Not many cities are guarded by a 22-foot golden pioneer statue, but the historic town of Salem is. Home to President Hoover, this little town has many fascinating facts about it including that it lies on the 45th parallel – making this city located in the exact center point between the North Pole and the equator. Salem is the perfect blend of a colorful history, diverse culture and family-friendly setting all in the backdrops of a beautifully preserved town tucked in between the Pacific Ocean and green valleys.
Nicknamed Cherry City because of its history in the cherry industry, Salem sure has a lot of trees that paint this town – a plus for nature lovers. In fact, it has clung to the title of “Tree City of USA” for 30 years in a row due to its abundance of trees. Beyond all the nature, the city comes alive during the dozens of festivals, cultural spots, recreation activities, historical landmarks and parks located around town. Salem truly has something for everyone.
The city is packed with activities and events all year round. From its historic downtown and State Capital Plaza – a fascinating mix of old and new architecture – to the large Hallie Ford Museum of Art, which exhibits over 6,000 items, to the Elsinore Theatre, which shows classic films and live performances, and lastly to the multiple bike races that are held every year, including the Monster Cookie ride, Salem is bustling with so many things for you to do.
Salem is a haven for wine lovers as it is home to 12 scenic and delectable wineries. With the options of Redhawk, Honeywood, St. Innocent and Firesteed Cellars, it is difficult to pick the best. Additionally, Salem has great shopping at its disposal. Fashionistas, who do not want to travel to Paris, have all the best shops to themselves including the French Unicorn.
The bottom line is that Salem has so much to offer – breathtaking views, a vibrant culture and dozens of entertainment opportunities with the Pacific Ocean and Cascade Mountains just a few miles away. Living in Salem offers all the best activities. Let New Home Source help you in your search for a new home to this wonderful city. View the 2 new home communities available to you today on New Home Source.
Salem New Housing Stats:
Builders: 2 | Neighborhoods: 2 | Total Homes: 324 | Available Floorplans: 9 | Ready to Move in: 11