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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

$2055 - $3032

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Stoneham, MA (Winchester, Winchester Highlands)


$2055 - $3032

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Woburn, MA 01801

$1600 - $1900

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Woburn, MA (Walnut Hill, Woburn)

(22)

$1600 - $1900

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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Chelsea, MA 02150

From $1769

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Chelsea, MA (Admirals Hill, Chelsea)

(30)

From $1769

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Medford, MA 02155

From $2195

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Medford, MA (Medford, Wellington)


From $2195

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Medford, MA 02155

From $2281

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Medford, MA (Medford, Wellington)


From $2281

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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562

Woburn, MA 01801

From $1966

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Woburn, MA (Reading)

(562)

From $1966

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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North Andover, MA 01845

$1720 - $2655

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

North Andover, MA (North Andover)


$1720 - $2655

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Somerville, MA 02145

From $2135

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River, Somerville)


From $2135

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Somerville, MA 02145

From $2640

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River, Somerville)


From $2640

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Charlestown, MA 02129

From $2230

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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


From $2230

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10

Charlestown, MA 02129

From $3066

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


From $3066

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Boston, MA 02114

From $2375

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)


From $2375

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
22
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Cambridge, MA 02141

From $2450

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, East Cambridge)

(9)

From $2450

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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234

Cambridge, MA 02141

From $2369

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, East Cambridge)

(234)

From $2369

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Cambridge, MA 02141

From $2165

Studio1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, East Cambridge)

(52)

From $2165

Studio1 Bath
15

Boston, MA 02114

From $2400

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (West End)


From $2400

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
51

Boston, MA 02114

$2335 - $5270

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (West End)


$2335 - $5270

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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140

Boston, MA 02210

From $2596

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (D Street - West Broadway, South Boston)

(140)

From $2596

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
10

Woburn, MA 01801

From $1713

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Woburn, MA (North Woburn, Woburn)

(10)

From $1713

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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318

Boston, MA 02210

From $2328

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (D Street - West Broadway, South Boston)

(318)

From $2328

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths