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Overview of Salem

Known as the "Gateway to New Hampshire," Salem is one of the Granite State's finest communities. Part rural landscape, part small town atmosphere, residents living in Salem apartments for rent love their way of life here. With plenty of outdoor recreation, a pro-business attitude and ideal location near Interstate 93, there are many reasons why this charming community has seen its population grow more than four percent from 2000 to 2010, according to City-Data. Great schools, easy access to Boston and a highly motivated workforce are just some of the reasons why Salem is a great place to live, work and play.

Living in Salem, NH

Like many other small towns in New Hampshire, Salem was settled by English immigrants as early as the the late 1600s. The areas around Rockingham County were also central in the events that lead up to the American Revolution, with many of these early residents volunteering for the effort. Today, Salem remains one of the most popular places in New Hampshire because of its family-friendliness, low crime rate and wonderful community events. New Hampshire is known for its beautiful fall foliage during the autumn months, and residents and visitors still flock to the area because of its stunning landscapes.

Salem Attractions and Special Events

One family-fun attraction near Salem is Canobie Lake Park, an amusement park located on serene Canobie Lake. Complete with roller coasters, carousels, a wet and wild water park and a fantastic Center for the Performing Arts that features arts, dance, music and theater, there are plenty of ways to have fun in Salem at this attraction.

Other attractions in the area include the more than 100-year-old Rockingham Speedway, featuring thoroughbred and greyhound races. Another popular place is America's Stonehenge, considered one of the country's first astronomically aligned calendars.

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Lowell, MA 01851

$1105 - $1295

1-2 Beds1 Bath

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Nashua, NH 03060

$999 - $1600

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath


Nashua, NH 03064

$1050 - $1400

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths


Manchester, NH 03109

$860 - $1080

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath


North Billerica, MA 01862

$992 - $1473

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

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Nashua, NH 03063

$1140 - $1744

1 Bed1 Bath

Nashua, NH (Kessler Farms)


$1140 - $1744

1 Bed1 Bath

Billerica, MA 01821

From $2030

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Manchester, NH 03104

$959 - $1179

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Manchester, NH (East End, Sunset Ridge)

$959 - $1179

1-2 Beds1 Bath