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Old 10-19-2014, 05:54 PM
 
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We are relocating to Oregon and want to know which area (eugene or salem) is better in terms of safety and affordability. We've checked craigslist for apartments and it looks like there's apartments in our range (around $750) in both towns. Are there any specific areas in either town to avoid?
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Old 10-19-2014, 06:43 PM
 
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Salem is a little safer and a little more affordable. South and west Salem the more desirable areas, but I don't think anywhere is really unsafe. I would avoid Lancaster because of the aesthetics. For $750 you will be in an apartment.
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Old 10-19-2014, 07:45 PM
 
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Salem is a little safer and a little more affordable. South and west Salem the more desirable areas, but I don't think anywhere is really unsafe. I would avoid Lancaster because of the aesthetics. For $750 you will be in an apartment.
We'll definitely aim for South & West Salem then. Is there anything in particular that's wrong with the N & E areas? After living in Tampa FL, safety is just a big factor for us.
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Old 10-19-2014, 08:03 PM
 
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Salem is a little safer and a little more affordable. South and west Salem the more desirable areas, but I don't think anywhere is really unsafe. I would avoid Lancaster because of the aesthetics. For $750 you will be in an apartment.
Is it safe to assume that SE Salem is fine as well? I found an apartment I want to look into there.
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Old 10-20-2014, 01:40 PM
 
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If there's something you see that you like, by all means. The rental market is extremely tight right now and you may have to take what you can get.

If it's right on Lancaster, just be aware that's a very busy/noisy street.
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Old 10-20-2014, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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You can see Salem's crime data on crimereports.com. Just type in Salem and the address you are looking at and you can see the crime around it.
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Old 10-22-2014, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Sisters, Oregon
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I lived in Eugene for 1 year, and I have family in Salem...... and if those are your only 2 area ahoices...... Then I would say Salem is better than Eugene
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