Condos For Sale In Salem, OR

Salem Condos

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Condo Living in Salem, Oregon
Salem, the capital city of Oregon, has a lot going for it. It is a fabulous place to raise a family with excellent amenities and opportunities. It is large enough for everything you may need or want to do but without a big city's rush and rat race.

This lovely town offers a selection of beautiful neighborhoods from which to choose. No matter where you decide to buy your condo in the city, a quality life is available in Salem, Oregon.

Salem opens her arms to people from all backgrounds and is known for her inclusivity. As a politically liberal society, Salem is home to a colorful and diverse population where the residents celebrate their differences. Salem's friendly communities strive to positively impact discrimination and make everyone feel welcome.

History

Settlers started the city of Salem in 1842 along the Willamette River, formerly inhabited by the Kalapuya Native tribes. A Methodist missionary group from New England settled along the river banks naming it Chemeketa, meaning 'place of rest.' A couple of theories exist about the origin of the name of Salem from an Anglicized version of the Hebrew word 'Shalom,' meaning 'peace,' to the Hebrew word 'Jerusalem,' but the mystery of the name remains unsolved. Salem became the territorial capital in 1851. The capital briefly moved to Corvallis in 1855 but moved back the same year, making it the permanent incorporated capital of the state in 1857. Salem's rich history is the reason it is home to many state government offices and several interesting focal points, including the Mission Mill Museum and the Robert S. Allen Archaeology Museum. Salem has experienced numerous economic influences throughout the years, but a dominant industry has been the harvesting and processing lumber. As the lumber industry slowed down over time, some of the land previously used for lumber was leased to local farmers, providing Salem and the surrounding areas with local foods. Currently, there are numerous projects underway in the downtown core of Salem to supply housing to the area. This project will provide upscale, low- and high-rise condos and other living spaces for professionals and families alike.

Things to do in Salem

The city of Salem is full of wonderful places to experience all year round. Whether single or family-oriented, there is something about this city's warm, vibrant atmosphere that acts like a magnet, drawing people closer.

Although there are countless activities and attractions to experience in beautiful Salem, here are a few gems where you can start:

Pink House Café: This quaint café finds its home in a two-level 1970's pink house! This café is the ultimate for ambiance, so soak up the 'quaintness' while enjoying a divine meal.

Enchanted Forest Theme Park: An absolute delight for the whole family nestled in Oregon's lush, beautiful forests. Take a walk-through Western Town and Storybook Lane or ride the Mountain Bobsled Roller Coaster. Enjoy a picnic while watching fairy tale comedy theater. There is a ton of adventure here!

Salem Saturday Market: Come and support the locals at Salem's lively, open-air street market. It will delight you with the displays and stalls of fruit, flowers, vegetables, delicious breads, jewelry, and artisan crafts.

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Location

Salem city is situated in Oregon, in the United States of America. It is the county seat of Marion County and the principal city of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area. Salem lies in the middle of the Willamette Valley next to the Willamette River, which runs in a northern direction through the city forming the boundary between Marion and Polk counties. The city is known for the many streams that run through it, such as Mill Creek, the Mill Race, Pringle Creek, and Shelton Ditch. The smaller streams in the city are Clark Creek, Jory Creek, Battle Creek, Croisan Creek, and Claggett Creek, while Glen Creek and Brush Creek flow through West Salem. Salem is a hilly area surrounded by the volcanic Salem Hills to the south and Eola Hills to the West. From the coastal regions, you can see the mountain ranges of Mount Hood and Mount Jefferson. On clear days you can even view Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams from most points throughout the city.

Salem demographics

Salem is the second-biggest city in Oregon and the 147th largest city in the United States. A recent census maintains that approximately 179,522 people live in Salem. Since about 2010, there has been a population increase of 16.09%, translating into a growth rate of 0.97% per year. As a result, Salem has a population density of 3,687 people per square mile over a forty-nine-mile span.

The State of Oregon, alongside the Salem-Keizer School District, Salem Health, Chemeketa Community College, and Marion County, provide upwards of twenty-one thousand jobs to the residents of Salem.

The average household income is $73,609 per year, with a poverty rate of 15.54%. The median house value is $242,800, accounting for more than 54% of the population who are homeowners.

The median age in Salem is 35.9 years, with a racially diverse demographic of 81.53% whites, mixed races 6.37%, other races 5.56%, Asians 2.55%, Native Hawaiians 1.46%, African Americans 1,36%, and Native Americans 1.16%.

Arts in Salem

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Salem's art and entertainment scene are rich, diverse, and thriving. The streets of her beautiful downtown area exhibit 50 years' worth of artworks and sculptures depicting the intricacies of her people.

Salem comes alive with the expression of performance art and music in her downtown district, with companies like Enlightened Theatrics bringing their magic to life.

Suppose you are a foodie looking for that perfect culinary experience. In that case, Salem is the city to be in with the exciting dining scene, best of the best restaurants, eateries, and bistros.

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Schools in Salem

If that perfect condo in Salem, Oregon, is your dream, then schools for your family will naturally also be a concern. However, home is not simply the structure or a building but is the starting point of the community. With your children's best interest at heart, Salem offers you a wide selection of schools. You will find over two hundred schools within her borders. These are some of the top-rated public schools, rated according to academic performance and equity. Elementary Schools: Pratum Elementary School, Wright Elementary School, Valley Inquiry Charter School, Kalapuya Elementary School, and Candalaria Elementary School. Middle Schools: Pratum Elementary School 1-8, Walker Middle School, Howard Street Charter School, Jane Goodall Environmental Middle Charter School, and Straub Middle School. High Schools: Early College High School, Sprague High School, West Salem High School, South Salem High School, and McKay High School. Colleges/Universities: Corban University, Linfield University, Oregon State University, Portland State University, Western Oregon University, George Fox University, Willamette University, Linn Benton Community College, and Chemeketa Community College.

Why Salem?

The locals all agree that Salem is the perfect blend of mountains, forests, and wine country with a dash of great neighborhoods, bustling downtown, and a growing entertainment scene. All of that together is the perfect recipe for your condo. Salem, Oregon is waiting for you!

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