Best Places to Live

Salem, OR

Population: 160,008
LIV
SCORE
626
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Residents in Oregon's capital city of Salem may be only an hour from the Cascade mountains to the east, coastal beaches to the west and Portland to the north, but the Cherry City's own natural and cultural amenities, excellent health care and schools earned it a "cherry" ranking on our list of best places to live.

Salem, OR Ranking Data

Civic
43
Demographics
66
Economy
55
Education
65
Health
74
Housing
52
Infrastructure
64