Rating 3.84 out of 5 94 reviews
Nice quiet town. Easy commutes to roanoke and christiansburg. Friendly people. Downtown roanoke nice place to visit
I enjoy living in Salem. We live in a valley, so the views of the surrounding mountains are beautiful. It's a small to medium size town with a hometown feeling. Salem is very clean and people take pride in their homes and businesses. It's a safe place to live, and less than an hour's drive to 2 major lakes, Claytor Lake and Smith Mountain Lake. The education system is also a focus and we have a high-rated school system.
Salem is very friendly oriented, slow pace and everybody knows everybody. Salem also has great parks, fairs and activities for those of all ages
Salem is a very nice place. The area around here is very clean and safe. Children are able to play during the day as much as they want with no safety concerns at all.
It is an amazing city to live in. Very safe and a great place to raise a family. Is constantly growing and trying to become better. Very clean
Absolutely no diversity within this area. The schools located here put athletics before academics and students who aren't athletes don't receive the same "glory" and privileges athletes do. There's also a lot of internal racism, ignorance, and raunchy confederate supporters who don't have any consideration for minority groups. If you're able to ignore all of that, living here is generally pleasant and most people can be very kind. If you aren't a minority and you don't care too much for diversity or care for learning about other cultures, this place is for you. Uneventful, never-changing, ignorant Salem :)
As a high school student in Salem, I have loved my time here. The town loves the school and supports it. The town itself is lively and up-to-date. My only real complaint is the roadwork. I appreciate that they are always trying to improve the infrastructure, but navigating around construction on main roads constantly gets tiring. Many of the roads are also confusing.
Roanoke College is very nice, but that's where it ends. I find the people not that friendly unless you've lived there your whole life. It's also a little red necky in Salem, and everything is really old.
Salem is a small town where everyone knows everyone. I have lived here my entire life and have always loved this small, lovely town. There is everything you need here, including grocery stores, libraries, coffee shops, a Chickfila, and a wonderful school system. Salem has an old time main street. This street has small businesses and restaurants on both sides, lined with lamp posts which are constantly redecorated for each of the different holidays. This town has a very Hallmark movie feel to it, which I love! This small, 14 square mile town is completed with a family friendly community. The Salem High School football games is where you can find all of Salem's residents. Salem revolves around our hard working football team, and all of Salem goes to the football games for support. Salem is the perfect town and it is my dream to one day raise a family here.
There's not always a ton to do here, but it is very family-oriented and the mountains are beautiful.
I like that Salem is mostly quiet and family friendly. There are also lots of things to do within a short distance. On Main Street in Salem you have a ton of restaurants, Walmart, and grocery stores. What more could you ask for, it's all right there. Also, everyone, for the most part is nice and friendly. I have yet to meet someone in Salem that is hateful. Salem is also close by to other areas, such as Roanoke. I like that Salem is smaller and more community oriented than Roanoke.
I love that it is a small town with a tight knit community and so much to offer families and individuals. The sense of safety and locality is perfect for what I looked for when moving. The school systems in Salem are excellent, I would not want to send my daughter anywhere else. I did not grow up in Salem, however I do live in Salem now, along with my daughter. I will likely remain in this town as long as is possible.
Salem, Virginia has a population of approximately 25,000. It has a suburban feel and the vast majority of citizens have pride in keeping the city a safe and clean place to live. Salem offers some of the best public schools with a spirit of family.
Downtown is very nice, they have a farmers market each weekend, have a wide verity of restaurants and of course Roanoke College is right in the middle of downtown Salem.
It's a very beautiful and unique place.I love the structure and scenery and the food is awesome. Lots of fun and interesting people gather here and there're lots of activities to do with your free time.
I love Salem! Attending school at Roanoke College and living in the area has been a huge blessing. The area is a neat place to live, especially being so close to the city of Roanoke.
I have lived in Salem for 11 years and overall my experience has been very positive. We love the small town and the convenience of having retail stores and restaurants right here. The schools have been wonderful ! I feel that my daughter is prepared for college because of the education she has received here. We feel completely safe in Salem and residents here are very friendly!