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-Education
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest

Cons

-Traffic and sprawl
-Economic cycles
-Cost of living


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Boston is widely viewed as the intellectual and historic capital of the United States. It is a cosmopolitan city with a complete set of services, a broad range of amenities, and a rich tradition and culture almost unmatched in the rest of the country. The metro area defined as Boston-Quincy actually includes downtown and areas mostly south of city into Norfolk and Plymouth County. Suburbs to the west and northwest are covered in the Cambridge-Newton-Framingham metro area (see page TK); northern suburbs to New Hampshire are covered in Essex County (page TK).


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    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Salem is 4.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Salem jobs have Increased by 0.30 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Salem's cost of living is 38.40% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Salem's population is 42,869 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 12.54 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Salem is $320,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -6.89%.
    SCHOOLS
    Salem public schools spend $26,947 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 10.2 students per teacher in Salem.

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  3/1/2016
Horrible place for a Family

I've been in Salem, Massachusetts for a year now because it brought me up here for my husband's job. Salem may be a great place to visit during Halloween but other... (Read More)

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  3/21/2013
Love it!

My husband and I move to Salem, MA from Long Island NY five years ago and we love it! We kept on visiting for Halloween and we just decided to move here for the hell of... (Read More)

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  5/12/2007
Witch City, America

We are family friendly, albeit strange. We celebrate Halloween for a month. Check out the Haunted Happenings... (Read More)

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