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-Small-town atmosphere
-Nearby recreation
-Close to Portland


-Clouds and rain
-Low ethnic diversity

What Bert Has To Say About Salem Metro Area

Salem is the state capital and an agricultural center. State government buildings dominate a small but attractive and progressive downtown core. Surrounding built-up areas are unremarkable. Local agriculture includes orchards, fruits, grapes, nursery stock, and vegetables; the type of agriculture and rolling, moist terrain make for an attractive landscape.


Capital city - North-central Oregon in Willamette Valley, 50 miles south of Portland See Local Real Estate
Country: United States
State: Oregon
County: Polk County
Metro Area: Salem Metro Area
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
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City: Independence
Zip Codes: 97351
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 196 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Independence

    The unemployment rate in Independence is 5.80 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Independence jobs have Increased by 3.63 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Independence's cost of living is 4.70% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Independence's Cost of Living
    Independence's population is 9,227 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 108.52 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Independence is $183,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.93%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Independence public schools spend $9,766 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 25.3 students per teacher in Independence. Learn more...

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It's a good time to buy in Independence. Home Appreciation is up 7.7% in the last 12 months. Browse Independence Real Estate.
The median home price in Independence is $183,300. Browse Homes in this Range.
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For a town of ~9k people the amenities are good; this is also helped by state college Western Oregon University in the neighboring city of Monmouth(all within a 3-mile... (Read More)



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Independence is a small town with a friendly feel. Great place to live if you want to get away from the fast pace of a big city. After living here for eight years... (Read More)



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