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Salem, MA is known for its rich history, culture, and attractions. Visitors to Salem often come to explore the city's many historic sites, including the Salem Witch Museum, The House of Seven Gables, and the Salem Maritime National Historic Site. With plenty of restaurants, cafes, and shops to explore as well, Salem has something for everyone. Additionally, visitors can enjoy a range of activities such as whale watching tours or a visit to some of the local galleries and art studios.
Reviews of Salem are generally quite positive with many referring to it as a great destination for families due to its variety of attractions and activities. Visitors also appreciate its historical significance in relation to its past as a site of the infamous Salem witch trials. Others have noted that there is plenty to do in Salem so visitors won't be bored while they're in town. In addition, many have commented positively on the hospitality of local residents which makes their stay all that much more enjoyable. In short, reviews of this Massachusetts town tend to be overwhelmingly positive and rave about its quaint atmosphere and lively atmosphere.
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Horrible place for a Family
I've been in Salem, Massachusetts for a year now because it brought me up here for my husband's job. Salem may be a great place to visit during Halloween but other than that it's a horrible place to live especially if you have children. The schools here are less than par. Just read the review ratings on Salem public schools. The parking here is atrocious and Salem police do not monitor peoples parking here. You can drive down any two-way street in Salem and sometimes not be able to get down because people are parked all over the streets where they are not allowed to park. They park on sidewalks and on curbs. The roads here are horrible do not plan on bringing a nice car up here because it will be ruined within a year. people here do not even follow road signs they're basically allowed to do whatever they want to do and I've never seen a police pull one over yet. And last but not least The city does not take care of it streets or it's parks or anything it is a trashy city Read More
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My husband and I move to Salem, MA from Long Island NY five years ago and we love it! We kept on visiting for Halloween and we just decided to move here for the hell of it. This town has a real sense of community, awesome town life and a mixed crowd of people. It's located about 1 - 1.5 hours from the White Mountains, 30 min. from Boston. The cost of living is cheeper than NY, so we love it, but it is still above the national average. The only thing I'll say about Salem is that most people work in Boston, which the town does have a commuter rail access to and from, but it's a bit of a trek. Also, I'm not too fond of the community in New England. Salem is almost a whole 'nother world in comparison to the rest of the New England area. Folks up here tend to act too conservative for the likes of New Yorkers. But that's a small cost to live in a great City! Read More
Witch City, America
We are family friendly, albeit strange. We celebrate Halloween for a month. Check out the Haunted Happenings Read More
Nice place to visit...
We have been in Salem for 10 years now. Nice place to visit but when the tourism starts the traffic can be a it of a Read More