Find Apartments for Rent in Salem, OR
Finding a suitable apartment for rent in Salem will be easy once you figure out which part of town best suits your needs and personal preferences. Most families, for instance, prefer to live in the Candalaria neighborhood in South Salem, the historic Englewood district, or over the Willamette River Bridge in West Salem. If you're single and interested in dining and nightlife options, Salem's historic downtown is quickly becoming the place to be. Other desirable locations for both singles and families is the Summer Street district and the Willamette University area.
Weather in Salem, OR
Salem experiences nearly idyllic summers, crisp, classic autumns, mild winters, and variable springs. Salem is a very green city, with tree-lined streets and lots of thriving vegetation, and the weather helps cultivate a wide variety of plant life. The month of July is almost always picture perfect and is a great time to visit the many farmers markets in the city as well as the farm stands in the outlying agricultural communities. Autumn features crisp days and chilly nights, with the rains that keep Salem green beginning in November. Salem doesn't often get snow, but skiers and other snow sports aficionados only have to drive for about an hour and a half to reach area ski resorts. Springs are variable but always fragrant because of all of the blooming flowers. Salem's nickname is "Cherry City" because of its abundant flowering cherry trees.
Transportation Options in Salem, OR
Like all cities in Western Oregon, Salem is a bicycle-friendly community with many bike paths, with many residents choosing to bike to work. The Cherriots bus system serves all parts of town as well as provides transportation to the rural communities of Marion County. The downtown area is laid out in one-way grids, making and there are several parking garages for shoppers or those who work in the downtown area. As the state capitol of Oregon, Salem has many government offices, most of which are conveniently located in the downtown area.
Dining in Salem, OR
Salem is located right in the middle of some of the best farmland in the country, and the menus of local restaurants reflect that well. The farm-to-fork culinary movement is clearly in evidence in the majority of Salem's dining establishments. Almost every restaurant in Salem has it's own signature berry dessert because of the abundance of berry farms in the area. The Willamette Valley is also known for its orchard fruits such as peaches, apples, pears, and cherries.
Salem is located within a half hour's drive from the Yamhill-Carlton wine district, and several area wineries feature fine dining on their premises. Coffee culture is also strong in Salem, with a good selection of independent roasters and eclectic, locally owned coffee shops. Salem is also home to some good microbreweries.
Cultural Activities in Salem, OR
The Oregon Symphony puts on regular performances at Willamette University's Smith Auditorium. Willamette University is a private university located just east of downtown Salem and also hosts other musical performances, art shows, literary talks by acclaimed authors, and live theater. Salem's Pentacle Theater puts on several plays per year and is a much loved local institution that has been in existence since 1954.
Another local tradition is the Salem Art Fair. Held annually in July in Bush's Pasture Park, this fair features fine Northwest artwork, crafts by highly-skilled artisans, food booths, wine and beer gardens, activities for children, and live musical performances. Bush's Park is located two blocks south of Salem's downtown core.
Deepwood Estate is situated on the eastern edge of Bush's Pasture Park and regularly holds events such as high teas, fashion shows, concerts, and antique exhibits. The nearby Willamette Heritage Center at the Mission Mill Museum hosts a number of cultural events throughout the year, including a spectacular holiday program and a formal New Year's Eve ball.
Shopping in Salem, OR
Downtown Salem has many locally owned retail stores that feature one-of-a-kind items. the Reed Opera House lies in the heart of downtown Salem and features unique retail establishments, eateries, bars, and an elegant ballroom. Kohls and Nordstoms are several blocks north, and the Woodburn Outlet Mall is a 20-minute drive from Salem. Pringle Park Plaza is several blocks south of downtown Salem and offers locally owned bookstores, clothing and jewelry outlets, and houses another of Salem's local institutions, the Salem Cinema. Other shopping options include the Lancaster Mall in southeast Salem and the many retail stores on south Salem's Commercial Street.View Apartments in Salem, Oregon
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