Frederick, MD

Population: 68,229 livability score shield

Key findings

  • Frederick has a Livability Score of 73/100, which is considered excellent
  • Frederick crime rates are 13% higher than the Maryland average
  • Cost of living in Frederick is 3% lower than the Maryland average
  • Frederick real estate prices are 15% lower than the Maryland average
  • Rental prices in Frederick are 1% lower than the Maryland average

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      Top Rated Schools in Frederick

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Centerville Elementary SchoolKG - 595680%
      Linganore High9 - 121,32476%
      Urbana Elementary SchoolPK - 571275%
      Tuscarora High9 - 121,55067%
      Monocacy Valley Montessori SchoolPK - 830062%
      Frederick Classical Charter SchoolKG - 836758%
      Parkway Elementary SchoolKG - 520857%
      Gov. Thomas Johnson High9 - 121,57856%
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      Frederick Reviews

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      Fun in Fredrick, Maryland
      I have lived in Frederick, Maryland for almost ten years. As Maryland's second largest city it has endless opportunities to experience the arts, fine dining, and an amazing cultural scene, all in less that sixty minutes from both Baltimore, MD, and Washington, D.C. Designated as an "Arts and Entertainment District", downtown Frederick is exploding with performance arts. Each weekend offers a variety of dance, musical, and theater experiences. One of my favorite activities is attending the annual Frederick Festival of the Arts. This event takes place on the first weekend in June, and lasts for two days. The festival draws people from across the region to experience the work of more than 100 professional artists.

      Frederick also offers a wide range of dining choices from casual to elegant, many of which are found within Frederick's forty block historic district. Worthy of mention are the beloved casual Café 611 which specializes in southern American fare and New Orleans style entertainment. If you are looking for a more upscale experience, The Cellar Door, offers and seasonal menu and caters to special occasions. If you are looking for a light bite, an authentic deli experience can be found at Crabapples New York Delicatessen. Voted best deli for fifteen years by local customers, Crabapples offers awesome sandwiches, salads, and soups.

      Frederick also offers a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Forty miles of the Appalachian Trail borders the western edge of Frederick and can be accessed for hiking and camping. If water activities are more your style you can access both the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers for tubing, kayaking, white water rafting, and even zip lining.

      When I first moved to Frederick, MD I never expected to stay in one place for so long, however Frederick stole my heart. It has so much to offer both residents and visitors alike. Strong in the arts, culture, fine and casual dining, and amazing outdoor recreational offerings, I can't imagine living anywhere else.
      7 -1
      The Historic Frederick County Maryland
      I've lived in the Frederick Maryland area for approximately 13 years and it must be said that it is one of the most beautiful places in the county. With a population of roughly 60,000 people it is also one of the most expensive places to live in the Greater Washington D.C metro area. However with views of the Catoctin Mountains and the historic nature of this city, it is well worth it.

      You can easily travel to Washington D.C. using the public transportation system however you do have to wake up fairly early in order to board the MARC commuter Train at one of the two stops in Frederick; they are Frederick train station and Monocacy Train Station. Keep in mind that this is a commuter train and only runs during the week, however I've used to travel to D.C. for business and pleasure. The transportation company Mega bus has recently expanded service to the Frederick area as well, and is offering bus trips to Washington throughout the week and on weekends.

      My favorite place in Frederick is the city's downtown corridor. It is historic in nature as it houses many museums of a civil war nature. There are several historic landmarks in and around Frederick and it is also the site of the civil war speech given by President Abraham Lincoln. There are also over 200 specialty shops, art galleries and restaurants for all tastes; my favorite being The Tajitu Ethiopian restaurant on East Patrick Street. The food is fantastic and the atmosphere of the restaurant is relaxing yet traditional. I am never dis-satisfied after having a meal there.

      My favorite place to shop has to be along Buckeystown pike in Francis Scott Key mall. It's not a big shopping mall by any means, but I can get most of my shopping done there easily. There are also shops on the Golden Mile along US 40. The Golden mile is a long stretch of fast food restaurant chains, auto-dealerships and strip malls.

      Just outside our city limits is The Monocacy Battlefield, which is the site one of the last battles carried out by the confederates in Union territory during the civil war. The park hosts battle walks, and other programs throughout the summer.

      Frederick is a wonderful place to live; it is family friendly, there is plenty to see and do, numerous places to shop and a great view of the Catoctin Mountains.
      3 -2
      Source: The Frederick, MD data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).