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Pros

-Attractive setting
-Educated population
-Future job growth

Cons

-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


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Orem is 2.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Orem jobs have Increased by 5.37 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Orem's cost of living is 5.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Orem's population is 88,820 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 5.44 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Orem is $206,800. Home appreciation the last year has been 9.40 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Orem public schools spend $7,046 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 22.7 students per teacher in Orem.

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Beautiful place to live!
Orem, UT is an awesome place to... (read more)
do your homework!
I have lived in utah for 38 of my 40 yrs, mostly in provo/orem but also in Salt Lake City. I think if you are planning on moving to Utah you need to be aware of what you... (read more)
Who needs a car here?
No one needs a car in orem, even though having one is nice, but if you live here you know what I am talking about. Bus routes are many and often. For a small fee every... (read more)
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