Salem Apartments for Rent
Salem, OregonSalem is the capital of Oregon. It's in the green and lush Willamette River Valley. It's about 47 miles south of Portland. The name of Salem comes from two words meaning peace, the Hebrew word Shalom, and the Arabic word Salam. It's about an hour west of the Cascase Mountains, and about an hour east of the ocean. This is a beautiful area of the U.S., and Salem is encircled by green, flowers, fruit orchards, vineyards, and fields. The surrounding area is Oregon's wine country, and a major area for agricultural food processing. The major transportation route is Interstate Highway 5, which runs north and south.
The population within the city limits is about 150,00, and in the greater Oregon metropolitan region, it's more like 370,000. Salem has historically been a home for mostly lower middle class individuals, with an average household income of about $40,000, while it's slightly more ($47,000) for families.
Apartments and Neighborhoods in SalemSalem has 19 neighborhoods, including the central area, western neighborhoods near the hills which are separated from downtown by the Marion Street Bridge, the Fairmont area just south and west of downtown near the governor's house, which is an older neighborhood, and Candalaria, a newer neighborhood. Apartments are somewhat scattered throughout the city, but do tend to congregate closer to I-5. Your choices include Parke Avenue Village on Park Avenue NE, Fox Hollow Apartments on South Liberty, Brook Hollow Apartments on NE Sunny, Saddle Club Apartments on Campbell Drive, Orchard Park on Kacey Circle, and Gateway Village on Madras St SE.
Things to Do in SalemAttractions in Salem include the state capitol building, the Mission Mill Museum, a historic museum which includes several historic structures moved there, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, to display Willamette University's art collection, and the Elsinor Theatre, built in 1926 and saved from demolition by a grassroots effort.
You can visit the largest of Salem's 42 parks is Minto-Brown Island Park at about 900 acres, then go see one of the smallest parks in the world, Waldo
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