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Salem, OR Real Estate, Salem Area and Community Information


The first residents of Salem OR Real Estate were the Kalapuya Native Americans. They thrived along the Willamette River with the fishing and game it provided. It was these same qualities that brought pioneers to the area in 1812. At first there were just fur trappers, but it was Jason Lee’s Methodist Mission that brought in permanent settlers. By 1842, the mission had started a higher learning center called Oregon Institute.

The Hoosier steam boat enabled passengers, mail, and goods to both reach and leave the city in 1851. By 1880 the population grew to 2,500. Agriculture and logging was the base of their economy. The telegraph and railroad in 1864 established Salem Real Estate as a major city. Salem survived the many struggles of the 1900’s such as wars and the depression to be named the “All American City” in 1961. 

Today Salem Properties remain the center of Oregon’s government as well as a center for retail, finances, and services. A complete history of Real Estate in Salem Oregon can be found at www.salemhistory.net.

Parks and Recreation

The Salem Home Buyer has the advantage of great parks like Eastgate Basin Park nearby. Here one will find plenty for families to do. They have ball fields, a playground, picnic tables, and walking paths. Go to the city of Salem or call 503-5886211 for details.

Riverfront City Park is close to many of the Salem Homes for sale. This park is home to the Riverfront Carousel, A.C. Gilbert Discovery Village, and Eco Earth Globe. The amphitheater, covered pavilion, and playground make the area inviting to all. Visit the city of Salem or call 503-588-6336 for more information.

As your Salem Real Estate Agent, I can point out many ammenities to living her such as Willamette Mission State Park. This is the site of Jason Lee’s Methodist Mission along with the site of the first Salem ferry. Information can be found at Oregon State Parks or by calling 503-393-1172.

Attractions and Activities

The Enchanted Forest Theme Park has been delighting families living in Salem OR Homes for years. Let your imagination soar in the English Village or Western Town. Hands on adventures await you along Storybrook Lane. There are many rides for those of all ages and a walk through haunted house. They are open 10am to 5pm most days. Email questions to info@enchantedforest.com.

The Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill has a restored 1889 water powered wool mill in a five acre complex Near Homes for sale in Salem that includes other historic buildings and museums. Costumed guides show visitors how wool was produced. Plan a visit today! They are open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm.


As your Salem Realtor, I can tell you about all the wonderful annual events here. Residents look forward to Mo’s Crab and Chowder Festival. There is also the highly anticipated Annual Peterson’s Classic Car Auction, or maybe you’d enjoy the Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show. Go to Travel Salem for a complete list of events near Salem Homes.
Tanna Cable Girod
Tanna Cable Girod
1697 Monmouth St Ste 3 Independence OR 97351