Welcome to Salem
A historic yet hip neighborhood with a unique blend of urban amenities and small-town charm
Salem is a vibrant community known for its rich history and culture in Essex County, MA. Best known for the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, Salem attracts many visitors to its extensive museums, restaurants and historic sites, who stay for its modern amenities and sought-after conveniences. History blends itself into the community with various gorgeous homes in many fantastic architectural styles, including Queen Anne, Gothic Revival, and Victorian Gothic in the the Historic Mcintire District . Its walkable residential streets allow residents to walk or bike to their favorite locations, whether for a cup of coffee, a shopping trip, or lunch with friends.
What to Love
- Fascinating history
- An urban environment with a strong sense of community
- Hip and trendy shops
- Comfortable weather
Despite its historical reputation, Salem is a quiet, laid-back town. It’s a vibrant urban community with a small, tight-knit community its residents know and love. Modern-day Salem offers all the charm and comfort of life in a small town with ready access to urban amenities, including a relatively short commute to bigger cities like Boston.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
There are many incredible shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities in Salem. Visit Finz, where you can get astonishing seafood and fantastic cocktails with an ocean view. At The Tavern, you'll find flavorful comfort food, fireside dining, and a great bar where you can choose your favorite cocktails.
Are you looking for an incredible retail experience? Pyramid Books offers a fantastic selection of books, stones, and crystals. At Emporium 32, you'll find gorgeous local jewelry, souvenirs, and decor with a quirky, unique feel that sets it off from other store merchandise.
Things to Do
Looking for things to do in the Salem area? Writers and authors gather together at the Salem Literary Festival for a multi day event of author signings, workshops, and panel discussions. Halloween lovers enjoy Salem Haunted Happenings for its annual festival of historic tours and festive events.
Salem Willows Park offers an arcade, boardwalk, and fantastic dining opportunities with incredible waterside views. While there, rent a kayak or head to the beach. At Forest River Park, visitors enjoy a stunning river beach, playground, picnic pavilions, and a museum.
There's always something to do in the Salem area, whether you're looking for the opportunity to enjoy time on the water or heading to one of the area's fantastic festivals.
Salem Public School District serves the community of Salem. Top-rated schools include: