Orem, UT


Highest Appreciating Orem Neighborhoods Since 2000

Orem, UT Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Orem Housing Market Information

With a population of 94,457, 26,149 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $261,787, Orem real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Orem, accounting for 57.93% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Orem include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 16.00%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 14.83%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 9.39%).

Not only is Orem's real estate primarily composed of large, four, five or more bedroom residences ( 47.82%), but it has a blend of both renters and owners ( 40.94% renters; 59.06% owner occupied).

There is a lot of housing in Orem built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Orem built between 1940-1969 ( 19.34%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 13.69%). There's also some housing in Orem built before 1939 ( 1.86%).

Orem Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Orem have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 10.39%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Orem house appreciation rate of 0.99%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Orem that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Orem real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Orem appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.27%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 91.61% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Orem. Orem appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.90%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 12.10%.

Importantly, NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research found that Orem's housing market shows one of the <a href="/blog/highest-appreciating-cities">top real estate appreciation rates in the U.S.A.</a> in the latest quarter, which may signal the city’s near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Utah, our data show that Orem's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Utah.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Orem differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Orem - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Orem real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,284,000 0.5
$963,001 - $1,284,000 0.8
$642,001 - $963,000 2.9
$514,001 - $642,000 4.1
$385,001 - $514,000 9.2
$257,001 - $385,000 33.6
$128,001 - $257,000 43.2
$64,001 - $128,000 1.3
$0 - $64,000 4.5

Average for UT
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
20.784015000586 40.9395973154362

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Orem Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
53.39% 2.51% 6 7
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,115 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 59.06
Renters 40.94
Vacant 5.24

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 13.7
1970 - 1999 65.1
1940 - 1969 19.3
1939 or Older 1.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 57.9
Townhomes 9.4
Small Apt. Buildings 14.8
Apt. Complexes 16.0
Mobile Homes 1.8
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.02
1 Bedroom 3.65
2 Bedrooms 23.63
3 Bedrooms 23.88
4 Bedrooms 21.53
5 or more bedrooms 26.29