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Best Places To Live In Salem, NC

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  • Salem, NC
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 2,173
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score79
  • Northlakes, NC
  • 19.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,521
75
  • Valdese, NC
  • 8.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,467
74
  • Mountain View, NC
  • 18.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,655
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  • Rutherford College, NC
  • 10.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,434
72
  • West Marion, NC
  • 18.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,447
69
  • Hildebran, NC
  • 15.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,076
69
  • Hudson, NC
  • 15.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,733
68
  • Rhodhiss, NC
  • 15.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,026
67
  • Cedar Rock, NC
  • 21.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 324
67
  • Glen Alpine, NC
  • 5.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,351
66
  • Connelly Springs, NC
  • 12 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,676
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  • Morganton, NC
  • 2.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,717
  • The courthouse and movie theater grab at your heart for that small town feel, however, after many, many visits and looking for housing, it was clear that there is a severe lack decent housing and you…[read more]
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  • Marion, NC
  • 17 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,873
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  • Lenoir, NC
  • 17.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 17,956
  • I've lived in Lenoir for about two years now. There isn't a whole lot to do in the small town, but I enjoy the atmosphere and the people. If you're looking for a town to move to with a lot of jobs, then…[read more]
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  • Granite Falls, NC
  • 16.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,686
  • If you are looking for an area where most of the residents share the same last name, have never seen the outside of Caldwell county, share one set of real teeth, and are mostly addicted to pain killers…[read more]
63
  • Icard, NC
  • 13.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,002
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  • Drexel, NC
  • 6.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,966
63
  • Sawmills, NC
  • 15 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,119
62
  • Cajah's Mountain, NC
  • 13.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,752
60
  • Long View, NC
  • 17.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,071
60
  • Gamewell, NC
  • 12.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,967
59
  • Belwood, NC
  • 17.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 972
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  • Fallston, NC
  • 21.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 593
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  • Polkville, NC
  • 19.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 515
  • Polkville is a wonderful place to live in my opinion. The weather is nice, and the people are nicer!!! There is an old country store, Cooke's Hometown Market,where you can basically pick up anything you…[read more]
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  • Casar, NC
  • 13.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 275
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  • Lawndale, NC
  • 21.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 760

Listed above are the best places to live in Salem, NC for 2020. 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, NC, followed by the best places to live near Salem, NC, sorted by Livability Score.

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