Frederick

Picture-perfect suburban living meets vibrant and urban lifestyle.

Welcome to Frederick County

Picture-perfect suburban living meets vibrant and urban lifestyle
 
Just outside of Baltimore is one of Maryland’s most exciting and up-and-coming counties. Frederick County offers residents the perfect blend of rural, pastoral beauty, suburban splendor, and urban convenience all in one. With numerous communities, all with their own distinct personality and vibe, residents can find the perfect place to settle down and feel truly at home without having to give up anything on either side of the spectrum. 
 
Considered part of the Washington Metropolitan Area, this county has played an integral role throughout U.S. history and has many historical sites and landmarks throughout many of its communities. Today, the area is known for its idyllic blend of lifestyles, offering residents the best of both worlds and is ideal for families, young professionals, and retirees alike.  
 

What to Love

  • Perfect blend of rural, suburban, and urban communities
  • Picture-perfect scenery
  • Charming and historic town centers
  • Beautiful blend of old and new 

People & Lifestyle

The population of Frederick County is as diverse and exciting as the communities themselves. The area’s proximity to larger cities such as Baltimore and Washington, D.C. has made it ideal for various people, and its affordability has had a tremendous impact on the number of hopeful homeowners looking to move here. 
 
However, there is a distinct appreciation for nature and outdoor recreational activities throughout its numerous communities. There are many beautiful parks, green areas, and sporting areas for residents to enjoy, as well as world-class eateries, high-end shopping, and a fantastic nightlife scene.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The dining scene in Frederick County is absolutely incredible, with numerous highly-rated restaurants and eclectic eateries. Brewer’s Alley has been serving exceptional American comfort food since 1996, and they’re still one of the most popular spots in all of Frederick County. Their menu includes bacon-wrapped jalapeños, pulled pork barbecue sandwiches, and a fantastic grilled Atlantic salmon.
 
Isabella’s Tavern & Bar is another local favorite, offering patrons a slice of Spain with dishes such as paella ala Valenciana, jamon serrano with melon, and fresh fish of the day prepared with clams and mashed potatoes. La Paz serves delicious dishes with a Latin flair. Their menu includes carne asada, shrimp fajitas, and fish tacos that will leave your mouth watering. 
 
When residents are looking to lay back and relax, Flying Dog Brewery is a great place to do it. This one-of-a-kind brewery serves a delightful range of beers that have been over 30 years in the making. Believing that craft beer is an art form, you can guarantee you’ll end up with an experience unlike any other when you visit this unique brewery.
 

Things to Do

While larger cities such as Annapolis, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. are all close by, there’s so much to do in your spare time right in Frederick County itself. Baker Park Reserve is a beautiful natural landscape with over 2,700 acres of protected wildland for guests to explore. Visitors can bike, boat, fish, camp, horseback ride, hike, and even cross country ski depending on the time of year. Or, when they’re in the mood for something a little more exciting, they could always stop by Downtown Frederick. With over 200 unique shops, art galleries, and restaurants to peruse, residents can guarantee they’ll love spending time in this amazing area. 
 
The Great Frederick Fair is an annual event that locals spend all year waiting for. This weekend is full of carnival vendors, rides, fantastic food, and great local music that’s fun for the entire family.  
 

Schools

There are many families who live in Frederick County, and they are all exceptionally dedicated to the quality education of their children. This is evident in the number of highly-rated schools in the area, including :
 

 

Frederick County Homes

Frederick County is quickly becoming one of the most desirable places to live in the Baltimore area due to its charming town centers, highly-rated public and private schools, and distinct appreciation for the outdoors. Reach out to Frederick County real estate agent William Weeks to get more information about available homes for sale in Frederick County.
 

 

 
 
 

Overview for Frederick, MD

76,376 people live in Frederick, where the median age is 36.9 and the average individual income is $41,649. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

76,376

Total Population

36.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$41,649

Average individual Income

Schools in Frederick, MD

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The following schools are within or nearby Frederick. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Waverley Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Frederick Country Day Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
North Frederick Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Lincoln Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Monocacy Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Gov. Thomas Johnson High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Monocacy Valley Montessori
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
Butterfly Ridge Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Calvary Weekday School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
The Goddard School Of Frederick
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
West Frederick Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Frederick Classical Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
St John Regional Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

Demographics and Employment Data for Frederick, MD

Frederick has 30,644 households, with an average household size of 2.43. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Frederick do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 76,376 people call Frederick home. The population density is 3,189.33 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

76,376

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.9

Median Age

48.99 / 51.01%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
30,644

Total Households

2.43

Average Household Size

$41,649

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around Frederick, MD

There's plenty to do around Frederick, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

69
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
65
Bikeable
Bike Score
30
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Hoffman Brothers ice cream, Sweet Maddies Cookies On Demand, and dōp Pizza.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.4 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.4 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.4 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.31 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.47 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.36 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
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With extensive knowledge in real estate, from the historic streets of Frederick to the vibrant heart of Federal Hill and throughout the Baltimore area, I offer invaluable expertise to those looking to buy or sell homes. Real estate dynamics can vary widely even within short distances, so it's essential to have a trusted expert versed in the intricacies of local markets. I stay abreast of the latest trends, listings, and opportunities in Baltimore. Eager to serve, I'm here to not only meet but also exceed your property-related expectations. Let's embark on your real estate journey together!