Salem, Virginia 

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Population

25,432

7% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.0%

Median Income

$50,590

Avg. Home Price

$162,500

Best Places to Live in Salem, Virginia

Mid-sized city - Southwestern Virginia along the Blue Ridge Mountains
Pros
-Nearby mountains
-Attractive downtown
-Pleasant climate
Cons
-Future job growth
-Some industrial feel
-Air service

Local Listings in Salem, VA
 $149,950 
4056 Bendemeer Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1248 SqFt
 $149,950 
4056 Bendemeer Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1248 SqFt
 $164,500 
4099 Daugherty Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 | 1384 SqFt
 $179,950 
2537 S Clearing Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 | 1538 SqFt

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).


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Virginia
County: Salem city County
Metro Area: Roanoke Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
City: Salem
Zip Codes: 24153
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1176 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Salem is 4.0% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Negative. Salem jobs have decreased by 0.48%. Learn More...

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Salem's cost of living is 7.50% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Salem's Cost of Living

VOTING
Salem city county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Salem's population is 25,432 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 7.06%. 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 $162,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.56%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Salem

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 Market in Salem

It's a good time to buy in Salem. Home Appreciation is up 2.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Salem Real Estate or Find top agents in Salem

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Housing and taxes - 1/6/2015
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

Quaint town - 7/21/2011
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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ZIP CODES IN SALEM, VIRGINIA
24153

NEW LISTINGS IN SALEM VA
$149,950
4056 Bendemeer Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$164,500
4099 Daugherty Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

$179,950
2537 S Clearing Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 |

$155,000
712 Moran Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

$189,950
5419 Bradshaw Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 |

$133,061
3805 Hawley Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

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