Welcome to Frederick
Central Frederick is, well, perfect. Its historic, pedestrian-friendly center of red-brick row houses is filled with a diverse array of restaurants and shops. The engaged, cultured arts community is anchored by the excellent Weinberg Center for the Arts. The meandering Carroll Creek runs through it all, flanked by a lovely park with art and gardens. Unlike other communities in the region with historic districts, this is a midsize city, an important commuter base for thousands of federal government employees and a biotechnology hub in its own right. For travelers, Frederick makes a great central base for exploring Brunswick, Mt Airy and the regional Civil War battlefields.