Excellent Quality of Life
I give Salem a "Thumbs Up" review in regards to the quality of living here in the Capitol of Oregon.
Salem is smack in the center of the gorgeous Willamette Valley, and is the third largest city, so you have a lot of options with recreation (mountains, beach, rivers, an excellent children's learning museum, local and regional restaurants, even rodeo's just out of town if you like). And it is a hub for community involvement, thriving small businesses, priorities of health, wellness & education (pre-k clear through university and law school) and a town with a wealth of artists. And you definitely have your choice of churches/spiritual-growth places...
It is a beautiful, fertile area with all four seasons, tho' you will see the rain often (but true Oregonians do everything out in the rain anyway!).
This is not just a political town, or a place to retire, or just a town to pass through on your way to Portland... you can raise your kids here, you can get Read More