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Salisbury, Maryland has everything you could want in a town: A historic, pedestrian-friendly downtown that’s as beautiful to look at as it is to explore; a riot of vivid pastels with spring blooms and the breathtaking fiery hues of fall; and a rich past complete with an award-winning university. Check, check, and check!
As a maritime city, Salisbury is defined by the sailboats and commercial fishing boats that dot the Chesapeake Bay and Wicomico River. A thriving port gives way to charming streets lined with Victorian homes. Move farther into this historic city to its fantastic downtown. At the center, a two-block plaza lined with art galleries, shops, and restaurants is filled with people strolling along brick-lined streets, just as they have for centuries.
Salisbury was settled in the 1660s and became a city in 1732. From fishing and crabbing to boating and canoeing, life in Salisbury has historically centered on the water. And for a large part, it still does. In fact, there are eight waterfront parks in Salisbury, along with numerous boat ramps and marinas. But Salisbury is also a progressive city filled with museums, art galleries, theaters, businesses, government buildings, and major corporations.
With an endless supply of things to see and do, apartments in Salisbury offer a fantastic life on the bay!
Things to Do in Salisbury:
Salisbury offers many fun things to do, including the free Salisbury Zoo, the annual Salisbury Festival, the Sea Gull Century 100-mile bicycle tour and the Autumn Wine Festival in Pemberton Park.
Downtown Salisbury is a fantastic live-work-play community. It is home to the Arts and Entertainment District, the Shore Fresh Farmers Market, the Third Friday art festival, the First Saturday music festival, shops, and fantastic restaurants. Be sure to check out the Market Street Inn, the Evolution Public House, the Brick Room, and Brew River for unique dining experiences.
Pemberton Historical Park covers 262 acres and features 4.5 miles of hiking trails. The park includes fascinating ecosystems, including wetlands (tidal and freshwater), ponds, forests, and meadows. Pemberton Hall is the heart of the park; this historic house was built in 1741 by Isaac Handy. Tours of the home are available and include several exhibits.
Speaking of historic homes, there’s another must-visit to add to your list after you move to Salisbury – Poplar Hill Mansion! This impressive Federal-Style home was built in 1795 and today serves as a house museum. Free tours are given on Sundays; other tours are available by appointment and for a small fee. The mansion can also be rented for special events.
When you are in the mood for a very unique museum experience, head to the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art on the campus of Salisbury University. This museum is home to the largest collection of decorative and antique decoys in the world. The museum also features traveling exhibits in two galleries, several other permanent exhibits, and the Habitat Theater.
While on the Salisbury University campus, be sure to visit the arboretum, as well. The Salisbury University Arboretum covers 125 acres and contains more than 2,000 plant species. It is also home to a variety of sculptures. Some of the oldest statues include “Panther of India,” sculpted around 1870 by Antoine-Louis Barye, and the statue “Ralph Waldo Emerson,” sculpted in 1879 by Daniel Chester French. The most recent, “Harriet Tubman,” was sculpted by Jim Hill in 2009.
Baseball is huge in Salisbury, with the Delmarva Shorebirds playing in the South Athletic League. The Eastern Shore Baseball League (a minor league that existed from 1922 to 1949) was located here, and a museum for the league is located at Perdue Stadium. In addition, the Salisbury Seagulls give residents something to cheer about – the university’s team has won several NCAA titles and compete in football, baseball, and lacrosse.
Of course, living in a maritime town means you’ll be spending time on or near the water, kayaking, sailing, fishing, and swimming – be sure to check out the popular Cherry Beach for sunbathing and swimming, or go hiking or picnicking at Winterplace Park. There are also a number of public boat launches and marinas.
What to Consider When Moving to Salisbury:
As the county seat of Wicomico County, Salisbury is only a two-hour drive from Washington DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia, and only one-half hour from the ocean in the Chesapeake Bay region, giving you plenty of places to explore from your new apartment in Salisbury.
Businesses in Salisbury include Perdue Farms, Verizon, and the Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport. The largest employer in Salisbury is Perdue Farms, with roughly 22,000 employees. As the commercial hub of the Delmarva Peninsula, Salisbury is called the “Crossroads of Delmarva.”
In addition to Salisbury University, Salisbury is also home to Wor-Wic Community College and Sojourner Douglass College, a private college that was established in 1972 to serve the African-American community.
Why Salisbury Apartments Are Hot:
One of the strongest anchors any community can have is a great university, and Salisbury has a doozie.
Kiplinger frequently names Salisbury University one of its Top 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges,” giving SU kudos for delivering “quality education at an affordable price.” There’s more: for more than 15 consecutive years, the university was named one of US News & World Report’s Top Public Universities in the North. Salisbury University was established in 1925 and features four schools with 42 undergrad and 14 graduate programs.
The university is not alone in the awards department; the city received the All-America City Award in 2010 based on three projects: the revitalization of Rose and Lake Street neighborhoods, the establishment of a Youth Leadership Academy, and homeless initiatives that resulted in a new shelter.
The fact that Salisbury is a highly-respected college town, a maritime town, and a major center of commerce makes renting an apartment in Salisbury a terrific idea – enjoy your beautiful new home!
- Salisbury is home to Salisbury University and Wor-Wic Community College.
- The Salisbury Zoo, founded in 1954, features free admission and is open year-round.
- Pemberton Historical Park features a colonial plantation home built in 1741.
- Salisbury features several historic sites and two historic districts: Camden and Newtown.
- Baseball fans can cheer on the Delmarva Shorebirds at the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.
- Salisbury is the county seat of Wicomico County and the major city of the Delmarva Peninsula.
- Salisbury University
- Wor-Wic Community College
- University of Maryland Eastern Shore
- Chesapeake College
- St. Mary's College of Maryland