10 Reasons Why You Should Live In Frederick County Maryland

Dated: January 11 2021

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Maryland may be geographically tiny compared to other states, but it has as much to offer, if not more! Residents here can enjoy small-town main streets or large city nightlife. And while we may be partial, we think Frederick County is the best spot to live in Maryland, central to everything from mountains and lakes to the ocean and beaches. So in case you don't already live here, this is our quick top 10 list of why you should live in Frederick County.

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1) Housing options abound. If you want to live in a walkable city, Frederick is the place to live. The historic homes loaded with character and charm and are within walking distance of renowned restaurants, shops, and city parks. If you prefer a suburban community there are a lot of choices here. Many of these neighborhoods offer amenities such as community pools, clubhouses, and more. Lastly, if you prefer privacy and acreage, you can find larger lots or even farmland. No matter your preferred style of home, you are sure to find it here.

2) We have a nationally recognized public school system. Frederick County Schools are top-rated in Maryland with several past Blue Ribbon Awards. In addition, Frederick County students consistently outpace their state and national peers in academic achievement measures such as the SAT college-entrance exam. Frederick County is also home to Frederick Community College, Mount St Mary's, and Hood College offering options for continued education.

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3) It's affordable! Frederick County has a regionally competitive cost of living. Our 2020 median sold home price of $357,500 is much less compared to our neighboring counties to the south and east. If you are working remotely, moving here is an obvious choice! 

4) Did we mention our central location? If you do need to commute, we are only an hour to DC or Baltimore. There is convenient access to the MARC rail which can take you into DC for easy commuting. Our close proximity to major cities also opens up options for attending professional sporting events, museums, entertainment, and more.

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5) If you prefer entertainment closer to home, Downtown Frederick is rich with restaurants, with options to satisfy the most discriminating of foodies. After dinner, walk our beautiful historic streets or take in a show at the Weinberg Center for Performing Arts.

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6) Breweries, Wineries, and Distilleries! With up to 5 local distilleries, 15 wineries, and 16 breweries Frederick has become a destination for those seeking craft beer and locally distilled spirits. 

7) Local Farms! With a strong farm heritage, there are several here that are perfect for starting your family traditions of hand-selecting seasonal fruits, sunflowers, pumpkins, and Christmas trees! 

8) Get outdoors! Bike along the C&O canal. Visit Carroll Creek Park or hike Sugarloaf Mountain. During winter months enjoy nearby skiing at Ski Liberty or Whitetail. Lastly, it's just a little over an hour to Annapolis to visit our state capital or for fun and boating on the Chesapeake Bay.

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9) We are a thriving community with one of the fastest-growing economies in the state of Maryland. The recent addition of tech and biopharmaceutical companies as employers in our region parallels a rise in both commercial and residential property values. Businesses also benefit from our central location and proximity to 3 major metropolitan airports as well as our own Frederick Municipal Airport. 

10) It's friendly! We love living here and hope you will come to visit. If you then decide you don't want to leave, give us a call. We would love to help you find your dream home and join us in Frederick County.


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Kristen Carey

As our Marketing Manager, Kristen is dedicated to providing creative digital and print marketing solutions, social media expertise, writing, editing and so much more. At Welcome Home Realty Group, Kri....

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