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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.

Although somewhat cut off by water, Salisbury is centrally located amongst the Washington DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore and the Norfolk, Virginia areas. It is still a 100-plus mile drive to these cities, but they are close enough to provide the cultural amenities and services missing locally, Downtown is clean and well kept with some historic interest, and the city is a center for health and education for the southern Delmarva area.

Salisbury lies in a mostly level plain about 12 miles from Chesapeake Bay. Surrounding land is mainly agricultural. The Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay create a mild climate for the latitude and region. Summers are warm and humid but with temperatures only occasionally exceeding 90. Cloudy days are common, and rain can come as persistent light rain drizzle or thundershowers with approaching cold fronts. Winters are also mild with only infrequent colder snaps. Winter precipitation is usually rain, or a mix of rain and snow. Atlantic hurricanes and “noreasters” can bring heavier precipitation and lowland flooding is a risk. First freeze is late October, last is mid-April.


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Quick Facts About Salisbury


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Salisbury is 8.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Salisbury jobs have Decreased by 1.44 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Salisbury's cost of living is 7.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Salisbury's population is 30,407 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 7.57 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Salisbury is $119,600. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.40 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Salisbury public schools spend $14,425 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 13.9 students per teacher in Salisbury.

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Comments


re: great if you were born here - 7/24/2009
I've lived in Maryland for 19 years and was raised here, I moved out to NYC for 3 years, NJ for a year, and then back to Md. I need to say it's one of the worst... (read more)
god i hope i get out of here before i die!
im in my 30's and lived on "the shore",in salisbury, my whole life. when i was young, the schools were great,summers at the beach were great,(only 30 mins. away) and we... (read more)
great if you were born here
I have found Salisbury to be a very hrd place to live. I find a lot of people here have a very negative opinion of those who aren't from "the shore". I moved here for... (read more)
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