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Frederick Farmer’s Markets Open in May

Frederick Farmer’s Markets Open in May

May is a spectacular month in Frederick Maryland! May Fest, History events, Garden Tours… and Farmer’s Markets! For those of us who aren’t blessed with green thumbs, it’s a real treat to go to one of the Frederick County Farmer’s markets and pick up some yummy organic produce.Farmers Market Frederick MD

I want to give credit where credit is due, so here are some of the local farmer’s markets that McCutcheon’s Blog lists:  [And by the way, you’ll want to subscribe to McCutcheon’s Blog for some great recipes!]

And here is a great Google Map of the location of these Farmers Markets.

If you’re not within a drive of these Farmer’s Market’s listed, check out localharvest.org or discoverfrederickmd.com. for a list of local farms, farm markets and CSA operations.

Seed of Life Nurseries

Seed of Life Nurseries a community supported agriculture(CSA) program, also supports our community by feeding and educating “at risk” families throughout the growing season. The local partnerships with SOL helped feed over 100 at risk families in 2013.

Things to Do in Frederick Md in May

  • Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour, May 17, 18.  301-600-2489, Purchase Tickets online or at stores listed on the website.
  • First Saturday is “May Fest”. Build a bouquet of spring flowers as you shop. Find Details at the Downtown Frederick Partnership website.
  • Bark in the Park, May 10th, Utica District Park, Thurmont, Md

Mother’s Day Brunch in and Around Frederick:

  • Brewer’s Alley – 301-631-0089
  • Roasthouse Pub – 301-418-6096
  • Barley & Hops – 301-668-5556
  • Walkersville Railroad will serve brunch in a 1920′s dining car. Reservations required: 301-898-0899
  • Alexander’s in Buckeystown, 301-874-1831
  • The Comus Inn – 301-349-5100
  • Monocacy Crossing – 301-846-4204
  • Volt – 301-696-8658
  • Isabella’s – 301-698-8922
  • Quynn’s Attic – 301-695-9656

Frederick Farmer’s Markets Open in May, Enjoy Frederick’s own produce!

Frederick Md in May

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Things to See and Do in Historic District Frederick

Things to See and Do in Historic District Frederick

The Frederick Historic District is one of the highlights of Frederick County. The District has become a destination place for visitors from all over the region. It makes a great day trip, or week-end get-a-way. The city is rich with history, shopping and sightseeing.

The Frederick Towne Historic District

The Frederick Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, and a boundary increase was added in 1988. The National Park Service designates A Great American Mainstreethistoric districts, and lists them in the National Register. The state usually follows similar criteria and can have their own set of rules and restrictions on rehabilitation standards. There can also be a third layer of local administrations in the respective county or municipal governments.

Two Historic Districts in Frederick

Sometimes the exact boundaries of the Historic District in Frederick are confusing. Did you know there are actually 2 historic districts? If you own a home or are thinking of buying a home in the Historic District, it’s important to know the distinctions between the two.

First, a little history:

In 1744 an Annapolis lawyer named Daniel Dulaney bought 7,000 acres west of the Monocacy River. He planned the original 144 lots along a grid with streets running north and south, east and west. More lots were added later for a total of 340 lots, running from 7th Street to the north, South Street to the south, and Bentz Street to the west, East Street.

Frederick Town Historic DistrictFrederick was incorporated in 1816, and was no longer known as Fredericktown, but as Frederick. After that, several other sections were added to Frederick, including sections on the west side of Bentz Street, sections along both sides of West Patrick Street and the north side of West South Street.

The original plat laid out by Daniel Dulaney was extended in 1891 to include East Third Street, and in 1894, to include Clarke Place just south of the Maryland School for the Deaf. (You can see the later period of these sections by the Victorian architecture, and the houses built further back from the road.) The City of Frederick’s Historic District basically includes these areas.

1. The Frederick Town Historic District

The City of Frederick established The Historic District in 1952, which included just a few blocks of Downtown Frederick. It has been expanded several times over the years with the most recent boundaries drawn in 1995.

The Historic Commission was created in 1977 and renamed the “Historic Preservation Commission” in 2005. In 2001 the Historic District was officially named “Frederick Town Historic District“.

2. The National Register Historic District

The National Register District includes all of the Frederick Town Historic District… and some more. Here is the reason you need to know about the 2 districts: Those properties outside the Frederick Town Historic District, but inside the National Register District do not require permits from the Historic Preservation Commission. (Just Building permits) However, property owners in both districts may be eligible for local, state, and federal tax incentives.

The Frederick Town Historic District makes up over 50 square blocks of the city, one of the largest historic areas in the region. The residential, industrial, commercial and church buildings date from the late 1700’s to 1941. The architecture includes many Federal style buildings, Queen Anne, American Foursquare, and late Victorian. The churches have the high styles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries: Gothic and Greek Revival, Romanesque and Colonial Revival.

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If you are visiting Frederick and want to make the most of your day, the Historic District in Downtown Frederick will make a great destination with lots of interesting things to do. Make sure you have your camera! Even if you’re a local, you might find something new in my list. Here are 10 things to explore in our lovely city.

 

For more information visit the Frederick Tourism website. And make sure to visit our gem of a city.

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City of Frederick Panorama

 

The Frederick Historic District

The Frederick Historic District

The Frederick Historic District

The City of Frederick is the home of one of the largest and best-kept Historic Districts on the East Coast. The Frederick Historic District, with about 50 square blocks of rich architecture and history, has received many awards, including The Great American Main A Great American MainstreetStreet Award in 2005. It was named one of the “Distinct Destinations” in 2002 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and was named one of  “10 Great Neighborhoods” for 2010, by the American Planning Association (APA).

Enjoy our video: A Day in Downtown Frederick:

 

The Frederick Historic District is a thriving center of over 80 specialty shops and several award-winning restaurants. The quaint city boasts a theater district and growing visual and performing arts area, with galleries and shows, the historic Weinberg Theater, and architecture styles from federal to art deco. Visitors will enjoy the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, as well as many nearby historic sites.

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Frederick’s Historic District

Frederick’s Historic District stretches from East Street to Bentz Street, and from 7th Street in the North to Maryland School for the Deaf.  In the Historic section, you’ll see Federal style houses dating from the 18th century, many restored to their former splendor.  (Map of Historic District)

Frederick Maryland Walkscore:


The revitalization that has been going on in Frederick City for the last 2 decades has made the downtown area a very desirable location.  The Historical Society has done an excellent job of maintaining the integrity of our 18th and 19th century architectural heritage.

The Community Bridge: The Carroll Creek Linear Park was designed and built in response to the flood of 1972, inspired by Riverwalk of San Antonio.

community bridge

“To create a creek side park through historic Frederick Maryland, providing unique opportunities for commercial, residential, cultural, and recreational development, enhancing the quality of life for the entire Frederick community.” (1991 Carroll Creek Master Plan)

The Park which runs the length of Carroll Creek from the top of Baker park to the other side of East Street, was a 20+ year project, which officially opened June 21, 2004.  Some of the future plans include brick pedestrian paths, Sailboat Pond, additional water features, landscaping, benches and a bridge at Wisner Street. The last phase of the project is now underway. (2015)


The shopping in the Historic District is diverse and rich.  On East Street, you  can shop at Everedy Square and Shab Row,  with anchor stores like Talbot’s, and Flights of Fancy.  There are several unique gift shops and cafe’s.  Ayshe Meze is a lovely Middle Eastern Restaurant with a beautiful patio for dining al Fresco.  Find out more at Frederick Downtown Partnership.

Frederick is the Place for Foodies! Check out our Google Map of Frederick Restauraunts:


 

Frederick has many opportunities for the History buff.  The Civil War  Medicine Museum is at 48 East Patrick Street.  Visiting Antietam National Battlefield is worth the drive if you are interested in Civil War Medicine.

The Historical Society  at 24 East Church Street offers walking tours of historic downtown, and information about local Museums.  A great overall website on Frederick County History is Discover Frederick MD.

At the western end of Baker Park you can visit the Schifferstadt Museum , a  17th century German colonial  home.

Child Guide Magazine is a great resource for historic tours in the area for children. The Rose Hill Manor Park and Children’s Museum, on Market Street is a nice childrens history museum, with lots of special activities throughout the year.

The Frederick High-Wheel Race:

For more information on historical sites in Frederick:

 Homes For Sale in the Historic District

This is a sample, click on the link to see the entire list:

  1. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Lot size: 3,224 sqft
    Year built: 1900
    Days on market: 0
  2. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,000 sqft
    Year built: 1860
    Days on market: 1
  3. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,496 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,690 sqft
    Year built: 1933
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 1
  4. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 680 sq ft
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 11
  5. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Lot size: 1,728 sqft
    Year built: 1910
    Days on market: 11
  6. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Lot size: 2,672 sqft
    Year built: 1850
    Days on market: 12
  7. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Lot size: 1,360 sqft
    Year built: 1900
    Days on market: 23
  8. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,657 sqft
    Year built: 2013
    Days on market: 23

See all Frederick Town Historic District.
(all data current as of 4/29/2017)

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Frederick Md 21702

About Frederick Md 21702

Frederick Md is located in the Northeastern corner of an imagined triangle made between Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Frederick. A highway trip of approximately 50 miles to both Baltimore and Washington will be about 1 hour. The City of Frederick takes up 3 zip codes, 21701, 21703 and Frederick Md 21702.  Frederick Md 21702

Frederick Md offers a quieter, more laid-back lifestyle, while still close to big city amenities. 40% of the Frederick population commutes to the larger cities for employment. Surrounded by rolling hills and farmland, Frederick is the County Seat and located in the center of the county.

Frederick offers all the amenities of a small city and, yet, has maintained all the friendliness of a large town. Frederick is becoming known for its great dining, its unique and plentiful shopping venues, and its historic and cultural activities.  Civil War buffs will find plenty to see in the city as well as the surrounding areas with the Civil War Museum, Monocacy Battlefield, Gettysburg and Antietam National Battlefields.

Frederick Md 21702

Demographics for Frederick 21702:

Urban population: 14,138
Rural population: 1,478

Estimated median household income in 2010:

Zip Code 21702:  $82,115
Maryland:             $70,017

Average Home Price in 2013: $290,600
Median Home Price in 2013:  $262,900

Households: 29,852

Homes For Sale in Frederick Md 21702:

  1. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,129 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,741 sqft
    Year built: 1978
    Days on market: 0
  2. 6 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,605 sq ft
    Lot size: 31,363 sqft
    Year built: 1918
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  3. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Lot size: 10,069 sqft
    Year built: 2002
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  4. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,516 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,695 sqft
    Year built: 1992
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  5. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,170 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,682 sqft
    Year built: 1963
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 2
  6. 6 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,126 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,107 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  7. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,420 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,200 sqft
    Year built: 1977
    Days on market: 3
  8. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,620 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,790 sqft
    Year built: 1993
    Days on market: 3
  9. 3 beds, 2 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 2,804 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,400 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  10. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,282 sq ft
    Lot size: 30,000 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 3

See all Real estate in the 21702 zip code.
(all data current as of 4/29/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

See Real Estate Statistics for Frederick.

Neighborhoods in Frederick Md 21702:


Schools in Frederick 21702:

  • Waverley Elementary
  • Yellow Springs Elementary
  • Rock Creek School
  • Monocacy Elementary School
  • Heather Ridge Middle
  • Monocacy Middle School
  • St. John Regional Catholic School

Things to Do in Frederick 21702;

  • Maze At Crumland, Amusement Park: 7612 Willow Road
  • Clover Hill Swim Club
  • Frederick Municipal Forest
  • Willowdale Park
  • Shookstown Park
  • The Park at Walnut Ridge
  • Stonegate Park

Frederick Md 21702 Weather

Races in zip code 21702:

White population: 66
Black population: 0
American Indian population: 0
Asian population: 2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population: 0
Some other race population: 0
Two or more races population: 0
Hispanic or Latino population: 1

Frederick Md 21701

Frederick Md 21701

About Frederick Md 21701

The zip code of 21701 is located in northern City of Frederick, roughly bordered on the west by I-15, on the north by the Monocacy River and most of Liberty Road, on the east by Green Valley Road and around Lake Linganore, then on the south by I-70.

Homes for sale Frederick County

The neighborhoods that can be found in 21701 include:

Map of Frederick Md 21701

Several Historic Frederick Landmarks are found in zip code 21701: Children’s Museum, The Historic District with 50 square blocks of shops, restaurants and homes, The Civil War Medicine Museum, The Frederick County Museum of History, Prospect Hall, Barbara Fritchie Home and Museum, and other historic homes including the Schifferstadt and the Tyler Spite Home.

See more information about Frederick Md on the City of Frederick Website.

Frederick Md 21701 Demographic Information:

  • Population in 2010: 15,847
  • Average 2013 Home Value: $284,700
  • Median Home Value: $270,000
  • Cost of Living Index:  113.7 [more than U.S average of 100]
  • Average Real Estate Property Tax in 2010: $3,180
  • 43 Registered Sex Offenders as of July 2013
  • Median Resident Age: 38
  • Average Household Size: 2.6 people
  • Estimated Median Household Income in 2010: $80,500 [compared to Maryland, $70,000]

Shopping Centers:  Prospect Plaza Shopping Center, Patrick Shopping Center, Monocacy Village Shopping Center, Libertytown Shopping Center, Festival at Frederick Shopping Center, Eastgate Shopping Center, College Park Plaza Shopping Center, Everedy Square Shopping Center.

Public Elementary Schools in Frederick Md 21701:

Spring Ridge Elementary School, South Frederick Elementary, Parkway Elementary, Lewistown Elementary, Monocacy Valley Montessori School

Public Middle Schools in Frederick Md 21701:

Oakdale Middle School, Governor Thomas Johnson, Monocacy Middle, West Frederick

Public High Schools in Frederick Md 21701:

Oakdale, Governor Thomas Johnson, Frederick High, Walkersville High

Homes For Sale in Frederick Md 21701:

  1. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 930 sq ft
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 0
  2. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,000 sqft
    Year built: 1860
    Days on market: 1
  3. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,911 sq ft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 1
  4. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,092 sq ft
    Lot size: 31,363 sqft
    Year built: 1900
    Days on market: 1
  5. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Year built: 2000
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 1
  6. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,496 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,690 sqft
    Year built: 1933
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 1
  7. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Lot size: 2,295 sqft
    Year built: 1895
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 1
  8. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,178 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,690 sqft
    Year built: 1995
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 1
  9. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,089 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,732 sqft
    Year built: 1995
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  10. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Lot size: 7.01 ac
    Year built: 1890
    Days on market: 2
  11. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 980 sq ft
    Year built: 1989
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 2
  12. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,600 sqft
    Year built: 1984
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2

See all Real estate in the 21701 zip code.
(all data current as of 4/29/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Historic Preservation Guidelines in Frederick Md

Historic Preservation Guidelines in Frederick Md

Historic Preservation Guidelines in Frederick Md

Are you interested in living in the Historic District in Frederick? The Historic District is regulated by the Frederick Historic Preservation Commission, which was established in 1998 to safeguard the historical and cultural heritage of the City of Frederick’s Historic District. The Historic Preservation Commission must review and approve all exterior work in any historic property, except for minor rehabilitation, which is specified in their documents. The Commission then makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.

The Historic District was placed on The National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and the boundaries were expanded in 1988. There are 2 historic districts in Frederick, each with slightly different guidelines. Here is a map of the Frederick Town Historic District and the Downtown Frederick Area:

Historic District Frederick

Frederick Town Historic District Design Guidelines were approved by the Historic Preservation Commission in November 2008. These guidelines established provisions “to ensure that all properties in the Historic District are rehabilitated to best preserve their essential historic qualities and that new construction is sensitive to the scale and historic nature of the Historic District.”

If you love historic properties, the Historic District in Frederick might be the place for you. You can contact the Historic Preservation Commission at the City of Frederick Website, or at

Municipal Office Annex

140 West Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701