Located smack dab between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, Wicomico County boasts the perfect mix of beachfront serenity and cultural excitement. Wicomico County is centrally located on the Delmarva Peninsula along the Eastern edge of the state of Maryland. This quaint community offers a laid-back lifestyle with its outstanding natural attractions and recreation amenities, but it is also a wonderful place to live for those who want to enjoy the finer things in life like arts, theater, science and more.

Because of an ideally blended lifestyle, the population of Wicomico County has increased over the past several decades fairly substantially. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, there were about 100,900 people who call Wicomico County home as of 2013. The county hugs the border of Maryland and Delaware and sits close to some of the best outdoor amenities in the region.

Living in Wicomico County

Residents of Wicomico are about two hours away from both Washington, DC and Baltimore, making both world-class metropolitan areas within arm’s reach for a weekend getaway. Being removed from the hustle and bustle of city life is what most home owners in Wicomico are looking for, and with the prosperous job market here there is virtually no reason to trek outside the peninsula for work.

According to the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, the major employers in Wicomico County include Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury University, Perdue Farms, Labinal Salisbury, Walmart/Sam’s Club, Wor-Wic Community College, K&L Microwave, Genesis Healthcare/Salisbury Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and Delmarva Power.

This area is also home to a slew of educational resources for people of all ages. Salisbury University, Sojourner-Douglas College, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore and Wor-Wic Community College are all within close proximity, offering varying levels of degrees and training progams.

Local Amenities in Wicomico County

There is never a dull moment in Wicomico County. From the everyday activities about to the handful of annual events that local residents look forward to each year, the excitement never seems to fade away here. Festivals and events are commonplace in Wicomico County, and some of the most beloved are the Autumn Wine Festival, Good Beer Festival, Pork in the Park, Salisbury Festival and Sharptown Fireman’s Carnival.

The Salisbury Zoo is a local favorite, founded in 1954 and providing residents with incredible opportunities to explore some of the world’s finest wildlife species in one location. This free zoo works to become an environmentally friendly attraction aimed at promoting conservation and education to the community.

Wicomico County is also home to a NASA Space Station at the Wallops Space Launch facility, the Warm Museum of Wildfowl Art and the Edward H. Nabb Research Center, which houses artifacts and stories of the history of the Eastern Shore. Sports fans can head over to the Arthur W. Purdue Stadium to catch a Delmarva Shorebirds game, the local minor league team.

Despite the fact Wicomico is removed from major cities, it has tons to offer home owners relocating to the area.



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