Orem was incorporated fairly recently in comparison to its neighbors, in 1919, although there were settlers there as early as the 1850s or 60s. Orem’s population is a little over 90,000 as of 2015, and was ranked very highly as a place to raise a family by Forbes.

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Orem has a large university in the area, Utah Valley University (UVU), with even more students than BYU in Provo, just to the south. UVU is the fastest growing university in Utah. UVU’s campus is interesting in that almost all of the buildings are connected via hallways, and students can traverse almost the entire campus without going outside. UVU’s aviation program is located at a satellite campus at the Provo Municipal airport. UVU is also the original home to the Woodbury Art Museum, although its primary location is now on the second floor of the University Mall.

Orem also is home to Stevens-Henager college, and the trade school, Mountainland Applied Technology Center (MATC). Orem was the original home to some notable businesses, including Novell, Wordperfect (now owned by Corel), and Omniture (now part of Adobe, up in American Fork), and Zuka Juice, which was acquired by Jamba Juice. Mity-Lite, Bluehost, and Blendtec are still located in Orem.

Orem holds Summerfest every year in early June— most attractions are at the City Center Park, east of city hall. And Orem is well known for it’s Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, which occurs every year at the end of the summer, usually at the end of August, at a park up the canyon.

Orem gets less precipitation than nearby Provo, and quite a bit less in the way of snow (close to half). Nevertheless, the winters are still cold, and there’s plenty of snow to go around. With beautiful spring weather, dry, intense summers, and cold winters, Orem is a place where your outdoor spaces are worth some investment. Here at Awnings Unlimited, our goal is to make your backyard a place worth spending time. We’d love to help you choose a patio or deck covering that will spruce up your home, and create a space you can make memories in.

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Salt Lake City, UT 84115
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Local Resources

Orem City Hall
56 N State St Orem, UT 84057
(801) 229-7500

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Orem Water and Sewer
1450 W 550 N, Orem, UT 84057
(801) 229-7500
http://orem.org/index.php/drinking-water/drinking-water
http://orem.org/index.php/public-works/storm-sewer-landing

Orem Garbage and Recycling
North Pointe Solid Waste District
2000 W 200 S, Lindon UT
(888) 496-8824
http://www.orem.org/index.php/green-waste/green-waste-a-garbage

Rocky Mountain Power
1407 W North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(888) 221-7070
http://www.rockymountainpower.net/

Rocky Mountain Power Bill Payment Processing
PO Box 26000
Portland, OR 97256-0001

Questar Gas
P.O. Box 45360
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0360
Local: 801-324-5111
Toll-free: 800-323-5517
http://www.questargas.com/