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Old 03-15-2015, 04:23 AM
 
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Got a job in salisbury , nc. Thinking about where to live. I have no children. Late 20's
Things to do in Salisbury ?
Salisbury vs kanapolis

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Old 03-15-2015, 08:09 AM
 
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Congrats on your new job in Salisbury! As a native of the city I have some mixed feelings on the city and the county as a whole. If you are open to living a smaller city with a limited cultural/social scene but with the access of larger cities within a hour commute, then it's a great area. You do have a relatively good choice of housing stock within Salisbury (single family and townhomes, condos, apartments etc.). In terms of shopping you have your standard stores with some unique shops in the downtown area.

As I mentioned the cultural/social scene limited but by means non-existent. There is thriving arts community entailing the visuals, music, and at least two theater groups (probably three). The area of needed improvement in my opinion, is the restaurant/bar choices. Unfortunately the residents of Salisbury/Rowan would prefer to patronize Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Concord, Mooresville, and the Lake Norman area for dining out and partying. It's a shame that with the historic building stock in downtown Salisbury and relative ease from I-85 and Highway 29, that there are not more unique eating establishments and bars (not necessarily nightclubs) in the area.

The area is geared towards families with children, so if you are single and out "searching for the right person" then you might have to utilize other means or venues in other cities (like Charlotte in particular).
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Old 03-15-2015, 06:04 PM
 
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-15-2015, 06:28 PM
 
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As someone who grew up there and occasionally visits, @rancenc is spot on.
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Old 03-19-2015, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I live in Charlotte and occasionally need to drive to Salisbury for work. I usually leave an hour for the drive but it rarely takes that long (only if there is an accident). You'd be going against traffic up I - 85N, so that helps. You might also look into Concord for places to live because they would be less expensive and closer to Salisbury. But I agree with the previous posters. If I were in your shoes in my late 20's, I'd want to live in Charlotte.
Best of luck.
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Old 03-19-2015, 07:31 PM
 
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-19-2015, 07:39 PM
 
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Any areas in Salisbury to avoid ?
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Old 05-07-2015, 02:54 PM
 
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How is salisury NC for a retirement town? is there a large senior population?
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