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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: Marion County
Metro Area: Salem Metro Area
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
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City: Salem
Zip Codes: 97301, 97302, ... 4 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 196 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Salem

    The unemployment rate in Salem is 5.60 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Salem jobs have Increased by 3.49 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Salem's cost of living is 8.20% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Salem's Cost of Living
    Salem's population is 164,549 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 52.66 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Salem is $207,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.09%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Salem public schools spend $10,454 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.1 students per teacher in Salem. Learn more...

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It's a good time to buy in Salem. Home Appreciation is up 8.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Salem Real Estate.
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I agree with the point that Salem is not for everyone but it could be worse. Not just worse, a lot worse. I've lived in Arizona all my life. That said, let me tell... (Read More)




Salem has very consistent weather throughout the year. Quite a bit of fog in the winter, and some rain, and little if any snow. ... (Read More)




Someone on this site commented that they didn't understand why there were so many prisons in Salem. I had a business in the Salem (outlying area) and knowing what I know... (Read More)



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