Orem, UT is a small city located about 45 minutes south of Salt Lake City, just next to the City of Provo and Utah Lake. The area is known for its stunning natural surroundings, a high percentage of families in the population, and friendly neighborhoods. Unlike many Utah towns and cities, Orem was not laid out in regular city blocks with houses clustered closely together. Instead, Orem’s origins are in homesteads settled along the territorial highway (now State Street) and along other substantial arteries where area farmers built their homes and to live near their fields and orchards. There are plenty of restaurants, jobs and entertainment spots in Orem.