Area Information

People literally fall in love with Frederick County. Less than an hour away from Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC, it offers the sophistication of a small city as well as an abundance of natural wonders. Because Frederick County is the largest county in the state, each geographic area offers its own winning set of attributes.

Approximately 1.4 million people annually visit The City of Frederick’s renowned downtown historic district. A treasure trove of historic architecture, downtown is home to several hundred specialty and antique shops, as well as some 50 restaurants and eateries, as well as museums, galleries and theaters. Great residential neighborhoods surround the district as well as throughout the city. If you love nature, you will appreciate the spectacular Catoctin Mountains and the 90 national, state and local parks within the county that provide a huge array of recreational amenities. Accordingly, there are a number of residential communities situated in waterfront, forested and mountain areas.

Frederick County offers a quality of life that most find irresistible. Very likely you will too. Visit the resource links and discover why Frederick – and Washington County – are both great places to live.