Orem is a city in Utah County. It was first settled by Mormon pioneers in the 1840s, and it is located about 45 miles south of Salt Lake City. Orem is named after a city in the Bible that borders the land of Canaan. Orem’s proximity to prominent ski resorts make it a popular destination for urban youth, despite its heavy religious atmosphere. Orem has a population of around 90,000 people and contains a large number of higher educational facilities.
The geography of Orem is dominated by the mountain/mesa terrain typical of Utah County. Orem lies in a flat valley, which means it has almost no variation in elevation. The only significant geographic feature is Lake Utah, which borders the city on the east. Beyond that, much of Orem’s scenery includes farmland that produces crops like sugar beets and peas, as well as many churches.
Orem is known for containing many family-oriented events and activities, including the Utah County Fair, Provo River Expo, and numerous parks with unique amenities like gondolas (the Alpine Slide at Utah Olympic Park) that attract families, young professionals, and older retirees. Orem also has a large number of well-maintained trails near the Orem Community Garden and Central Park.