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Maryland’s Wicomico County is located in the southeastern region of the state. The county seat is Salisbury, which is also the largest urban area by population in eastern Maryland. Over 33,000 residents call the city of Salisbury home.
Wicomico County is bordered by the following counties: Worcester County, which is located to the south and southeast, Somerset County, which is located to the southeast, and Dorchester County, which is located across the Nanticoke River to the northeast. To the north is the state of Delaware. The boundaries of Wicomico County roughly follow the Pocomoke River southward, before turning west (circumventing Eden, Maryland), tracing the Wicomico River before hitting the Bay. Wicomico County boundaries then follow the Nanticoke River northwards.
As of 2020, the estimated population of Wicomico County is 103,588.
The major roads and highways in Wicomico County are as follows:
Salisbury Bypass and Ocean Gateway / I-50, which runs from Dorchester County to around Salisbury, before making its way to Ocean City
Ocean Highway / I-13, which runs south from Delaware into the city of Salisbury
Maryland Route 349 / Nanticoke Road, which goes from the southern tip of Wicomico County (Waterview) into Salisbury
Maryland Route 12 / Snow Hill Road, which runs from Salisbury into Worcester County
It is easy for residents of Wicomico County to travel to the urban portions of the county, namely the city of Salisbury, via the numerous roads and highways. Those who wish to travel to Baltimore can do so as well by traveling on the I-50 from Salisbury. This is about a 2 and a half-hour drive.
Real Estate in Wicomico County
While the biggest city in Wicomico County is Salisbury, the surrounding communities and areas, such as Westlake and Fruitland, are also popular areas to purchase real estate. The other regions within the county are mainly small towns and unincorporated communities, which are great options for those who dislike the big city lifestyle.
Real estate in this county consists mainly of single-family homes for sale. The area in and around the city offers prospective buyers the most choice, and prices range significantly. There are lower priced homes for sale which are perfect for first time buyers, as well as beautiful waterfront homes that are in particularly high demand. Typically, the homes for sale are older style Bungalows, and the residential areas by the waterfront are more private.
Of course, the highest priced homes in Wicomico County are those located right by the waterfront. Homes that are located on Wicomico River are quite luxurious, with attractive features such as large, secluded, forested lots, and a private dock. There are also ample vacant lots for sale in Wicomico County that are perfect for building your dream home on. These lots are found both along the waterfront and within the city.
While there aren’t too many condos for sale in the area, you can occasionally find some properties within Salisbury. While not the skyscrapers of the big city, these condos offer residents affordable price points and a central location. There are also a small number of townhomes for sale within Salisbury.
Wicomico County History
While the city of Salisbury was incorporated as soon as the year 1854, Wicomico County was not created until 1867—and was formed out of the surrounding Somerset and Worcester counties.
The county itself was named after the Wicomico River, which runs through Salisbury and exits into the bay. The name comes from the Algonquin words, “wicko mekee.” There have been two great fires and a flood that have destroyed portions of Salisbury, but each time it has been rebuilt.
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Wicomico County: Highlights & Attractions
Although perhaps best known for its county seat, Salisbury, there is much to do in and around the Wicomico County area—especially for those who love the outdoors.
There are a number of beautiful parks throughout the county, including:
Pemberton Historical Park
Roaring Point Park
WinterPlace Park & Equestrian Center
Cove Beach Park
Salisbury City Park
Johnson Wildlife Management Area
Of course, there are also a number of museums and historical sites to visit, as well:
Poplar Hill Mansion
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
Adkins Historical & Museum
Within Salisbury you’ll also find the Salisbury Zoo, and a number of festivals including the National Folk Festival, the Wicomico County Fair, the Downtown Salisbury Festival, and more.
Wicomico County At A Glance
Ranked #1 For Agricultural Production in Maryland
Ranked #6 Most Diverse Counties in Maryland
Ranked #23 Top Emerging USA Metropolitan Areas (Salisbury)
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