Frederick MD Homes For Sale
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Frederick is a city and the county seat of Frederick County in the U.S. state of Maryland. It is part of the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area. Frederick has been an important crossroads community since it was located in colonial times at the intersection of an important north–south Indian trail, and east–west routes to the Chesapeake Bay both at Baltimore and what became Washington, D.C. and across the Appalachian mountains to the Ohio River watershed. It is a part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of a greater Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA Combined Statistical Area. The city’s population was 65,239 people at the 2010 United States Census, making it the second-largest incorporated city in Maryland, behind Baltimore.
Frederick is home to Frederick Municipal Airport (IATA: FDK), which primarily accommodates general aviation traffic, and to the county’s largest employer U.S. Army‘s Fort Detrick bioscience/communications research installation. Frederick MD Homes For Sale
Frederick is located in Frederick County in the northern part of the state of Maryland, and is occasionally considered part of Western Maryland. The city has served as a major crossroads since colonial times. Today it is located at the junction of Interstate 70, Interstate 270, U.S. Route 340, U.S. Route 40, U.S. Route 40 Alternate and U.S. Route 15 (which runs north-south). In relation to nearby cities, Frederick lies 46 miles (74 km) west ofBaltimore, 49 miles (79 km) north and slightly west of Washington, D.C., 24 miles (39 km) southeast of Hagerstown, Maryland, and 71 miles (114 km) southwest of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The city’s coordinates are 39°25’35” North, 77°25’13” West (39.426294, −77.420403).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.13 square miles (59.91 km2), of which, 22.94 square miles (59.41 km2) is land and 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2) is water. The city’s area is predominantly land, with small areas of water being the Monocacy River, which runs to the east of the city, Carroll Creek (which runs through the city and causes periodic floods, such as that during the summer of 1972 and fall of 1976), as well as several neighborhood ponds and small city owned lakes, such as Culler Lake, a man-made small body of water in the downtown area. Frederick MD Homes For Sale
The main library for Frederick County is located in downtown Frederick, with several branches across the county. Frederick MD Homes For Sale
FCPS ranks number one in the state of Maryland in the 2012 School Progress Index accountability data, which includes overall student performance, closing achievement gaps, student growth and college and career readiness. FCPS holds the second-lowest dropout rate in the state of Maryland at 3.84%, with a graduation rate at 93.31%. In 2013, FCPS’s SAT average combined mean score was 1538, which is 55 points higher than Maryland’s combined average of 1483 and 40 points higher than the nation’s average of 1498. All of FCPS’s high schools, except for Oakdale High School, which was not open to all grade levels at the time of the survey, are ranked in the top 10% of the nation for encouraging students to take AP classes.Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) operates area public schools.
High schools serving Frederick City students:
Other high schools in Frederick County:
- Middletown High School
- Catoctin High School
- Brunswick High School
- Linganore High School
- Urbana High School
- Walkersville High School
Other public schools: Adult Education, Career and Technology Center, Heather Ridge School, Outdoor School, Rock Creek School, and The Earth and Space Science Laboratory. Frederick County was long-time home to a highly innovative outdoor school for all sixth graders in Frederick County. This school was located at Camp Greentop, near the presidential retreat at Camp David and Cunningham Falls State Park. Frederick MD Homes For Sale
Private K–8 schools
- The Banner School
- St. John Regional Catholic School
- Visitation Academy of Frederick
Private high schools
- Saint John’s Catholic Prep
- New Life Christian School
- Frederick Christian Academy