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Living a College Town Lifestyle in Salisbury, Maryland

Salisbury is an interesting college town and seaport on the Wicomico River on the Delmarva Peninsula. Salisbury University's 8,200 students make Salisbury an interesting college town as well. Salisbury Univ. has both graduate and undergraduate programs. Its population is about 28,000 in 2008.  Salisbury is known as the "crossroads of the Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) peninsula. The peninsula is somewhat off the beaten path because of its geography. 

Where to Retire in Salisbury and Home Prices

There are active adult communities in Salisbury (see link at top left). The median home value in mid-2021 was $180,008 according to

What Is Special about Salisbury

Location on the Delmarva Peninsula; home to Perdue Chickens and Piedmont Airways; home to Salisbury University;  a long sea-going history going back to its founding by Lord Baltimore; home to a minor league baseball team, the Delmarva Shorebirds; rich cultural life

What Is Not Special about Salisbury

The local crime rate is pretty high.

Climate and Physical Environment

Located on Maryland's eastern shore and the Wicomico River. Central to the Delmarva Peninsula.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The students and professors of Salisbury University are big drivers of the cultural scene.  Salisbury University Arboretum, Salisbury Zoo, Nabb Center for History and Culture, and the Chipman Cultural Center.


The crime rate in Sailsbury is very high.

Medical Facilities

Deer's Head Center and Peninsula General Hospital serve Salisbury and surrounding communities.


Wicomico Regional Airport offers daily commercial service. Shore Transit offers bus service. Salisbury is about average in walkability when compared to other communities.

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