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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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Longwood Towers - Brookline, MA 02446
20

Brookline, MA 02446

$3150 - $4990

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Brookline, MA (Longwood)


$3150 - $4990

66 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Garrison Square - Boston, MA 02116
16
(162)

Boston, MA 02116

$3674 - $7322

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Prudential)

(162)

$3674 - $7322

160 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Towers at Longfellow - Boston, MA 02114
39

Boston, MA 02114

$2290 - $5405

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)


$2290 - $5405

710 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge Park - Cambridge, MA 02140
25

Cambridge, MA 02140

$2330 - $2964

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (North Cambridge)


$2330 - $2964

312 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Portside at East Pier - East Boston, MA 02128
29

East Boston, MA 02128

$2025 - $5075

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

East Boston, MA (East Boston, Maverick Sq)


$2025 - $5075

181 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lumiere - Medford, MA 02155
35

Medford, MA 02155

$1895 - $3250

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Medford, MA (Wellington)


$1895 - $3250

164 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avenir Apartments - Boston, MA 02114
19

Boston, MA 02114

$2964 - $6023

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)


$2964 - $6023

241 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Windsor Village - Waltham, MA 02451
19

Waltham, MA 02451

$1725 - $3830

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waltham, MA (Kingston)


$1725 - $3830

707 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Emerson Place - Boston, MA 02114
37

Boston, MA 02114

$2250 - $4275

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)


$2250 - $4275

444 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Third Square - Cambridge, MA 02142
21

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2369 - $5531

0-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)


$2369 - $5531

292 Units 0-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

50 West Broadway - Boston, MA 02127
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(2)

Boston, MA 02127

$2858 - $10032

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)

(2)

$2858 - $10032

139 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Washington Crossing - Woburn, MA 01801
29
(199)

Woburn, MA 01801

$1900 - $4231

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Woburn, MA (Walnut Hill)

(199)

$1900 - $4231

205 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Residences at Rivers Edge - Medford, MA 02155
7

Medford, MA 02155

$1827 - $8266

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Medford, MA (Wellington)


$1827 - $8266

222 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Ink Block - Boston, MA 02118
25

Boston, MA 02118

$2604 - $4654

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South End)


$2604 - $4654

315 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Bell Watertown - Watertown, MA 02472
31

Watertown, MA 02472

$2127 - $3700

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watertown, MA (Bemis, West End)


$2127 - $3700

155 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Brigham Square - Arlington, MA 02476
24

Arlington, MA 02476

$2123 - $3292

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Arlington, MA (Arlington, Arlington Center)


$2123 - $3292

116 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

91 Sidney - Cambridge, MA 02139
15

Cambridge, MA 02139

$2745 - $5286

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport)


$2745 - $5286

135 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Villas At Old Concord - Billerica, MA 01821
32

Billerica, MA 01821

$1770 - $4390

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Walden Park - Cambridge, MA 02140
16

Cambridge, MA 02140

$1800 - $3025

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Avon Hill, Neighborhood Nine)


$1800 - $3025

232 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

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