Salisbury & Delmarva Long Term Rentals
Nearly 180 by 60 miles in size, the Delmarva Peninsula is bordered by the Chesapeake Bay on the west and the Delaware River, Delaware Bay, and Atlantic Ocean on the east. So you can just imagine the wealth of water—related activities available to the owners and renters of Delmarva vacation properties in vibrant communities like Salisbury and Cambridge.
As the largest city on Maryland's Eastern Shore and the county seat of Wicomico County, Salisbury is known for its wide selection of Delmarva beach rentals. And since the city sits at the head of the Wicomico River, it boasts a navigable waterway the leads directly to the Chesapeake Bay, making Delmarva vacation homes perfect for those who love both boating and fishing.
Salisbury's strong and growing economy is matched only by its wealth of attractions, which include:
- The Salisbury Zoo: Recognized as one of the best small zoos in the nation, this park is home to nearly 400 animals.
- Fifty—eight parks, including four golf courses
- The second largest water port in Maryland
- More than sixty restaurants and twenty shopping centers: The Centre at Salisbury alone offers more than 100 shops!
- The nearby historic districts of Newtown and Camden
- Fresh water fishing at area parks, including Leonard's Mill Park, North Lake Park, Schumaker Park, and Adkins' Mill Pond.
- Sports: Catch a Class A Carolina League Delmarva Shorebirds game at the new, 5,000—seat Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.
- The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
- Pemberton Historical Park: This restored colonial plantation dates back to the mid—1700s.
- The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge: Birdwatchers will marvel at the wealth of winged creatures that inhabit the 27,000—acre refuge, which is an Atlantic fly—way stopping point for waterfowl.
Another popular Delmarva destination is the city of Cambridge. Though its population is just half that of Salisbury's, Cambridge still offers an inviting selection of Delmarva beach rentals.
Cambridge is one of the oldest towns in Maryland. Although today it is the bustling county seat of Dorchester County, its rich history is well preserved – and not just in the town's many museums. The Skipjack Nathan, a traditional Chesapeake Bay skipjack offering educational sailing cruises, is one of Cambridge's biggest attractions.
In 2003, Cambridge was designated a Maryland Main Street community. Thanks to recent efforts, the town's downtown district has entered a period of revitalization, which has in turn raised the value of Delmarva vacation properties. Some of these improvements include:
- More than 25 new businesses
- Nearly $10 million invested in development and renovation
- A drastic redesign of the streetscape
- A welcome increase in public events like the Taste of Cambridge, the Summer Send—Off, and the Groove City Jazz & Blues Festival
In addition, several former industrial sites along Cambridge Creek have been converted to appealing townhouses and condos. With all of this exciting change, it's no surprise that Cambridge was profiled in Coastal Living and now refers to itself as "the Eastern Shore's next big thing."
Like the nearby towns of St. Michaels and Eaton, which have attracted many wealthy home—buyers from the D.C.—area, both Salisbury and Cambridge are quickly becoming a popular choice for those looking to invest in Delmarva vacation properties. But it's not just wealthy businessmen that are attracted to Delmarva vacation properties. Families are also drawn to the area, thanks to the high quality of life, excellent health—care, and first—rate schools. Dorchester County's 12 public schools serve 5,000 students while Wicomico County's 24 public schools serve 14,000 students. In addition Salisbury is home to two post—secondary schools, Salisbury University and Wor—Wic Community College. And the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is located less than 15 miles away from many of the Delmarva vacation homes in Salisbury.
Another reason why Delmarva beach rentals are so desirable is because of the peninsula's accessibility via the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge—Tunnel. Salisbury is particularly easy to get to; nicknamed the "Hub of the Eastern Shore," it sits at the junction of US 13, known as the Ocean Highway, and US 50, known as the Ocean Gateway.
So whether you choose to visit Salisbury or Cambridge or one of the Delmarva Peninsula's other charming waterfront communities, you can be sure to find a Delmarva beach rental or vacation home to meet your needs. Please stop by or call our office today and find out more about why one of our Delmarva vacation properties should make your list of top getaways.