Located close to downtown, the Bush Park neighborhood has a portion of the Historic District located within its confines. Located between Rural and Mission, and Liberty and 12th, this neighborhood has some stunning architecture located within.
This neighborhood sits just south of the 90 acre Bush Pasture Park. It’s proximity to downtown, location to a nearby park, and solid school districts make it a highly desirable place to live. The varied and beautiful architecture is a huge draw. You can find anything from federal style, dutch colonials, cape cods, English cottages, four squares, Craftsman’s, and several bungalows.
Homes in this neighborhood range in price from $150,000-$650,000. This is a very stable neighborhood with many residents living in for long periods of time. Homes for the most part are well maintained, and those that aren’t are quickly snatched up when they go on sale. The Leffelle part of Bush Park is geared up for some improvements. This will make Bush park an even more enjoyable place to live. Homeowners need to remember that the art fair is held every year at Bush Park and will clog local streets.
Part of this neighborhood lies within a designated Historic District. Regardless of whether or not a home is placed on the register, living in the Historic District has special rules. You can call or email me if you have specific questions regarding these rules.
School Districts: Bush Park neighborhood is currently located in the two elementary school districts of Bush and McKinley, Leslie Middle, and South Salem High school districts. Howard Street Charter school is also located in the neighborhood, but that school is open to all Salem area residents. If schools are important to you, remember that boundaries are subject to change from year to year so verify schools. WVMLS Market Data:
- Approximately 18 homes sold last year (2008) in the neighborhood
- The average sales price was $221,430.
- The average home price in this neighborhood declined by 7% from 2007.
- Sold prices ranged from $120,500-$450,000.
- The median home price was $195,000.
- They averaged 117 DOM. Listings historically average 100 DOM in this area.
If you need more information about the Bush Park area and homes currently available for purchase, please feel free to call or email with questions.