About Salem Indiana

SmallIndianaSalem is located in scenic Southern Indiana just 35 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky and less than 100 miles south of Indianapolis, Indiana. Salem is a great place to live and make a living. We have high achieving public schools, and a wide variety of community activities. Salem also has a strong and diverse economic base. If you're a visitor to Salem, we hope you will take note of our many unique and historic destinations. As a city, Salem has retained much of its small town flavor, a flavor that is enhanced by the city’s tree-lined streets, stately old homes and a friendly atmosphere that has been nurtured and handed down through the generations.

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As we begin to head into cooler weather, we are starting to see more pedestrians out and about.  Salem is indeed a beautiful and walkable city, particularly in the fall.  As a reminder, whether you are a store owner or a citizen, please be mindful of our pedestrian walkways and avoid parking on sidewalks and walkways.   It is also important to keep these pathways clear for handicap accessibility.  As we prepare for fall, let's work together to keep our sidewalks, walkways, and pathways clear by only parking in designated parking areas.