment opportunities continue to be in high demand as Orem’s population recently surpassed 97,000 residents*. Orem was named the #13 Best Place to Live in America for 2018 by Money Magazine.

*2016 U.S. Census Bureau estimates

Orem is home to a thriving community of people passionate about making this a great place to be.