Historic Frederick Md Homes for Sale
The Historic District is roughly 50-square blocks in downtown Frederick, with a mix of homes, stores, restaurants and historic sites. Frederick has received many designations, including one of America’s beautiful Painted Cities. Living in the Historic District has many charms.
Most Recent Real Estate Listings in Historic Frederick
About the Historic District:
The Historic District Commission in Frederick was established in 1952, the second in the state of Maryland, and the 13th in the nation. The District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, along with many other notable historic buildings in Frederick County. Much of the District is also on the Maryland Historic Registry.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has recognized the success of the District and named Frederick one of its “Dozen Distinctive Destinations” in 2002. It was named a “Great American Main Street” in 2005.
The most recent real estate listings in Historic Frederick Md are a mix of single-family homes, townhouses and condominiums. Homes that are ready for renovation can be bought for under $200,000 to $300,000 depending on the location. Renovated homes go from the mid-$200,000’s for a 2 bedroom, to $1.2 mil. for a 6 bedroom home.
More About the Historic District
The downtown area has become a destination location for people all over the region, with it’s many fine restaurants and quaint shopping. The theatre district and the art galleries are also a draw.
The opening of the Carroll Creek Linear Park in 2006 has added so much beauty to the District. The highlight of the park is considered by many to be the Painted Community Bridge.
The historic architecture in downtown Frederick spans from the late 18th century to 1941. Styles include Queen Anne and American Foursquare, from the earliest times. The churches represent Gothic and Greek Revival, as well as Romanesque and Colonial Revival.
Enjoy our Slide Presentation of the Frederick Historic District:
Living in downtown Frederick has all the charm and friendliness of a large town, yet many of the amenities of a small city. The population within the city limits is just above 60,000, and the entire county has little more than 225,000. Frederick is still located within an hour of both Baltimore and Washington D.C.
Several Things to Love about The Historic District:
- Fabulous Restaurants – My custom Google Map of Frederick Restaurants
- Beautiful Historic Architecture – Photos from the Flickr Group: Historic Architecture of Frederick County
- Shopping! There are over 200 Specialty shops
- Frederick is a Dog-friendly city
- Historic Places
- Art Galleries and a growing Arts Community
- Theater District
- Community Events, like First Saturdays, In the Street, and Movie Night on the Creek.
- For more information, consult “Things to Do in Frederick Md” page.
Historic Homes and Newer Homes in Frederick
There are new homes in the Historic District as well as historic homes. New townhouses are under construction at Maxwell Square, located on East 5th Street. New condominiums are often for sale at Maxwell Place, and at Creekside Plaza.
Before taking the plunge with a historic home purchase, research is in order. Whether to buy a historic home or a newer home, there are things to learn about the TLC needed for a historic home.
The Historic Preservation Commission was established in 1998 and it must approve all exterior work on any home in the District, excluding minor rehabilitation. The city of Frederick Website has the Frederick Town Historic District Design Guidelines, an important document for those who are considering a home purchase in the Historic District. The website also has a Historic Property Search to find detailed information on homes in the District. There are tax credits for restoration of historic homes.
Historic District Boundaries:
The city of Frederick established the Historic District in 1952, with just a few blocks of downtown Frederick. The Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, with a boundary increase in 1986.The most recent boundaries were drawn in 1995. Although not a perfectly drawn square, the boundaries are roughly following:
• East: East Street
• West: N. Bentz Street
• North: 7th Street
• South: Clark Place and South Street
Here is my custom Google Map with outlines of the Frederick City Historic District, and the National Registry Historic District
View Development in Historic Downtown Frederick in a custom Google map
There is currently some development happening in downtown Frederick, with the continuation of the Carroll Creek Linear Park. After several years of no activity, this summer (2014) the finances were renewed and the work began again. The area between Baker Park and Creekside Plaza is getting sidewalks, fountains and planters. The area on the east side of East Street is next to see the park-like planters, trees and fountains.
The next big project will probably be the downtown convention center, something that has been in the works for years. The Plamondon Company has won the bid, with extensive plans to renovate the historic Frederick News Post building on Patrick Street and Carroll Street.
For those who made it down to the end of the page… enjoy this video of
A Day In Downtown Frederick:
The Historic District is located in zip code 21701. The most recent real estate statistics for the zip code:
Here are the highlights for the 21701 zip codes in the City of Frederick:
- Average Sale Price: $237,100 compared to $272,500 last year, -13%
- Average Single-family home: $329,900, Avg. detached home: $271,500
- Median Sale Price: $200,000 compared to $249,000 last year, -20%
- 54 Homes sold compared to 71 last year, -24%.
- Average days on market was up 2%, 52 days compared to 51 last year
- Sellers got 98% of list price compared to 95% last year
There are 216 active listings in the 21701 zip code, compared to 148 last year. The inventory is increasing, very close to a normal market. We are currently looking at a 3 to 4 month absorption rate. 78 homes went under contract in July.
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For more information on the Historic District or the Baker Park/Hood College real estate market, please contact Chris Highland at eXp Realty: 301-401-5119 or email: