Countless attractions, delicious food, stimulating history, and affordability. These are the qualities that best describe one of DLC’s newest markets, Frederick, Maryland. Consisting of around 65,000 residents, Frederick is located in the center of the rolling hills of Central Maryland. The rural city offers scenic views of farmland in every direction. Frederick has been recognized for its small town feel with the opportunities and experiences that a large town has to offer.
Frederick, sits close enough to Washington, D.C., to be a bedroom community, but more than 60 percent of its workforce have chosen to live and work in the city itself. The city appeals to residents who look for more than just a commuter lifestyle amid the D.C. corridor. A successful blend of history and innovation, Frederick encourages creative, entrepreneurial-minded residents to make things happen. That’s why Frederick was named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live.
There’s a great deal of appeal to Frederick, from outstanding schools and real estate to a job market rich in biotech and technology; a revitalized historic downtown that blends business with retail, restaurants and living opportunities; and a thriving creative and arts community. Beyond the city is an extended Frederick County experience, easily accessible, that offers up a variety of additional cultural appeal.
The city is proud of the fact that a large percentage of its workforce lives locally. “This is a great place for businesses to invest,” says Richard Griffin, Frederick’s director of Economic Development.
The city of about 62,000 residents. The largest employer is easily Fort Detrick, home to the U.S. Army Medical Command, a 1,200-acre research campus with nearly 9,500 employees, working for the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, the Department of Agriculture, Department of Health and Human Services, Veteran’s Administration and National Cancer Institute-Frederick.
Frederick currently ranks No. 1 in the state for its public school system and is also home to Frederick Community College, a campus of Mount St. Mary’s and Hood College.
There’s a terrific arts scene, according to Charissa Hipp of Visit Frederick, notably the Weinburg Center for performing arts, and a plethora of small theaters, art galleries, and abundant, striking public art that helps make the city distinctive. Most stunning is the Community Bridge mural covered with trompe l’oeil paintings with local significance.
There are numerous sights worth seeing in Frederick. History is present in its many attractions. It is home to charming nature including Baker Park, Color on the Creek, and Jug Bridge Monument Park. It is also home to many historic landmarks, attractions and restaurants. Here are just a few…
Frances Scott Key Monument Located at Mount Olivet, a well-known memorial ground, while serving as a landmark for Frederick’s patriotic history. Frances Scott Key, the author to the United States National Anthem, is buried beneath the memorial and visited daily by tourists.
The War Correspondents Memorial Arch This day-use park is home to the stone monument that is dedicated to the memory of the Civil War correspondents. While traveling on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail you’ll stumble upon this outstanding attraction; claimed to be the only type of its kind, dedicated to journalists who died in war.
The Walkersville Southern Railroad Built in 1872, the Pennsylvania Railroad served to be the primary means of transportation. As years past its purpose gradually transitioned from functionality to a tourist attraction. Scenic excursions can be held for individuals or groups looking to have a nice dinner aboard the vintage 1920’s train cars.
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve The people Frederick MD embark on a zoom adventure exposed to over 600 exotic animals some of which include llamas, lemurs, bears, macaws, panthers and many more! This 50 acre park consist of natural ponds, lush landscaping, and wandering ambass-zoo-dors eager to provide Intel about the animals. Employees align with their mission to provide as much understanding to the animal world through immersion of naturalist habitat recreations and educational programs.
The Adventure Park USA Known as Maryland’s largest Family Entertainment Center, people flock to this western-themed facility regardless out how the weather is outside. Families enjoy a full day of indoor and outdoor fun that include arcades, west world laser tag, rustler’s ridge rock wall, hang’em high ropes course, blazing go-kart trail, mini-gold and roller-coasters.
South Mountain Creamery South Mountain Creamery is a real working farm that provides locals with fresh dairy products. Allowing tours consisting of 10 to 200 people, they show how everyday life is on the farm with real life behind the scenes demonstrations with their animals.
Black Hog BBQ Named after the rarest heritage breed of hogs, the name mirror’s the quality of the food they serve. Not many get to enjoy BBQ from the Black Hog Bar. With only a few locations open (and still expanding), the black hog offers meat flavors that are exceptional.
Brewer’s Alley Restaurant From an old Opera House to now home to some of the finest culinary creations, this beautiful dining room has preserved elegance and glory becoming a favorite destination for locals and worldwide travelers.
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Located less than one hour from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Gettysburg, DLC’s newly acquired shopping centers are located in the prime retail trade areas of the historic City of Frederick and feature high-quality national tenants such as Best Buy, ULTA Beauty, Ross, Kohl’s, Dollar Tree, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Advance Auto Parts, Sally Beauty, GameStop and Five Below.
Frederick County Square in Frederick, MD is a 227,000 SF shopping center located immediately west of the Rt. 15 and W. Patrick Street (Rt. 40), major interchange in Frederick.
Frederick Crossing in Frederick, MD is a 295,000 SF regional power center, immediately accessible from Buckeystown Pike (Rt. 85), served by two major interchanges at Rt. 85/I-70 and Rt. 85/I-270.
“The acquisition of these retail assets provides us with a great opportunity to further expand in the Mid-Atlantic, a region where we’ve had a lot of success,” said Adam Ifshin, CEO of DLC. “These properties represent a great growth opportunity for DLC’s Bethesda operation. We are honored to be a part of Frederick County’s future growth and thrilled to be able to better service both our retailers and the local community” added Ifshin. This acquisition marks DLC’s second joint venture with Acadia Strategic Opportunity Fund V, following the recapitalization of Tri-City Plaza in Vernon, CT. “We are excited to once again partner with Acadia on this significant joint venture, a unique value enhancement opportunity,” stated Ifshin.