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OREM (OHR-uhm)

A city in northern Utah

Common clues: City NW of Provo; Utah city; City near Utah Lake; Utah County city; Beehive State city; Utah's fourth-largest city

Crossword puzzle frequency: 3 times a year

Frequency in English language: 86380 / 86800

News: Orem ranked as one of safest cities

Video: Kelly Clarkson – Orem Utah

Orem is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States, in the north-central part of the state. It is adjacent to Provo, Lindon, and Vineyard and is about 45 miles (72 km) south of Salt Lake City. Orem is one of the principal cities of the Provo-Orem, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Utah and Juab counties. The population was 84,324 at the 2000 census, while the 2008 estimates placed it at 93,250, making it the sixth-largest city in Utah. Utah Valley University is located in Orem. The Orem Owlz of the minor league baseball Pioneer League play their home games at the college.

Orem uses the moniker "Family City USA". In fact, in 2010 Forbes rated it the 5th best place to raise a family. At one time the area was known as Sharon, a Biblical name for a mostly level strip of land running between mountains and the sea and the name of the birth town of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints founder Joseph Smith. Another former name was Provo Bench. In an apparent attempt to attract more investment to the town and provide an easy way for the large population of farmers with orchards to ship produce, in 1914 it was named after Walter C. Orem, who operated a railroad line in the area. Orem was incorporated in 1919.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.4 square miles (47.8 km²), all of it land.

The City of Orem is located on the eastern shore of Utah Lake. It borders Provo, Utah on the east and south, and is located at the base of Mount Timpanogos.

Orem is also popular for its Summerfest celebration and parade which take place in June, also the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. In addition, Orem has more square area of parks as compared to city size than any other city in Utah.

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OREM (187) 54 We >1 07 Utah city MOAB

40 We- >1 09 City near Provo LEHI

8 We- >1 07 Provo neighbor LEHI

6 Tu+ >1 93 City in Utah

6 Th- >1 08 City north of Provo

5 We- >1 00 City near Utah Lake LEHI

4 We+ LAT 07 Central Utah city

4 Fr- LAT 07 City NW of Provo LEHI

3 Fr LAT 05 City near the Provo River

3 Th+ >1 04 Utah County city

2 Th- >1 04 Beehive State city

2 We LAT 05 City SSE of Salt Lake City

2 Tu >1 96 City in Utah County

2 Th NYT 04 City south of Salt Lake City

2 Fr- >1 00 City west of the Provo River

2 Tu >1 07 Fast-growing city near Provo

2 We- LAT 01 Provo suburb

01 Town near Provo

2 Sa- NYT 98 Utah Lake city

2 We- >1 99 Utah city near Provo

2 Tu >1 57 Utah town LEHI

2 We CSy 08 Utah's fourth-largest city

00 "Family City, U.S.A."

1 Th LAT 99 City N of Provo

1 Tu NYT 07 City NNW of Provo