There is so much to do in Frederick that it is hard to know where to begin.
Civil war battlefields, parks, museums, wineries, zoos, minor league ballgames, historic sites, antique shops, farm markets and more. Visit old town Frederick and experience a day of shopping, browsing and eating. The unique shops offer merchandise not found in the malls and big name stores and the wonderful eating establishments rival any 5 star restaurants. In fact, the restaurant Volt is a 5 star restaurant written up in many magazines as a top rated place to dine with a Top Chef runner-up at the helm.
Spend a Saturday at one of the wineries in the area and you might just find that special wine you have always
The Median Sold Price for Frederick County, as a whole, for last month was $249,743. This number dropped from $258,476 in 2010. This -3.38% Sold Price change has many wondering what will happen this spring. Have prices finally fallen to the bottom? Is the Frederick Real Estate Market ever going to stabilize? These are questions we all would like to have answers to.
Prices in Urbana are still about 13% below where they were one year ago, but the trend is rising prices. The number of houses available for sale is 25% lower compared to the same time last year, and the time it takes to sell a house is about half as long as it was one year ago.
At the same time in 2008 there were 445 homes for sale, as opposed to 372 this year. In one year the standing inventory for sale has been reduced 17%. With the drop in the average sales price in a year from $300,000 to $265,000 combined with the low mortgage rates in the low 5% range, affordability has soared for buyers in this market.
Though Frederick County, Maryland lies northwest of Montgomery County, it is drawing interest as another suburb of the District of Columbia, especially for buyers entering the area. Much of the appeal is due to more affordable housing and the availability of rail transportation.