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Old 08-19-2011, 03:43 PM
 
Location: NSL formerly MN
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Woohoo! Another Midwestern! I moved about a year ago..I had visited a couple times prior to moving, but the whole culture wasn't a huge shock. A lot of people in MN, reminded me a lot of people in UT. I'm not LDS, but I knew coming here, that the church is such a huge part of their culture in UT. I guess for the people that move their and don't get why there is so many LDS people...didn't really do their homework. So good for you to ask questions. Good luck in the house search, I'm currently looking to moving to Bountiful from North Salt Lake, I would drive down to Orem for job interviews and wouldn't look forward to that hour-plus drive! Stay in Salt Lake County though, like others said, I feel you'll be much happier there.
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Old 11-13-2014, 05:55 PM
 
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After reading this thread, I'm extremely concerned. I am in negotiations with a company for a great job and would bring my family and I to Orem. But, my family comes with an additional stigma, not are we non LDS, we are a gay family in a 15 year marriage with 4 adopted children. I can only imagine how we will be accepted into the community. So, if I am to take this role, it sounds as if the only acceptable location to live is in SLC and that even that location will not accept our diversity. Very concerning.
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Old 11-13-2014, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Nah, I know several gay couples with kids. SLC has a high % of GLBT folk. Orem, not so much.
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Central City, SLC
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Yes, as a man in a same-sex marriage, trust me that SLC proper (not a suburb in the south end of Salt Lake County!) is the only place you'll want to live. Orem, and anywhere else in Utah County, is a definite no. Your commute to Orem from SLC won't be ideal (45-60 minutes), but there is commuter rail. I'm not sure where you're coming from, but most people are pleasantly surprised by SLC.
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:58 AM
 
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After reading this thread, I'm extremely concerned. I am in negotiations with a company for a great job and would bring my family and I to Orem. But, my family comes with an additional stigma, not are we non LDS, we are a gay family in a 15 year marriage with 4 adopted children. I can only imagine how we will be accepted into the community. So, if I am to take this role, it sounds as if the only acceptable location to live is in SLC and that even that location will not accept our diversity. Very concerning.
You know, sometimes, when I listen to those from outside this state who are non-LDS express a desire to live near the Provo/Orem area when I advise them not to do so, I wonder if I am overreacting.

In your case, I can absolutely say I am NOT overreacting. Don't even consider living around Orem.

In fact, the closer you live to downtown Salt Lake City the better.

I am sorry to be blunt, but I think almost everyone here will agree with me.
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Old 11-14-2014, 12:22 PM
 
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You know, sometimes, when I listen to those from outside this state who are non-LDS express a desire to live near the Provo/Orem area when I advise them not to do so, I wonder if I am overreacting.

In your case, I can absolutely say I am NOT overreacting. Don't even consider living around Orem.

In fact, the closer you live to downtown Salt Lake City the better.

I am sorry to be blunt, but I think almost everyone here will agree with me.



Can you recommend some areas for us to look for housing?
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Central City, SLC
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Can you recommend some areas for us to look for housing?
What's your price range and what are you looking for as far as square footage, bedrooms, etc? Also, do you have a preference in architectural styles or neighborhood amenities?
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:31 PM
 
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We are looking to rent for a year, we need to sell our home in Virginia before buying and we want to make sure we buy in the correct area. I think this move is going to be trickier than any previous move we've made and we don't want to make a bad decision.

We need a home with 4 bedrooms minimum, but would prefer 5 or 6 bedrooms. 2.5 baths, minimum and 3200 sq feet minimum. We are also looking for good schools, but I bet all the schools in the area are pretty good. Of course, we would like to keep the rent as low as we can, but a maximum would be $4,000/month. Oh yeah, and we have dogs... Good dogs, but dogs none-the less. Since we are renting, architectural doesn't really matter. And of course, I want the commute to Orem to be as painless as possible...

I know, it's along list. Any direction you can provide would be most appreciated.
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Old 11-14-2014, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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So, if I am to take this role, it sounds as if the only acceptable location to live is in SLC and that even that location will not accept our diversity. Very concerning.
I think you'd be fine in Salt Lake. Just not in Orem.
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Old 11-14-2014, 05:28 PM
 
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I would try the avenues. You will have to do your groundwork with schools.
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