Salemtowne - Salem, OR

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.

Salemtowne Amenities

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. 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.

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. 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 homebuyers. Updated floor plans generally have two bedrooms with two bathrooms, attached garage, and fireplace. Additional features include breakfast nooks and porches.

Salemtowne Lifestyle

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, and pickleball. Some of the eclectic special interest groups include historical markers group, red hat society, and hospitality club. 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.

Surrounding Area

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.

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Salemtowne Amenities

The following amenities are available to Salemtowne residents:

  • Clubhouse/Amenity Center
  • Golf Course
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hobby & Game Room
  • Card Room
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Lapidary Studio
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Ballroom
  • Library
  • Billiards
  • R.V./Boat Parking
  • Parks & Natural Space
  • Demonstration Kitchen
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Golf Practice Facilities/Putting Green
  • Picnic Area
  • Multi-Purpose/Meeting Rooms
  • Misc.

Salemtowne Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in Salemtowne. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Billiards
  • Bingo
  • Book Club
  • Bridge
  • Crafts
  • Cribbage
  • Gin Rummy
  • Golf
  • Historical Markers Group
  • Hospitality Club
  • Lapidary
  • Men's Coffee Group
  • Mock Trial Jury
  • Pickleball
  • Pinochle
  • Poker
  • RV Club
  • Red Hat Society
  • Soup & Beanbags
  • Swimming
  • Tai Chi
  • Ukulele Practice Session
  • Water Aerobics
  • Women's Club
  • Woodworking

Salemtowne Reviews (3)

Average Rating for this Community

friendly and welcoming community -- allows individual expression in landscaping. Free parking for boats & RVs -- not too big, not too little, just right
our condo has a fabulous view of farmlands, the Willamette Valley and Cascade mountains.


We recently moved to Salemtowne and so far we just love it. We have found the neighbors to be very friendly and helpful. There are many activities. I have been welcomed wherever I have gone. There is always something going on. We have a lovely view of the golf course but haven't played as of yet. still busy getting the house together. I am sure we are going to love living here!


Wonderful sense of community, lots of activities. Just be absolutely sure your grandchildren would never, in any circumstance, need to live with you or visit more than 45 days a year - or you will have to pay a $45 daily fine or sell your home.

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