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Overview of Salem

Located 18 miles north of Boston on the Atlantic coast, Salem, Mass., is a seaside town with a very famous history. The city is very pedestrian friendly, allowing both recreational and commercial ventures to thrive in the urban community. Approximately 42,000 people live here and enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with eclectic local attractions. Search for Salem apartments for rent and find one of the most unique cities in New England.

Living in Salem, MA

Salem was first established as a fishing settlement on Cape Ann in 1624. The city gained historical significance in 1692 when Reverend Samuel Parris' daughter and niece fell ill and were believed to be bewitched. The famous Salem Witch Trials resulted in the hanging deaths of 19 individuals suspected of being involved with witchcraft.

Residents looking at Salem apartments for rent have an annual cost of living index that is estimated to be 8.7 percent greater than the rest of Massachusetts and 30.2 percent greater than the national average, reported AreaVibes. The Salem community pays an estimated $3.85 for a gallon of gas, $5.31 for a cup of coffee and $8.99 for pizza, added the source.

Those new to the area have access to job opportunities near Salem apartments in leading industries such as healthcare, education and tourism. The Major employers in the city near Salem apartments for rent are Mass General for Children, North Shore Medical Center, NSMC Outpatient Mental Health, Seacoast Lock & Safe Co. and PBD Essex Museum.

Salem Attractions and Special Events

There are many museums in Salem that offer diverse exhibits for residents of apartments for rent in Salem to enjoy, including the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem Toy Museum, Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery, the Salem Witch Memorial and the House of the Seven Gables. The Festival of the Dead is the city's largest Halloween event, celebrating the witches of Salem. The festival explores death's strange rituals, macabre customs and heretical histories. The city also hosts the annual Salem Jazz and Soul Festival, which aims to recreate Salem's vibrant jazz scene of the early 1900s. Other local favorite events include the Salem Maritime Festival, A3D Culture Fest, the Witches Cup Bicycle Race and Salem So Sweet.

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Princeton Crossing Apartments - Salem, MA 01970
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(8)

Salem, MA 01970

$1250 - $1500

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Salem, MA (Gallows Hill, South Peabody...)

(8)

$1250 - $1500

358 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Jefferson at Salem Station - Salem, MA 01970
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Salem, MA 01970

$1691 - $3119

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Salem, MA (McIntire, Salem Common...)


$1691 - $3119

266 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hawthorne Commons - Salem, MA 01970
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Salem, MA 01970

$1630 - $2575

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Salem, MA (Gallows Hill, South Peabody...)


$1630 - $2575

228 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Loring Towers - Salem, MA 01970
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Salem, MA 01970

$901 - $1052

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Salem, MA (South Salem)


$901 - $1052

250 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Twenty 20 - Cambridge, MA 02141
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Cambridge, MA 02141

$2220 - $7950

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)


$2220 - $7950

355 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Alta Stone Place - Melrose, MA 02176
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Melrose, MA 02176

$2122 - $4600

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Melrose, MA (Fells, Wyoming)


$2122 - $4600

212 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hanover Vinnin Square - Swampscott, MA 01907
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Swampscott, MA 01907

$1726 - $3109

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Kensington - Boston, MA 02111
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(5)

Boston, MA 02111

$3515 - $5365

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)

(5)

$3515 - $5365

381 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Troy Boston - Boston, MA 02118
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Boston, MA 02118

$2775 - $4666

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South End)


$2775 - $4666

378 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waterside Place Apartments - Boston, MA 02210
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(117)

Boston, MA 02210

$2909 - $7861

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)

(117)

$2909 - $7861

236 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Square - Boston, MA 02127
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Boston, MA 02127

$2562 - $7236

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)


$2562 - $7236

255 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Currents on the Charles - Waltham, MA 02453
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Waltham, MA 02453

$2125 - $3500

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waltham, MA (Bemis, Bleachery...)


$2125 - $3500

200 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Gatehouse 75 - Charlestown, MA 02129
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Charlestown, MA 02129

$2788 - $3860

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlestown, MA (Bunker Hill, Charlestown)


$2788 - $3860

99 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Batch Yard - Everett, MA 02149
19

Everett, MA 02149

$2030 - $4290

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Auburn Court - Cambridge, MA 02139
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Cambridge, MA 02139

$2300 - $3700

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport, Central Square)


$2300 - $3700

137 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Flats on D - Boston, MA 02210
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(3)

Boston, MA 02210

$2164 - $5097

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)

(3)

$2164 - $5097

197 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Atmark Cambridge - Cambridge, MA 02138
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Cambridge, MA 02138

$2197 - $3696

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge Highlands)


$2197 - $3696

260 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Inwood West - Woburn, MA 01801
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(546)

Woburn, MA 01801

$1966 - $4247

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Woburn, MA

(546)

$1966 - $4247

446 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at Lexington Hills - Lexington, MA 02421
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(427)

Lexington, MA 02421

$2385 - $4185

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, MA (Woodhaven)

(427)

$2385 - $4185

387 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlesbank Apartment Homes - Watertown, MA 02472
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(103)

Watertown, MA 02472

$2089 - $6156

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watertown, MA (Bemis, West End)

(103)

$2089 - $6156

44 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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