1. South Gateway Neighborhood Association
The South Gateway Neighborhood Association (SGNA)is home to Battle Creek Park, a 56-acre undeveloped urban park. The City of Salem has a master plan for the park to restore and protect natural areas with paths that provide opportunities to access nature. Creekside Golf Course, a private course, is also in the SGNA area.
Boundaries: The South Gateway Neighborhood Association (SGNA) begins at the intersection of Liberty Road SE and Kuebler Boulevard SE, then south along the center line of Liberty Road to the city limits, then east along the southern city limits to its intersection with the center line of Interstate 5, then north along the center line of I-5 to the intersection with Kuebler Boulevard, then west along the center line of Kuebler Boulevard to the starting point.
2. Faye Wright Neighborhood Association
The Faye Wright Neighborhood Association is home to Woodmansee Park, a 30-acre community park featuring walking trails, tennis courts, multi-purpose court, basketball hoops and a ball wall for handball. There is an active 9-hole disc golf course, full size soccer field and playground area. A significant portion of the park has forested areas with Oregon white oak and Douglas fir trees.
Boundaries: The Faye Wright Neighborhood Association is shaped like a triangle, bordered on the east by Commercial Street SE, on the west by Liberty Road S, and on the south by Kuebler Boulevard SE.
3. South Central Association of Neighbors (SCAN)
The South Central Association neighborhood (SCAN) consists of tree-lined streets and large parks. Many of the homes in the neighborhood, including Victorian and French country style, are listed on the National Historic Register.
Two of Salem’s most well-known historic home museums are in this neighborhood; Deepwood Museum and Gardens (Queen Ann style) and Bush House Museum (Victorian style). One of Salem’s largest parks, Bush’s Pasture Park, with 90.5 acres, offers walking and running paths, wooded areas, open meadows, tennis courts, horseshoe area, amphitheater, Rhododendron and Rose garden and the Salem Art Association gallery. The park also has the only official Soap Box Derby Track west of Mississippi.
Boundaries: SCAN is located just south of the downtown area with the Willamette River as its east boundary.
4. Southeast Salem Neighborhood Association (SESNA)
The Southeast Salem Neighborhood Association is located in a beautiful, historic area of Salem and was designated as Salem’s second Heritage Neighborhood by the Salem Historic Landmarks Commission in 2015. SESNA has numerous parks and schools and is home to many State offices as well as the Salem-Keizer School District offices. The Willamette Heritage Center, located within SESNA, interprets the Mid-Willamette Valley’s history with fourteen historic structures along with permanent and changing exhibits. The neighborhood also is home to Salem’s Historic Train Station and Freight Depot, about 500 businesses, four churches, historic buildings, and more than 2,000 houses dating from the late 1800s.
Boundaries: SESNA is roughly bordered by State Street on the North, I-5 on the East; from I-5 it goes West along Mission Street, South on 25th, Southwest along Madrona Avenue, Northwest along the South Pacific Railroad tracks, West on McGilchrist Street, then meanders close to 12th Street North until Mission, where it goes Northerly along 12th Street until it hits State Street again.
5. Northeast Neighbors (NEN) Neighborhood Association
Northeast Neighbors (NEN) encompasses a beautiful, historic part of Salem, including the Court-Chemeketa Historic District which is on the National Register of Historic Places. This district has a large concentration of architecturally significant homes along treelined streets.
Boundaries: The neighborhood is roughly bordered by State Street to the south, the Oregon State Fairgrounds to the north, the Union Pacific railroad to the west with a slight jog westerly around Parrish Middle School and the surrounding neighborhood and 24th Avenue NE to the east.
6. Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CANDO)
The Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CAN-DO) is where you will find Salem’s Downtown Historic District. With beautiful tree-lined streets the downtown district is home to the Historic Elsinore Theater, Enlightened Theatrics, boutique shops, a variety of eateries and the Salem Convention Center. Visitors and residents enjoy the Riverfront Park, A.C. Gilbert’s Children Museum the Riverfront Carousel and the Oregon State Capitol.
7. Grant Neighborhood Association
The Grant Neighborhood has a strong sense of community and is a few blocks north of downtown Salem bordering the Capitol Mall. This neighborhood features historic homes along beautifully treelined streets. In the Autumn the Grant neighborhood is striking with fall colors.
Boundaries: Located at the north end of downtown Salem, Grant Neighborhood borders the Capitol Mall and encompasses a beautiful, historic part of Salem.
8. Northgate Neighborhood Association
The Northgate Neighborhood encompasses the northern most Salem city limits on the boundaries of where country meets city. The main campus of Chemeketa Community College is located here along with the north portion of Lancaster Drive with bustling businesses and eateries
Boundaries: Bound by Silverton Road east to the Urban Growth Boundary; north and west along the Urban Growth Boundary to the Salem Parkway; Salem Parkway south to Cherry Avenue, south on Cherry Avenue to Johnson Street; then along the northeast boundary of Highland Neighborhood Association to Portland Road; Portland Road south to Silverton Road.
9. North East Salem Community Association (NESCA)
The North East Salem neighborhood provides city amenities with public green spaces. Home to the Willamette Town Center mall, shops and eateries as well as Geer Park. Geer Park offers green spaces, baseball diamonds, basketball courts and off-road biking trails.
Boundaries: Market Street NE to the north, Monroe Street NE at its southernmost edge, Lancaster Drive NE at the east, and 23rd Street NE to the west.
10. Lansing Neighborhood Association
The Lansing Neighborhood Association is home to the Oregon State Fairgrounds which provides events and entertainment throughout the year.
Boundaries: Nestled between I-5 and Evergreen Avenue and between Market Street and Silverton Road.
11. West Salem Neighborhood Association (WSNA)
The West Salem Neighborhood Association is located in Polk County, on the west side of the Willamette River. WSNA offers easy access to wineries in the Polk County area as well as the nationally recognized Wallace Marine Park Softball Complex that hosts teams from throughout the US. The park also provides boat access to the Willamette River and soccer fields and large public green spaces. The business districts are located on Edgewater Street and Wallace Road.
Boundaries: In the northwest part of Salem, is bordered by the Willamette in the southeast and is located in Polk County.
12. Highland Neighborhood Association
Highland Neighborhood Association (HNA) is an older, urbanized area located close to Salem’s downtown. Along the Salem Parkway allowing easy access to Interstate 5 and downtown Salem
Boundaries: It borders the Willamette River to the west, downtown Salem to the South and the City of Keizer to the north.
13. Morningside Neighborhood Association
Morningside Neighborhood Association (MNA) is approximately 1,774 acres (2.77 square miles) in area. With shopping, dining, places of worship, a regional employment center, transit service, and parks, Morningside is a mix of urban and residential living. MNA is close to the Salem Brewery District and Fairview Industrial complex.
14. Sunnyslope Neighborhood Association (SNA)
Founded in 1976, the Sunnyslope Neighborhood Association is one of the oldest neighborhood associations in Salem. Considered part of South Salem, the SNA is an older neighborhood with established eateries and retail amenities.
Boundaries: Roughly bounded by Browning Avenue on the north, Liberty Road on the east, and the city limits on the south and west.
15. East Lancaster Neighborhood Association (ELNA)
ELNA is on the edge of where Salem city limits meets country living.
Boundaries: ELNA’s boundaries include all annexed land within the city limits south of Center Street. This includes Greencrest and the property at the corner of State and Cordon Roads to Auburn Road.
16. Southwest Association of Neighbors (SWAN)
The Southwest Association of Neighborhoods (SWAN) boasts great walking and community events. It is home to Illahee Hills Country Club and the historic Pioneer Cemetery. SWAN has many shopping centers and eateries settled amongst hills and evergreens.
Boundaries: Boarders Minto-Brown Island Park and the Willamette River.
17. Southeast Mill Creek Association (SEMCA)
The Southeast Mill Creek Neighborhood Association (SEMCA) encompasses a large section of Southeast Salem This area includes the Salem Airport, Corban University, and Salem’s third largest park, Cascades Gateway, which features a fishing lake and an 18-hole disc golf course. It is also home to Mill Creek Corporate Center.
Boundaries: Bordered by Mission Street and 25th Street extending out to the city limits.
18. North Lancaster Neighborhood Association (NOLA)
The North Lancaster Neighborhood Association (NOLA) is the last neighborhood before entering Marion Counties countryside. The neighborhood is accessible to city amenities and rural areas.
Boundaries: Bound by the center line of I-5, Cordon Road NE, Silverton Road NE, and Sunnyview Road NE.