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February 01, 2014


Hey Hines! Don't be such a Debbie Downer.

It's on the internet; it MUST be true!


I must say that Salem is a pretty darn good place to raise kids. We probably have the best children's museum in the state and a lot of other good playgrounds. Our public library excels in programming for children and teens (though it is lacking in many other areas). Our public school system is pretty good, especially the music programs that are first rate. Non-profits like Children's Educational Theater and Willamette Girls Choir are terrific. They key to raising kids here is to not live too far out in the burbs where kids can't walk and ride their bike to the library, walk to downtown, etc. West Salem is a loser, in this respect. I would definitely recommend Salem as an outstanding place to raise a family.

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