City of Salem

Full of charm, the City of Salem has tree-lined streets, wide sidewalks, and long standing local shops and restaurants. A college town at heart, the city bustles when Roanoke College is in session. Employees of the college flock to this area for housing because of its close proximity to campus.

Key Features

Roanoke College: A private liberal arts college with a student population of just about 2,000, Roanoke College has a direct impact on the vibrancy and livelihood of the City of Salem. On any given day when school is in session, you'll see many students camped out at one of the downtown coffee shops studying and grabbing a cup of joe!

Home Style Variety: From classic brick colonials and Victorians dating back to the late 1800s to attached one-level living villas, you can find a good mix of housing stock in the City of Salem. In addition, you can find homes with street parking or attached garages. Newer additions to the market are mixed use developments in some of the more historic buildings.

Nest Picks

Blue Apron Restaurant & Red Rooster Bar

The Blue Apron elevates the dining experience. It features organic and local ingredients as well as superb service. It's a favorite for locals looking for a special lunch, so be sure to check out the "Soupe et Salade" lunch special. Nesters especially love their seafood menu items!

The Cheesesteak Factory & Jerk House

A tiny, locally-owned restaurant right off of Main Street, The Cheesesteak Factory & Jerk House packs a big punch. Serving both classic steak sandwiches and Jamaican cuisine, you can be sure to find something on the menu to satisfy your cravings. Go early, because they will run out of their popular items! Be sure to check out the outdoor dining space on the side of the building.

Salem Memorial Ballpark

Home to the single-A Salem Red Sox, Salem Memorial Ballpark draws fans from all over the greater Roanoke area. The team's chief rivals are the Lynchburg Hillcats, so be sure to buy tickets early for those games! While you're at the park, be on the lookout for Mugsy and Misty, the two loveable St. Bernard mascots of the team.

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