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Located southwest of the city of Salem along Liberty Road South, Faye Wright is conveniently located 54 miles southwest of Portland. Nestled in the woods of central Oregon, this community has a rich history dating back to the fur-trading era. The Faye Wright community values its heritage and celebrates with numerous festivals and community events throughout the year.

With a collection of unique shops, restaurants featuring regional cuisine, and hip bars, Faye Wright presents an expansive selection of entertainment options.

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Rent Trends

As of August 2017, the average apartment rent in Salem, OR is $361 for a studio, $801 for one bedroom, $943 for two bedrooms, and $1,386 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Salem has increased by 4.5% in the past year.

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Ratings

64 Walk Score® Somewhat Walkable
29 Transit Score® Some Transit
68 Bike Score® Bikeable

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Restaurants

Dining in the Faye Wright area serves up classic all-American cuisine with a touch of local flavor and fresh regional ingredients. Acme Cafe dishes out hearty home-cooked helpings of your favorite dishes. Order some soft buttermilk biscuits smothered in creamy home-style gravy. Enjoy some Southern comfort food when you order the shrimp po'boy sandwich or chicken and waffles dish. Drop by on a Sunday for all-day breakfast, and enjoy dishes such as eggs Benedict, sourdough pancakes and a ham scramble with a side of biscuits. Experience fine dining with a view when you head to Creekside Pub, located inside the Creekside Golf Club, for a classy evening meal. Grab a glass of wine, and head out on the patio to watch the sun set over the glassy waters of the lake. Chow down on a tender sirloin steak, or indulge in the simple and delicate flavors of warm apple pie.

Drop in to Windjammers for some good local cuisine and a relaxing meal. Try the restaurant's Thursday Special, which includes slow roasted pork ribs, garlic bread, fries and tangy coleslaw. Thursdays spotlight karaoke night, so bring your friends and sing your hearts out. Order some fish and chips, or savor the tantalizing flavors of the pork sliders.

Faye Wright's nightlife scene features an array of breweries, local pubs and specialty bars. Grab a beer and watch a movie at Northern Lights Theatre Pub, or watch some live music from local artists at Sammie's bar.

Locals enjoy b² Taphouse, which brews up a wide collection of craft beers and ciders from crisp apple ales to chocolate porters. If you feel hungry, order a juicy burger with a side of onion rings. Relax in the laid-back atmosphere, and catch up with your neighbors over a cold pint of beer.

History

The area that has become Faye Wright was originally inhabited by the Kalapuya Native American tribe. Trappers, missionaries and settlers began to arrive in the area in the early 1800s, and early settlers built settlements near the Willamette River. As transportation expanded, the city of Salem started to grow, and the Faye Wright neighborhood began to develop.

Learn more about the rich cultural history of the area when you visit Mission Mill Museum. The city of Salem hosts a number of interesting festivals and events year round. Grab the kids and head to Marion County Fair, sample local brews at Mount Angel Oktoberfest or get a taste of the local culture at the Independence Hop and Heritage Festival.

Transportation

Faye Wright is located southwest of Salem along Liberty Road South and Commercial Street South East. It should take about 10 minutes to drive from Faye Wright to Salem via Liberty Rd South. Driving from Faye Wright to Portland should take around one hour via Interstate 5 North.

Public on-street parking is available throughout the neighborhood. Salem Area Mass Transit District services the area with regular routes as well as express buses that connect to the greater Portland area’s Trimet public transit system.

If you need to schedule a ride, you can call a taxi service like Willamette Valley Transport. Uber's ride-share service does not extend to the Faye Wright area.

Dedicated bike lanes extend along most roads in the area. Due to the central location of many shops, restaurants and attractions, Faye Wright is easily accessible both on bike and by foot.

Cost

Renting a one-bedroom apartment in Faye Wright costs around $595 a month, which is significantly lower than the average for the Portland area.

Meanwhile, gas prices here settle around the price as the national average. The one-way fare on a Salem-Kaizer transit bus is $1.50, while a pint of beer at a local bar costs about $4. The overall cost of living in the Faye Wright area is quite a bit lower than the average for the greater Portland area.

Shopping

Find the latest fashion trends at affordable prices when you visit Funky Munky Urban Consignment Shop, where you don’t have to be rich to be able to afford a good wardrobe. Pick up a Coach purse or a unique pair of handmade earrings to compliment your outfit.

Aunt Bee’s House stocks novel products to decorate your home, in addition to handmade jewelry, clothing items and more. Find a vintage wall clock, a retro style lamp or a unique art piece to jazz up your living room.

Locals pick up groceries at Trader Joe’s, Natural Grocer’s or Fred Meyers. LifeSource Natural Foods offers a collection of specialty food items as well as carrying some items in bulk. Locals also head to Walmart or Sunnyslope Shopping Center for many of their daily shopping needs.

If you’re in search of a local farmers market, look no further than the Salem Saturday Market. This market provides a selection of arts and crafts, fresh cut flowers, handmade clothing and accessories, baked goods and organic local products. Grab some free-range eggs, freshly picked apples or artisan cheese to take home and share with the family.

Parks

Many parks and natural grounds are encompassed in the Faye Wright area. You can spend some quality time with the family, head out for a picnic in the park or spend a pleasant afternoon biking through the forest.

Spend your afternoon exploring the expansive forested acres of Nelson Park, which features a children’s playground, barbecue areas, paved walking and biking paths and spacious grassy areas for other activities.

Make your way to Wes Bennett Park for some fresh air. Let the kids have fun exploring the park's extensive playground system that includes a splash-and-play area during the summer. Shoot some hoops in the basketball court, or head out onto the spacious grassy area for a game of Frisbee. You can bring your pooch for a walk here, since the park is dog-friendly, but pets must remain on leashes.

Families enjoy annual events throughout Salem each year, including the Marion County Fair, Magic at The Mill and more.

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Grand Oaks Apartments
4078 Liberty Rd S, Salem, OR 97302
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4892 Liberty Rd S, Salem, OR 97306
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$950 1-2 Bed Available 10/01/17
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4810-4840 Sunnyside Rd SE, Salem, OR 97302
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110 Browning Ave SE, Salem, OR 97302
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Madrona Place
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Apartments for Rent in Faye Wright, Salem, OR

Located southwest of the city of Salem along Liberty Road South, Faye Wright is conveniently located 54 miles southwest of Portland. Nestled in the woods of central Oregon, this community has a rich history dating back to the fur-trading era. The Faye Wright community values its heritage and celebrates with numerous festivals and community events throughout the year.

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