Learn more about homes in Salem, OR

Welcome to Salem, Oregon

The state capitol of Oregon, Salem, is more than a hub of political activity. Its history, beauty, and civic pride of its 147,000 residents set it apart. Lying 47 miles from Portland, and an hour in each direction to the Pacific Ocean or Cascade Mountains, Salem enjoys the very best of everything Oregon has to offer.

The area that is now Salem was known as Chemeketa, meaning “resting place,” by the Native Americans who lived there. The city of Salem was founded on the site of the Jason Lee mission during the 1840s. The state capitol was moved here from Oregon City in 1851, though the city itself wasn’t incorporated until 1857.

Home to Willamette University, Salem is a city dedicated to education. The 13 higher education institutions within 70 miles of Salem help give it a “college town feel.” A vibrant cultural core—including museums, historic sites, theater, and music—provides lifelong learning for everyone who calls Salem home.

Many homes for sale in Salem, Oregon reflect its stature as a capitol with their early twentieth century architecture. Others take their queues from more contemporary styles. There is real estate here to make every family’s dreams come true.

Salem Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 79 homes for sale in Salem, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
82% Single Family, 13% Land/lot, 3% Multi Family, 1% Condo and 1% Other.

82% Single Family
13% Land/lot
2% Other

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 79
Average Home Size 1,836 ft² / 171 m²
Price Range ($70,000 - $4,822,000)

Weather in Salem

The average high temperatures in Salem range from 46 in January to 81 in July

Average home income in Salem

The average household income of a Salem resident is $65,666 with an average home value of $228,160

Population of Salem

Salem has 254,315 residents.

Home ownership in Salem

The average level of home ownership in Salem is 58%.

Education breakdown of Salem

Education levels of residents of Salem include: highschool 24%, associate 9%, bachelor 16%, graduate 10%.

Households in Salem

Salem has 93,247 homes, built on average 42 years ago.

Information from in and around Salem...

You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 79 homes for sale in Salem. These homes are comprised of Single Family, Land/lot, Multi Family, Condo and Other. The average list price of these property results is 424,172. Prices are displayed as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Salem please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 79 homes for sale in Salem, OR are represented by 2 member brokerages serving the Salem area. Member brokerages representing the 79 homes include John L. Scott Real Estate - WA/ID and Windermere Relocation - Seattle.