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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Salem

Neighbors are mostly good. Trees are nice. Can walk to Downtown to the mall. Nice parks not too far away but will always be homeless people there.

Lots of families. Good school district. Close to shopping. Lots of green. Houses around mine are nice

My neighborhood is unique in that we have community it's greenhouses and gardens, chickens, and a community center that we can holiday family events or gatherings to play games, cook, craft, or just about anything.

How the neighbors all look after each other and are there for you. And we're close enough to get to the grocery stores and restaurants.

We started a neighborhood circle in our yard. Most.nice days we have 7-12 people out visiting. Other neighbors will slow down and Honk and wave. I have 3 bowls in yard with fresh water for people walking their dogs.

My neighborhood is in the middle of everything 5 minute drive to just about anywhere. Very quiet considering its the capital of the state

Who Lives Here

Salem Demographics

Education

High School

37%

Associate's

36%

Bachelor's

18%

Master's

8%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

43%

3 people

23%

4 people

18%

5 people

8%

6+ people

8%

Household Income

0-50k

45%

50-100k

32%

100-150k

14%

150-200k

5%

200k+

4%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

14%

20-45

35%

45-65

24%

65+

15%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Salem?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Feb '24$1100$1397$1597$1965
Jan '24$1100$1347$1572$1965
Dec '23$1100$1347$1520$1965
Nov '23$1125$1385$1537$1965
Oct '23$1437$1342$1560$1965
Sep '23$875$1333$1540$1970
Aug '23$450$1322$1585$1995
Jul '23$995$1324$1622$1995
Jun '23$875$1372$1622$1980
May '23$995$1324$1600$1980
Apr '23$800$1324$1615$1980
Mar '23$1437$1360$1672$1970
Feb '23$1437$1347$1672$1965

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Salem

Salem Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

31%

15-30 Mins

42%

30-40 Mins

12%

40-60 Mins

8%

60+ Mins

7%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4949

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 33 of 47 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 30 of 47 renters

Percentage: 6666

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 29 of 47 renters

Percentage: 2929

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 27 of 47 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 33 of 47 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In Salem

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Salem gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 8% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 58% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Salem.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. Significantly more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 19% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 36% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Salem.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 19% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Salem doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 39% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 98% more fine art centers than average
  3. 60% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Salem.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 26% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Salem's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 18% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Salem Features

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 43 of 47 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 42 of 47 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 42 of 47 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 40 of 47 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 34 of 47 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 34 of 47 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 33 of 47 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 33 of 47 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 33 of 47 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 30 of 47 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 29 of 47 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 29 of 47 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 29 of 47 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 27 of 47 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 25 of 47 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 25 of 47 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 24 of 47 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 28 of 47 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 29 of 47 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 40 of 47 renters

Salem Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Salem

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What You Need to Know

Renter Articles

All About

Living in Salem, OR

EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT RENTING AN APARTMENT IN SALEM, OR

Salem is located in the beautiful Willamette Valley and is the capital of Oregon. Many health professionals live in Salem, as it is home to Salem Health Hospital as well as Oregon’s State Hospital.

THE BEST NEIGHBORHOODS TO FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN SALEM

Salem neighborhoods are divided by associations with active members that work to make the community a nice place to live.

  • West Salem: Located in the northwest part of Salem, West Salem is separated from the rest of the city by the Willamette River, which serves as West Salem's southeast border.
  • South Salem: Just south of Downtown Salem, South Salem has easy access to Minto-Brown Island Park and is right next to several golf courses.
  • Northeast Salem: In Northeast Salem, you’ll have access to shopping and restaurants just around the corner! You’ll also be just blocks away from Greer Community Park.
  • Southeast Salem: Southeast Salem is a beautiful historic part of Salem and is designated as Salem’s 2nd Heritage Neighborhood. It is part of SESNA — the Southeast Salem Neighborhood Association.
  • Northgate: Northgate is located in the far north part of the city and is very industrial with easy access to I-5 and plenty of greenspace nearby.
  • South Gateway: This part of Salem is quiet and serene. Living in South Gateway also makes you a part of South Gateway Neighborhood Association (SGNA).
  • Sunnyslope: This part of Salem is primarily residential and is located in the far southwest corner of the city. Sunnyslope is home to Sprague Highschool and Sunnyslope Neighborhood Association, one of the oldest associations in Salem.
  • South Central: Located just south of downtown, South Central Salem puts you close to parks, restaurants, shopping and much more!
  • Faye Wright: The Fay Wright Neighborhood Association has been working together to make the community a great place to live and work since 1972.
  • Morningside: Morningside is a residential and industrial neighborhood located near Salem Municipal Airport and is right off of I-5.

FUN THINGS TO DO IN SALEM

Salem is situated in Oregon’s well established Wine Country with countless wineries nearby for wine tasting and tours. Oregon is also known for its craft beer and cocktails so you can’t go wrong when choosing a restaurant or bar.

  • Enchanted Forest has been a childhood favorite since it opened in 1971. This amusement park is just south of Salem and is fun for the whole family.
  • Located right downtown, Willamette University has a beautiful campus to walk through and is near plenty of shops and cafes.
  • Although it’s about an hour away, Oregon Zoo is well known for its large acreage and variety of animals.
  • Minto-Brown Island Park is a must-see in Salem. The park includes a playground, a reservable shelter, walking, jogging and bike trails, picnic areas, a dog park, several fishing spots and a paddle boat area.
  • The domed Oregon State Capitol is set in a park-like area and contains a collection of art by Oregon artists.
  • Full of works by Pacific Northwest and Native American art, The Hallie Ford Museum should not be missed.
  • The Willamette Heritage Center includes a Victorian wool mill, plus 19th-century homes with period furnishings.
  • Walk along Liberty Street in Salem’s Historic Downtown area. Make sure to check out their Riverfront Carousel while you’re there!

GETAWAYS FROM SALEM

One of the best parts about living in Oregon is that nothing is more than a few hours away. Salem is centrally located and has easy access to just about everything. Portland is less than an hour’s drive and is a great hub for business, sports, theater, shopping, and travel. The Oregon Coast is less than 2 hours away and has hundreds of miles of beautiful coastline and adorable beach towns with great seafood — it’s also home to the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Bend, located in Oregon’s high desert, is over the mount to the east and is known for its outdoor activities year round.

FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN SALEM, OR

Finding a new place to live is a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we’ll help you find apartments for rent in Salem that match your needs.