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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Central Area 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

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

Close to downtown. Easy to drive location. There are alot of nice restrictions and bars to eat at close by. The university is really close. So alot of college kids around.

It's beautiful, old, and homely. The neighbors are all generous and lovely people who love to help you.

Who Lives Here

Central Area Salem Demographics

Education

High School

25%

Associate's

28%

Bachelor's

33%

Master's

14%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

84%

3 people

3%

4 people

6%

5 people

3%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

49%

50-100k

25%

100-150k

15%

150-200k

3%

200k+

8%

Age

0-10

3%

10-20

17%

20-45

42%

45-65

25%

65+

14%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Central Area Salem?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Apr '24-$1150--
Mar '24-$1150--
Feb '24-$1150--
Jan '24-$1150--
Dec '23-$1150--
Nov '23-$1150--
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Jun '23-$1075--
May '23-$1100--
Apr '23-$1689--

*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 Central Area Salem

Central Area Salem Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

51%

15-30 Mins

31%

30-40 Mins

11%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8181

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 6 of 10 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 7 of 10 renters

Percentage: 8888

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 7 of 10 renters

Percentage: 4848

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 7 of 10 renters

Need A Car

Yes

Say 5 of 10 renters

Top Scores: Parks, Retail, Health

Things To Do In Central Area Salem

Top Score

Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Central Area Salem is shrubby, not shabby.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 93% more parks than average
  3. 49% more parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

If you love to shop, Central Area Salem is a good fit.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 95% more shops than average
  3. 63% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with Central Area Salem.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. 94% more gyms than average
  3. 60% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking healthy in Central Area Salem for hospitals.

  1. A high number of hospitals per resident
  2. 93% more hospitals than average
  3. 33% more hospitals than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 83% more grocery stores than average
  3. 20% 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. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 91% more restaurants than average
  3. 36% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Childcare

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Central Area Salem is taking baby steps toward having ample childcare options.

  1. A high number of daycares per resident
  2. 87% more daycares than average
  3. 27% fewer daycares than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 76% more pet facilities than average
  3. 92% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Theaters

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Central Area Salem sits in the middle of the pack for theater.

  1. A high number of theaters per resident
  2. 96% more theaters than average
  3. 56% more theaters than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not exactly a Tilt-a-Whirl, but there's fun to be had.

  1. A high number of amusement parks per resident
  2. 89% more amusement parks than average
  3. 40% more amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Central Area Salem.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 81% more coffee shops than average
  3. 50% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Central Area Salem is running dry.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 86% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 9% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 83% more fine art centers than average
  3. 67% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 75% more medical facilities than average
  3. Far fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. An average number of gas stations
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Central Area Salem Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 9 of 10 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 9 of 10 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 9 of 10 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 8 of 10 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 8 of 10 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 7 of 10 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 7 of 10 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 7 of 10 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 7 of 10 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 7 of 10 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 6 of 10 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 6 of 10 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 6 of 10 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 6 of 10 renters

Busy Streets

Yes

Say 5 of 10 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 5 of 10 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 5 of 10 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 6 of 10 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 8 of 10 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 8 of 10 renters

Central Area Salem Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Central Area Salem

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Living in Salem, OR

Central Area Apartments for Rent - Salem, OR

Trying to find an apartment in Central Area, a residential neighborhood near Salem, OR? This neighborhood is friendly to renters, with 76% of people renting their homes. Only 40% of households have children, so it's a good location for those looking for a calm neighborhood. Getting to and from work isn't too bad. The average commute in this neighborhood takes 15 minutes. There are a variety of transportation options in Central Area. While you'll probably want a car, you may not need it for everything. Residents of Central Area are well-educated, with a large number having professional degrees.