Salem, NH Real Estate

Salem NH Real Estate
by Diane Beckwith

Welcome to Salem, NH

Winding roads amid canopies of trees, bubbling streams, historic homes, and mystical New England treasures are only a few of the beautiful discoveries in Salem, NH. Right near the northern border of Massachusetts, Salem is known as “The Gateway to New Hampshire,” and features miles of unspoiled natural resources amid rural, small town living. New Hampshire is regarded as the “most livable” state in the country and its pro-business viewpoint continues to make the region prosperous and welcoming to everyone.

Salem, NH is within easy travel distance to the cities of Boston, MA and Portsmouth, NH and the journey to those destinations meanders through breathtaking countryside and quaint towns all year round. With its multiple businesses, commitment to preservation and favorable real estate market, Salem is the perfect place to live, work, raise a family and retire.


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Public Transportation: CART, MBTA, NHRTA project

The main source of public transportation in Salem is The Cooperative Alliance for Transportation (CART) , which is a system of buses with set routes through Salem and surrounding towns. CART offers shared-ride, curb-to-curb service including a Salem Shopper Shuttle that operates three days a week from 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. CART is a free service but donations are welcome. The shuttle can pick you up if you live within 3/4 mile of a planned route and call ahead to schedule the stop. Planned shuttle routes take passengers to grocery stores, plazas and a Boston Express Park & Ride stop.

Accessing the commuter rail system of MBTA requires a short 15 minute trip across the state border to Haverhill, MA. From there you can take the train to one of the stops along the way including Lawrence and Reading or ride it all the way into Boston’s North Station. From North Station all the pleasures of Boston are only a T trip away.

The New Hampshire Rail Transit Authority (NHRTA) is overseeing the creation of a commuter rail in New Hampshire to address the need for a balanced transportation infrastructure. Supporting the efforts of NHRTA is The New Hampshire Railroad Revitalization Association or NHRRA, which seeks to preserve and revitalize New England’s historic railroads to be used for 21st century transportation. The successful completion of this proposed rail project would create passenger rail service to key parts of New Hampshire.


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Salem, NH’s Real Estate Market

Brand new construction, historic homes, vintage properties, condominiums and apartment units are available throughout Salem, NH. If you’re dreaming of a sprawling home with ample room for family and friends, it’s waiting for you to move in or build from scratch.

Prefer something smaller with more character? Then browse the ranch-style and historical colonial homes in this picturesque New England region. From houses on rolling acres eager to be landscaped to maintenance-free condominium and apartment living, Salem has exactly what you want.


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Average Price for Homes

Testimonials to Our Service in Salem, NH

Here are some of our past clients’ past experiences with Carrington Real Estate:

Lewis J. said: Our agent was instrumental in helping me buy my new home. Her knowledge and recommendations made my home procurement a success. Her understanding of the market, and her ability to strategically approach a transaction is uncommon and hugely beneficial to whoever she may be representing. She is a true professional real estate agent. If you are on the hunt for a new home, use Carrington Real Estate Services! His rating: 5 stars

Amy T. said: I had an excellent experience with my agent at Carrington. She was very patient, understood our needs quickly, and did not push us towards any particular property unless we expressed an interest. I would recommend Carrington without hesitation to my friends and family. Her rating: 5 stars


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Distinguished Schools in Salem, NH

Salem, NH is home to one of Mount Washington College campuses, which offers health, arts, sciences, business, and legal studies programs. Other higher education facilities with campuses in Salem include Southern New Hampshire University and Intercoast College.


Salem NH Lakeview
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You’ll Enjoy: Mystic landmarks, lakeside family fun, and unique Italian food

New England is one of the most beautiful regions in the Northeast U.S. and Salem is home to several unique and interesting treasures. Whether you want to spend a day hiking with your friends, have fun at an amusement park or indulge in fine dining, you’ll find it in tax-free New Hampshire.

  • America’s Stonehenge
    Rated 3 Stars
    Explore the maze of man-made stone chambers, walls and meeting places in this mysterious landmark of Salem. Believed to be one of the oldest human created architecture in the U.S., historians are unsure if it dates from Native American culture or European inhabitation. What historians do agree on is that these structures were constructed by an ancient culture that understood astronomy because it’s still usable to determine solar and lunar events throughout the year.
  • Canobie Lake Park
    Rated 4.5 Stars
    One of New England’s family fun and entertainment gems, Canobie Lake Park is still going strong in Salem after 100 years in business. There are 85 amusement rides, live entertainment, holiday events like Screamfest in the fall, midway games, various food options and gift shops. Located on the banks of breathtaking Canobie Lake, this amusement park is a great day of fun in the sun for all ages.
  • Tuscan Market & Tuscan Kitchen
    Rated 3.5 Stars
    Located right next door to each other, Tuscan Market and Tuscan Kitchen offer Artisan Italian foods that are always worth the trip. Tuscan Market is one of the largest artisan marketplaces in New England and has been called a little piece of Tuscany. With a market cafe, fresh foods prepared daily, an Italian grocery store and in-house butchery, Tuscan Market is a slice of Italy in New Hampshire.Adjacent to Tuscan Market, Tuscan Kitchen restaurant offers elegant, sit-down dining in their two-level facility. Their menu features Italian favorites like paninis, pizza, pasta and seafood with a tiramisu on their dessert menu that’s a melt in your mouth delight. The Italian-inspired architecture and decor creates a casual, relaxing and welcoming atmosphere for families, couples and group events.


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The Lifestyle: Inland character with big-city and beach access

Everything you need to live happy and content exists in Salem. Landmarks, parks, a lush green golf course, exquisite restaurants, and shopping are an easy drive or CART ride in this charming town. Best of all, you’re never far from interesting opportunities. Living in Salem puts you right near the border of Massachusetts wherein lies bustling Boston and quaint waterfront towns such as Newburyport, Amesbury and Salisbury Beach. History surrounds you in New England and a trip into Portsmouth, NH reveals a rich sense of culture, endless excitement and unique discoveries down every street.


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The Workforce: Marketing, distribution and management

Salem is primarily a marketing and distribution center with a majority of workers in office, professional, sale and manager positions. The variety of shopping plazas, parks, and restaurants provide a number of customer service jobs. Employment opportunities exist within most major fields of industry in Salem for year-round and seasonal workers.


Why Live Here: Sense of history and future opportunities

Whether you stay in Salem or venture a few minutes outside its borders, endless opportunities for entertainment, fun, culture and recreation are practically in your backyard. No matter what direction you choose, traveling around New England with Salem as your home base offers the best of everything in affordable, luxury and sophisticated living.