The town of Salem, New Hampshire, boasts a motto promising residents "industry, commerce, recreation" and more. This scenic locale does, indeed, have a lot to offer. Homebuyers looking to settle in the area can expect to find homes ranging from economical one-bedroom condos to newly constructed family-friendly houses with impressive yards and multiple bedrooms and bathrooms.
Salem is a little over an hour north of Boston, Massachusetts, and has developed as a suburb of the city. Residential neighborhoods make up much of the town’s 25.9 square mile landscape with the commercial area parallel to Route 28 being a notable exception. It is home, as the aforementioned motto claims, to a thriving industry that is evidenced by the factories and distribution centers lining the highway. Many residents of Salem are employed at these plants, which may be why job growth was recently predicted to reach 36.20 percent over the course of 10 years.
Industry and commerce may be Salem’s best assets, but don’t let the third tenet of the town’s appeal be forgotten. Attractions like the Mall at Rockingham Park and the Canobie Lake Park make recreation a notable feature of Salem, too. With its proximity to Boston, healthy industry and welcoming real estate market, it’s no wonder people are drawn to this New Hampshire town. The population was most recently reported to be just shy of 29,000 people, and families with school-age kids can enjoy the benefits of a school district where there are only approximately 16.1 students in a classroom for every teacher. Community events hosted by the Salem Chamber of Commerce and the local chapter of the Boys & Girls Club offer popular opportunities to build the community, support enriching programs and socialize with neighbors. Whether you are seeking a suburb you can commute to Boston from or a town you can raise a family in, Salem is a wonderful community to be a part of.