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Pros

-Moderate climate
-Outdoor recreation
-Small-town feel

Cons

-Isolation
-High violent crime rate
-Entertainment


What Bert Has To Say About Salisbury Metro Area


Salisbury is a quiet small town along the Wicomico River in an area known as Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It has a history as a port and transportation center serving the agricultural “Delmarva” peninsula, incorporating eastern Maryland, Delaware, and a part of Virginia. The area is pleasant with few extremes, thanks to the nearby waters of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Cost of living is reasonable for the region. The area has become a bit of a magnet for small businesses seeking to escape higher-cost east coast cities.



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Quick Facts About Ocean City


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Ocean City is 6.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ocean City jobs have Increased by 2.47 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Ocean City's cost of living is 11.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Ocean City's population is 7,055 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 37.10 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Ocean City is $237,800. Home appreciation the last year has been -22.91 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Ocean City public schools spend $16,831 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 11.2 students per teacher in Ocean City.

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Can you tell me if Ocean City, MD is experiencing the same building boom as Virginia Beach, VA where Big Investors are buying up all the small cottages and large very... (read more)
Crime
Not that bad at all. My family stays here every summer, and we have no problems. The crime rating is only a 10 because the boardwalk gets a lot of petty theft and drunk... (read more)
Crime
Crime here really isnt a 10. The boardwalk gets a lot of drunk people and petty theft during the summer, and that skews the results. Ive stayed here in OC every summer... (read more)
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