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-Attractive setting
-Educated population
-Future job growth


-Rising living costs
-Some air quality issues
-Growth and sprawl

What Bert Has To Say About Provo-Orem Metro Area

Provo is at the south end of a long complex of cities, towns and suburbs extending in both directions from Salt Lake City. Home to Brigham Young University, with 32,000 students, Provo has a strong college-town feel. Orem, just north, is a suburban family community. Provo and Orem are clean and relatively modern in look and feel but traditional in values and culture. There is some industry and commercial development in the immediate area, mostly high tech and service firms.

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Quick Facts About Orem

    The unemployment rate in Orem is 3.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Orem jobs have Increased by 4.31 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Orem's cost of living is 2.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Orem's population is 94,457 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 39.81 percent.
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Orem is $212,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 23.79 percent.
    Orem public schools spend $6,884 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 24 students per teacher in Orem.

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