3 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Frederick

3 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Frederick

Just an hour from D.C. and Baltimore lies the picturesque city of Frederick, Md. It is a destination surrounded by majestic mountain views, renowned wineries, and a vibrant downtown. Here one can enjoy the neighborhoods in Frederick and all they have to offer — hiking the Appalachian Trail, exploring local breweries, and touring historical battlefields.

Lake Linganore

What's different about Lake Linganore?

The history of this beautiful neighborhood is as unique as they come. Lake Linganore was the brainchild of two Frederick County developers who believed in their vision for a natural oasis. To safeguard their ambitious planned community, the developers committed to preserving the untouched landscape (a bold decision for the 1960s, when suburban expansion was often dependent on the destruction of nature).

Recreation in Lake Linganore

With a beautiful lake and various nature-based activities, such as boating, swimming, and fishing, Lake Linganore is the perfect destination for those seeking tranquil living. With access to two private beaches, new builds in this neighborhood are highly sought after.

Grab a bite in Lake Linganore

Lake Linganore hosts various eateries, perfect for a fancy night out or a trip to the local coffeehouse. Check out American fare in Showroom, a restaurant in an old American car showroom; May's Seafood Restaurant for some locally sourced crab; or Morgan's American Grill, a favorite of Lake Linganore locals.

Lake Linganore schools

Families in Lake Linganore can send their children to Linganore High School, one of 13 schools under Frederick County Public Schools and an excellent choice for older kids. Younger children that live in Lake Linganore have four elementary schools and four middle schools nearby, and where they go will be determined based on where in Lake Linganore they live.

Lake Linganore as water supply

Boasting over 500 million gallons of fresh water, Lake Linganore serves as the main source of drinking water for Frederick City and provides a reliable backup supply to all residents in Frederick County.

Spring Ridge

Spring Ridge is small and suburban

As a census-designated place and suburb of Frederick, Spring Ridge is surprisingly small. It was originally built as a mixed-home subdivision and has only grown since. However, unlike some other neighborhoods in Frederick, rates of home ownership in this community of 6,005 are above 80%.

Plenty to do in Spring Ridge

Moments away from the picturesque downtown of Frederick, Spring Ridge is also a stone's throw away from both Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Md. With four pools, a soccer field, three tennis courts, two basketball courts, nine playgrounds, and over 20 miles of walking paths/sidewalks set across 200 acres of open space, this community is a paradise for families and outdoor lovers.

Home to authentic Italian food

Spring Ridge is surrounded by the great restaurants of Frederick, Baltimore, and Washington. For something closer to home, try neighborhood favorite New York J & P Pizza. With expertise garnered from a bustling Italian bistro kitchen, owner Frank Illiano brings the authentic taste of Italy to Spring Ridge.

Schools in Spring Ridge

Students in Spring Ridge have a few options for school. Most end up going to Oakdale High School, Middle School, and Elementary School. However, Frederick County Schools also offers several charter and private school options for parents who feel like that may be better suited to their children. Oakdale High School is considered the 25th best school in Maryland and is highly reviewed by past students.

Ballenger Creek

Ballenger Creek is a business hub

This census-designated place is a thriving community, largely due to the growing presence of corporations in Ballenger Creek. Proximity to southbound interstate routes plays a large part in the business growth in the neighborhood, and makes the neighborhood stand out to commuters into Washington, D.C., as one of the best places to live. Just hop on the interstate and head into work.

Explore the outdoors in Ballenger Creek

It may seem obvious, but the best fun to be had in Ballenger Creek is at Ballenger Creek itself, the namesake river that feeds the mighty Potomac River. Go check out Ballenger Creek Park for a fun day outdoors and to explore the namesake of this neighborhood.

The park is an outdoor paradise with many amenities for people of all ages. Visitors can enjoy picnic tables and pavilions that come equipped with horseshoe pits. There are also sporting fields perfect for soccer and volleyball to make the most out of your time spent in nature's playground.

The scenic walking path that meanders throughout Ballenger Creek Park is the perfect place for an invigorating stroll or jog. Additionally, there's an urban linear trail nearby to explore. If you're a pet owner, your furry friends will love the dog park.

Eateries in Ballenger Creek

There are too many good restaurants in Ballenger Creek to choose from. A few we recommend include Hootch and Banter, a fun American cocktail lounge, and Manalu Italian Restaurant, a local favorite famous for their authentic, amazing food.

Schools in Ballenger Creek

Children that live in Ballenger Creek will likely attend Ballenger Elementary, Middle, and High School, unless parents opt for a charter school or private school. Despite some less than enthusiastic reviews, the student to teacher ratio is only 15 to 1, leaving a lot of room for students here to grow and excel.

Start your life in Frederick today

It's hard to decide which neighborhood in Frederick is right for you, but it's easier with a great realtor. Do Frederick or Lake Linganore appeal to you as a homebuyer? Contact Rose Bartz today to start your home search. Rose has seen it all and brings a detailed understanding of the local market to every home search. Reach Rose at your own convenience and find out what it’s like to work with the best agent in the Frederick area.

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