5 Reasons to Rent an Apartment in Frederick

Civil War reenactment

This means war: History lover? Frederick is home to a number of Civil War-themed attractions, including museums, preserved battlefields and even periodic reenactments of major battles. (proftrusty via Flickr)

It’s the City of Frederick’s turn in the spotlight.

I haven’t visited this place since forever, but a little research shows it to be a fine place to rent an apartment. In fact, Frederick seems like a heck of a place to live. Let’s see why.

Location – Frederick is nearly equidistant to Washington, D.C., and Baltimore (48 miles or so from each), so it’s a tough but doable commute to either city. And commuters to D.C. can take the Maryland Transit Administration MARC train, which travels to Union Station. So it’s just near enough and far away at the same time; maybe you’ve got a job in Frederick itself? Even better.

History Civil War buffs will find Frederick a most interesting place. Visit the Battle of Monocacy grounds, and a little down the road, the South Mountain State Battlefield. You can also pay a house call to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Frederick and its surrounding environs are steeped in Civil War history.

[ Related: National History, Washington’s Wallpaper on Display at Mount Vernon ]

Arts – If you think of Frederick as a stuffy old provincial town only concerned with its past, think again. Designated an Arts & Entertainment District by the state of Maryland, the city has also won other awards touting its uniqueness. A bunch of art galleries, museums and theaters make this a very artsy place for a city this size (62,000-plus).

Major Minor – I attended a Frederick Keys game back in the day with my father and enjoyed it. If you like baseball unspoiled by huge contracts and egos, give Minor League Baseball a try. You can always say you saw them when.

Parks A’plentyThis site lists nine of them located downtown, and that’s to go along with the many other, larger parks nearby. And if you want to get in shape, there’s the William R. Talley Recreation Center.

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Scott D

Scott D

Scott is a local writer and has been with the Apartment Showcase blog since its inception in 2010.

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