Before Orem Utah was incorporated in 1919, it was referred to as the Provo Bench. Its fertile orchards added to Provo?s well-deserved reputation as the ?Garden City of Utah.? However, the citizens of Orem Utah decided to incorporate, because they needed their own self-sustaining water system, and did not think that Provo would supply the required financial support. The new town of Orem Utah was named after Walter Orem, who was the owner of the interurban railroad that ran between Salt Lake City and Provo.
Life in Orem is good. According to CNNMoney.com Orem was a contender for one of the best places to live in 2005. There are many things that set Orem apart from other cities and towns. Orem offers its residents great schools, a thriving environment for businesses of all sizes, and a family friendly atmosphere. Orem is located amidst the majestic beauty of Mt. Timpanogos, and has local ski resorts, mountain biking trails, rock climbing, golf course, dozens of parks and places to play; we even have our own professional baseball team the Orem OWLZ.