Whiskey Creek Estates is a Golf Community which boasts a beautiful, well-known golf course that has hosted golf pros, statesmen, as well as local golf lovers. There are roughly two dozen luxury homes in the community, with a distinctive French Country style. Residents enjoy their own slice of Pebble Beach right here in Frederick County.
The Whiskey Creek Golf Club provides a beautiful setting, PGA professional staff, full-service kitchen and professional assistance with tournament planning. They provide golf instruction and camps and clinics, parties and banquets, and a superb clubhouse. Like Whiskey Creek Golf Club on Facebook.
Whiskey Creek Estates
Whiskey Creek boasts custom-built estate homes on 2 to 5 acre lots with luxury features, surrounded by the beautiful 18 hole golf course. Whiskey Creek Golf Club | 4804 Whiskey Court | Ijamsville, MD 21754
The one available building lot will allow the opportunity to build your dream home in exquisite whiskey creek estates-a premier golf course community. Beautiful private wooded lots are surrounded by wooded common grounds that won’t be built on-for the ultimate in privacy! Most lots overlook streams or creeks and the golf course.
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Residents in Whiskey Creek Estates enjoy all the great amenities of a golf community, as well as a small enclave of friendly neighbors and camaraderie, according to a client of ours who lives in Whiskey Creek. Many Whiskey Creek families enjoy social events and golf together, as well as school functions.
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The Clubhouse has the style of a secluded lodge with shaker roof, with a wrap-around porch. The views from the clubhouse are beautiful, with the mountains to the west in full view. Whiskey Creek Golf Course is a favorite of many, read the Yelp Reviews, Golf.com and Golf Advisor.
Whiskey Creek was the site of moon-shiners back in the day, with small distilleries scattered throughout the wooded countryside, using Bush Creek as their water supply. Along with the beautiful views and lovely setting, Whiskey Creek is minutes from Urbana and ten minutes from Frederick.
Braddock Heights is located west of the Frederick city limits, south of I-70. Turn left on Maryland Avenue off of Alternate route 40…Braddock Heights Neighborhood extends along the ridge of the mountain, through Jefferson Blvd. It is a small community along the ridge of the hill with beautiful views of Frederick and the Middletown Valley. Braddock Heights is part of the Middletown School District.
Braddock Hieights is the home of the fabled “Snallygaster”, in German: “quick spirit”, a half-bird-half-reptile creature supposedly responsible for the dissapearance of livestock in the Middletown Valley since the mid-18th Century. Evidently, a missing resident was also blamed on the Snallygaster throughout the years. The Frederick area was settled by Germans, and their folklore can still be heard. Seven-pointed stars to keep the monster at bay can still be found painted on some local barns.
Named for General Edward Braddock from the days of the French and Indian Wars, there is a lot of history involving Braddock Heights. It was the site of a major battle during the Civil War. The view of the City of Frederick From Old Braddock inspired Oliver Wendell Holmes to write about the “clustered spires” in his journal in 1862, and the name was popularized by his friend John Greenleaf Whittier in the famous poem about Barbara Fritchie.
Braddock Heights was founded in 1896 as a winter resort community, one of the first modern planned communities in the country. It grew to include several hotels, a pool, an amusement park, wooden skating rink (which was the nation’s oldest until it burned down in 1998…I used to take my kids there:) Until 1980 there was a small ski resort.
Railroad service between Frederick, Braddock Heights started in 1896. Service from Braddock to Jefferson Md was added in 1906, bringing hotel guests and vacationers, and continued until 1940 and 1946.
The Braddock Heights Historic Society has a website and newsletter, their mission is to preserve the history of the area. You can see old photos and submit any that you have.
After World War II, Braddock Heights became more of a community with permanent residents, as opposed to a vacation resort. There is a Braddock Heights Community Association which holds events at Braddock Heights Park. (like the Braddock Heights Community Association of Facebook for the latest information) The Braddock Inn is still in operation, one of the remaining historic places, originally Camp Schley Inn.
The homes you find in Braddock are very eclectic and unique, reflecting how the community grew over the years. There are a number of Victorians and Arts & Craft homes, as well as contemporary homes, all custom built and different…not the neighborhood to find a tract home.
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 on my list. Here are 10 things to do in the Historic District in downtown Frederick Md:
1. Spend some time at the Community Bridge. This bridge mural was painted by artist William Cochran and a crew of local artists and residents. There is a sign with a Key to the many murals painted on the bridge on the creek level, next to the Delaplaine Art Center. The images were sent in from residents as well as former residents who lived elsewhere. They are reflections of what it means to live in Frederick County.
There are several other murals in downtown Frederick painted under the direction of William Cochran. The series is called “Angels in the Architecture”. Frederick has been named one of America’s 12 “Prettiest Painted Places”, selected from nearly 200 nominees.
Enjoy these slides of some of the downtown Frederick murals:
2. Take a carriage ride, or a trolley ride. You can see the Historic District from the comfort of an open-air horse-drawn carriage during special event days in the winter. On the first Saturday of the month during warm weather, the trolley is usually running and it makes a great scenic trip through the Historic District. One of our local historians is on board to share some historic tidbits.
During the first weekend in June, the Frederick Art Festival draws more than 100 artists and craftspeople from all over the region. The entire month of June is devoted to the arts, with Plein Air painters painting throughout the city and around the county.
You won’t want to miss the Barnstorming Tour that takes place in June throughout the county. The Frederick County Landmarks Foundation organizes the tour of several barns every year. Docents are available at each barn to offer historic details. Artists are set up at each barn, painting scenes from the barns during the tour. The finished artwork and more can be purchased. It’s a beautiful way to combine Frederick County history, the arts and the lovely countryside of our county.
4. A serious shopper’s paradise. You could spend days shopping in the Historic District of Frederick. There are over 80 specialties, gift, clothing and toy stores. Bookstores, tea shops, florists, specialty foods…you name it, you’ll find something that’s just right for everyone on your gift list.
Visit the downtown Frederick Farmer’s Markets on Thursday afternoons, or Saturday mornings between May and October. Find a Frederick County farmers market near you.
5. Eat Your Heart Out. Seriously, the Historic District has some of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. You can find great food for any budget, with a nod to every part of the globe…Asian, Mediterranean, Indian, Persian, Italian, Cuban, Organic, Fusion, and American…bakeries, fudge, and chocolate…you name it. All of the restaurants in downtown are one-of-a-kind and top notch. The only chain you’ll find is Starbucks, and who can go anywhere and not see a Starbucks?! Check out Downtown Frederick Partnership’s website for an exhaustive list of our fabulous restaurants.
If you just can’t decide, then you can sign up for a tour with Taste Frederick Food Tour. Get a bit of the taste of Frederick along with a bit of our history. And speaking of tours, there are historic walking tours, ghost tours, and several group tours:
6. You can take a self-guided walking tour of the Historic District. Visit the Historical Society at 24 East Church Street for information, or the Visitor Center at 151 East Street. (301) 600-4047. You can also download the iTour Frederick App. It’s in the Google play store, Apple store and on Amazon for 3.99.
8. See a show in our growing Theatre District: See a variety of plays, shows or movies at the Weinberg. The Weinberg is a historic theater where you can see old-time movies, musical performances and plays. The Weinberg’s recent renovation has returned the historic theater to it’s former glory. See a play at the Maryland Shakespeare Festival, Way off Broadway Theater, or the Maryland Ensemble Theater.
10. Visit one of our historic treasures, like the Civil War Medicine Museum. Frederick was a key location during the Civil War when most of the Frederick churches became hospitals for wounded soldiers. Visit the Museum of Frederick County History at 24 E. Church Street. There are several historic places in Frederick County, some highlights: The Shifferstadt, the oldest dwelling in Frederick, the Museum of Frederick County, Rose
There are many seasonal events to see the sights in Frederick: Museums by Candlelight and the Tour of Historic Churches are fun during December. Bell and History Day takes place the first weekend in April. There are a number of Oktoberfest activities as well.
There are several historic places in Frederick County, some highlights: The Shifferstadt, the oldest dwelling in Frederick, the Museum of Frederick County, Rose Hill Manor, Barbara Fritchie House, Bjorlee Museum, Hessian Barracks, and more. Visit these websites to see more Frederick history:
Maxwell Place Condominiums in Frederick Md, in the historic District, have a beautiful view of Carroll Creek Promenade. There are 68-units in the building with the unique feature of 196 parking spaces in the center, surrounded by the luxury condominiums. The condos are managed by Clagett Management, 7540 North Market Street.
There are 23 different floor plans built by K-Hovnanian Builders. The condos were completed in 2006, with the grand opening of the Carroll Creek Linear Park.
Much of the original red brick from the previous historic bus station was reused on the exterior of the condominiums.
Maxwell Place condominiums are located on the creek, where residents enjoy living in the center of downtown Frederick. Commuter routes and mass transit are nearby, as well as all the great Historic District amenities. Downtown Frederick life includes fabulous restaurants, beautiful historic architecture, specialty shops, art galleries, theater district and a lovely, walkable small city.
Community events like First Saturday, Music on the Creek, Movies on the Creek, Alive at Five…and more, offer a vibrant atmosphere in downtown Frederick. Live music can be enjoyed at the nearby Carroll Creek Amphitheater, or closed windows will completely shut off the creek life, if that’s the choice.
There is a growing Theatre District in Frederick, with several local companies and venues: The Weinberg Center brings in celebrated national acts as well as local talent. The MET, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, has productions year-round, as well as the Fredericktowne Players, Other Voices Theater, Way-Off Broadway, Frederick Live!, and many more.
Maxwell Place Condominiums are located near the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, the Community Bridge, and across from the South Market Way Center, where you’ll find several restaurants: Hinode, Doner Bistro, and my favorite, The Wine Kitchen. One block away is Market Street, and Patrick Street, the two main streets in downtown Frederick, with more great shopping and restaurants.
There are several other condominium communities in downtown Frederick. Contact Chris Highland for a tour of downtown Frederick Condominiums.
Enjoy our video: A Day in Downtown Frederick:
The Community Bridge
The Community Bridge, or Painted Bridge, a faux-painted concrete bridge on Carroll Creek, was painted by a group of artists, lead by William Cochran. The symbols were “crowd-sourced” from Frederick County residents, and even from past residents living in other parts of the country. There is a sign with a key to the symbols on the east side of the bridge.
Lake Linganore at Eaglehead is Maryland’s largest privately owned lake community. Frederick County’s first Planned Unit Development (PUD), Lake Linganore is community of villages centered around a system of lakes: Lake Linganore, 250 acre-lake, Lake Anita Louise, Lake Merle, and Lake Marion. Linganore Creek forms Lake Linganore at the Linganore Dam, at Eaglehead Drive. The creek runs from the dam, into the Monocacy River.
The community was platted in 1968, and was originally designed to be a vacation community. The Brosius brothers, Bill and Lou, designed “new town” with Lake Linganore as the centerpiece. As the community grew, more permanent homeowners bought homes and the community became one of the affordable places to build a new home as early as the 80’s.
The Highland family lived in Lake Linganore for 16 years, and raised our 3 boys and daughter (for the most part) there. We lived in Pinehurst Village in a custom cape cod single-family home (before moving into the City of Frederick). Our kids loved the life in Lake Linganore! They loved to tromp through the woods and explore the Indian Caves. We went swimming several times a week throughout the summers and enjoyed the lakes and beaches. Lake Linganore is a beautiful place for kids (and Labrador retrievers) to grow up.
The Villages at Lake Linganore
There are 13 Villages in Lake Linganore at Eaglehead:
Summerfield is located off of Boyers Mill Road, with single-family homes and townhomes. Summerfield pool is at the entrance to the village. Deer Crossing Elementary is located near the entrance to the village.
Pinehurst is located near Lake Anita Louise, with single-family homes and two townhouse neighborhoods.
Lake Anita Louise lies between Anita Louise and Lake Linganore, with single-family homes. Both Pinehurst and Anita Louise have lakefront homes and wooded neighborhoods.
Westwinds is the furthest east, close to route 75, surrounding Westwinds Golf Course, and Westwinds Golf Club, as well as a swimming pool and indoor tennis courts. The Villas at Westwindswithin the community.
Nightingale is a small single-family village off of Boyers Mill Road, along Lake Linganore, with Nightingale Beach along the shore.
Coldstream, one of the oldest villages, is located on Lake Linganore, with the Coldstream Beach access and the Lake Linganore Esplanade. Coldstream has single-family homes, many with modern lake architecture, cottage style, as well as Colonial homes. Coldstream pool and community center (with association office) is located at the entrance to the Village.
Nearby North Shore Village lies next to the lake and you’ll find single-family homes and townhouses built by Jay & Associates.
Balmoralis a community of single-family homes on the other side of Coldstream, leading to the Meadows,
The Meadows, single-family homes which lie adjacent to Lake Merle.
Further beyond Coldstream is Audubon Terrace, you’ll find condominiums and townhouse villas.
The Village of Aspen has upscale single-family homes with construction requirements that make the median price about $500,000.
The brand new subdivision of Aspen Northhas just begun (2016) with two model homes open for tour.
At the end of Aspen is a small village called The Point, which overlooks the Linganore Dam and Lake Marion.
To the west of Lake Marion is Woodridge, with a small area of Frank Loyd Wright inspired homes, and a large section of traditional single-family homes.
There are seven areas of proposed future development, which will mean other villages with distinct styles and character, as well as additions to the current villages.
Living in A State Park
The Villages at Lake Linganore are designed for the nature-lover, with homes that fit into the surrounding landscape, views of woods and lakes, and amenities to take advantage of those surroundings: the Linganore Trail system, over 30 miles of paths and nature trails, boat ramp and boat racks to explore the four lakes in canoes, kayaks and electric-powered boats, enjoy fishing, and three sand beaches. photo credit to: Forsaken Fotos on flickr
Other amenities include: three swimming pools, an 19-hole golf course, playgrounds, picnic areas, basketball courts, volleyball courts, six tennis courts and three sports fields. In the warm weather times residents enjoy a farmer’s market, live music and an outdoor craft and small vendor market.
The community exists on 3700+ acres of land, with 850 acres of open land. Find out more about Lake Linganore at the (LLA) association website. There are several committees, clubs and groups that residents can be involved in, and the website is a great way to stay up with the latest Lake Linganore News.
Lake Linganore is home to the mysterious Indian Caves, which are approachable from one of the many nature trails. It may be that “Linganore” gets its name after an Indian chief that once lived on Linganore Creek. Folklore relates that this chief lost a left ear during a battle and German settlers referred to him using the German terms ‘linke’ (left) and ‘ohr’ (ear.) Tradition states that “Chief Linganore” was a member of the Susquehanna Indian tribe and died in 1765.
Indian tribes have lived or hunted in Frederick County for 12,000 years, but in more recent history it is thought that primarily the Susquehanna tribe encamped in and around Linganore Creek. In the early 1700s hunting parties would come down from Pennsylvania to camp near Linganore Creek while they hunted game to feed their tribe.
A 600-foot long rock-and-earth-fill dam forms Lake Linganore. Brosius Rock, the boulder located at the corner entrance of the earthen dam, has a carved inscription that dedicates the dam—the Brosius Dam— to J. William Brosius, the father of Bill and Lou Brosius. Incorporated into the design of the Brosius Dam are 11 fountains along the northern wing of the dam area.
Lake Linganore Community Homes for Sale
Follow this link for more homes for sale in the Villages of Lake Linganore at Eaglehead:
The Maxwell Square townhouse development on 5th Street in historic downtown Frederick has been sitting motionless since c. 2007, when the real estate market came to a screeching halt, including new homes. In 2013, Comstock Homes purchased the remainder of the development, which then consisted of only the homes built on 5th Street.
This summer, construction has resumed, and two of the remaining six townhouse sections are almost completed. See the following photo slide:
Towns at Maxwell Square in Historic Frederick Md
The Towns at Maxwell Square, a townhouse development of 49 units, has two models, The George and The Frederick, with 2400 square feet, starting in the high-300’s. Both models are 4 stories with 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 full and one or 2 half baths. The 4th floor is a spacious loft.
When the homes were first planned, the original builder had 42 floor plans approved by the Historic Commission. The plans had numerous bedroom configurations, some had an elevator, some had a first floor 2-car garage.
The kitchens are well-appointed with a Chef-Inspired luxury package, granite counters, designer cabinets, upgraded appliance package and many other deluxe features. Balconies, hardwoods and open floor plans are just a few of the charms.
The master bedroom is equipped with walk-in closet and luxurious master bath. Luxury and modern amenities with the historic feel and look.
The Federal style architecture fits in perfectly in the historic downtown Frederick neighborhoods. Brick and siding exteriors for easy maintenance, as well as landscaped common areas that are kept within a Condominium association structure.
Enjoy the Comstock video tour of Frederick:
A Little Back-Story
The story of this community seems is just short of a saga. After much negotiation with the Historical Society the original developer, the Churchhill Group, managed to tear down all but 3 of the existing homes on the block, located at 30 East 5th Street, Frederick. They built the units on 5th street, and renovated the 3 existing homes. Then the real estate market went south in 2007.
The original designers managed to create a style on the inside that is modern yet reminiscent of the Federal style in its details. They have 49 lots total. Now Comstock is continuing with two sections almost completed.
The development has earned the EPA’s Energy Star label. This means they are significantly more efficient than a standard home, at least 30 percent more efficient than the national Model Energy Code and 15% more efficient than the state energy code, whichever is more rigorous.
Spring Ridge is a planned community in Frederick Maryland, located east of the City in the 21701 zip code. Spring Ridge is a community built by Kettler Forlines, Ryan Homes, and NV Homes, featuring single-family homes, townhouses, condominiums and a senior apartment center, for 62+ active adults, and covers about 650 acres. Most of the homes were built in the 90’s and early 2000’s.
Spring Ridge is convenient to Washington D.C. and Baltimore, and Montgomery County, located within easy distance via I-270 or I-70.
Bordered on the East by Meadow Road
West: Monocacy River
North: Linganore Creek and Lake Linganore
South: Route 144, Old National Pike
Enjoy our Spring Ridge Neighborhood video:
The central gathering point of the community is the pool and community center. The local swim team, the Sharks, meets at the pool.
The Spring Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary, a nature preserve, with it’s 1.4 mile trail, is surrounded on 3 sides by fresh water creeks. The wildlife haven consists of 38 acres of meadows and woodlands. See more on the Spring Ridge HOA website.
Spring Ridge Community
Spring Ridge consists of 1394 homes and is located just minutes away from historic downtown Frederick. Spring Ridge Conservancy has numerous amenities that benefit Spring Ridge residents. They are:
pool facility with 4 pools,
3 tennis courts,
1 soccer field,
2 basketball courts,
over 20 miles of walking paths/sidewalks, 200 acres of open space and 38 acres that are a Certified Nature Sanctuary.
Parks nearby include Pinecliff Community Park and the Monocacy River.
Spring Ridge Market District
Spring Ridge has a market district at the main entrance to the community which includes every convenience for home owners. Currently, there is a beer & wine store, a restaurant, gas station, and fire station, with a Weis Grocery store and more specialty shops.
Spring Ridge Community has a professional park with various medical professionals, dental services, financial services and more.
Homes for Sale in Spring Ridge Frederick Md
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Spring Ridge Real Estate Information
Spring Ridge consists of 820 single-family homes, 570 townhomes, and 22 condominium buildings with over 300 condominiums. There are 4 sub-associations to govern the condominiums. The majority of homes are Colonial style with traditional floor plans. Spring Ridge is one of the earlier planned unit developments (PUD) in Frederick Md.
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 Street 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.
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.
“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:
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:
Whittier Pond is a planned community, mixed use development built by Ausherman Builders, for years the premier family-owned builder in Frederick Md. The Whittier Neighborhood is located in northwestern Frederick, off of Christopher Crossing, and Yellow Springs Road.
The typical style of home in Whittier Pond is Colonial. There are several single-family areas, and several styles of townhouses and condominium units throughout the neighborhood, Laketree and Ridgeview.
The community has a market district, Lakefront Shopping Center, with several convenient offices and stores, adjacent to a beautiful pond. The market district includes Lakeside Pizzeria, Kiddie Academy, a Nail Salon, a baker, cleaners, a barber shop and Whittier Liquors, among other offices and commercial spaces.
There are several ball fields throughout the community, with sidewalks and bike paths. The community has three pools, which open around Memorial Day and close after Labor Day. They are:
Cobblestone at 2405 Cobblestone Way
Wetherburne at 2274 Wetherburne Way
Greenleaf at 2000 East Greenleaf Drive
Whittier Elementary School is on the other side of the pond.
Whittier has a very active community, with community-wide yard sales in the summer, yearly Lakeside Festival which brings 1,000 people for fun family activities, and many sports clubs, little league and soccar, playgrounds and children’s activities.
The Whittier Pond HOA website has all the details about the community, guidelines and rules. One of the recent changes to the Association rules is in response to Maryland law about Pit Bulls. Put Bulls, which include these four breeds: American Stafforshire Terrier, Stafforshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, and Bull Terrier, are banned from all Common Areas in Whittier.
Contact Chris Highland of the Highland Group for a personal tour any homes for sale in Whittier Pond neighborhood.
Somerford Assisted Living facility is located near the entrance to Whittier Neighborhood. Along with a campus-style senior living community, it offers Assisted Living Memory Care – Alzheimer’s / DementiaRespite Care and Short Term Stays. Located at 2100 Whittier Drive.
Whittier Pond is home to many geese and ducks and other water birds. There is an active birding community in Frederick. Baker Park, Lake Linganore, and the many other parks and recreation facilities in the area offer bird-watching and photography experierences.
In And Around Frederick Md
Whittier Neighborhood is inside the Frederick city limits, minutes from downtown Frederick. The historic downtown area is full of great restaurants in Frederick, shops and museums. The Federal architecture is a photographer’s delight. History abounds in the Frederick area, with historic churches, the Civil War Medicine Museum, and the many buildings that are on the National Historic Registry.
Employment in Frederick Md
In addition to retail and dining, downtown Frederick is home to 600 businesses and organizations totaling nearly 5,000 employees. A growing technology sector can be found in downtown’s historic renovated spaces, as well as in new office buildings located along Carroll Creek Park.
The top employers in the city are: Fort Detrick, Frederick County Board of Education, Frederick Memorial Healthcare System, Frederick County Government, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, National Cancer Institute, Frederick Community College, United Health Care, State Farm Insurance. See more at the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce website.
The Arts in Frederick Md
The arts are growing and thriving in Frederick, with several galleries, art studios, a Theatre District and the historic Weinberg Theater, where locals can see national acts. Frederick locals can enjoy the arts and take lessons at several galleries, including the Delaplaine Center. The first weekend in June, Frederick City hosts the Festival of the Arts, along Carroll Creek. The yearly festival draws over 100 artists from all over the country. There is a juried, three-day fine arts event, with plein air artists painting along the streets of Frederick for weeks. The event has two stages of live entertainment, artist demonstrations, children’s activities, food, and much more.
Frederick’s location in Central Maryland places it in and among some beautiful National, State and County parks. The many Frederick Parks & Recreation facilities offer places to celebrate our beautiful area. Read more about Frederick area parks.
Recreation abounds in Frederick. Whether you like individual or team sports, or whether your children love sports, the parks and community recreation leagues are plentiful. Frederick is also surrounded by several beautiful National and State Parks:
National Parks like Monocacy National Battlefield, Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Antietam National Battlefield, and C & O Canal.
State Parks like Catoctin Mountain & Cunningham Falls State Park, Gathland, Greenbriar, and Gambrill State Park.
Frederick County has numerous parks, like Carroll Creek Wildlife Park, Fountain Rock Park, Pinecliff, Fountaindale, and Rose Hill Manor. Frederick County is truly a park-lover’s paradise!
Education in Frederick Md
Frederick County Public School students are tops in the state in test scores, including SAT scores. Local Colleges and Universities include Hood College, Mount Saint Mary’s and Frederick Community College. Frederick Community College has a superior nursing school, with some of the highest percentages of graduates to pass the state exam. University of Maryland has satellite campuses in Frederick and within easy driving distance of Frederick. See more resources on our Frederick Md Education page.