Salem really has all you need in a small now. The medical center has been modernized and there is awhole new beautiful wing of the hospital. Downtown stores are open and thriving. There is low crime.There are plenty of good places to eat and the price is right. You won't be overcharged here. It is midwaybetween Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Akron/Canton are 25 to 30 minutes away and The Youngstown areais just 15 to 20 minutes away. People are extremely friendly. Salem really is a great place.