Retirement

Big City Convenience, Small Town Life

The City of Salisbury has been designated as a NC Certified Retirement Community for encouraging retirees and those planning to retire to make their homes in North Carolina – offering an attractive retirement lifestyle, encouraging tourism to the area, providing a means for a potential workforce and enriching North Carolina communities.


Shop, Eat & Visit Local in Downtown Salisbury, NC

There’s a lot to love about Downtown Salisbury! Our boutiques and gift shops are stocked with great summer finds. The weekly Saturday Salisbury/Rowan Farmers' Market is jam packed with fresh produce and all-natural products you’ll love in their new location located in the railwalk arts district. Our theater venues are finding new ways to experience performing arts. The 2020-2021 Salisbury Sculpture Show: Discover What's Outside is on display for your viewing pleasure while taking an afternoon or evening stroll. And you can still savor the local eats you love at our downtown restaurants. Visit downtown soon… it’s the right choice! #ChooseDowntownSalisbury #ShopLocal #EatLocal #VisitLocal #DowntownSalisburyNC #VisitRowanCounty #BeAnOriginal

Posted by Downtown Salisbury, NC on Friday, July 10, 2020

Fun Things To Do

  • Attend the Cheerwine Festival in late spring, the Rowan County Fair in summer, the Halloween Fun Fest in fall and the Holiday Caravan Parade in winter
  • Play golf at one of three local golf courses including Country Club of Salisbury, Corbin Hills Golf Club, and the Revival Golf Course at the Crescent, with another seven courses within an hour’s drive
  • Go fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking or bird watching along the Yadkin River or High Rock Lake, and at many local parks including picturesque Hurley Park, or sports-centered Salisbury Community Park
  • Visit the Salisbury Farmer’s Market or drive to nearby Patterson Farm Market & Tours
  • Take a walk along 6 miles of Salisbury Greenway or a walking tour of Historic Downtown Salisbury
  • Attend a play or concert at one of four community theaters: the Meroney Theater, the Norvell Children’s Theater, Lee Street Theater, or the Catawba College Theater
  • Enjoy the sounds of the Salisbury Symphony, or local artists at the annual Busker’s Bash downtown
  • Take a class at one of four local colleges: Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Catawba College, Livingstone College or Hood Theological Seminary
  • Play bridge or join craft classes at the Rufty Holmes Senior Center
  • Visit a local winery or brewery including Morgan Ridge Vineyard, Cauble Creek Vineyard, New Sarum Brewery, Salisbury Wine Shop, or Morgan Ridge Railwalk Brewery and Eatery
  • Join a senior bowling club at Woodleaf Lanes
  • Volunteer at the Novant Regional Medical Center, Rowan Helping Ministries, Rowan County United Way or Communities in Schools Rowan
  • Visit North Carolina’s mountains, an easy interstate drive of approximately two hours
  • Take a day trip to North Carolina’s beautiful beaches, about a four hour drive to the Outer Banks


Remember what Makes Downtown Salisbury Great

During this challenging time, let's remember what makes downtown Salisbury such a great place and strong community! Downtown Salisbury will push through and come out even stronger than before. Hear from some of our business owners on how our downtown provides a quaint experience for visitors through success and staying strong for businesses.In 2018-2019, Downtown Salisbury had:66,050 downtown event attendees15 new businesses open their doors7 expanded businesses We currently have:171+ downtown businesses and more#ShopSmall #ShopLocal #DowntownSalisburyNC #Smile #WeAreGreat

Posted by Downtown Salisbury, NC on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

For More Information

P.O. Box 479
Salisbury NC 28144-0479
(704) 637-7814
dsiinfo@salisburync.gov