Dr. William Cusick. Curtis Cross. Henry Fawk and others. Some of Salem’s prominent citizens called the Fairmount Hills neighborhood their home. You might not have heard of T. A. Livesly, but his home is the current Mahonia Hall. You know this as the Governor’s mansion. From Cape Cods to Arts and Crafts to Victorians to French country, this neighborhood has varied architectural styles that are truly beautiful. This mix and match of architecture makes for a nice walk through the neighborhood. Large trees have been growing for a century and the fall can bring bright colors to the neighborhood as a result.
You don’t typically hear the words, Governor’s mansion and cheap real estate go together. Fairmount doesn’t go against the grain in this regard. Real estate in this neighborhood tends to be more expensive for the older, historic homes. You can find the occasional small cottage, but they will be more expensive. Some homes have been incredibly restored and some are waiting for your restoration plans.
With its proximity to Bush Park and downtown, this neighborhood has many plusses. It would be a fairly easy walk to Salem hospital or Willamette University as well as the state offices. Walk to the library, or grab some coffee and cake at Konditorei. Easy downtown access, nice varied architecture, large mature landscaping, and solid south Salem schools give this neighborhood many positive attributes.
Home prices in Fairmount Hills
Most homes are priced in the $250,000-$1,000,000 range.