Orem is located in Utah County and has an estimated population of about 85,000 people. Orem is about 45 miles to the south of Salt Lake City. Orem is a great town in which to live so much in fact that Forbes rated Orem #5 in their list of the "Best Places to Raise a Family." Orem is nestled up against Lake Utah and is in the backyard of Provo. It is also home to Utah Valley University. The city was founded in 1919 and is named after Walter C. Orem who was the President of the Salt Lake and Utah Railroad.
When looking for an apartment in Orem you want to apply in summer for fall housing and in late winter for spring housing. Try to apply for housing at least 2 months ahead of when you plan on arriving. This will allow you time for any verifications as well as give you time to get settled before your semester starts.
Moving to Orem should feel seamless. Landlords are very particular when it comes to their tenants. Be sure to give them as much information as necessary to process your application quickly. You want to show proof of a stable income as well as reliability. Be sure to have two to three verifiable references available that can attest to your character.
Public transportation in Orem is limited however you can check the Utah Transportation Authority website to get information on what routes are available and when. Go to their website at www.rideuta.com/ridinguta/routes/routefinder.aspx. In most cases it is highly recommended that you have reliable transportation of your own in order to get around. It is a must and not so much of an option in an area like Orem.
Orem has many things to see and do. The Hale Center Theater provides many live performances. You can enjoy a game of put-put golf at Cascade Miniature Golf. Creativity Art Studio allows you to bring out your inner artist by creating pottery with your own two hands. If you love rock climbing then stop by Hansen Mountaineering to take advantage of their rock climbing walls.