Salem was incorporated as a Town in 1819 from lands of Colchester, Lyme, and Montville, with a population of approximately 1,200. Though remote during this period, populated almost entirely by farmers, the rocky and craggy land that constituted much of the town kept the population low and new settlement at a minimum.
Over the decades, Salem has slowly progressed from a small and remote farming town to a bedroom community of about 4,000; in the 1990s, it was one of the fastest growing municipalities in the state. However, it is still a small town by Connecticut standards. It did not even have its own ZIP code until the mid-1990s; before then, it was shared with Colchester. The post office today remains in a small general store, somewhat unusual for a town that has grown to this size.
Salem has very little commercial and industrial development, which has not kept pace with the rapid residential growth; the "four corners" area, at the busy junction of Route 85 and Route 82, is virtually all that exists.
Salem real estate primarily consists of single family residences and land.
Salem School is one of the largest K-8 schools in the state, with about 600 students. Students in grades 9 through 12 attend high school in the neighboring town of East Lyme. Visit Salem School Dsitrict online.
Salem, Connecticut Real Estate
If you are interested in residential real estate in Salem, you will find many types and styles of homes for sale in Salem, as well as community events of interest and local amenities unique to the Salem area. You may enjoy outdoor activities and family friendly atmosphere of Salem, CT.
If you are considering buying or selling property, planning to relocate, looking for Salem homes for sale, or looking for any other information about real estate in Salem, or the surrounding areas, you have come to the right place. This complete Salem real estate resource offers everything you will need: access to property listings with photographs and virtual tours, home valuation tools, and real estate articles to help guide you through the home buying or selling process. We can help you buying or selling a home, and can provide you with more detailed information about Salem schools, real estate market conditions, recreation and much more! Contact us today.