Salem is just over the Massachusetts border, between Boston and Concord New Hampshire.
Known as the “Gateway to New Hampshire,” Salem is a town of almost 30,000 just over the border of Massachusetts. Sitting midway between Boston and Concord, its location is its greatest asset. Salem offers quiet suburban neighborhoods, plenty of recreational activities, tax-free shopping, hands-on schools and government, and an excellent interstate access that allows a visit to Boston, the mountains or the seacoast in under an hour.
The low property tax rate, the excellent school system, the diverse business base and the advantageous location (three e”its of Interstate I-93, two State Highways – Routes 28 and 111 – easy access to two airports – Logan International and Manchester Airport) – make Salem a magnet to those who choose the New Hampshire way of life. Salem enjoys a prosperous and stable business community. 14,771 jobs are provided by business and industry in Salem alone with another 888 provided by state and government. Residents benefit by not having to commute to other areas for employment along with no personal income ta” or sales tax. The recent Community Profile reviewed the impact and limits to create a balance between the benefits of growth needed and the preservation of open space and maintenance of rural character that draw people to build homes in Salem.
A supportive community and a dedicated professional staff demonstrate the commitment to quality education. Approximately 84% of Salem’s graduating students attend a post-secondary school. The 1999 SAT scores of 510 verbal and 497 math are competitive statewide as well as nationally.
Whatever your interests, Salem offers a unique blend of recreational activities. More than 1.1 million come to Salem each year to watch the racing action at Rockingham Park; ride the Yankee Cannonball, Canobie Corkscrew or Galaxy at Canobie Lake Amusement Park; visit America’s Stonehenge (a giant megalithic astronomical complex built over 4000 years ago); golf at Campbell’s Scottish Highlands’ 18-hole public golf course and driving range; or play miniature golf, eat ice cream and play in the arcade at Victorian Park Family Entertainment Center. You may also attend events at the new ICENTER including Golden Gloves Boxing, Lowell Lock Monster and AHL exhibition games, ESPN2 Live Boxing along with youth hockey games, ice dancing and the Haverhill/Salem figure skating club on the two ice rinks.
Children can enjoy the Field of Dreams’ world class play area, picnic tables, forest-walking trails and summer concerts and stage performances; or enjoy an outstanding town recreational department organizing public swimming, 14 baseball diamonds, and eight playgrounds offering a contrast to the town’s booming tax-free shopping corridor.
There are no schools near by this property.