If you want to know what the dictionary definition of what a community is supposed to be then you don't need to look any further than Somerset County. What a small group of dedicated people did to make their beach usable again was amazing and something you would never see in the City. Salisbury has lost that community feel as it really has become a transient City with few staying for any length of time which kills any kind of community feel.
The residents in Somerset all either went to School together, knew each other growing up or their Parents were friends growing up, so when they have events like the Beach ribbon cutting everyone knows everyone just about. I was at the Salisbury Festival and other than politicians and Police Officers I knew all I saw were strangers. I think that has alot to do with the lack of Downtown support because the people that remember how great our Plaza was are an older generation now that have left the battle for the young who have no emotional connection to it.