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Salem is named from the Hebrew word "Shalom" meaning "peace."

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Salem was the first City on the North Shore to join the AARP's national network of Age Friendly communities and only the third in the Commonwealth.


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The four industry sectors that are most represented in Salem provide low and middle incomes?

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Salem has a nationally-recognized complete streets policy, which calls for a transportation system that is accessible to all.


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Salem residents enjoy free admission to PEM and many other historic and cultural sites.

Upon completion of an upcoming expansion, PEM will rank in the top 10 North American art museums in terms of gallery space, operating budget, and endowment.

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Salem is the fifth community in Massachusetts and the first on the North Shore to extend protections against discrimination for the transgender community in the matter of public accommodations.


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Salem's Median household income is lower than what is needed to affordably rent the average 1-bedroom apartment in today's market.

 Source: Padmapper November 2016, Zillow November 2016, ACS 2010-2014 5 yr estimate   

Source: Padmapper November 2016, Zillow November 2016, ACS 2010-2014 5 yr estimate

 


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Splaine Park: Rendering and Design by Michelle Crowley Landscape Architecture

Salem has 22 basketball courts, 20 playgrounds, 15 baseball diamonds, 12 tennis courts, 5 staffed beaches, 2 street hockey courts, and 1 skate park?


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85 intersections, squares and plazas are named in honor of Salem Veterans. https://www.mapsonline.net/salemma

 You can see these places here:  https://www.mapsonline.net/salemma