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Old 05-16-2009, 01:39 PM
 
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Hey Folks,

I am interviewing for a job in Orem this next week, and I have been doing internet research and reading forum boards trying to form an opinion of the area. I currently live in the northern end of CA, about 2 hours north of Sacramento, up in the big pines.

One thing I have not seen any mention of was dog parks. I have a huge GSD and my fiancé has a medium lab cross. Both are high energy animals and need a decent amount of exercise each day. I frequently work (here at least, and certainly there) till dark or after, and having a lighted dog park to take energy off of the pups once I get home, has been wonderful. I actually met my fiancé at a local dog park (hold the jokes, she is beautiful) and have made a few friends from the park as well.

Also, are there any special ordinances beyond the standard leash/barking/waste codes you find everywhere?

Many thanks,

OK
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:05 PM
 
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interviewing for a job in Orem ---
I have not seen any mention of was dog parks.
Depending on where you are going to settle, even though you will work in Orem, I do know that there is an official *dog park* on 54th south, between Redwood Road and I-15. It is on the north side of the road.
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:20 PM
 
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Depending on where you are going to settle, even though you will work in Orem, I do know that there is an official *dog park* on 54th south, between Redwood Road and I-15. It is on the north side of the road.

Noted. Thank you.

Any areas or Orem/Provo to avoid looking for housing in?

We plan to rent a house till we get a feel for the area and what we like/can afford.

Thanks again.
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Old 05-16-2009, 03:49 PM
 
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Boy, what a big cultural change! Provo is home to BYU and a lot of very conservative LDS folks live there-in fact Utah county as a whole. Can't help you about dog parks but good luck.
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:25 PM
 
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I'd definitely recommend living in southern Salt Lake County (Draper, Sandy, West Jordan etc) and commuting south to Orem (which is right over the border in northern Utah County). Utah County is so staunchly conservative and LDS that a lot of transplants who moved there have been disillusioned with the whole state, when the trouble seems to be centered only in Utah County.
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:50 AM
 
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I much more interested in avoiding the areas that have higher crime or badly maintained streets/utilities/housing/etc.

Our potential neighbors political/religious outlook is not really important to us, Unless they try to aggressively push either of them off on us.
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:54 AM
 
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I much more interested in avoiding the areas that have higher crime or badly maintained streets/utilities/housing/etc.

Our potential neighbors political/religious outlook is not really important to us, Unless they try to aggressively push either of them off on us.
You are probably more likely to experience pushing in Utah county rather than Salt Lake county. My best friend's sister-in-law is LDS and lives in Provo, and even she doesn't really like it!
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:58 AM
 
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I much more interested in avoiding the areas that have higher crime or badly maintained streets/utilities/housing/etc.

Our potential neighbors political/religious outlook is not really important to us, Unless they try to aggressively push either of them off on us.
Don't worry, those areas I listed (Draper, Sandy, West Jordan) are pretty safe and well-maintained. It's only when you start getting into some parts of West Valley City or all of Rose Park where you'll find sketchy areas, but those are in central and northern Salt Lake County anyway. It won't affect you.
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Old 05-17-2009, 01:12 PM
 
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Don't worry, those areas I listed (Draper, Sandy, West Jordan) are pretty safe and well-maintained. It's only when you start getting into some parts of West Valley City or all of Rose Park where you'll find sketchy areas, but those are in central and northern Salt Lake County anyway. It won't affect you.

Thanks much
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Old 05-17-2009, 01:19 PM
 
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Ummm, and I'd check the dog park hours. The one I used to use in SLC closed at dusk. No lighting.
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