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Salisbury is located on the North Shore in Essex County. It’s about an hour’s drive to Boston with access to routes 1, 495, and 95. There is also bus service to the Newburyport/Rockport MBTA commuter rail into Boston.

The average selling price for a single-family home in Salisbury is $324,338 and the average selling price for a condo is $288,827.

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The population of Salisbury is 8,283, an increase of 6% since 2000.

What Makes Salisbury a Great Town to Live in?

Incorporated in 1640, Salisbury is one of the oldest towns in Massachusetts. It sits across the Merrimack River. Harbor seals can be seen in and around the mouth of the Merrimack River during the fall and winter. Known for its scenic 4 mile long beach along the Atlantic Ocean, Salisbury is a popular destination for beachgoers, campers, and boaters alike. The beach offers all kinds of outdoor recreation like fishing, swimming, grilling, picnicking, trailer hookup, and even hunting with some restrictions.

Joe’s Playland on the Boardwalk has been around for 90 years, and has old and new arcade games including pinball, Skeeball and more.

The Blue Ocean Music Club in Salisbury opened in 2009 and is a new oceanfront facility showcasing top national and regional bands, solo artists, standup comedy and more. It’s located in the Pavilion, which houses restaurants Surfside, Capri Mediterranean and the Seaglass as well as the By The Sea gift shop.

Pettengill Flower Farm in Salisbury has been open since 1792. They offer classes in creating window boxes, planting herbs, and even an herb cooking class. Visitors can view the display gardens and the cozy cottage of their on-site landscape designer, MaryAnn, in her Order Up A Garden studio.

With its spectacular views of the ocean, residents and visitors can enjoy outdoor dining at places like the Deck, a casual deck restaurant located right next to the water.

The Hungry Traveler restaurant is another spot the locals love. Opened in 1976, the Hungry Traveler is a local family owned restaurant that serves seafood and prime rib among other traditional American fare.

Salisbury is served by the Triton Regional School System which serves Salisbury, Rowley, and Newbury. The town has one elementary school, Salisbury Elementary, which serves students up to the 6th grade. Upon completing the sixth grade, students attend the Triton Regional Middle School which for students in grades 7 and 8. Triton Regional High School serves students in grades 9 through 12.

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-Jayne
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