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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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Avalon At Chestnut Hill - Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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(216)

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

$2465 - $5110

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chestnut Hill, MA (Chestnut Hill, Oak Hill...)

(216)

$2465 - $5110

204 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Inwood West - Woburn, MA 01801
11
(551)

Woburn, MA 01801

$2000 - $4326

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Woburn, MA

(551)

$2000 - $4326

446 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon North Point - Cambridge, MA 02141
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(234)

Cambridge, MA 02141

$2549 - $7236

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)

(234)

$2549 - $7236

426 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Andover - Andover, MA 01810
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(169)

Andover, MA 01810

$2065 - $3245

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Andover, MA

(169)

$2065 - $3245

115 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at The Hingham Shipyard - Hingham, MA 02043
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(189)

Hingham, MA 02043

$2229 - $3605

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hingham, MA (North Weymouth)

(189)

$2229 - $3605

235 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Captain Parker Arms - Lexington, MA 02421
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(103)

Lexington, MA 02421

$2615 - $3255

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, MA

(103)

$2615 - $3255

94 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Exeter - Boston, MA 02116
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Boston, MA 02116

$4285 - $9980

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Prudential)


$4285 - $9980

187 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at Lexington Hills - Lexington, MA 02421
36
(427)

Lexington, MA 02421

$2250 - $3360

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, MA (Woodhaven)

(427)

$2250 - $3360

387 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Axiom Apartment Homes - Cambridge, MA 02142
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(10)

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2499 - $5895

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)

(10)

$2499 - $5895

115 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watermark Kendall East - Cambridge, MA 02142
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Cambridge, MA 02142

$2285 - $4930

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)


$2285 - $4930

144 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at Assembly Row - Somerville, MA 02145
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Somerville, MA 02145

$2415 - $4255

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River)


$2415 - $4255

195 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

eaves North Quincy - Quincy, MA 02171
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(167)

Quincy, MA 02171

$1601 - $2367

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

(167)

$1601 - $2367

224 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Cohasset - Cohasset, MA 02025
45
(319)

Cohasset, MA 02025

$1910 - $3605

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cohasset, MA

(319)

$1910 - $3605

220 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Piano Craft Guild - Boston, MA 02118
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(3)

Boston, MA 02118

$2300 - $4400

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Mission Hill, South End)

(3)

$2300 - $4400

177 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

eaves Quincy - Quincy, MA 02169
22
(333)

Quincy, MA 02169

$1560 - $2165

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (North Commons, Quincy Center)

(333)

$1560 - $2165

245 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlesbank Apartment Homes - Watertown, MA 02472
15
(95)

Watertown, MA 02472

$2069 - $6081

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watertown, MA (Bemis, West End)

(95)

$2069 - $6081

44 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lodge at Ames Pond - Tewksbury, MA 01876
10
(303)

Tewksbury, MA 01876

$1678 - $2834

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Tewksbury, MA

(303)

$1678 - $2834

364 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Royal Crest Estates North Andover - North Andover, MA 01845
19
(1495)

North Andover, MA 01845

$1619 - $5532

2-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Burlington - Burlington, MA 01803
13

Burlington, MA 01803

$1755 - $2875

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waverly Apartments - Brighton, MA 02135
13
(170)

Brighton, MA 02135

$2149 - $10146

2-3 Beds 1 Bath

Brighton, MA (Allston-Brighton, Brighton...)

(170)

$2149 - $10146

103 Units 2-3 Beds 1 Bath

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