Once regarded as the distant, rural north of the greater Adelaide metropolitan area, Salisbury is now just a 20-minute express train ride from the centre of the South Australian capital.
The suburb is not as industrialised as neighbouring Elizabeth and the modern commercial emphasis has been on computer systems, robotics, space technology and similar high tech manufacture and research.
The Salisbury region hosts the Australian Electric Transport Museum, the Pioneer and Folk Museum and the Classic Jet Fighter Museum at Parafield Airport.
The area is also well-known for its wetlands conservation zones which include the St Kilda Interpretive Centre and the St Kilda Mangrove Trail by which visitors can explore the Barker Inlet wetlands from the comfort of a board walk.
Outdoor lovers are also attracted to nearby Para Wirra Recreation Park, one of the major public open spaces in the Adelaide metropolitan area. The 1409ha park offers flora and fauna-rich walking trails, barbecue-equipped picnic areas, playgrounds and sporting facilities.