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American Pie Nowhere else in America offers so much community spirit, family values, rural life style, affordable land and housing, and recreational opportunities as the Salem, Missouri area. People from around the nation have discovered that moving to the Ozarks in central Missouri offers more home for the money than practically anywhere else in the country. And when it comes to small town living in the Ozarks, there’s no better slice of Americana than Salem, Missouri.

A Supportive Environment Dent County, Missouri is a sportsman’s paradise, and prides itself on its world-class deer and turkey hunting, trout fishing, and ready access to some of the most beautiful canoeing rivers in the world. With great schools, excellent health care, a supportive business environment, vast areas of public land, and a deep commitment to faith and family, Salem offers values and amenities that are seldom found in such abundance.

Ideal for Retirement Many people have found that the Salem area is an ideal place to retire. Low land and home prices, a moderate climate, and low cost of living all combine to make retirement dollars stretch as far as possible. And with friendly neighbors, a strong sense of community, and access to services often found only in much larger cities, Salem is indeed a welcoming place to enjoy your golden years.

Buy or Build Sold signArea real estate agents will gladly show you existing homes or building sites on which to construct your dream home. There are homes for sale in the Salem area for virtually any taste and budget, from houses in town to rural estates, hunting cabins to working horse and cattle ranches. If you’re looking for a wilderness retreat that’s also close to shopping and schools, Dent County is the place for you. And with high-speed Internet access available throughout much of the area, many telecommuters are bringing their businesses and jobs with them!

Patriotic image of flag and apple pie
There’s no better slice of Americana than Salem, Missouri

Ground Squirrel
Natural habitat is a valuable resource and is carefully protected by our many parks and conservation areas

Retired couple
The Salem area is indeed a welcoming place to enjoy your golden years

A Free Relocation Packet is available from the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce.

Special thanks to The Salem News for the generous use of many of the photos in this website.

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