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Frederick, Maryland


Frederick, Maryland

Downtown Frederick Architecture

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Frederick, Maryland is located about an hour northwest of Washington, DC and an hour west of Baltimore. The city is the second largest in Maryland and has a 50-block historic district with many buildings dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Frederick has a variety of attractions, including Civil War sites, museums, parks, recreational facilities, wineries, antique shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. For many years, Frederick, Maryland was a rural community and small town. As real estate prices near Washington, DC have climbed in recent years, farmland in Frederick County has been developed and families have moved here to find more affordable housing and less congestion.


Downtown Frederick is located on the southern end of Frederick County, just north of Montgomery County. The city is accessible from I-70, I-270, US 15, and US 40.

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Frederick Demographics

According to the 2000 census, the City of Frederick is home to 52,767 residents. The race breakdown is as follows: White: 77%; Black: 14.7%; Asian: 3.2%; Hispanic/Latino: 4.8%. Other: .3%; Population under age 18: 21.5%; 65 and over: 11.3%; Median household income: $47,700 (1999); Persons below poverty level 7.4% (1999).


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Frederick Transportation

MARC Stations: Brunswick, Downtown Frederick, or Point of Rocks.

AMTRAK: Transfer to MARC trains from Baltimore and Washington stations.

Frederick Municipal Airport: Serves general aviation.

Greyhound Bus: Terminal in Downtown Frederick .

TransIT: Provides Frederick County bus service

Downtown Express Shuttle: FREE. Parking for the shuttle is available at Harry Grove Stadium.

Major Points of Interest in Frederick, Maryland

See also, a guide to the Top 10 Things to Do in Frederick

Major Annual Events in Frederick, Maryland

Frederick Festival of the Arts
Great Frederick Fair
Frederick’s Fourth of July Fireworks
Frederick Oktoberfest
Christmas Events in Frederick

Frederick Communtity Websites and Resources

City of Frederick
Frederick Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Frederick Partnership Frederick News Post
Frederick Maryland Online

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