Frederick, Maryland is one of the most sought-after places to live in the Mid-Atlantic. From beautiful scenery and unique culinary and retail offerings, to year-round family-friendly activities and a sense of community rarely found in larger cities, it is the perfect mix of rural and suburban charm. Our team of real estate agents have long called Frederick County home, and would love to answer any questions you might have about moving to the area.
It was challenging to stick to only 6 reasons that Frederick, MD is a wonderful place to live, but we settled on the following (in no particular order):
- Parks and Nature: There are a plethora of parks and walking paths to enjoy year round throughout Frederick County. One of our personal favorites is Baker Park – it is a great spot for so many activities, from walking and jogging, to dog-walking and watching the ducks. Gambrill State Park is perfect for the outdoorsy types and has some wonderful hiking trails.
History Buff Heaven
- History: If you love history, then Frederick is the place for you. A few favorite historical spots come to mind – Mount Olivet Cemetery which is is the final resting place of Francis Scott Key, The National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and The Monocacy Aqueduct. Of course, Frederick is a short drive from two famous battle sites of the Civil War, Antietam and Gettysburg. Visit https://www.visitfrederick.org/things-to-do/history-and-museums/civil-war/ for more information history pertaining to the Civil War in the Frederick area.
An Array Of Culinary + Retail Options
- Food + Shopping in Downtown Frederick: It would be impossible NOT to mention the amazing culinary and retail scene throughout Frederick, but particularly in downtown Frederick. The area offers food tours, has the popular national food/restaurant chains you know and love, along with privately-owned restaurants and bars that will delight your taste buds. Chef Bryan Voltaggio (a finalist on Top Chef Season 6 and Top Chef Masters Season 5) is a Frederick native, and owns Volt and Family Meal that locals love. And let’s not forget the wineries, breweries and distilleries! Frederick shopping is just as diverse. From boutiques on Main Street to the national brands, Frederick has it all.
Experience Frederick By Bike
- It’s Really Bike-Friendly: For a city that offers all the food, shopping, history and amenities, Frederick is also known for its wonderful biking trails. According to VisitFrederick.com, “Regardless of whether you’d prefer a leisurely ride on the C&O Canal Towpath, a more challenging ride through the heavy rolling terrain of northern and western Frederick County, a thrilling mountain bike trek down a trail at Gambrill State Park, or a jaunt through Baker Park into the heart of downtown Frederick, there’s something for everyone.”
A Popular Commute
- Easy Commuting: Although these days, more people work from home than ever before, Frederick is still an appealing place to commute from. Northern Virginia, Baltimore and Washington, DC are popular commutes from the Frederick area. So you can work in the city, and still get away from it all in beautiful Frederick County.
Calling All Entrepreneurs!
- A Great Place For Business: Frederick has become well-known for embraces those with aspirations of entrepreneurship. From a thriving small business networking community, to housing innovative startups, Frederick is all about business. So if you have dreams of working for yourself or starting a business, Frederick is a wonderful hub of entrepreneurial activity.
There are so many other reasons we believe Frederick MD is a wonderful place to call home. We would love to answer any question you might have about Frederick, its suburbs and the surrounding area. Feel free to contact us with any questions or to request more information.