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Salem Apartments
Last updated February 5 2023 at 8:42 PM

1,110 Apartments in Salem, Massachusetts

Salem Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 43,226
Population Density: 5,211.8 people/sq mile

What locals are saying

About 20 miles away from Boston, sits a little town called Salem. You may have heard of it. With more than its fair share of history, Salem is still making a splash today as both a tourist spot and a great residential area. It’s been home to witches, famous writers and politicians and today it is home to over 40,000 residents from all walks of life. Looking to join the wicked awesome renters who call Salem home? We’ve got a trusty apartment guide and some listings to help your hunt go as smoothly as possible.

It’s important to say that the cost of living in Salem is comparable to that in Boston

Salem, Massachusetts

About 20 miles away from Boston, sits a little town called Salem. You may have heard of it. With more than its fair share of history, Salem is still making a splash today as both a tourist spot and a great residential area. It’s been home to witches, famous writers and politicians and today it is home to over 40,000 residents from all walks of life. Looking to join the wicked awesome renters who call Salem home? We’ve got a trusty apartment guide and some listings to help your hunt go as smoothly as possible.

It’s important to say that the cost of living in Salem is comparable to that in Boston. After all, life in New England isn’t inexpensive. That said, Salem has some great, affordable apartment rentals available throughout town and many communities even feature move-in specials to help you get settled.

Let’s dive into the facts. One-bedroom apartments in Salem range between $900and $1200, including the cost of some of the utilities (typically heat/hot water, trash) and it’s not too hard to find an inexpensive apartment in a pleasant area. Two-bedroom apartments around the city tend to range from $1050 to $1400. Living options are aplenty in Salem, so if you’re more at home in a high-rise building or you’d like to rent an apartment that’s a bit settled back from the city, you’re free to take your pick.

When searching for amenities you won’t be disappointed, either. Most apartment communities in Salem offer some, if not all, of these options: a fitness center, clubhouse, heat and hot water included, washer and dryer in unit, cable, garage parking, newly renovated units, and views of the water and the city. If it’s the luxurious life you seek, Salem is full of luxury apartments for rent downtown featuring balconies, fireplaces, upgraded kitchens, coffee bars, media rooms, jogging trails, and water views. Luxury apartments will set you back a bit more (1 BR’s go for $1600 while 2 BR’s hover around $1700), but if you have the cash to spend, it is likely well worth it.

As far as pets go, Salem is a very pet-friendly city. There are dog parks throughout town and most apartment rentals allow pets with a deposit of about $300. The one thing Salem isn’t too keen on is pets in public stores and restaurants, so leave your furry friends at home when you head out on that shopping spree. Move-in fees can cost anywhere from $200 to the cost of your first month’s rent, depending on the community, so make sure to save your pennies and ask the leasing office about any and all fees.

Once you’ve found your spot in Salem, you’ll be free to enjoy the museums, camping, nightlife, shopping, historical sites and all things New England (chowder, beer, sports). What are waiting for? Let the listings here help you find your dream apartment in Salem.

Salem Crime


Overall Crime

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Overall crime in Salem is below average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in Salem is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Below Average
The level of property crime in Salem is below average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Salem


Elementary Schools

5 /10
Bates Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
342 Students
4 Reviews
342
Students
4 Reviews
5 /10
Horace Mann Laboratory
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
272 Students
6 Reviews
272
Students
6 Reviews
4 /10
Saltonstall School
Public
K-8
Public
K-8
372 Students
13 Reviews
372
Students
13 Reviews

Middle Schools

6 /10
Salem Academy Charter School
Charter
6-12
Charter
6-12
475 Students
3 Reviews
475
Students
3 Reviews
4 /10
Saltonstall School
Public
K-8
Public
K-8
372 Students
13 Reviews
372
Students
13 Reviews
4 /10
Collins Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
536 Students
8 Reviews
536
Students
8 Reviews

High Schools

6 /10
Salem Academy Charter School
Charter
6-12
Charter
6-12
475 Students
3 Reviews
475
Students
3 Reviews
3 /10
Salem High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
920 Students
12 Reviews
920
Students
12 Reviews
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Check out 1,110 verified apartments for rent in Salem, MA. Some apartments for rent in Salem might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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Halstead Salem Station Photo Gallery 1
1 of 56
Verified
4 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,595
701 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,150
1062 sqft
A place apart from anywhere else in Salem, yet centered in the heart of the community. Where a hip and stylish urban industrial aesthetic becomes close friends with the easygoing feel and natural beauty of the area. And exceptional amenities, including a two-story fitness center and beautifully landscaped rooftop deck with fire table and outdoor entertainment areas make coming home an exciting event all its own. All located right down the road from the Salem MBTA station, where Boston’s just a short train ride away. This is Halstead Salem Station. Welcome to life on a whole new level.
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Hawthorne Commons Photo Gallery 1
1 of 12
Verified
7 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,372
796 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,679
1060 sqft
Close to Nathan Bowditch and Salem High Schools and a short drive to Salem State University and Winter Island. Spacious, pet-friendly units with fully equipped kitchens and abundant storage.
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Princeton Crossing Photo Gallery 1
1 of 33
Verified
5 Units Available
2 Bedrooms
$2,175
750 sqft
Our Princeton Crossing apartments in Salem, Massachusetts are located directly off of Highland Ave (Rt-107) and across the street from NorthShore Medical Center. Princeton Crossing's success has been built solely on utilizing the feedback we receive from our residents. We begin by listening. This helps us to continually improve and perfect your living experience so you can be proud of calling Princeton Crossing your home. Enjoy the comfort of living in a well-tended community of New England-style apartment homes. Living in Salem, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy fine dining, specialty shops, beaches, and museums. Call today and come visit our apartments in Salem!
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44 Pingree Street - 1 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 25
1 Bedroom
$2,100
Beautiful Convenient and Cozy Salem Condo...This is a beautiful Cozy Salem Condo walking distance to downtown Salem .....This is a newly renovated Modern and Sleek apartment in the middle of historic downtown Salem...This unit is walking distance to downtown Salem as well as all the sites and entertainment that the city has to offer...Most importantly you are walking distance to the MBTA Commuter rail if you are community into Boston...The unit comes with parking....This is a can't miss...call Suffolk Property Management for more details - We are flexible with the furniture if that is an issue...1-617-340-3817 Beautiful Convenient and Cozy Salem Condo...This is a beautiful Cozy Salem Condo walking distance to downtown Salem .....This is a newly renovated Modern and Sleek apartment in the middle of historic downtown Salem...This unit is walking distance to downtown Salem as well as all the sites and entertainment that the city has to offer...Most importantly you are walking distance to the MBTA Commuter rail if you are community into Boston...The unit comes with parking....This is a can't miss...call Suffolk Property Management for more details - We are flexible with the furniture if that is an issue...1-617-340-3817
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19 Oakland St Photo Gallery 1
1 of 18
3 Bedrooms
$2,850
1255 sqft
Located in North Salem just minutes from I95 and 128. This 3 bedroom unit has just undergone extensive updates including fresh paint all throughout, new carpet, new lighting and new window treatments. Kitchen is fully applianced with has gas range and dishwasher and fridge. Master bedroom has beautiful stained glass windows and apartment includes many other great original wood work touches.
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181 Ocean Ave. W Photo Gallery 1
1 of 13
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
1200 sqft
APL59495075 - Spacious 2 bedroom in Salem for April 1st Eat in Kitchen Dishwasher Hardwood floors Deck Yard Laundry onsite Half broker fee paid for by the tenant Gas heat Sunny and spacious Storage Street parking Close to Salem State College Close to restaurants and grocery stores Call Catherine To View 978-361-5708
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145 Boston st 1 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 17
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
Townhouse with backyard and driveway - Property Id: 1082699 This townhouse feels like single family with private backyard and driveway. Hot water baseboards for heating by gas. Total 3/4 bedrooms. Laundry hook up in unit. Available immediately, section 8 welcome. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/145-boston-st-salem-ma-unit-1/1082699 Property Id 1082699 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7873128)
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143 Canal St Photo Gallery 1
1 of 12
2 Bedrooms
$1,900
800 sqft
Available 03/01/23 - Stunning recently renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment near Downtown Salem. Gorgeous kitchen that has Granite Counter Tops, Shaker Cabinets & Stainless-Steel Appliances. Standup shower with tiles throughout. Good bedroom size with Vinyl Floors Throughout. This location is in the South Salem neighborhood in Salem. Nearby parks include Castle Hill Park, Bertram Field and Conservation Land. Laundry In Building & Street Permit Parking Available. This will go fast!
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8 Barton Square Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
2 Bedrooms
$3,400
1642 sqft
Available 04/01/23 - Large, 2-bedroom, 2 & 1/2 bath, 2 floor townhouse style apartment with over 1600 sq. ft. of living space steps from downtown Salem in Historic Peabody Block Building. This unit features central air, stainless steel appliances, stone counter tops, in-unit washer/dryer, gleaming hardwood floors throughout, glass walk-in shower off primary bedroom, large walk-in closet, large picture windows, exposed brick and one (1) off street parking space. Gas heat/water included in rent. *Pet friendly building w/ one pet limit policy (breed/size restrictions apply) *Rent includes one outdoor parking space behind building PS#17. *Tenant pays electric. *First, last and security deposit required.
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30 Summit Ave Photo Gallery 1
1 of 10
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
1000 sqft
Large, updated 3-bedroom apartment on the first floor in a quiet neighborhood. Huge eat-in kitchen with new cabinets, appliances, and granite counters, generous-sized bedrooms, and gleaming hardwood floors throughout. Coin-op laundry in the basement. Includes parking and storage in the basement. Utilities paid by tenant electric & gas (heat/HW). Pet-friendly building (1 pet limit, certain breeds, and restrictions apply) No exceptions. 1st, last and 1/2 Security required.
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8 Fowler St 2 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
1 Unit Available
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
800 sqft
Unit 2 Available 01/15/23 Multi-Family Unit 2BD/1 Bath in Salem $2,200 - Property Id: 1017619 Thank you for your rental inquiry. Move-in date is January 15th, 2023. This 2BD/1 Bath is located on the second floor of a Multi-Family home in Salem, MA. Tenant pays for gas & electricity including 2-Off street parking. The owner will consider small pets. Strong credit and References required. Thank you. Move-in cost: First Month, SD, Broker Fee ACB Realty, Inc. 781-356-2552. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/8-fowler-st-salem-ma-unit-2/1017619 Property Id 1017619 (RLNE7769950)
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5 Wall Street 1 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 8
2 Bedrooms
$2,250
590 sqft
Unit 1 Available 08/01/22 5 Wall Street Unit 1 - 2Brm/1Bth - Property Id: 942412 Fall under the spell of this charming 2 Bedroom, 1 Full bath apartment home in the desirable Witchcraft Heights area. The property is conveniently located on a corner lot and offers off-street parking, fenced in yard, stone patio, fruit trees and more. The apartment was recently renovated and features an updated eat-in kitchen with stainless appliances, spacious living room with hardwood floors, two good-sized bedrooms also with hardwood floors and a newly updated bath complete with walk-in shower. Property offers the convenience of washer dryer hookups and an opportunity to save on your utility bill via its cost efficiency solar panels. Available August 1st, possibly sooner. Tenant pays co-broker fee, 1st month & security deposit required at move-in. Online application fee $40/ per adult is non-refundable. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/5-wall-street-salem-ma-unit-1/942412 Property Id 942412 No Dogs Allowed (RLNE7591845)
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The Landing at Vinnin Square Photo Gallery 1
1 of 24
1 Bedroom
$2,473
808 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,311
1386 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,425
1464 sqft
A waterfront community in the Vinnin Square area. Updated interiors with granite countertops, walk-in closets, and a patio or balcony. On-site pool, tennis court, guest suites and playground. Green community.
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57 Middlesex Ave Photo Gallery 1
1 of 13
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
APL59526301 - Spacious 2 bedroom, 1 bath- 3rd floor apartment available for immediate occupancy. Large open kitchen with dining area, charming built in china cabinet, 2 comfortable sized bedrooms and living room. Off-Street parking for 1 car, or 2 tandem. Coin Operated Laundry in basement. Tenants must have excellent credit & references.
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159 Western Ave. Photo Gallery 1
1 of 7
5 Bedrooms
$3,400
1850 sqft
APL58753169 - Two Levels of Living 5 Bedroom/2 Bath! Recently renovated 5 bedroom 2 bath available January 15, 2023! Hardwood floors throughout unit. Apartment consist of second and third floor. 1 car off-street parking included. No utilities included. Pets negotiable, $500 pet deposit. No laundry on site. Requirements: First, Security and Broker Fee G.P. Apartment Rentals, LLC 133 Main Street, Everett MA 617=294=2734 (OFFICE ADDRESS NOT APARTMENT)
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1006 Paradise Rd APT 1B, Swampscott,, Photo Gallery 1
1 of 11
1 Bedroom
$1,600
MeticulOUs Newcondo OFFering luxury at affordabLE - Property Id: 1108775 Meticulous and like new condo offering luxury at an affordable price in Swampscott! This first floor, oversized 1 bedroom, 1 bath in the NORTH building of Summit Estates of Vinnin Square will impress you from the minute you drive into the complex and even when you walk inside. The property is well maintained, the entryway and the halls are spotless and beautifully decorated. A short distance once inside you'll find the entrance into this fantastic unit with great open layout featuring a beautifully updated eat-in kitchen with large living-dining room combo and loads of natural sunlight. Down the hall you'll find an immaculate and updated full bathroom and large primary bedroom all on one level. Plenty of in unit closets as well as extra bonus storage deeded to the unit. When the weather breaks you will love enjoying the heated outdoor in-ground pool & three level clubhouse. With shopping, dining, and beaches all a stones throw away this is the one you've been waiting for; Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/1006-paradise-rd-apt-1b-swampscott-swampscott-ma/1108775 Property Id 1108775 (RLNE7916028)
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27 Fayette Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 24
1 Bedroom
$2,675
1200 sqft
Available for rent is a rare, fully furnished apartment, artfully decorated and outfitted for comfort and inspiration, in the heart of Beverly's bustling downtown. Everything you need to live The Good Life is already carefully curated. All you need are your suitcases. A 3rd and 4th floor duplex in an elevator building, this apartment offers the best in WFH, with a beautiful office. Suitable for 1 or 2 people, this is a best-in-class 1 bedroom loft-like dwelling that will wow you upon entering, every time you return home. Pets are negotiable, on a case-by-case basis. No smoking. Pets are negotiable on a case-by-case basis. Tenant must pay for internet and electricity (heat/AC).
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28 Saunders Rd, Lynn, MA 01904 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
2 Bedrooms
$1,505
1124 sqft
Welcome home to this adorable 2 bedroom 2 bath - Property Id: 1097517 Welcome home to this adorable 2 bedroom 2 bath home located in desirable East Lynn, Ward One, close to the Peabody line. Be greeted by a charming farmer's porch, big enough for two rocking chairs where you can enjoy your morning coffee. Entering the home there are gleaming hardwood floors throughout. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/28-saunders-rd-lynn-ma-01904-lynn-ma/1097517 Property Id 1097517 (RLNE7900018)
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Results within 5 miles of Salem
Halstead Beverly Townhomes Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
1 Bedroom
$2,510
716 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,650
966 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,450
1295 sqft
With amazing amenities and spacious two-story townhomes, Halstead Beverly was designed to invigorate your lifestyle. Situated in a picturesque North Shore community that offers easy access to I-95, these modern townhome style apartments are the perfect place to call home. Just moments from stunning coastlines, gourmet restaurants, and casual dining spots, Halstead Beverly is where you want to be.
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Mosaic Photo Gallery 1
1 of 44
Verified
73 Units Available
Studio
$1,995
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,231
581 sqft
Welcome Home to Mosaic! The unique urban vibe of downtown Lynn, makes Mosaic the perfect place to call home. These new modern luxury studio and one-bedroom apartments offer cozy intimate spaces in one of the premier communities north of Boston. At Mosaic you’ll find beautifully curated common spaces and thoughtfully detailed upscale apartment homes. This pet-friendly property features tastefully designed interior finishes and state-of-the-art amenities you’ll want to come home to. Contact us today to find your next perfect home!
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Caldwell Photo Gallery 1
1 of 67
Verified
54 Units Available
Studio
$1,870
375 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,270
506 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,930
828 sqft
Now offering in-person tours! Contact us today to schedule your tour. Launch your life in the city that never stops surging ahead—from shoe manufacturing, leather tanning, and electrical engineering to agriculture and art, Lynn is no stranger to the unflinching pursuit of progress. Situated 20 minutes from North Station in Boston through the Commuter Rail with convenient access to the more scenic parts of New England, such as Nahant Beach or Lynn Woods. An unmatched brand-spanking new – and stacked with a life-changing lineup of amenities- apartment community built with the same passion and craftsmanship that has characterized this city for centuries, Caldwell is part of a new era of ingenuity and expression in Lynn. The star-studded suite of amenities include: fully-equipped fitness center with strength & cardio equipment, indoor rock climbing wall, ample co-working space and conference rooms, sports lounge & media rooms, Hello Alfred personal butler through an app, automated parking, pet spa, cozy clubroom with reading nooks, and rooftop pool deck with cabanas and fire pits as well as outdoor TRX fitness area just to name a few. Targeting LEED Platinum certification, everything in your home is thoughtfully designed and forged with responsibly sourced building materials and high-quality, high-efficiency sustainability features. Starting with Brilliant Tech Smart Home Systems, smart thermostats, quartz countertops, Energy Star appliances, in-unit washer and dryers, to vinyl flooring, USB outlets, oversized windows with lots of natural light, spacious walk-in closets, floor-to-ceiling windows just to name a few. Your moment is now. Contact us today for a personalized tour and discover your city, your story.
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Essex Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
1 Bedroom
$2,380
824 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,865
1225 sqft
Essex Apartment Homes in Peabody, Massachusetts, are freshly renovated in designer colonial style. Each unit has laundry and a patio or balcony. There is a resort pool in the center of the complex.
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Sofi Danvers Photo Gallery 1
1 of 24
1 Bedroom
$2,374
772 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,722
1154 sqft
Experience comfort and convenience as a resident at Endicott Green. With superior service, posh interiors and extraordinary amenities, you'll feel right at home. Beyond the beautiful residences and landscaping, you'll discover a vibrant neighborhood of shops, restaurants, schools and entertainment in Danvers, MA.
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Bass Point Photo Gallery 1
1 of 12
1 Bedroom
$1,950
754 sqft
If you are looking for a great apartment in a spectacular location, look no further than Bass Point Apartments. Located on the peninsula of Nahant in Massachusetts, we offer one-bedroom apartments with spectacular ocean views. This serene escape is situated less than an hour away from Boston. All our apartments include fully equipped appliances in the kitchen, in-home laundry, and large closets for additional storage. You will also enjoy the onsite amenities including the clubhouse, tennis courts, community garden, swimming pool and our on-site maintenance team.
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Apartment Rentals in Salem start at $1,900/month.

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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Salem. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Berklee College of Music, Boston University, Northeastern University, and Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network.