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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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Stoneham, MA 02180

$2,165 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Stoneham, MA (Winchester, Winchester Highlands)


$2,165 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Everett, MA 02149

$1,785 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Everett, MA (Everett, West Everett)


$1,785 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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22

Woburn, MA 01801

$1,600 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Woburn, MA (Walnut Hill, Woburn)

(22)

$1,600 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath
34

Chelsea, MA 02150

$1,804 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Chelsea, MA (Admirals Hill, Chelsea)

(34)

$1,804 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
17

Medford, MA 02155

$2,250 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Medford, MA (Medford, Wellington)


$2,250 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
13

Medford, MA 02155

$2,616 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Medford, MA (Medford, Wellington)


$2,616 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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562

Woburn, MA 01801

$2,016 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Woburn, MA (Reading)

(562)

$2,016 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
33

North Andover, MA 01845

$1,720 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

North Andover, MA (North Andover)


$1,720 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
32

Somerville, MA 02145

$2,825 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River, Somerville)


$2,825 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Somerville, MA 02145

$2,097 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River, Somerville)


$2,097 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Somerville, MA 02145

$2,545 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River, Somerville)


$2,545 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Charlestown, MA 02129

$2,436 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Charlestown, MA (Charlestown, Medford Street - The Neck)


$2,436 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10

Charlestown, MA 02129

$3,519 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Charlestown, MA (Charlestown, Thompson Square - Bunker Hill)


$3,519 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
53

Boston, MA 02114

$2,680 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)


$2,680 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
22
9

Cambridge, MA 02141

$2,420 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, East Cambridge)

(9)

$2,420 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
29
234

Cambridge, MA 02141

$2,310 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, East Cambridge)

(234)

$2,310 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
31
52

Cambridge, MA 02141

$2,335 and up

Studio1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, East Cambridge)

(52)

$2,335 and up

Studio1 Bath
51

Boston, MA 02114

$2,535 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (West End)


$2,535 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
15

Boston, MA 02114

$2,360 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (West End)


$2,360 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths