Known as “the Crossroads of the Delmarva,” Salisbury sits at the head of the Wicomico River on the Delmarva Peninsula. It’s a hub for business, education, and economic life in the far eastern portion of Maryland’s coastline. In 2010, it won the All-American City Award, in part for its revitalization efforts in multiple neighborhoods around town. Salisbury is a historically baseball-oriented town and continues in that rich tradition today, housing the Delmarva Shorebirds, a Single-A affiliate to the Baltimore Orioles. The Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame is also housed in Salisbury at the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. Other places to see in Salisbury include the Salisbury Zoo, the Ward Museum of Wildflower Art, and the Port of Salisbury Marina. Festivals include 3rd Friday, a free art and entertainment fest held the third Friday of every month in the downtown plaza, the annual Salisbury Festival, and the Sea Gull Century, a 100 km or 100 mi cycle of Maryland’s eastern shore during October.
Salisbury University calls its namesake home, and its students have no trouble finding off campus housing in town.
Immediately south of the university is the most student-dominated area of the city. Within a few blocks of campus are a plethora of housing options to suit every taste and budget. Tony Tank Creek and Tony Tank Pond also grace the area, adding waterfront interest.
Further south, some hang their hats along Snow Hill Road, where shuttles or cars bring students to campus. It’s more of a residential area further removed from the business of campus, and provides easy access to the Salisbury Bypass—a big plus for regular beachgoers looking to avoid Friday traffic.
North of the university, more housing dots the neighborhoods along East College Avenue. These neighborhoods are nearer to downtown without losing walkable or bikable proximity to campus. They also sit adjacent to Ocean Highway, which boasts amenities like Chipotle, the Post Office, and multiple fast food dining options.
For those who really want the feel of the city, apartments are scattered near the banks of Schumaker Pond, minutes from downtown and immediately adjacent to the Wildflower Museum, Zoological Park, and many other downtown attractions.
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