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Community spotlight: Frederick

Small DC and Baltimore suburb draws bioscience professionals and history buffs
  • Downtown Frederick spans 50 blocks long with restaurants, local shops and cultural attractions.
  • The city is part of the third largest biotech community in the country.
  • The cost of a median single family home in Frederick is $395,585, accoridng to Altos Research.

Frederick, Maryland, is just one hour from Washington D.C. and is a longstanding favorite among parents seeking community outside of the busy city. Because Frederick is so close to the nation’s capital, the town acts as an epicenter for local business, rich American culture, family-friendly values and scenic beauty. Downtown Frederick / Flckr user Mr.TinDC Located at the northern part of the Interstate 270 technology corridor, the town is part of the third largest biotech community in the country, with companies like DynPort Vaccines, Eminent Services, Invitrogen, Medigen and ProPharma Group setting their headquarters in Frederick. Beyond its bustling biotech scene, Frederick is also home to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and Gambrill State Park. Frederick was ranked the second smartest city in the U.S. by Forbes in 2008, with over a third of the workforce holding a four-year degree or higher. In addition, publications like Thrillist, Movoto and CNN hav...