Homes & Communities

Live the Good Life

Frederick County is a great mix of city and country life. Consistently recognized as a Best Place to Live, there is an enviable quality of life that exists here. A variety of housing options are available to suit every taste and need. From chic Downtown Frederick historic homes for the urban types, upscale apartment communities close city centers, townhouses to attract young families, farmettes to raise animals or a wide range of single-family homes at every price point in excellent neighborhoods – Frederick County has it all. For more information on housing options, please contact the Frederick County Association of Realtors.

Housing Statistics

  • 109,012 housing units, July 1, 2022 
  • $356,500 median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021
  • $1,503 Median gross rent, 2017-2021
  • 2,566 residential building permits, 2022
Source: Census Bureau, Quick Facts

Municipalities within Frederick County

Frederick County’s hidden gems exist within any one of 12 municipalities. Each municipality has a unique quality of life and range of housing and amenities to explore.

City of Frederick
City of Brunswick
Town of Emmitsburg
Town of Myersville
Town of Middletown
Town of Thurmont
Village of Rosemont
Town of Walkersville
Village of Burkittsville
Town of Mt. Airy
Town of New Market
Town of Woodsboro

Main Street Frederick County

Frederick County has the most Maryland Main Street communities, with Downtown Frederick, Main Street Brunswick, Main Street ThurmontTown of New Market and Main Steet Middletown having obtained Main Street Maryland designations. Some of Mount Airy Main Street is also part of Frederick County and shared with Carroll County. The Maryland Main Street program is a comprehensive downtown revitalization program that strives to strengthen the economic potential of traditional main streets and neighborhoods.