Salisbury is a very small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 3,665 people and just one neighborhood, Salisbury is the 142nd largest community in Connecticut. Much of the housing stock in Salisbury was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Salisbury home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Salisbury real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Salisbury is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.91% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Salisbury is a town of professionals, service providers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Salisbury who work in management occupations (11.48%), office and administrative support (10.55%) and teaching (9.73%).
Of important note, Salisbury is also a town of artists. Salisbury has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Salisbury’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Salisbury telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.07% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Salisbury is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Because of many things, Salisbury is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Salisbury a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Salisbury has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Salisbury’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One of the benefits of Salisbury is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.08 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.