Downtown Frederick Maryland
Downtown Frederick is full of architectural charm and community spirit. Largely filled with the 50-square block Historic District, the downtown area has been undergoing improvements for years. The beautiful Carroll Creek Linear Park had it’s grand opening in 2006, modeled after El Paso’s Riverwalk, although on a much smaller scale.
Living in downtown Frederick affords the best features of a both a small city and a large town, with friendly people, and great amenities and activities. The growing Theater District always offers something fun to see, as well as the live music which takes place during the many events and just about every night at a local restaurant or bar. A thriving art community is growing in Frederick, with many venues to enjoy new artists and established favorites.
Enjoy our Photo Album of Downtown Frederick:
Community Events Throughout the Year
During the year, there are several events that draw crowds to enjoy downtown Frederick. First Saturday is a great day for merchants to open their doors every month with specials, demonstrations and exhibitions. Residents and visitors enjoy gallery openings, food and wine tastings, live music on many corners and special events. My favorite event has to be February’s “Fire and Ice” with ice sculptures on display throughout downtown Frederick!
Enjoy our Video: A Day in Frederick:
The Historic District is on the National Historic Register and is cared for by the Frederick Historic Commission. The Federal, Victorian and Colonial Architecture is a draw for historic home enthusiasts. Along with these historic homes are several areas of new construction, including Maxwell Place Condominiums along Carroll Creek Park, and Maxwell Square Townhouse Development on 5th Street. Creekside Plaza is a mixed use building with several condominiums on the 5th and 6th floor.
The Historic District and Historic Frederick Maryland is home to many significant historic sites, including the Civil War Medicine Museum. Other places include the Barbara Fritchie home, Roger Brooke Taney home, Francis Scott Key Law Building and the historic Mt. Olivet Cemetery where he is buried. The Historic Frederick Courthouse, the Shifferstadt Architectural Museum and the Bjorlee Museum are a few of the many places to visit.
More about Frederick History:
- Civil War Traveler
- Historic National Road
- Journey Through Hallowed Ground
- Maryland Historic Trust
- Frederick Bed & Breakfasts
- The Historical Society of Frederick
- National Museum of Civil War Medicine
- Frederick County Landmarks Foundation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has recognized the success of the efforts to restore and maintain the Frederick Historic District, and named Frederick one of its Dozen Distinctive Destinations in 2002, and a Great American Main Street in 2005. These are just a few of the distinctions Frederick has received.
Enjoy this video of one of the annual events in downtown Frederick, The High Wheel Bicycle Race:
Once a year we enjoy “In the Street”, usually in September. The main streets are blocked off and the downtown area celebrates with food and music, dancing and more. During In the Street more than 50,000 people walk the streets and enjoy the huge festival. There is live music on several locations, food specials, sales and lots of local demonstrations by all manor of local children… acting groups, dance troups, scouts and gymnasts, just to name a few.
What are we celebrating? We’re celebrating the opening up of downtown Frederick after months of recovery from the floods of Hurricane Agnes in 1976. The results of the flooding of downtown Frederick can be seen in the Carroll Creek Flood Project. It took the better part of 4 decades of planning and funding to bring it to life. Now it is the jewel of our beautiful city. In the Street is a great way to get to know Frederick.
Enjoy these photo slide shows of Downtown Frederick Architecture:
Find out more about Frederick Living at the following websites:
- Downtown Frederick Partnership
- Visit Frederick
- Celebrate Frederick
- The City of Frederick Website
- 365 Frederick – Things to do in Frederick Md
You can see that downtown Frederick living has it’s beautiful advantages! Find out more, contact Chris Highland to see homes for sale in downtown Frederick.