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57 Apartments for rent in Salem, OR

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Check out 57 verified apartments for rent in Salem, OR with rents starting as low as $850. Some apartments for rent in Salem might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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14 Units Available
Acero West Salem
1948 Linwood ST NW
Salem, OR | West Salem
1 Bedroom
$1,325
701 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,445
1035 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:50 PM
Welcome to your brand-new upscale home, Acero West Salem. With unbeatable amenities and sleek, spacious floor plans, our gated community is raising the bar for you. At Acero West Salem, we give you the modern amenities and the service you deserve.
Verified
4 Units Available
Nola Place
2500 Lancaster Drive Northeast
Salem, OR | Hayesville
1 Bedroom
$999
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,213
750 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:23 AM
Nola Place Apartments in Northeast Salem offers newly renovated one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom homes in a central location close to the best shopping and dining options Salem has to offer, as well as public transportation.
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5 Units Available
Willamette Park
825 Harritt Dr NW
Salem, OR | West Salem
2 Bedrooms
$1,275
977 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 06:45 PM
Discover where superior quality and outstanding service meet at Willamette Park. As a resident of this upscale community you will experience condominium style finishes in every apartment home.
1 Unit Available
1123 Cross Street Southeast
1123 Cross Street Southeast
Salem, OR | South Central
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,640
800 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 08:39 PM
Enjoy this fully furnished cozy home walking distance to Bush Park and downtown Salem. This home includes all furnishings to move right in! Laundry service at the property along with TV, Wifi and TV service.
1 Unit Available
158 Friendship Avenue Southeast
158 Friendship Avenue Southeast
Salem, OR | Faye Wright
1 Bedroom
$850
575 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 08:39 PM
Nell Anna is a small cozy community tucked away in South Salem! Offering single level apartment homes with onsite laundry and a friendly non-smoking community! Located just 1/2 block east of Liberty Road, and two blocks north of Sunnyslope Shopping
1 Unit Available
1535 Lee Street Southeast
1535 Lee Street Southeast
Salem, OR | Southeast Salem
4 Bedrooms
$2,495
2131 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 10:54 AM
Brand new 4 bed, 2.5 bath, never lived in duplex near Willamette University and Salem Health.
1 Unit Available
1525 Lee Street Southeast - 1525
1525 Lee Street Southeast
Salem, OR | Southeast Salem
4 Bedrooms
$2,495
2131 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 10:54 AM
Brand new 4 bed, 2.5 bath, never lived in duplex near Willamette University and Salem Health.
1 Unit Available
1250 Fabry Road SE
1250 Fabry Road Southeast
Salem, OR | South Gateway
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
1108 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 10:54 AM
Making Homes Happen Inc Kathleen Ashley Beautiful 1951 home, 2012 New vinyl windows and updated insulation. NON functioning fireplace.
1 Unit Available
5727 Karen Lynn Loop S
5727 Karen Lynn Loop South
Salem, OR | Sunnyslope
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
1530 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
5727 Karen Lynn Loop S Available 10/21/20 Newer Townhome in South Salem with Washer/Dryer ~ 5727 Karen Lynn - Professionally Managed by Crown Property Management Learn more or apply at CrownPM.
1 Unit Available
4381 Liberty SE
4381 Liberty Road South
Salem, OR | Sunnyslope
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
874 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
Refurbished - Sunnyslope Acres Duplex 2 bedroom, 1 bath Appliances: stove, DW, disposal, refrigerator, MW Laundry closet in house, (washer/dryer NOT included) Cadet heaters in each room Water and sewer included, tenant pays for
1 Unit Available
2315 Center St. NE
2315 Center Street Northeast
Salem, OR | Northeast Neighbors
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
678 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
2Bd/1Ba Single Story Home - Available soon! - 2Bd/1Ba Single story home built in 1936 with apx 678 sq ft.
1 Unit Available
545 Welcome Way SE
545 Welcome Way Southeast
Salem, OR | Faye Wright
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
2229 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
South Salem single level home Available NOW! - Rent now this beautiful 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths south Salem rental. Close to stores and schools. Great size rooms. 2 living rooms, one with a fireplace. Ample amount of storage throughout. 2 car garage.
1 Unit Available
1280 4th Street NE
1280 4th Street Northeast
Salem, OR | Grant
5 Bedrooms
$1,850
1947 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
Large Downtown Salem 5 bedroom Home For Rent - Property Id: 83415 Spacious, 5 bedroom home with Fenced backyard plus detached office for rent. Home has 1 and 1/2 baths plus a unfinished basement and is centrally located near downtown Salem.
1 Unit Available
760 Liberty St. SE
760 Liberty Street Southeast
Salem, OR | South Central
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
1275 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
Cute House near Downtown Salem - Available now is an adorable two bedroom, one bathroom house located near downtown Salem. This house has the living room, kitchen, and dining room on the main floor.
1 Unit Available
2985 D St. NE
2985 D Street Northeast
Salem, OR | Northeast Salem
3 Bedrooms
$1,950
1650 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
The Moon House! Spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath home with Office and Den - Come and see this wonderful three bedroom, two bath home. Custom floors in the kitchen, and a great master.
1 Unit Available
227 24th St SE
227 24th Street Southeast
Salem, OR | Southeast Salem
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
880 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
CREEK SIDE CONDOMINIUM IN QUIET AREA- HOA-RARE FIND! - • GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD-SUPER QUIET PROPERTY!!! • 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH • 880 SF APPROX • ONE-CAR CARPORT!! • COIN OP LAUNDRY ROOM • ALL KITCHEN APPLIANCES • GORGEOUS CREEK SIDE VIEW • WATER/SEWER/TRASH
1 Unit Available
1824 Cedarcrest Drive S
1824 Cedarcrest Drive South
Salem, OR | Sunnyslope
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
1260 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:41 AM
1824 Cedarcrest Drive S Available 09/25/20 ALL NEW REMODEL IN HOT SOUTH SALEM AREA! - • 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH • NEW INTERIOR REMODEL-ALL NEW CLICK LOCK FLOATING FLOORING! • 1260 SF APPROX • 2-CAR GARAGE W/OPENER!! • INSIDE WASHER/DRYER HOOKUP • LARGE
1 Unit Available
2485 Wembley Ct NW
2485 Wembley Court Northwest
Salem, OR | West Salem
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
1415 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:41 AM
2485 Wembley Ct NW Available 10/02/20 3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom Single Story Home ~ 2485 Wembley - Professionally Managed by Crown Property Management, Inc. Learn more or apply at CrownPM.
1 Unit Available
342 Delmar Drive N
342 Delmar Drive North
Salem, OR | Highland
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
1000 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:41 AM
Daylight Basement unit in charming Keizer Neighborhood. ALL utilities included! - 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom daylight basement unit with private entrance. All utilities included. No Pets Allowed (RLNE5108633)
1 Unit Available
1716 High St SE
1716 High Street Southeast
Salem, OR | South Central
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
1524 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:41 AM
1716 High St SE Available 09/30/20 2Bd/2Ba Two Story House - Available to View! - 2Bd/2Ba Two story home built in 1905 with approx 1524 sq ft.
1 Unit Available
335 Fawk Ave SE
335 Fawk Avenue Southeast
Salem, OR | South Central
4 Bedrooms
$2,100
2300 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:41 AM
4 Bedroom Home with 2 Bonus Rooms ~ Fawk 335 - Professionally Managed by Crown Property Management, Inc. Learn more or apply at CrownPM.
1 Unit Available
3232 Monroe Ave. NE
3232 Monroe Avenue Northeast
Salem, OR | Northeast Salem
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
1442 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:41 AM
A Wonderful 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms House with Geer Community Park in Your Backyard - Willamette Meadow Property Management We care for our tenants by getting work orders done in a timely matter, and caring about the problems that are happening in
1 Unit Available
2325 High St. SE
2325 High Street Southeast
Salem, OR | South Central
4 Bedrooms
$2,595
2249 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:41 AM
Beautiful Modern Custom Home in Great Salem Neighborhood! - This beautiful home has been featured in Oregon Home Magazine! It features a large great room with a wall of windows that opens to the custom patio and separate guest quarters.
1 Unit Available
1890 Cunningham Lane S
1890 Cunningham Lane South
Salem, OR | Sunnyslope
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
1583 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:41 AM
3Bd/2Ba Single Story House - Available to View! - 3Bd/2Ba Single story house built in 1989 with approx 1583 sq ft. This home features F/A gas heat and a gas fireplace in the living room.

Median Rent in Salem

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Salem is $814, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,070.
Studio
$726
1 Bed
$814
2 Beds
$1,070
3+ Beds
$1,557
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Searching for an apartment for rent in Salem, OR? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 57 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Salem. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The median rent in Salem is $726 for a studio, $814 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,070 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Salem?
In Salem, the median rent is $726 for a studio, $814 for a 1-bedroom, $1,070 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,557 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Salem, check out our monthly Salem Rent Report.
How much is rent in Salem?
In Salem, the median rent is $726 for a studio, $814 for a 1-bedroom, $1,070 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,557 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Salem, check out our monthly Salem Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Salem?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Salem apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Salem?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Salem apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Salem properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Salem properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Salem?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Salem.
How much should I pay for rent in Salem?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Salem.
How can I find off-campus housing in Salem?
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 Lewis & Clark College, Clackamas Community College, Mt Hood Community College, Oregon Health & Science University, and Oregon State University.
How can I find off-campus housing in Salem?
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 Lewis & Clark College, Clackamas Community College, Mt Hood Community College, Oregon Health & Science University, and Oregon State University.
City GuideSalem
Considering a move to Salem, Oregon?
Considering a move to Salem, Oregon?

Do you agree with the following statements? Sales tax is for suckers. I hate pumping my own gas. If any of these statements resonated with you - start packing. Salem awaits!

Salem. Not the One With the Witches. Not the One in North Carolina Either.

Just like the rest of Oregon, there’s NO SALES TAX. Unlike in the rest of Oregon, housing prices are still fairly reasonable. Just like the rest of Oregon, you’re super close to beaches and skiing. Just like the rest of Oregon, you aren’t allowed to pump your own gas.

Most Salem apartments, duplexes and single-family home rentals are well-maintained. You’ll find many rental property ads banding about the “mid-century modern” descriptor, but the phrase is used in the loosest terms possible. Palm Springs, this aint.

Most rental properties accept pets (with deposit) and many offer month-to-month leases, which means deals for those willing to commit to a longer stay. The market isn’t nearly as cut-throat in Salem as it is in Portland or Eugene; so those willing to do a bit of research and spend a bit of extra time looking will undoubtedly discover the Salem home or apartment of their dreams.

Salem. Not the One With the Witches. Not the One in North Carolina Either.
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Just like the rest of Oregon, there’s NO SALES TAX. Unlike in the rest of Oregon, housing prices are still fairly reasonable. Just like the rest of Oregon, you’re super close to beaches and skiing. Just like the rest of Oregon, you aren’t allowed to pump your own gas.

Most Salem apartments, duplexes and single-family home rentals are well-maintained. You’ll find many rental property ads banding about the “mid-century modern” descriptor, but the phrase is used in the loosest terms possible. Palm Springs, this aint.

Most rental properties accept pets (with deposit) and many offer month-to-month leases, which means deals for those willing to commit to a longer stay. The market isn’t nearly as cut-throat in Salem as it is in Portland or Eugene; so those willing to do a bit of research and spend a bit of extra time looking will undoubtedly discover the Salem home or apartment of their dreams.

Well, Now I’m Here - Where Should I live?

West Salem Most of the apartment rentals in this area offer the basics you’d expect: onsite laundry facilities, fitness centers, etc. Home rentals run the gamut from older neighborhoods (Chatnika Heights, Kingwood Hills) to newer construction (Brush College) Oh, and the views in this part of town are none too shabby.

South Salem Ranging from older apartments to cottages, to duplexes, to golf course living - depending on budget and needs there’s literally something for everyone in South Salem.

East Salem Looking for cheap? Welcome to East Salem. Easy access to I-5? Well, that’s just an added bonus.

Central/North Salem Ranging from apartments to condos, this area is a great place to look at!

Well, Now I’m Here - Where Should I live?
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West Salem Most of the apartment rentals in this area offer the basics you’d expect: onsite laundry facilities, fitness centers, etc. Home rentals run the gamut from older neighborhoods (Chatnika Heights, Kingwood Hills) to newer construction (Brush College) Oh, and the views in this part of town are none too shabby.

South Salem Ranging from older apartments to cottages, to duplexes, to golf course living - depending on budget and needs there’s literally something for everyone in South Salem.

East Salem Looking for cheap? Welcome to East Salem. Easy access to I-5? Well, that’s just an added bonus.

Central/North Salem Ranging from apartments to condos, this area is a great place to look at!

Read More
City GuideSalem
Considering a move to Salem, Oregon?
Considering a move to Salem, Oregon?

Do you agree with the following statements? Sales tax is for suckers. I hate pumping my own gas. If any of these statements resonated with you - start packing. Salem awaits!

Salem. Not the One With the Witches. Not the One in North Carolina Either.

Just like the rest of Oregon, there’s NO SALES TAX. Unlike in the rest of Oregon, housing prices are still fairly reasonable. Just like the rest of Oregon, you’re super close to beaches and skiing. Just like the rest of Oregon, you aren’t allowed to pump your own gas.

Most Salem apartments, duplexes and single-family home rentals are well-maintained. You’ll find many rental property ads banding about the “mid-century modern” descriptor, but the phrase is used in the loosest terms possible. Palm Springs, this aint.

Most rental properties accept pets (with deposit) and many offer month-to-month leases, which means deals for those willing to commit to a longer stay. The market isn’t nearly as cut-throat in Salem as it is in Portland or Eugene; so those willing to do a bit of research and spend a bit of extra time looking will undoubtedly discover the Salem home or apartment of their dreams.

Salem. Not the One With the Witches. Not the One in North Carolina Either.
+

Just like the rest of Oregon, there’s NO SALES TAX. Unlike in the rest of Oregon, housing prices are still fairly reasonable. Just like the rest of Oregon, you’re super close to beaches and skiing. Just like the rest of Oregon, you aren’t allowed to pump your own gas.

Most Salem apartments, duplexes and single-family home rentals are well-maintained. You’ll find many rental property ads banding about the “mid-century modern” descriptor, but the phrase is used in the loosest terms possible. Palm Springs, this aint.

Most rental properties accept pets (with deposit) and many offer month-to-month leases, which means deals for those willing to commit to a longer stay. The market isn’t nearly as cut-throat in Salem as it is in Portland or Eugene; so those willing to do a bit of research and spend a bit of extra time looking will undoubtedly discover the Salem home or apartment of their dreams.

Well, Now I’m Here - Where Should I live?

West Salem Most of the apartment rentals in this area offer the basics you’d expect: onsite laundry facilities, fitness centers, etc. Home rentals run the gamut from older neighborhoods (Chatnika Heights, Kingwood Hills) to newer construction (Brush College) Oh, and the views in this part of town are none too shabby.

South Salem Ranging from older apartments to cottages, to duplexes, to golf course living - depending on budget and needs there’s literally something for everyone in South Salem.

East Salem Looking for cheap? Welcome to East Salem. Easy access to I-5? Well, that’s just an added bonus.

Central/North Salem Ranging from apartments to condos, this area is a great place to look at!

Well, Now I’m Here - Where Should I live?
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West Salem Most of the apartment rentals in this area offer the basics you’d expect: onsite laundry facilities, fitness centers, etc. Home rentals run the gamut from older neighborhoods (Chatnika Heights, Kingwood Hills) to newer construction (Brush College) Oh, and the views in this part of town are none too shabby.

South Salem Ranging from older apartments to cottages, to duplexes, to golf course living - depending on budget and needs there’s literally something for everyone in South Salem.

East Salem Looking for cheap? Welcome to East Salem. Easy access to I-5? Well, that’s just an added bonus.

Central/North Salem Ranging from apartments to condos, this area is a great place to look at!

Rent Report
Salem

September 2020 Salem Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Salem Rent Report. Salem rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Salem rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Salem rents increased over the past month

Salem rents have remained steady over the past month, but are down significantly by 3.0% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Salem stand at $814 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,070 for a two-bedroom. Salem's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -0.4%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents steady across cities in Oregon

    While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of Salem over the past year, trends across other cities in the state have varied. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Oregon, half have seen prices drop while others are seeing them rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -0.4% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Hillsboro is the most expensive of all Oregon's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,068; of the 10 largest Oregon cities that we have data for, 5 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Salem experiencing the fastest decline (-3.0%).
    • Bend, Medford, and Corvallis have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.1%, 1.8%, and 0.7%, respectively).

    Salem rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have fallen significantly in Salem, large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Salem is also more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Salem's median two-bedroom rent of $1,070 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While rents in Salem fell significantly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Salem than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Salem.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Read More

    September 2020 Salem Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Salem Rent Report. Salem rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Salem rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Salem Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Salem Rent Report. Salem rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Salem rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Salem rents increased over the past month

    Salem rents have remained steady over the past month, but are down significantly by 3.0% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Salem stand at $814 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,070 for a two-bedroom. Salem's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -0.4%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents steady across cities in Oregon

      While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of Salem over the past year, trends across other cities in the state have varied. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Oregon, half have seen prices drop while others are seeing them rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -0.4% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

      • Looking throughout the state, Hillsboro is the most expensive of all Oregon's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,068; of the 10 largest Oregon cities that we have data for, 5 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Salem experiencing the fastest decline (-3.0%).
      • Bend, Medford, and Corvallis have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.1%, 1.8%, and 0.7%, respectively).

      Salem rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      As rents have fallen significantly in Salem, large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Salem is also more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Salem's median two-bedroom rent of $1,070 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While rents in Salem fell significantly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Salem than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Salem.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

      Salem Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released results for Salem from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

      “Salem renters seem generally satisfied with their city,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “They gave average scores to many categories.”

      Key findings in Salem include the following:

      • Salem renters give their city an A- overall for satisfaction.
      • The highest-rated categories for Salem were its affordability and safety, which both received a B+ score.
      • Renters are mostly satisfied with local job and career opportunities (B), commute times (B), and the quality of local schools (B).
      • According to our results, renters are somewhat dissatisfied with access to public transit (C-) and access to parks and community events (D).
      • Relative to other nearby cities, Salem renters are slightly more satisfied than those in Spokane, WA (B+), Portland, OR (B), and Eugene, OR (C).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.
      View our national survey results here.
      Read More

      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released results for Salem from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

      “Salem renters seem generally satisfied with their city,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Scienc...

      View full Salem Renter Survey

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released results for Salem from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

      “Salem renters seem generally satisfied with their city,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “They gave average scores to many categories.”

      Key findings in Salem include the following:

      • Salem renters give their city an A- overall for satisfaction.
      • The highest-rated categories for Salem were its affordability and safety, which both received a B+ score.
      • Renters are mostly satisfied with local job and career opportunities (B), commute times (B), and the quality of local schools (B).
      • According to our results, renters are somewhat dissatisfied with access to public transit (C-) and access to parks and community events (D).
      • Relative to other nearby cities, Salem renters are slightly more satisfied than those in Spokane, WA (B+), Portland, OR (B), and Eugene, OR (C).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.
      View our national survey results here.