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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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Boston, MA 02210

From $2868

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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

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Boston, MA 02210

$2725 - $7400

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Boston, MA (Downtown)

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379

Wilmington, MA 01887

From $1740

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Wilmington, MA (North Wilmington, Wilmington)

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Cambridge, MA 02142

$2746 - $10968

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, East Cambridge)

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$2746 - $10968

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Georgetown, MA 01833

$1530 - $2095

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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Boston, MA 02210

From $2463

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

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Burlington, MA 01803

From $1945

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Burlington, MA (Burlington, Burlington Town Center)

(125)

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139

Boston, MA 02111

From $3091

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Boston, MA (Chinatown - Leather District)

(139)

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Boston, MA 02111

From $2740

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)

(8)

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284

Cambridge, MA 02142

From $3153

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, Kendall Square)

(284)

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Boston, MA 02116

$1900 - $2550

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

Boston, MA (Chinatown - Leather District)


$1900 - $2550

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
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130

Boston, MA 02116

From $2720

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Chinatown - Leather District)

(130)

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Boston, MA 02127

$2400 - $4800

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$2400 - $4800

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Boston, MA 02118

$2469 - $9212

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Boston, MA (South End)

(64)

$2469 - $9212

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South Boston, MA 02127

$2420 - $6200

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$2420 - $6200

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Cambridge, MA 02140

From $4299

2-3 Beds2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, North Cambridge)


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2-3 Beds2 Baths
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64

Boston, MA 02118

$2061 - $6397

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South End)

(64)

$2061 - $6397

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Boston, MA 02118

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Boston, MA (South End)

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Cambridge, MA 02138

From $1970

Studio-3 Beds1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, Neighborhood Nine)


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