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Acero West Salem
1948 Linwood Rd NW
Salem, OR
Updated May 24 at 06:43am
1 Bedroom
$1,235
2 Bedrooms
$1,390
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Willamette Park
825 Harritt Dr NW
Salem, OR
Updated May 24 at 03:18am
2 Bedrooms
$1,270
3 Bedrooms
$1,565
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Nola Place
2500 Lancaster Drive Northeast
Salem, OR
Updated May 24 at 03:18am
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,075
3 Bedrooms
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Columbia Village
3684 Fisher Rd NE
Salem, OR
Updated May 18 at 04:33pm
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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12th Street Lofts
1150 12th Street Northeast
Salem, OR
Updated May 6 at 10:35pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
762 Ewald Ave. S.
762 Ewald Avenue South
Salem, OR
Updated May 24 at 07:05am
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
3655 Beverly Ave Ne
3655 Beverly Avenue Northeast
Salem, OR
Updated May 24 at 07:05am
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
1485 Brush College Road Northwest
1485 Brush College Road Northwest
Salem, OR
Updated May 24 at 04:44am
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
2515 Hyde Ct S E
2515 Hyde Court Southeast
Salem, OR
Updated May 24 at 04:44am
2 Bedrooms
$865
3875 Liberty Road South - #30
3875 Liberty Road South
Salem, OR
Updated May 24 at 04:44am
1 Bedroom
$845
2 Bedrooms
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770 Cottage Street
770 Cottage Street Northeast
Salem, OR
Updated May 24 at 07:10am
2 Bedrooms
$1,295
230 18th Street Northeast
230 18th Street Northeast
Salem, OR
Updated May 24 at 07:10am
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
1495 Juliet Way S
1495 Juliet Way South
Salem, OR
Updated May 23 at 12:04pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
2059 Waln Creek Dr S
2059 Waln Creek Drive South
Salem, OR
Updated May 23 at 12:05pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
1187 Norway Street
1187 Norway Street Northeast
Salem, OR
Updated May 23 at 12:05pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,295
770 Fairview Ave SE
770 Fairview Avenue Southeast
Salem, OR
Updated May 23 at 12:04pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,295
233 Kashmir Ct SE
233 Kashmir Court Southeast
Salem, OR
Updated May 23 at 12:04pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
162 Mountain Vista Ave. SE
162 Mountain Vista Avenue Southeast
Salem, OR
Updated May 23 at 12:04pm
4 Bedrooms
$2,295
2874 Glen Creek Road NW
2874 Glen Creek Road Northwest
Salem, OR
Updated May 23 at 12:04pm
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
2646 Brooks Ave NE
2646 Brooks Avenue Northeast
Salem, OR
Updated May 23 at 12:04pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
5967 Blue River Dr SE
5967 Blue River Drive Southeast
Salem, OR
Updated May 23 at 12:04pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
649 River Valley Dr NW
649 River Valley Drive Northwest
Salem, OR
Updated May 23 at 12:04pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
5444 Red Leaf Dr. S.
5444 Red Leaf Drive South
Salem, OR
Updated May 23 at 12:04pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
565 Madison St NE
565 Madison Street Northeast
Salem, OR
Updated May 23 at 12:04pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,295

Average Rent in Salem

Last updated Apr. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Salem is $833, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,096.
Studio
$743
1 Bed
$833
2 Beds
$1,096
3+ Beds
$1,595
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!

May 2019 Salem Rent Report

Welcome to the May 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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May 2019 Salem Rent Report

Welcome to the May 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 0.4% over the past month, but have increased slightly by 1.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Salem stand at $830 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,100 for a two-bedroom. Salem's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.7%, but trails the national average of 1.5%.

    Rents rising across cities in Oregon

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Salem, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Oregon, all of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.7% 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 $2,080; of the 10 largest Oregon cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Hillsboro experiencing the fastest growth (+3.2%).
    • Beaverton, Eugene, and Salem have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.5%, 1.6%, and 1.4%, respectively).

    Salem rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased slightly in Salem, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Salem is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Salem's median two-bedroom rent of $1,100 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 1.4% increase in Salem.
    • While Salem's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.9%), Atlanta (+2.4%), and Denver (+2.0%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Salem than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,100, 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

    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

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