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-Nearby mountains
-Attractive downtown
-Pleasant climate


-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).

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Quick Facts About Salem

    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.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Salem's cost of living is 11.30% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Salem's population is 25,432 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 7.06 percent.
    Average Commute time is 13 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Salem is $149,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.31%.
    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.

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