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Average Rent in Salem, OR

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Salem Studio - $1,437+44%
Salem 1 Bed - $1,310-1%
Salem 2 Beds - $1,508-6%
Last updated 6/15/2024

Local Guide

See what Salem, OR has to offer.

Local Reviews

Neighbors are mostly good. Trees are nice. Can walk to Downtown to the mall. Nice parks not too far away but will always be homeless people there.

Lots of families. Good school district. Close to shopping. Lots of green. Houses around mine are nice

My neighborhood is unique in that we have community it's greenhouses and gardens, chickens, and a community center that we can holiday family events or gatherings to play games, cook, craft, or just about anything.

How the neighbors all look after each other and are there for you. And we're close enough to get to the grocery stores and restaurants.

We started a neighborhood circle in our yard. Most.nice days we have 7-12 people out visiting. Other neighbors will slow down and Honk and wave. I have 3 bowls in yard with fresh water for people walking their dogs.

My neighborhood is in the middle of everything 5 minute drive to just about anywhere. Very quiet considering its the capital of the state

Demographics

Education

High School

37%

Associate's

36%

Bachelor's

18%

Master's

8%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

43%

3 people

23%

4 people

18%

5 people

8%

6+ people

8%

Household Income

0-50k

45%

50-100k

32%

100-150k

14%

150-200k

5%

200k+

4%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

14%

20-45

35%

45-65

24%

65+

15%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/15/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Salem, OR

In Salem, OR, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,310 to $1,508. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Salem, OR is $1,437. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,310. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,508.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+44%

Changed from $998 to $1,437
1 Bed

-1%

Changed from $1,323 to $1,310
2 Beds

-6%

Changed from $1,604 to $1,508
Last updated 6/15/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
0%
3%
54%
21%
22%

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Hillsboro$2,505+10%
Beaverton$2,337-1%
Lake Oswego$1,904+15%
Forest Grove$1,575--
Milwaukie$1,497+16%
Canby$1,4750%
Albany$1,4670%
Woodburn$1,437-2%
Corvallis$1,425+10%
Wilsonville$1,3950%
Tualatin$1,295+6%
Portland$1,2620%
Gresham$1,200-13%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Lake Oswego$1,900+10%
Milwaukie$1,721+23%
Wilsonville$1,704+4%
Woodburn$1,587+3%
Oregon City$1,575+5%
Portland$1,565+5%
Canby$1,5600%
Corvallis$1,510-3%
Gresham$1,502+2%
Beaverton$1,500-2%
Monmouth$1,450--
Albany$1,420+1%
Lebanon$1,3500%
Tualatin$1,325--
Forest Grove$1,275-13%
Mcminnville$1,250--
Keizer$1,0500%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Lake Oswego$2,200-3%
Newberg$2,1990%
Wilsonville$2,098-8%
Forest Grove$1,907+42%
Beaverton$1,884+11%
Portland$1,860-2%
Gresham$1,797+11%
Milwaukie$1,7970%
Woodburn$1,794+5%
Corvallis$1,7320%
Albany$1,722-7%
Mcminnville$1,6950%
Canby$1,675+2%
Lincoln City$1,645-3%
Tualatin$1,625+10%
Clackamas$1,550--
Oregon City$1,495-13%
Lebanon$1,4950%
Keizer$1,475+16%
Monmouth$1,3950%

Compare Neighborhoods

Northeast Salem

$935

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Faye Wright

$949

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Northeast Neighbors

$995

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Salem, OR?

For renters in Salem seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Northeast Salem, Faye Wright, and Northeast Neighbors, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $935, $949, and $995 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Southeast Salem and South Salem, where the rents are $1,000 and $1,050, a favorable comparison to Salem's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,310.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Salem, OR?

In Salem, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Southeast Mill Creek, Sunnyslope, and South Gateway. A 1-bedroom apartment in Southeast Mill Creek averages at $1,435, in Sunnyslope it averages $1,425, and in South Gateway, the average is $1,325. For additional high-end living options, North Lancaster offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,253, and East Lancaster at $1,249. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,310 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Salem, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Salem, OR?

In Salem, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Central Area, Northeast Neighbors, and Southeast Salem. In Central Area, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,100. Northeast Neighbors sees average rents of $995 for a 1-bedroom unit. Southeast Salem offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,000. For those seeking other popular areas, Grant presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,095, and Northeast Salem at $935. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,310 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Salem, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Northgate$1,4370%
Faye Wright$1,195--
Central Area$1,050--
Northeast Neighbors$995--
West Salem$800--
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Southeast Mill Creek$1,435+7%
Sunnyslope$1,425+2%
South Gateway$1,325+2%
North Lancaster$1,253-15%
East Lancaster$1,2490%
West Salem$1,225-6%
Morningside$1,225+3%
Northgate$1,185+19%
Central Area$1,1000%
Grant$1,095--
South Salem$1,050--
South Central$1,050--
Highland$1,050--
Southwest Salem$1,050--
Southeast Salem$1,000-9%
Northeast Neighbors$9950%
Faye Wright$9490%
Northeast Salem$935--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Northgate$1,8970%
Lansing$1,647--
South Gateway$1,6240%
Southeast Mill Creek$1,624+2%
West Salem$1,617-6%
Faye Wright$1,474+17%
Southeast Salem$1,450+21%
South Central$1,395--
Sunnyslope$1,395-11%
Morningside$1,395+27%
Northeast Salem$1,375+46%
Central Area$1,345+12%
North Lancaster$1,343-15%
East Lancaster$1,337+1%
Northeast Neighbors$1,275+7%
Highland$1,275-2%
South Salem$1,250--
Southwest Salem$1,250--
Grant$1,195--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

31%

15-30 Mins

42%

30-40 Mins

12%

40-60 Mins

8%

60+ Mins

7%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4949

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 33 of 47 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 30 of 47 renters

Percentage: 6666

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 29 of 47 renters

Percentage: 2929

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 27 of 47 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 33 of 47 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Salem gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 8% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 58% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Salem.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. Significantly more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 19% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 36% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Salem.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 19% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Salem doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 39% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 98% more fine art centers than average
  3. 60% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Salem.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 26% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Salem's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 18% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 43 of 47 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 42 of 47 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 42 of 47 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 40 of 47 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 34 of 47 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 34 of 47 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 33 of 47 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 33 of 47 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 33 of 47 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 30 of 47 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 29 of 47 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 29 of 47 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 29 of 47 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 27 of 47 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 25 of 47 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 25 of 47 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 24 of 47 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 28 of 47 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 29 of 47 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 40 of 47 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Salem

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About

Salem, OR

Overview of Salem

As the capital city of Oregon, Salem has much more to offer than stately buildings. Those looking for Salem apartments for rent will find the city is one that is rich in history and the natural areas that the state is known for. With a range of employment opportunities and top-notch educational institutions, there is no shortage of reasons to relocate to a Salem apartment.

Living in Salem, OR

The historic home of the Kalapuya Native Americans, the city of Salem first welcomed nonnative settlers to the area in 1812. Many of these early settlers worked as trappers for fur companies in the city of Astoria. Jason Lee's Methodist mission was the first nonnative permanent structure to occupy the land that would become Salem. Lee's efforts grew quickly, and by 1842 the city was home to the Oregon Institute, which was a forerunner of Willamette University.

The first public school district was built in Salem in 1855, and the city was named the state capital of the relatively new state of Oregon in 1864. It continued to prosper through the 19th and 20th centuries, with the economy of Salem remaining relatively steady even through the Great Depression. Today, Salem remains a dynamic city that is home to more than 156,000 residents.

Salem Work and Study

As the state capital, Salem offers residents a number of employment opportunities in a variety of sectors, including the government and healthcare. Some of the city's top employers include North Shore Medical Center and Shaughnessy-Kaplan Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as the city of Salem. Salem State University is also a large employer, offering those in the field of education many job opportunities. 

Numerous students who reside in Salem attend one of several area universities. Salem State University is a public institution that offers a range of college majors in the fields of health, business, arts and sciences. Willamette University, also located in Salem, is a private university that has a strong reputation as one of the best private liberal arts colleges on the West Coast. With a variety of undergraduate programs, the school also offers graduate studies in law, management and education.

Rentals in Salem, OR and Cost of Living

One of the best benefits of Salem is its affordable living prices. According to city-data.com, in 2012 the city's residents enjoyed a cost of living index that was nearly 5 points below the national average. Median gross rent for the area in 2009 was similarly affordable, with the average tenant paying $689 per month.

Salem Attractions and Special Events

Residents of Salem enjoy a variety of accessible activities, many of which are only minutes from their Salem apartment. Residents with a love of nature enjoy the green hillsides and numerous walking trails provided at Bush's Pasture Park. The enchanting waterfalls of Silver Falls State Park offer a fun and pristine natural area that visitors and locals alike love taking advantage of. For nature that is a bit more domesticated, a visit to the English-style gardens at the Historic Deepwood Gardens is always a treat for residents.

Being a largely historic city, Salem residents also enjoy the many seasoned attractions and building that their hometown has to offer. The Salem Riverfront Carousel is a classic amusement ride that lets residents step back in time as they enjoy views of the Willamette River. The historic Elsinore Theatre hosts a number of theatrical and musical productions that are both contemporary and classic in content. Built during the 1920s, the Elsinore remains as elegant in its design as it was nearly a century ago.

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