Frederick County MD Homes

Frederick County MD Homes

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Frederick County MD offers many options for home buyers

of a thriving agricultural industry and a growing professional population.  The same quality of life and friendly atmosphere draws families and businesses to live, work, and visit here today. Frederick County is located in Maryland across the Potomac River from Loudoun County, Virginia and is part of the WashingtonArlingtonAlexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Reaching a population of 241,409 in 2013, this county has experienced rapid population growth in recent recent years.
Its 667 square miles, of which 660 square miles is land and 7.2 square miles is water. It is the largest county in Maryland in terms of its land area.Frederick County borders the southern border of Pennsylvania and the northeastern border of Virginia. Straddling the boundaries between the Piedmont Plateau Region and the Appalachian Mountains is where Frederick County is located.  The county’s two prominent ridges, Catoctin Mountain and South Mountain, form an extension of the Blue Ridge. The Middletown Valley, also known as the Catoctin Valley, lies between them.
Created from parts of Prince Georges County and Baltimore County, Frederick County was created in 1748.The county was divided into three parts in 1776.The westernmost section, named after George Washington, became Washington County, the southernmost section became Montgomery County, being named after another Revolutionary War General, Richard Montgomery and the northern section remained Frederick County.  Later, in 1837, combined with a part of Baltimore County, Frederick County merged to form Carroll County which is east of Frederick County today.


Frederick County is home to two important facilities in Catoctin Mountain Park.  Camp David is just 62 miles from Washington D.C., in a densely wooded area near Thurmont, Maryland.  The country retreat of the Presidents of the United States of America offers a natural environment for their relaxation and reprieve.  It is officially known as the Naval Support Facility Thurmont and is primarily staffed by the U.S. Marine Corp and the U.S. Navy.  Completed in 1938, as a camp for federal government agents and their families by the WPA, Works Progress Administration and changed in 1942 to a Presidential retreat bt Franklin D. Roosevelt.  Every United States President, since Roosevelt, has made use of this tranquil escape offering solitude as well as an ideal place to host foreign dignitaries.

Frederick County MD Homes

FORT DETRICK located in frederick

Also holding the United States Army’s Fort Detrick, Catoctin Park, featuring its sparkling streams and panoramic vistas of the Monocacy Valley, is a multi-governmental community that conducts biomedical research and development, medical material management, global medical communications and the study of foreign plant pathogens.  Fort Detrick is also home to the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command(USAMRMC), with its bio-defense agency, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). It also hosts the National Cancer Institute-Frederick (NCI-Frederick)  and is home to the National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research (NICBR) and National Interagency Biodefense Campus(NIBC). Fort Detrick is the largest employer in Frederick County, Maryland.  Frederick Memorial Healthcare System, Bechtel, SAIC, and Wells Fargo are the other large employers within Frederick County.  The median income is $82,668 for a household in Frederick county.

Frederick County MD Homes

agriculture abounds in frederick county

The western and northern portions of Frederick County have a very strong component in its economy. With rolling hills, flat river valleys, bright green pastures and bubbling streams, settlers were drawn here because of its rich farmland. The agricultural industry is a vital part of Frederick County’s economy and value of  life.  With the traditional farms changing to meet the needs and demands of the growing population, so does the ag-industry. Ranking first in the state for its number of organic farms and production in milk, demonstrates the strong commitment by these farmers to growing green products. Frederick County covers more than 202,000 acres of farmland, making them the largest agricultural county in Maryland. Sixty five percent of the land in this county is zoned for agriculture.  Producing Christmas trees; Scotch and White Pines, Norway Spruce and Colorado Blue Spruce varieties. Blackberries, blueberries, carrots, onions, beans, potatoes and lettuce are an example of the much wanted vegetables, while a large demand for assorted flowers, hay, straw and a variety of grains, plus the livestock of turkey and cattle with all of its dairy products are all products of these rich farmlands.



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