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Where Is The Best Place To Buy a Mobile Home In Frederick, MD?
If you are thinking about a move, why not buy a mobile home in Frederick, MD? Even before the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area coalesced, Frederick was a major crossroads of New England. It provided access to Chesapeake Bay, as well as a way over the Appalachian Mountains to the Ohio River watershed and points west. Though small in size, it has been a major factor in the economic success of the region for centuries.
In this article, we’ll look at the different places you might find Frederick, MD land for sale, as well as exactly what some of the city’s most popular neighborhoods have to offer. We’ll address the geography, climate and demographics of the area, and what sorts of amenities Frederick offers both travelers and residents.
Anyone considering buying a mobile home in Frederick should learn a little about the city’s history. The part of the Blue Ridge Mountains has been a trade route for thousands of years, allowing the Iroquois Confederation to trade with the Algonquian peoples of the lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay. European settlers came in the mid-1700s, by which time that trade route was a wagon track. By the 1800s, Frederick was a major market town and the seat of justice for Western Maryland. It hosted half a dozen major churches by this time, and was known for its religious pluralism. The 19th century saw Frederick become important to the region’s mining industry. It produced iron, marble, limestone and even gold. Its importance as an industrial transport node became even more important with the advent of the railroad.
Things to do in Frederick
Things to do in Frederick
While looking for Frederick, MD mobile homes, take some time to explore Catoctin Mountain State Park, either by camping, hiking or taking a scenic drive just outside of town. The Rose Hill Manor Park and Children’s Museum is a great day out for the whole family, and Cunningham falls State Park offers everything from canoeing and fishing to hiking and picnicking.
Downtown Frederick offers more than 200 restaurants, stores, art galleries and other attractions, but all with a ‘small town vibe’ that belies its presence in one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. The craft beer scene in the city is also remarkable.
Frederick is located in the north of modern Maryland, 46 miles west of Baltimore, 49 miles north of Washington and 71 miles southwest of Harrisburg. This location gives Frederick cool winters and hot, humid summers. The Monocacy River marks the eastern edge of the old city, and Carol Creek runs through its heart. Anyone buying a mobile home in Frederick should be aware that the creek is prone to flooding. Before you start choosing mobile homes in Frederick, MD, you should think about what you need from a neighborhood. Is living in a quiet, spacious suburban area where one could raise a family important to you? Would a bustling urban area close to downtown and known for its great nightlife be more your speed? Is a short commute to work or school important to you? Would you prefer easy access to a lake, or a mountain view? Each of the following neighborhoods has something different to offer. Frederick Neighborhoods Lake Linganore Community The Lake Linganore Community is a neighborhood that consolidates 13 planned residential villages with a huge array of family-friendly amenities. It boasts several sports fields, picnic areas, playgrounds, a golf course, three swimming pools and 4 lakes. Though it is right in town, it has a very rural feel. It is perhaps the best neighborhood in town for raising a family, and if you are buying a mobile home in Frederick, you could do worse than looking in the Lake Linganore Community first. Whittier Pond The Whittier Pond neighborhood is a planned mixed-use community near Yellow Springs Road. It is remarkable for several reasons, including its access to some of the best schools in the city. If you do decide to buy land in Maryland, you could do worse than to move into a neighborhood that offers several community pools, easily bookable paths and a number of public ball fields. Whittier Pond is another great neighborhood for people planning to raise a family. Ballenger Creek The Ballenger Creek neighborhood of Frederick offers excellent commuting prospects, as it is located right on I-270. This lets you get nearly anywhere in the metro area quickly. It is also a great place to find upscale mobile homes in Frederick, MD. Located right on the city limits, Ballenger Creek offers all the best of suburbia, including parks, playgrounds and wonderful casual dining. Many of the same things can be said for nearby Urbana, as well. Urbana and Urbana Highlands If you are buying a mobile home in Frederick, Urbana and the Urbana Highlands are well worth a look. Both are planned communities, so they have their own community centers, pools, sports facilities and schools. Urbana boasts a state-of-the-art public library, and both have excellent outdoors amenities like hiking and biking trails. Finally, the individual residential villages of the development all cluster around a central market district, a kind of mini commercial zone with plenty of local businesses, retail outlets, restaurants and other points of interest. Spring Ridge Sporing ridge is on the east side of Frederick, near the airport. It gets top marks for the quality of its public schools and available housing, as well as for being family friendly. Nevertheless, Spring Ridge offers a thriving nightlife for younger residents, and is a very diverse neighborhood. There are plenty of Frederick mobile homes for sale there as well, keeping the cost of living down even further. It is suburban, but more densely packed than the planned communities, and feels much more ‘organic’ in structure.
Frederick’s population as of the 2020 census was 271,717, nearly 40,000 higher than its population just 10 years earlier. It is a popular choice to buy a mobile home in Frederick, MD, partially because it allows the city to expand more quickly than traditional homes can be built.
Just under 93% of Frederick residents over the age of 25 have high school diplomas, and just under 42% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income was $100,685 in 2020, and the median home value as of 2020 was only $341,800 – both substantially higher than the national average.
Arts in Frederick
Arts in Frederick
Frederick has been a wealthy and politically important part of New England for more than 200 years, and as such it has developed a substantial art and cultural heritage all its own. Anyone looking for mobile homes in Frederick can look forward to experiencing its many art galleries, shows at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre, the Weinberg Center for the Arts or the Cultural Arts Center, and the annual Maryland Shakespeare Festival.
The Frederick Symphony Orchestra performs 5 concerts every year and other organizations like the Frederick symphonic Band, the Choral Arts Society of Frederick and the Frederick Regional youth Orchestra round out the musical calendar.
Schools in Frederick
Schools in Frederick
Frederick, MD has some of the best schools in the county, including Walkersville High School, Urbana High School, Tuscarora High School, The Banner School, St. John Regional Catholic School, Saint John's Catholic Prep, Oakdale High School, New Life Christian School, Middletown High School, Linganore High School, Governor Thomas Johnson High School, Frederick High School, Frederick Adventist Academy, Catoctin High School, Brunswick High School and Frederick Christian Academy. Colleges and universities in and around Frederick include Mount St. Mary's University, Frederick Community College and Hood College.
The decision whether or not to buy a mobile home in Frederick, MD should not be made lightly. Land prices in the city tend to be high, but if your budget stretches far enough you are likely to be very pleased with what you get for your money. Of course, you should never plan like this without spending some time in the city.
It might be best to spend at least a few days exploring Frederick and the surrounding metro area fully, to get the feel for the place. See if you can picture you and your family living happily in Frederick. Once you know what the different suburbs and neighborhoods are like, finding just the right one should be fairly easy.
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