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in Salem, Massachusetts

(Salem is Located in Essex County)

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Is Salem, Massachusetts a safe place to live?

Dwellics analytics team assigned the score 66.6 to Salem, Massachusetts (with 100 being the best). This score helps find the safest places to live in America. When determining if Salem, Massachusetts is a safe place to live, we analyze factors including air quality, water quality, crime rates, natural disaster frequency, substance abuse rates, cancer instances, and more.

Crime rates in Salem, Massachusetts

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Natural Disasters

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in Salem are unlikely

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Severe Storms

in Salem are high risk

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in Salem are unlikely

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in Salem are unlikely

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in Salem are possible

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in Salem are low

Smoking Laws

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Smoking is Prohibited both in Salem. Smoking inside of workplaces in Salem is prohibited. The use of e-cigarettes is banned. In Salem, Massachusetts recreational and medical marijuana use is legal.

Air and Water Quality

Air quality

91% of the time

Water quality

100% of the time

Salem, Massachusetts has good air quality 91.0% of the time or 332 days per year. The water quality index calculated by Dwellics team in Salem is 100 out of 100 (100 being the best) based on the number of acute health-based violations for every water utility in the last 5 years.

Cities Near Salem, MA

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Fast internet (fixed lines)

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High % of water (lakes/rivers/shoreline)

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Low number of windy days (<6km/h)

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Pros and Cons of living in SalemMassachusetts in reviews from users in their own words:

It's one of the most beautiful places I've ever lived.
It is by far the most expensive place I've ever lived.
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It's one of the most beautiful places I've ever lived.
It is by far the most expensive place I've ever lived.
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