Located in Virginia, United States, the city of Salem is situated in the Roanoke metropolitan area.
Most areas in Salem are reasonably quiet, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic - although there are still several louder sections, especially near one of the railway lines or Interstate 81.
The predominance of single detached homes in the housing stock of Salem is an important part of its character. This part of the Roanoke metropolitan area has a selection of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About three quarters of the units in the city are occupied by home owners while the rest are rented. Roughly one third of properties in this city were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s.
It can be challenging to walk to high schools and primary schools from homes for sale in Salem. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. With regards to eating, some house buyers in Salem may be able to access one of about 30 supermarkets on foot, while others will need another means of transportation. Residents benefit from over 100 restaurants and coffee shops as well.
Driving is an excellent transportation option in this city. It is especially convenient to park. On the other hand, getting around by public transit is very difficult in Salem. Nevertheless, there are a few bus lines passing through the city. Salem is not very well-suited for traveling on foot as very few common errands can be run without the use of a car.