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Three Things That Orem, Utah, Has to Offer

Mountain Canyon Near Orem

When graded on how great it is as a place to live, Orem, Utah, earns an A grade. No, really: Niche.com rates cities, and Orem has an A! 

Orem, Utah, earns that high grade. Forty miles south of Salt Lake City, the dense suburban town has a nice feel to it, there’s lots to do, and it’s quite safe. 

A Nice Vibe

On top of its A rating from niche.com, Orem also made it onto Money’s list of Best Places to Live in 2018. Why? Well, it’s known as “Family City USA,” and with lots of young families and college students, the city has a friendly feel to it. Living in Orem means you have the opportunity to meet students and other residents from all over the world and enjoy the nice balance between suburban and urban areas. One resident said, “I love how kind everyone here is! All of the neighbors like to check in with each other, and this neighborhood is so beautiful!”

Lots to Do

There’s plenty to do in Orem! Feeling outdoorsy? There’s gorgeous Sundance and Bridal Veil Falls just a few minutes up Provo Canyon. Feeling theatrical? There’s the Hale Center Theater or the Scera Shell Outdoor Theater. Feeling sporty? Go surfing on Provo Beach Resort’s indoor wave machine or watch an Owlz baseball game. Need retail therapy? The University Place Shopping Mall and The Shops at Riverwoods both offer a really nice shopping experience.


According to a report from City-Data.com, the crime rate in Orem is 136, “which is 2.0 times smaller than the U.S. average.” You should always be cautious, but when you live in Orem, you can feel pretty confident that you and your home will be safe. 

Here at Monteval Apartments, we love that we’re located in Orem, Utah. The city has a nice vibe, there’s plenty to do, and it’s pretty safe. If you’re considering moving here, don’t hesitate: Reach out today for a tour!