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Willamette Park
825 Harritt Dr NW
Salem, OR
Updated January 20 at 04:21pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,260
3 Bedrooms
$1,495
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Columbia Village
3684 Fisher Rd NE
Salem, OR
Updated December 28 at 03:43pm
2 Bedrooms
$945
Contemporary homes with ceiling fans and extra storage. Community includes a business center, courtyard and gym. Easy access to I-5 for a convenient commute. Near Chemeketa Community College.
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Maplewood Apartments
2195 Maplewood Drive South
Salem, OR
Updated November 28 at 05:45pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
Pet-friendly complex located in South Salem just minutes from I-5, shopping and schools. Two-bedroom units with vaulted ceilings, walk-in closets and extra storage right off private deck or patio.
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2387 Equestrian Loop S
2387 Equestrian Loop South
Salem, OR
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
3 Bedrooms
$1,895
2060 High St SE
2060 High Street Southeast
Salem, OR
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
3 Bedrooms
$2,395
2085 Opaque Ave NW
2085 Opaque Avenue Northwest
Salem, OR
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
3 Bedrooms
$2,495
1725 Childs Ave NE
1725 Childs Avenue Northeast
Salem, OR
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
2550 Northgate Ave NE
2550 Northgate Avenue Northeast
Salem, OR
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
165 24th St. SE
165 24th Street Southeast
Salem, OR
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
4 Bedrooms
$1,495
2142 Maplewood Dr S
2142 Maplewood Drive South
Salem, OR
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
3 Bedrooms
$1,375
1025 Kamela Dr S
1025 Kamela Drive South
Salem, OR
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
4165 Sunbeam Court SE
4165 Sunbeam Court Southeast
Salem, OR
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
3 Bedrooms
$1,895
857 George Street NW
857 George Street Northwest
Salem, OR
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
1566 4th NE
1566 4th Street Northeast
Salem, OR
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
3 Bedrooms
$1,295
3232 Monroe Ave. NE
3232 Monroe Avenue Northeast
Salem, OR
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
902 Edina Lane NE
902 Edina Lane Northeast
Salem, OR
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
670 Kingwood Ave NW
670 Kingwood Avenue Northwest
Salem, OR
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
915 18th St. Ne. (A)
915 18th Street Northeast
Salem, OR
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
2014 42nd Ave SE
2014 42nd Avenue Southeast
Salem, OR
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
4 Bedrooms
$1,650
1041 Barnes Ave SE
1041 Barnes Avenue Southeast
Salem, OR
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
3 Bedrooms
$1,795
365 Oxford Street SE
365 Oxford Street Southeast
Salem, OR
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
4 Bedrooms
$1,995
4701 Jones Rd SE
4701 Jones Road Southeast
Salem, OR
Updated January 20 at 10:06am
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
2325 High St. SE
2325 High Street Southeast
Salem, OR
Updated January 20 at 10:06am
4 Bedrooms
$2,895
595 Browning Ave SE
595 Browning Avenue South
Salem, OR
Updated January 20 at 10:06am
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
City GuideSalem
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.

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!

January 2019 Salem Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Salem Rent Report. Salem rents declined 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.

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January 2019 Salem Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Salem Rent Report. Salem rents declined 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 declined significantly over the past month

Salem rents have declined 0.5% over the past month, but have remained steady at 0.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Salem stand at $810 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,070 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in September. Salem's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -1.9%, but trails the national average of 0.9%.

    Rents rising across cities in Oregon

    Throughout the past year, rents have remained steady in the city of Salem, but other cities across the entire state have seen rents increase. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Oregon, 7 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -1.9% 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 $2,000; of the 10 largest cities in Oregon that we have data for, Lake Oswego, Gresham, and Portland, where two-bedrooms go for $1,780, $1,630, and $1,320, respectively, are the three major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-8.9%, -0.5%, and -0.2%).
    • Beaverton, Springfield, and Corvallis have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.4%, 2.2%, and 1.1%, respectively).

    Salem rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    Rent growth in Salem has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases. Salem is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Salem's median two-bedroom rent of $1,070 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Salem.
    • While rents in Salem remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.3%), New York (+2.7%), and Denver (+2.5%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,060, $2,540, and $1,340 respectively.
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Salem than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, 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.

    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

    Here’s how Salem ranks on:


    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