Frederick, Maryland is a historical city and the county seat of Frederick County. It is the second-largest incorporated city in Maryland, behind Baltimore. Close to both Baltimore and Washington DC, Frederick has quite a lot to offer. Homes in Frederick run the gamut from starter ranch homes to efficient condos, brick-laden townhomes and spacious mansions.
Frederick has historical landmarks, superior educational as well as employment opportunities and a high quality of life. Frederick's proximity to Washington, D.C., has greatly affected its growth and the development. Neighborhoods in North Frederick such as North Crossing, Willowbrook, Clover Hill and Clover Ridge are great examples of this upsurge. Frederick also has a vivacious climate that encompasses and embraces technology, sports and the culinary scene. With approximately 3,400 businesses, Frederick has many opportunities for employment.
Frederick is home to its county's largest employer, Fort Detrick, which is the location of the U.S. Army's Bioscience and Communications Research Installation. Riverside Research Park includes tenants like the offices of the National Cancer Institute and Charles River Labs. AstraZeneca, a major pharmaceutical employer, has added over 300 jobs to the economy. It’s not all research, though. Even though it is known as a center for cancer research, Frederick boasts higher levels of education, health care, tourism, transportation and construction. The Historic District in downtown houses hundreds of antique shops, retailers and restaurants along Market, Patrick and East Streets. A wide array of cuisines awaits residents and tourists alike, including Cuban, Italian-American, Thai and Vietnamese fare. Two wine trails, the Maryland Shakespeare Festival and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine add cultural activities to a city ranked first in Maryland for its public school system. Frederick offers a successful blend of history and modern innovation with a great mix of shopping, eateries and living opportunities alongside a thriving arts community. The homes here reflect the diversity of the city itself.