What is it like to live in Salem, Oregon?

It's a great place to raise a family. Great size town, small but large enough where you have everything you might want to live. Salem is also one of the fastest growing in the country right now for small business. It is less than an hour away from the beach, the mountains, and the nearby larger city. It rains a little bit much, but that's just something to put up with for all the benefits.