Salem, New Hampshire

The busy town of Salem, New Hampshire lies just north of the Massachusetts border in the southernmost part of NH’s Rockingham County.  With a population nearing 30,000 people, Salem has been on a path of steady growth for the past sixty years.  Growing from a small town of only 5000 in 1950, Salem’s forward-thinking town administrators’ plan for expansion and growth included opening the town to commercial and retail interests.  By easing residential tax burdens through the taxation of commercial business, Salem enjoyed a well-planned population explosion and the accompanying boon in building trades.  Salem remains a southern NH nexus for retailers, offering no sales tax to shoppers; many of whom travel from neighboring Massachusetts to take advantage of tax-free shopping in New Hampshire.

As far back as 1736, Salem was known as North Parish of Methuen or Methuen District.  This changed in 1741 when the Massachusetts/New Hampshire boundary line was established and the North Parish, as well as part of Dracut, MA, became a part of New Hampshire.  Residents named their new town Salem, after nearby Salem, Massachusetts.  The town was not incorporated until 1750 when, after four failed attempts, Governor Benning Wentworth finally granted the charter and Salem became an official New Hampshire town.  The town plodded along in relative obscurity until railroad tracks were laid in the late 1800’s.  With this came the development of Canobie Lake Park, a destination for the trolley service that was offered at the time.  Canobie Lake Park, with its scenic lakeside picnicking and stunning botanical gardens, became a huge attraction for workers of the day.  The parks history is a tumultuous one with fires, closings and ownership changes throughout the years, but remains today as one of New England’s premier amusement parks.

In addition to roller coasts and Ferris wheels, Salem boasts some of the best shopping north of Boston, MA.  Retailers of every kind imaginable line Route 28, from the Methuen border in the south to the Salem/Derry border further north.  Residential areas remain quiet and tranquil, yet very convenient to all the big city trappings.  Salem lays claim to the Rockingham Park Race Track, one of the few New England tracks that races horses.  Salem is also home to “America’s Stonehenge”, a geographical anomaly once known as “Mystery Hill”.  Route 93 gives residents easy northern access to New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest, and the state’s lakes region, as well as historic Boston to the south.  The sprawling metropolis of Manchester, NH lies only a few short minutes north of Salem giving residents the ability to enjoy city outings without needing to travel very far at all. 

Salem, NH is a part of SAU#57 and operates it’s own school system.  Salem has six elementary schools (William T. Barron Elementary, Dr. L F Soule School, William E Lancaster School, Mary A Fisk Elementary, North Salem Elementary and Walter F Haigh School), one middle school (The Woodbury School) and one high school (Salem High).

Salem, NH is one of the Granite State’s bright spots.  Plenty to do and see, close to everything and always entertaining.  If Salem sounds like the perfect place to put down roots and raise a family, it is.  For more information on this wonderful New England town, call Jim Miller Bean Group at (603) 801-3987.  We have the most current, up-to-date NH MLS and we’d love to talk to you.  Call today.

Elementary Schools
William T Barron Elementary (1-5)
(603) 893-7067

Dr. L F Soule School (1-5)
(603) 893-7053

William E Lancaster School (1-5)
(603) 893-7059

Mary A Fisk Elementary (1-5)
(603) 893-7051

North Salem Elementary (1-5)
(603) 893-7062

Walter F Haigh School (1-5)
(603) 893-7064

Middle School
The Woodbury School (6-8)
(603) 893-7055

High School
Salem High School
(603) 893-7069

Current Salem New Hampshire Real Estate MLS Listings for Single Family Homes

Single Family Home Listings in Salem

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Single Family Home Listings in Salem

19 Properties Found. Page 1 of 1.
Photo of Listing #4780899

32 Stanwood Rd, Salem

$1,175,000 - 5 Beds, 5 Baths, 4,347 Sf

MLS® # 4780899

Photo of Listing #4743712

5 Paradise Pl, Salem

$695,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,964 Sf

MLS® # 4743712

Photo of Listing #4789023

10 Hawkins Pond Ln, Salem

$615,000 - 2 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,372 Sf

MLS® # 4789023

Photo of Listing #4784169

14 Trolley Ln, Salem

$529,000 - 5 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,378 Sf

MLS® # 4784169

Photo of Listing #4788234

12 Kelly Rd, Salem

$509,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,132 Sf

MLS® # 4788234

Photo of Listing #4779313

11 Fox Run Ln, Salem

$509,900 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,167 Sf

MLS® # 4779313

Photo of Listing #4795115
New Listing

25 Golden Oaks Dr, Salem

$499,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,400 Sf

MLS® # 4795115

Photo of Listing #4745341

15 School St, Salem

$485,000 - 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,992 Sf

MLS® # 4745341

Photo of Listing #4784747

19 Mason Dr, Salem

$459,900 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,406 Sf

MLS® # 4784747

Photo of Listing #4791387

21 Lady Ln, Salem

$435,000 - 1 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,019 Sf

MLS® # 4791387

Photo of Listing #4793944

15 General Pulaski Dr, Salem

$424,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,968 Sf

MLS® # 4793944

Photo of Listing #4794681
New Listing

93 Bluff St, Salem

$399,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,243 Sf

MLS® # 4794681

Photo of Listing #4794522
New Listing

11 Franklin St, Salem

$399,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,455 Sf

MLS® # 4794522

Photo of Listing #4793961

22 N Main St, Salem

$375,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,803 Sf

MLS® # 4793961

Photo of Listing #4790439

2 Norwood Rd, Salem

$372,500 - 3 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,440 Sf

MLS® # 4790439

Photo of Listing #4790354

29 Mary Ann Ave, Salem

$359,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,331 Sf

MLS® # 4790354

Photo of Listing #4794683
New Listing

5 Fiedler Ave, Salem

$299,900 - 3 Beds, 1 Baths, 984 Sf

MLS® # 4794683

Photo of Listing #4794741
New Listing

22 Millville Ter, Salem

$259,000 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,140 Sf

MLS® # 4794741

Photo of Listing #4786326

11 Greenwood St, Salem

$230,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 924 Sf

MLS® # 4786326

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Listing information last updated on February 25th, 2020 at 4:23pm EST.