Salem Oregon Homes and Condos For Sale
Salem is the capital city of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. Salem is nestled into the center of the Willamette Valley right beside the Willamette River which runs North through the City. The Willamette Valley is the boundary between Marion and Polk Counties. Salem was founded in 1842 and became the capital of the Oregon territory in 1851, and was incorporated in 1857. Salem had an estimated population of 155,469 as of July 1, 2009 which made it the third largest city in the state. From Salem you are able to drive north on I-5 to Portland within one hour. South of Salem you are able to drive to Eugene in about an hour as well.
Salem is home to Willamette University, Corban University and Chemeketa Community College. From Salem, you only have a fifteen minute drive to Western Oregon University which is located in the city of Monmouth
. Salem is home to many fun events and wonderful attractions. If you enjoy walking or biking you can spend an entire day at Waterfront Park. At the Waterfront you can enjoy music at the outdoor stage, or you can take a ride on the carousel.