Spotlight City: Why We Love the Homes in Salem, NH

Verani Realty

There’s a slew of “Boston Suburbs” that exist in New Hampshire. One such municipality is Salem, NH, which sits right on the border of the Granite State and Massachusetts. Living in Salem, NH has long been a destination for people wishing to position themselves in a sales tax-free state that’s close to “the big city.” However, we’d be remiss to not give the community it’s due in being a city of opportunity in and of itself. Salem, NH’s town seal offers the motto, "Industry, Commerce, Recreation," which serves as a perfect backdrop for the community's unique assets - location, accessibility, unspoiled natural resources and a pro-business attitude. Salem mixes small town, rural living with the advantages offered by a city.
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Salem is ideal for employment opportunities both in Massachusetts and, as mentioned, right in New Hampshire, throughout the city and in its immediate surroundings (Nashua, Manchester, etc.). With Boston, Lowell, Methuen, Haverhill, Worcester, and other bigger cities in Massachusetts “right down the road,” buying a home in Salem opens you up to many opportunities unique to its specific geographic locale. Salem is also close to the lakes region, ocean, and mountains of New Hampshire – perfect for a weekend getaway or extended stay when you’re looking for a quiet spot to relax.


According to, Salem ranks #5 on their “Best Suburbs to Raise Family list, further accented by its rank of #3 “Suburbs with the Best Public Schools in New Hampshire.” Living in Salem is also desirable for millennials, sitting in at #4 for “Best Places for Millennials in New Hampshire.”


Fast facts


  • Salem has grown into a commercial hub, anchored by the Mall at Rockingham Park.
  • Salem, NH is home to the popular amusement destination, Canobie Lake Park.
  • Salem is the first New Hampshire town encountered when traveling north from Massachusetts on Interstate 93. homes for sale in salem nh
  • Scenes from the original The Thomas Crow 
  • n Affairwere filmed at the Salem glider airport, which is now Campbell's Scottish Highlands Golf Course.
  • Home to John H. Sununu, 75th governor of New Hampshire and White House Chief of Staff under George H. W. Bush.


The housing scoop


Market trends show Salem NH homes’ median sales price sits at $376,771 over the span of the last six months. Homes for sale in Salem are on the market for an average of 58 days and buyers can expect to pay 99% of the seller’s asking price. Salem has a diverse assortment of historic properties mixed with modern, new constructions, making it appealing to home buyers of all types. It’s also home to myriad retirement and assisted living communities which offers some appeal to those wishing to retire to such an accommodating New Hampshire community.


Find your Salem NH home for sale today


If you’re actively looking to buy a house in Salem, get in touch with us at Verani Realty, your trusted and driven realtors in Salem, and throughout the great Granite State. Or, start browsing homes and real estate for sale in Salem, NH online today. When you’re ready to make a move, we’re ready to show you the best homes in Salem, NH that are available on the market today.


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