Frederick, Maryland, the second largest municipality in the state of Maryland, is called home to roughly a quarter of a million people.
Full of cultural experiences and natural wonders, as well as great schools and reasonable home prices, it is no wonder that so many people call Frederick City and the surrounding towns in the county home.
Founded in 1748, Frederick County has grown significantly in the past few years. As part of the DMV area, situated near both I-270 and I-70, it is an ideal location for people to reside while still having easy access to work opportunities in both Washington D.C. and Baltimore.
And for those not concerned with commuting, downtown Frederick offers countless opportunities to work and play. With over 200 specialty shops, art galleries, cultural venues and restaurants, there is something for all tastes. For those who are looking for a more active and natural lifestyle, Frederick has that for you too! You can live on, work at, or visit one of the many active farms in the county, explore nature with a hike in the beautiful Catoctin Mountain Park, and beef up your history knowledge at one of the local battlefields.
It is truly a special place and one we are so happy to call home.
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20 Cool Frederick Facts
Frederick was named one of the best Small Arts Cities in the U.S. by Style Magazine.
The city also won an award for being one of the “most secure” places to live according to Forbes.
And, just in 2016, we were named one of the “most diverse cities in America” by Wallet Hub.
Frederick has it’s very own hot air balloon company where you can book rides among the clouds.
The Star Spangled Banner was written by Frederick native, Francis Scott Key (yep, that’s who the mall is named after!).
Speaking of music, Frederick is also home to the largest musical instrument in Maryland –the carillon in Baker Park.
And a minor league baseball team, the Frederick Keys, calls Frederick home too.
If you love big city life, we are basically the same distance from Baltimore City and Washington D.C.
And, we’re even closer to Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, Leesburg, Virginia, and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
We have two private universities –Hood College and Mount St. Mary’s.
As well as a community college –Frederick Community College, where over 16,000 students take courses each year.
Frederick has tons of things to do year round, but fall is full of activities.
If wine is your jam, Frederick is perfect for you! We have 12 wineries in the county.
And we’re also home to 11 breweries, including Maryland’s largest craft brewery, Flying Dog.
It’s also a great place to golf since we have over 10 golf courses in the county.
And bicyclists love it here too. We have countless trails for every level of biker and the city hosts the annual National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race.
Frederick has great schools, with 6 of the 10 high schools ranked among the top 50 of the state by U.S. News.
Frederick is home to the Thanks4Giving program designed to help those who serve the community become home owners more easily and affordably.
The real estate market is great! Sellers who list with us can expect an average time on market of only about 10 days!
Ready to call Frederick home? Let Troyce Gatewood guide you toward your perfect space. Contact her today to start the home buying process!