tips on moving to salem
July 31, 2012 9:11 PM Subscribe
Moving to Salem, OR in about a week. Big "getting-there" stuff is covered; now looking for any and all tips to make this the initial move-in and adjustment period as painless as possible -- give me your new-to-Salem-fu, please!
posted by genehack to Grab Bag (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My family has secured employment (Willamette-related), awesome lodgings (rental house in the 17th and Oak St area), and we're using a full service mover, so other than waiting for our stuff to show up and unpacking it, we don't have anything to worry about in terms of the basics of actually moving to Salem.
Here's what I am worried about primarily: What ISP should I use? (I work from home and need a fast, reliable, fat pipe that doesn't cost a mint.)
Here's what I'm also worried about, secondarily: What cool neighborhood restaurants and bars should I know about that I can easily walk or bike to? Are there neighborhood mailing lists or Facebook groups I should be looking to join?
Basically, if you live in Salem, what do you wish somebody had told you when you first moved there?
Thanks for any and all suggestions!