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Best Places To Live In Salem, OR

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  • Salem, OR
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 161,975
  • First off going by the statistics regarding education, crime and cost of living in Salem is a big mistake. Like all places all things are not equal. There are three distinct parts of Salem, being North
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score77
  • Silverton, OR
  • 13.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,585
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  • McMinnville, OR
  • 21.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 33,724
  • I just moved from McMinnville due to the increase in homeless people and crime. The city does not know what to do and there are large loopholes in local laws which allow RVs, buses, cars to park for days
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  • Keizer, OR
  • 5.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 37,497
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  • Dallas, OR
  • 14.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 15,175
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  • Sublimity, OR
  • 13 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,845
70
  • Millersburg, OR
  • 17.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,963
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  • Monmouth, OR
  • 11.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,919
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  • Hubbard, OR
  • 20.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,268
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  • Scotts Mills, OR
  • 19.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 416
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  • Independence, OR
  • 9.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,982
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  • West Scio, OR
  • 16.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 139
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  • Aumsville, OR
  • 9.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,899
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  • Rickreall, OR
  • 10.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 77
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  • Stayton, OR
  • 13.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,875
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  • Adair Village, OR
  • 19.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 933
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  • Turner, OR
  • 6.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,304
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  • Eola, OR
  • 4.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 0
63
  • Mount Angel, OR
  • 15 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,429
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  • Jefferson, OR
  • 14.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,207
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  • Mehama, OR
  • 21.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 148
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  • Crabtree, OR
  • 20.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 753
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  • Scio, OR
  • 17.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 768
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  • Four Corners, OR
  • 2.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 15,963
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  • Kings Valley, OR
  • 25.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 73
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  • Sheridan, OR
  • 21.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,054
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  • Amity, OR
  • 15.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,593
  • I decided to get out of the suburbs. Salem Oregon was not for me, no offense it works well for many but I knew the country had been calling for years. Amity is honestly still a mystery to me. I can say
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  • Brooks, OR
  • 9.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 930
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  • Woodburn, OR
  • 17.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 24,765
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  • Labish Village, OR
  • 7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 218
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  • Hayesville, OR
  • 4.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 20,653
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  • Gervais, OR
  • 14.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,591
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  • Marion, OR
  • 12.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 263

Listed above are the best places to live in Salem, OR for 2018. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Salem, OR, followed by the best places to live near Salem, OR, sorted by Livability Score.

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