Salem named as one of the Top Ten Cities in Massachusetts

Courtesy Movoto
Courtesy Movoto
Salem was named as the 9th best city in Massachusetts, according to research by the real estate research blog, Movoto.

Movoto took into account desirable factors such as cost of living, crime rate, amenities and education into its analysis. Salem was highest on amenities (tied with larger cities) due to its per-capita entertainment ranking.

Boston is 28th due to its crime levels, cost of living and education numbers, which are lower than most of its suburbs.

"Salem may be famous for the witch trials of the late 1600s, but these days it is known for known for much more—namely all of the things there are to do in the city. Salem comes in on top with its amenities per capita, and third with its total number of amenities. To top it off, Salem is a good 234 miles away from New York—plenty of distance for both parties.

Salem also earned points for its rich history and early founding date in 1626. Plus, with a cost of living 26 points above the national average, it is the most affordable city in our top 10," the blog notes.

To see the complete report, visit Movoto's real estate blog

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Michael McNeil December 12, 2013 at 08:07 AM
For buying heroin?
Bill December 13, 2013 at 06:36 AM
Lol, are you kidding?
Steve December 13, 2013 at 09:20 AM
Salem has to be a great city for making mandatory homosexual appreciation. I agree with the $25 fine if you don't hang a rainbow flag on your porch. Great idea!


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