Salem, Virginia 

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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 sq. ft and not 40 years old. New housing costs...even 6 years old, are high. You either buy a small older brick ranch or a newer more expensive house. Not much in between. And the real estate taxes are much higher...even higher than Roanoke. But it's worth 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 outdoor recreational activities. Roanoke is very close by and offers cultural diversity with plays, museum, concerts and festivals. Health care facilities in the area are outstanding. Schools in Salem are considered among the best in the state.  Read More

Sports - 10/3/2008
For youth and families who like sports, Salem is the place to be amoung Small Town America in the US. The Small Southwestern VA City host numerous National Tournaments including several for NCAA Division II and III for basketball, softball and the Stagg Bowl, which is shown on ESPN.

See the Fall Salem Parks & Recreation Guide:

http://www.ci.salem.va.us/depts/parks_rec/documents/FallBrochure2008_000.pdf

Joe Kelliher
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Cost of Living - Salem, VA - 8/6/2006
The cost of living in Salem, VA varies by commodity. The housing costs are expensive because it is a coveted area in the Roanoke Valley. The cost of a house may be $20,000 higher than it should be just because it is located in Salem.

Groceries and gasoline are in the mid-range area compared to the rest of the United States.

Utilities are low compared to the rest of the Roanoke Valley and surrounding Read More


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