Frederick, Md.

70,060 (estimated, 2016 by US Census Bureau)

Frederick County public schools

  • Bridges rural, suburban and urban lifestyles near both the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metropolitan communities
  • Home to 36 elementary schools, 13 middle schools, 10 high schools, 3 public charter schools, an alternative school and a special education school
  • Frederick County students consistently outpace their state and national peers in academic achievement measures
  • 99% of more than 1,000 employers surveyed indicated that students here met or exceeded workplace readiness standards

Frederick Christian Academy

  • Preschool through 12th grade
  • Educating children in accordance with Biblical principles by providing high quality spiritual and academic programs while
    encouraging students to live Christ-centered lives
  • Accredited by the American Association of Christian Schools

St. John Regional Catholic School

  • One of the oldest schools in continuous operation on the eastern seaboard
  • State-of-the-art media center, science lab, a computer lab, art room with a kiln, music room and modern gymnasium
  • Provides a Christ-centered environment and an exemplary education to each and every student
  • Preschool through 8th grade

Archdiocese of Baltimore school

Frederick Community College

  • Offers affordable tuition, comprehensive courses and convenient learning options
  • Over 85 degree and certificate programs as well as workplace training and continuing education

Hood College, independent liberal arts college

  • 33 major fields of study, 18 programs of study leading to master's degrees and 10 post-baccalaureate certificate programs
  • Offers a doctoral program in organizational leadership excelling to a doctorate in organizational leadership or doctorate in business administration

*Frederick Christian Academy and St. John Regional Catholic School are just two of the well over 20 private schools in Frederick

  • TransIT
  • Public transit, paratransit and commuter services/employer outreach information throughout Frederick County
  • 9 connecter routes operate in the city of Frederick and urbanized areas of Frederick County

Public Transit

  • Commuter Shuttles and two Meet-the-MARC shuttles operate each workday


  • TransIT-plus is a demand response paratransit service for senior citizens and people with disabilities

Commuter services

  • TransIT provides information on regional transit options including MARC commuter rail, MTA commuter bus, Metrobus and Metrorail
  • 30 minutes from Hagerstown, Md.
  • One hour from Baltimore, Md.
  • One hour from Washington, D.C.
  • One hour and 30 minutes from Harrisburg, Pa.
  • Frederick is a part of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area
  • You do not have to live in Frederick to work there, it is an easy commute

Adventure Park USA

  • Roller coasters, water rides, mini golf, go-karts and more
  • Open all year round
  • Hosts parties and events

Catoctin Mountains

  • Once marked the Western Frontier
  • Home to Camp David
  • 78-foot Cunningham falls
  • Activities include fishing, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding among many others

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo

  • Supported by the Global Wildlife Trust
  • Immerse the animals in naturalistic habitat recreations
  • Host educational programs using live animals and instructional tools

Explore Downtown Frederick

  • Filled with 50 blocks of history, Frederick is named one of the “Prettiest Painted-Places in America”
  • Home to world class brew pubs, restaurants, boutiques and some of the best farmers markets

Frederick Keys

  • Minor League Baseball team
  • Class A Advance affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles

The Great Frederick Fair

  • Promotes agriculture to educate youth and others about the industry
  • Has been around for over 150 years

Harper Ferry Adventure Center

  • Offers tubing, whitewater rafting, zipline, canoeing, kayaking, team building, fishing, hiking, camping and more
  • On the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers
  • Has picnic areas with tables, charcoal grills and lazy day hammocks

Roads and Rails Museum

  • Museum that celebrates miniature railroads
  • Houses one of the largest miniature world model train displays of three-dimensional art, combined with sound and movement

ShadowLand Laser Adventures

  • Lasertag arena suitable for ages six and up

Skate Frederick

  • Features two National Hockey League regulation rinks
  • Offers snack bar, video games, skate rentals and seating
  • Ice hockey and figure skating
  • Hosts parties

Walkersville Southern Railroad

  • Travel over the track that the Pennsylvania Railroad originally built in 1872