Salem mixes small town, rural living with the advantages offered by a city. Located at the Massachusetts border on Interstate 93, it's a tax-free shopping hub for people coming in and out of the state. For the over 30,000 people who call Salem home, it's so much more. Despite several concentrated areas of industrial and retail development, a turn down any side street immediately transports you from the urban environment to the residential or rural. These areas offer housing options from apartments to high-end custom built houses, with the majority being middle-income single-family homes.
Salem boasts one of the strongest industrial bases in a state ranked as one of the most industrialized in the U.S. The bulk of industrial development is centered in three major industrial parks - Salem Industrial Park, Salem Professional Park and the State Line Industrial Park. There are also several smaller industrial areas, and all share quick access to I-93 and its direct connections to I-89, I-495 and I-95. Thanks to the town's large industrial base, property taxes are among the lowest in southern New Hampshire.
Salem is located midway between Boston and Concord, NH; making it 32 miles from the culture and excitement of the big city, yet less than an hour drive from the beauty and tranquility of New Hampshire's White Mountains, Lakes Region and Atlantic seacoast. It has it's own share of recreational hot spots with Canobie Lake Amusement Park located on the picturesque Canobie Lake, Rockingham Park Racetrack, and the Rockingham Park Mall with over 135 stores.
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Schools: The Salem School District, SAU 57, consists of six elementary schools (Barron, Fisk, Haigh, Lancaster, North Salem, and Soule), Woodbury Middle School, and Salem High School. On March 11, 2014, Salem voted to approve a $75 million renovation project for Salem High School and its Career and Technical Education Center.