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Pros

-Nearby mountains
-Attractive downtown
-Pleasant climate

Cons

-Future job growth
-Some industrial feel
-Air service


What Bert Has To Say About Roanoke Metro Area


Roanoke is a mid-sized commercial and transportation center located between the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains in the western part of the state. The city area spreads through a narrow valley surrounded by hills and mountains. The downtown area itself is an American classic with museums, shops and a famous farmer’s market in a lively historic central core known as Market Square. More modern commercial structures surround this core. On the whole Roanoke is more “old” than “new” South, but is bringing in a strong influx of northern migrants (evidenced among other things by a minor league hockey team).

Highlights


Mid-sized city - Southwestern Virginia along the Blue Ridge Mountains See Local Real Estate
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City: Salem
Zip Codes: 24153
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1176 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Salem


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Salem is 4.00 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Salem jobs have Decreased by 0.48 percent. Learn more...
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Salem's cost of living is 11.30% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Salem's Cost of Living
    POPULATION
    Salem's population is 25,432 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 7.06 percent. Learn more...
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 13 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Salem is $149,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.31%. Check out the homes in the area.
    SCHOOLS
    Salem public schools spend $14,357 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.7 students per teacher in Salem. Learn more...

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Housing and taxes

When we moved from Glen Allen VA to Salem I had read on here that cost of living including housing was cheaper. Housing is less unless you want a house bigger than 1300... (Read More)

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  7/21/2011
Quaint town

Salem is a lovely town surrounded by the beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains. Spring, Summer and Fall is exceptionally beautiful with moderate climate and lots of... (Read More)

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