Table of Contents
- Realtor’s Guide to Adamstown Md Real Estate
- Adamstown Life
- Adamstown History
- Population Statistics
- Real Estate Statistics
- Jobs in and Near Adamstown
- Adamstown Public Schools
- Adamstown Private Schools
- Colleges and Universities Near Adamstown
- Parks and Recreation
- Adamstown Maryland Real Estate
- Homes for Sale in Adamstown MD
Realtor’s Guide to Adamstown Md Real Estate
Adamstown Maryland is conveniently located in southern Frederick County, in a valley between Sugarloaf Mountain and Catoctin Mountan, about 10 miles south of the City of Frederick. Adamstown’s location and neighborhoods are ideal for commuters to southern locations, like Montgomery County and Washington D.C. Adamstown is an unincorporated community.
Adamstown is a rural community, with a friendly, active small town environment. The largest area-wide event is the Carroll Manor Fire Company Carnival which occurs every June. The Sportsman Bonanza is a semi-yearly event that is always full. Adamstown is a quaint small-town place where residents play bingo at the Fire hall every Friday night. Nearby Sugarloaf Mountain is a draw for hikers and nature lovers.
Since 2000, there have been 3 new devolopments with about 500 homes, Hill Manor, Saddle Ridge and Adamstown Commons. Buckingham’s Choice is an over 55 community in Adamstown.
A local favorite is Lilypons Water Gardens, a 250 acre water garden, a 4th generation family owned business, the source for water gardening materials and information. Several events are held at Lilypons, including the Original British Car Show in June. Lilypons Water Gardens has been a valuable sponsor to the Color the Creek project at downtown Frederick’s Carroll Creek Park.
Sugarloaf Alpaca Company is located in Adamstown, the home of the ‘Alpaca Babypalooza’, which takes place at the end of June. Sugarloaf Alpaca Company has two major ‘Open Barn’ events each year, the first is usually on Mother’s day weekend, right before shearing. The other is the last weekend of September to celebrate National Alpaca Farm Day. They have a fiber arts & yarn store.
Adamstown was originally named Davis’ Warehouse, after Dr. Meredith Davis, a Quaker miller, who built a warehouse about 1835. The warehouse, which housed flour from his nearby Greenfield Mills, was on the corner of the B & O Railroad and today’s Mountville Road. In 1840, the town was renamed Adamstown after the first appointed B & O railway agent, Adam Kohlenburg, who was also the first postmaster and ran a general store.
During the Civil War, many skirmishes were fought near Adamstown because of it’s proximity to the Potomac River and to Virginia. The population in 1880 was 66. In the early 1900’s the town began to grow, with a bank, a blacksmith, garages, stores and two large grain elevators. Electric lights were first installed in the town in 1922.
Adamstown Md, zip code 21710, had a population of around 2500 in 2015. The city had seen a steady growth in the decade of the 2000’s, over 65%, The median household income in 2015 was estimated $117,300, higher than the state of Maryland average of $72,483. The cost of living index was 103.4, near the U.S. average.
Real Estate Statistics
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013 was $4,633, and $3,397 for homes without a mortgage. The average single-family home value is about $450,000. As with many Maryland rural towns, crime, unemployment and number of renters is below state averages, while home ownership is above state average.
Jobs in and Near Adamstown
The average commute time for Adamstown residents is about 30 minutes. The proximity to commuter routes makes Adamstown ideal for employment in Frederick, and south in Montgomery County and and Washington D.C. as well as nearby West Virginia and Northern Virginia. Nearby commuter routes include I-340, I-15, I-270, Routes 85, 351 and 28. The nearest train station is in Point of Rocks, 5 miles southwest.
The largest local business is Trans-Tech, manufacturer of microwave parts. Eastalco closed in 2005, once a large employer.
Adamstown Public Schools
Adamstown children attend Carroll Manor Elementary School, Ballenger Creek Middle School, and Tuscarora High School.
Adamstown Schools have great family support and continue to educate students who score high on many state and nationwide tests. Frederick County Schools consistently rank in the top 5 of Maryland counties. Great Schools.org gives Adamstown High School 7 out of 10.
Adamstown Private Schools
Preschools in Adamstown: Creating Memories Children’s Learning Center, near Adamstown: Westview KinderCare
Elementary Schools: Trinity School K-8, Laurel Hall School, St. Thomas More Academy
Nearby: Frederick Christian Academy, New Life Christian School, Frederick Adventist School
Colleges and Universities Near Adamstown
Frederick Community College, 11 miles; Hagerstown Community College, 15 miles; Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, 27 miles; Shepherd University, 20 miles; American Public University System, 21 miles; Hood College, 10 miles. Montgomery College is 23 miles south in Rockville.
Parks and Recreation
Adamstown Parks: Loch Moy Farm Equestrian Facility, Sugarloaf Mountain Park
Frederick County Parks: Ballenger Creek Park, Urbana Community Park, Black Hills Regional Park
Maryland State Parks: Gathland, Greenbriar, South Mountain, Washington Monument, Gambrill, and Cunningham Falls State Parks.
Nearby Federal Parks: Catoctin Mountain Park, C & O Canal National Historic Park, Monocacy Battlefield, Antietam National Battlefield
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