Top Reasons to Live in Salem, IL
- Everyone knows everyone! Many individuals living in small towns like to believe that everyone knows everyone else in their community, but in Salem, it's really the truth. In 2000, the average population in American cities was 20,000, but as of 2010, Salem's population was less than 7,500. Get to meet many locals right off by having dinner at the Salem Elks lodge, or spark up a conversation about Chicago Cubs pitcher Morrie Steevens, a native of the city, while enjoying lunch at Village Garden.