Best Places to Live

Frederick, MD

Population: 67,421
LIV
SCORE
645

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Known for its “clustered spires” skyline of historic downtown churches, Frederick is considered the gateway to western Maryland and is within close proximity of Washington, D.C. Education options include Hood College and Mount St. Mary’s University, and the city’s top employer is the U.S. Army’s Fort Detrick installation with its 10,000 employees. Among the quality of life conveniences are Francis Scott Key Mall and Frederick Municipal Airport, and Frederick also has several microbreweries.


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Frederick, MD Ranking Data

Civic
60
Demographics
68
Economy
65
Education
71
Health
41
Housing
59
Infrastructure
51