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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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Flats on D - Boston, MA 02210
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(7)

Boston, MA 02210

$2714 - $4731

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)

(7)

$2714 - $4731

197 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hanover Vinnin Square - Swampscott, MA 01907
13

Swampscott, MA 01907

$1746 - $3419

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Alta Stone Place - Melrose, MA 02176
28

Melrose, MA 02176

$2105 - $4600

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Melrose, MA (Fells, Wyoming)


$2105 - $4600

212 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Fuse Cambridge - Cambridge, MA 02140
5

Cambridge, MA 02140

$2140 - $3745

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (North Cambridge)


$2140 - $3745

255 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waterside Place Apartments - Boston, MA 02210
29
(118)

Boston, MA 02210

$2940 - $8372

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)

(118)

$2940 - $8372

236 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Auburn Court - Cambridge, MA 02139
31

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

Parkside Place - Cambridge, MA 02138
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Cambridge, MA 02138

$2309 - $4707

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Strawberry Hill)


$2309 - $4707

251 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Atmark Cambridge - Cambridge, MA 02138
17

Cambridge, MA 02138

$2327 - $3611

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge Highlands)


$2327 - $3611

260 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Batch Yard - Everett, MA 02149
19

Everett, MA 02149

$1980 - $4290

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Halstead Danvers - Danvers, MA 01923
31
(481)

Danvers, MA 01923

$1756 - $3220

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Danvers, MA

(481)

$1756 - $3220

433 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Axis Admirals Hill - Chelsea, MA 02150
30

Chelsea, MA 02150

$1628 - $3605

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chelsea, MA (Chelsea)


$1628 - $3605

160 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Highpoint - Quincy, MA 02169
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Quincy, MA 02169

$1772 - $2386

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (North Commons, Quincy Center)


$1772 - $2386

394 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

14 North - Peabody, MA 01960
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(486)

Peabody, MA 01960

$1755 - $6893

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Peabody, MA

(486)

$1755 - $6893

387 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Andover - Andover, MA 01810
32
(169)

Andover, MA 01810

$2100 - $3420

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Andover, MA

(169)

$2100 - $3420

115 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon North Point - Cambridge, MA 02141
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(234)

Cambridge, MA 02141

$2274 - $7040

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)

(234)

$2274 - $7040

426 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

eaves North Quincy - Quincy, MA 02171
17
(167)

Quincy, MA 02171

$1682 - $2510

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (East Milton, Montclair...)

(167)

$1682 - $2510

224 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

100 Pier 4 - Boston, MA 02210
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(74)

Boston, MA 02210

$2724 - $5957

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)

(74)

$2724 - $5957

369 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Garrison Square - Boston, MA 02116
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(170)

Boston, MA 02116

$3596 - $7854

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Prudential)

(170)

$3596 - $7854

160 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

AVA Theater District - Boston, MA 02116
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(51)

Boston, MA 02116

$2664 - $7010

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)

(51)

$2664 - $7010

398 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

AVA Somerville - Somerville, MA 02145
21

Somerville, MA 02145

$2580

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River)


$2580

250 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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