Ranked in the 50th percentile


  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Crime Rates
  • High Graduation Rates
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Salem, MA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mit, Cambridge76144,970
West Cambridge, Cambridge7514.98,854
North Cambridge, Cambridge7514.213,280
Cambridgeport, Cambridge7414.512,501
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Neighborhood 9, Cambridge7214.411,671
Riverside, Cambridge7114.411,860
East Cambridge, Cambridge70139,877
Aggasiz-Harvard, Cambridge7013.85,061

Best Cities Near Salem, MA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Melrose, MA808.827,787
Brookline, MA8017.559,180
Belmont, MA8016.225,555
Newton, MA8019.788,317
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Arlington, MA7914.744,408
Winchester, MA791322,491
Westborough, MA7940.14,057
Needham, MA7823.230,167

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Salem is a Perfect Getaway!

Salem is perfect to come and enjoy....spend 3 or 4 days and be in a safe friendly unique city that offers many different experiences all within walking distance. National Maritime Center and Visitor Center, Peabody Essex World Class Museum, Nathaniel Hawthorne's Birthplace and House of Seven Gables, over 100 restaurants and bars all within a a few steps from each other. European feel.. with much brick, cobblestone walks, Exceptional Architecture, lots of small tourist and Growing # of Boutique shops and hotels. Salem Willows Ocean Beach With Fishing Peir, Boat Rides, Arcade, Swimming Beach.This is not to be missed. Very eclectic positive vibe. Clean Safe Fun. The City is totally friendly and wants you to come and enjoy being there. If you don't want to walk there are off and on Trolleys. Also This is a place that is great to visit any time of year. Very welcoming.
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Salem question Looking for people that reside or are long time residents in Salem, I am looking into buying a house or condo here. Can anyone give me info about demographics, schools an crime ? Is it safe ? Thanks
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Source: The Salem, MA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).