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Old 07-17-2007, 09:31 PM
 
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We live in Hawaii but considering moving to Salem area of Oregon (Hawaii is really not our paradise.

We are looking for a nice neighborhood with green areas (Homes about 350K) where we can walk to the stores and cafes.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 07-18-2007, 03:36 PM
 
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Both are nice areas, I'm looking to buy there as well. Not always a lot of places to walk to in West Salem though. Only 2 major shopping centers (safeway and Roths) in west salem iirc. I would avoid the North/NE areas. I've rented there for the past few years and while its not all bad... its not the greatest either.
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:30 AM
 
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The Fairmount neighborhood might work for you. It's the area just south of downtown and west of Commercial street. The houses are older but nicer. And you could walk to all the retail stores on Commercial.

West Salem has some retail by the river, but it is farther away from the houses in the price range you are looking for.

Although not yet approved for development, the chunk of land by Kuebler and Battlecreek is slated for retail development, which makes the Foxhaven neighborhood a good choice. I live here and there are a number of nice, newer houses for sale in your price range (including my neighbor's--and if you pull my arm, maybe mine ).
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:54 AM
 
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Yeah, that retail center near battlecreek/kuebler worries me traffic wise. I found a few nice houses just north on battlecreek but if it becomes a traffic nightmare there...
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:08 PM
 
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Thanks so much for the advice.

Some are pretty funny :-)
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