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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About South Central Salem

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.

Downtown still has a lot of lovely old buildings. The downtown still caters mostly to mom and pop shops, which is rare nowadays. It gives it a unique feel.

I'm close to schools which is nice. There is a bar within walking distance and a Chinese restaurant.

It's a rural so while there's a lot of traffic, it is not city traffic. Which is fantastic one of the things I like best about living out here on the outskirts of the city.

There is a secret park uphill that makes my neighborhood cool. It is also unique in that it's by a cemetery that has engaging hiking paths and woods to enjoy.

Who Lives Here

South Central Salem Demographics

Education

High School

26%

Associate's

34%

Bachelor's

25%

Master's

11%

Doctorate

4%

Family Size

2 people

60%

3 people

20%

4 people

16%

5 people

4%

6+ people

1%

Household Income

0-50k

45%

50-100k

32%

100-150k

12%

150-200k

5%

200k+

6%

Age

0-10

9%

10-20

10%

20-45

38%

45-65

27%

65+

17%

Affordability

How expensive is it in South Central Salem?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Feb '24-$1050--
Jan '24-$1000--
Dec '23-$995--
Nov '23-$1000--
Oct '23-$1000--
Sep '23-$1059--
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*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 South Central Salem

South Central Salem Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

46%

15-30 Mins

32%

30-40 Mins

9%

40-60 Mins

7%

60+ Mins

6%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 7676

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Percentage: 7878

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Percentage: 3131

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In South Central Salem

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

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

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South Central Salem serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 58% more restaurants than average
  3. 90% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in South Central Salem.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 61% more coffee shops than average
  3. 100% 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. South Central Salem is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 66% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 83% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in South Central Salem.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 80% more parks than average
  3. 40% more parks than areas of a similar size

Childcare

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South Central Salem is low on childcare options so get on the waiting list early.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. 60% more daycares than average
  3. 37% fewer daycares than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in South Central Salem.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 70% more shops than average
  3. 67% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

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

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South Central Salem could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. An average number of pet facilities
  3. Far fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Theaters

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Hiding in the dressing room? South Central Salem has a quiet theater scene.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. An average number of theaters
  3. A standard number of theaters compared to 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. 27% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

In need of a lift: South Central Salem is light on amusement parks.

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

Hospitals

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Be patient when looking for a hospital around here.

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

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 75% more medical facilities than average
  3. A standard number of medical facilities compared to 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

South Central Salem Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Busy Streets

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

South Central Salem Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in South Central Salem

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Living in Salem, OR

South Central Apartments for Rent - Salem, OR

Trying to find an apartment in South Central, a suburban neighborhood near Salem, OR? This is a renter-friendly community, with 57% of locals renting their homes. Only 37% of households have children, so it's a good fit if you're looking for a calm neighborhood. Residents are highly educated, with a large number having professional degrees. Residents of South Central may prefer to have a car, since 88% of residents commute to and from work by car. Getting to and from work takes about 20 minutes on average.

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