Situated on a historic site to the west of the Willamette River, Salemtowne is an established country club community in Salem, Oregon that welcomes adults 55 and better. The original farmhouse has even been converted into activity space on the clubhouse grounds. Salemtowne encourages residents to cultivate plants by providing an on-site greenhouse.
While many activities focus on the 9-hole executive golf course, residents also participate regularly in other special interest groups and are even invited to sharpen their wits during bi-annual mock trials at nearby Willamette University. Covenant-controlled Salemtowne is comprised of 460 single-family homes and condominiums. Located within three miles of the state capital, this very well-organized community combines the scenic charm of Willamette Valley with city center convenience.
In addition to daily golf, the scenic 9-hole executive course with clubhouse, putting green, and practice areas hosts special communal activities for the ladies' and men's golf clubs. These include golf scrambles, cookouts, monthly luncheons, and holiday tournaments. Salemtowne has an auditorium called the Towne Hall with a stage, piano, and A/V equipment. The Towne Hall converts easily from multi-purpose room for meetings and parties, to a pickleball court and an exercise area.
Residents of this 55 and better community also have use of a fitness center, billiards room, craft room, and woodworking shop with lapidary addition. The century old farmhouse which was part of the original orchard functions now as a lending library. Another unique feature of this community is the greenhouse where home owners can cultivate their plants and store them for the winter. A heated pool, a patio and grilling area, and free RV/boat and vehicle storage complete the amenities.
Salemtowne Homes & Real Estate
Salemtowne was developed between 1967 and 1978 with single-family homes and condos ranging from 775 to 2,820 square feet. These mostly one-story residences have low-maintenance yards. Some lots border the golf course and others have scenic views of the green. Homes here, while established, reflect pride of ownership and resale inventory has often been updated with granite counters, wood or slate floors, and large closets for today's home buyers. Updated floor plans generally have two bedrooms with two bathrooms, attached garage, and fireplace. Additional features include breakfast nooks and porches.
Salemtowne is a friendly community with a small-town feel in a beautiful valley setting with a mild climate. While organized women's and men's golf events fill a significant slot on the activity calendar, there are many other ways to keep busy. Residents regularly get together to play cards, bingo, bocce, and pickleball. Some of the eclectic special interest groups include model train club, red hat society, and theater group. Newcomers are welcomed warmly and can start new clubs if they want. In addition, Willamette University invites residents from Salemtowne to participate regularly in the Trial Practice courses.
Located in the Willamette Valley, three miles from the city center of Salem, this active adult community maintains a small town atmosphere. Proximity to major interstates and highways provides homeowners with ease of access to cultural, historical, and recreational attractions coupled with dining and shopping opportunities. Popular points of interest include Historic Elsinore Theatre, Ecola State Park, Mission Mill Museum, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, and Bush Barn Art Center. For big city entertainment and culture, Portland can be reached within an hour. Oregon's Cascade Mountains and the Pacific Coast are less than two hours away from Salemtowne. Salemtowne is an ideal active adult community for residents wanting to live in the Portland, Oregon area.