Living in Salem

Salem is a waterfront community, 22.2 miles north of Boston, which is known for its maritime history and for the infamous Witchcraft Trials of 1692. Birthplace of the National Guard, Salem is a pedestrian-friendly city affording walking access to view historic architecture, visit world-famous museums, and take advantage of its diverse shopping and dining options. Easily accessed by public transportation, Salem has an MBTA station on the Gloucester & Newburyport-Boston lines, bus service to several surrounding communities, and even a ferry service direct to Boston. Salem, which boasts over a million visitors a year, is a vibrant city with many activities and diverse attractionsfor all. With a population of 43,132 (2016 census) it is the home of Salem State University, the Peabody Essex Museum, and many fine examples of historic residences built during the Federalist period.

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