Frederick is a very “Livable” town

The website Livability recently surveyed millennials about the most livable cities in the country. Frederick, MD, was named the 47th most “livable” place in the country. Frederick has established itself as one of our Nation’s treasures with what it offers both culturally and historically. Frederick has developed a reputation as a city that people want to live in rather than move out of, and East of Market’s central location is ideal for enjoying the perks of living here. The survey included several criteria that made each city a candidate for “top 50 places to live” recognition. Among them were amenities, demographics, education, economy, health care, housing, social and civic capital, and transportation.

Frederick is thriving. Millennials want to live where there is opportunity, and Frederick’s economy provides them with a stable place to live and work. Currently, the city has an unemployment rate of 5.4%; the US is averaging 6%. Several tech firms call Frederick home, such as professional, scientific, and technical services, which make up 11.5% of the workforce in Frederick, second to healthcare and social assistance, which makes up 12.4%. Frederick, where the average income per resident is 13% better than the national average, is a terrific place for millennials to grow their career.  

During the better part of the last year-and-a-half, health and health care have been paramount, especially with dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The residents of Frederick are fortunate to have a plethora of medical facilities to choose from to maintain their own health and loved ones. Frederick Health Hospital, one of the general hospitals that provide a wide array of medical services, the John M. Stockman Cancer Institute and Children’s National Frederick are among the region’s top medical care facilities. Millennials make up a considerable segment of the population that prioritizes health more than any other generation before them, and the many choices to maintain it are plentiful.

It also doesn’t need to be reminded that Frederick is a hub for culture, history, and culinary delights. Frederick County was a major Civil War theater for history fans, and Frederick is home to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. For delicious pizza and a beer, Brewer’s Alley gets rave reviews, and the restaurant comes complete with outdoor views of Market Street below. If you like just to take in the scenery and the ambiance of Frederick, then take a stroll through Downtown Frederick, where heritage and culture are preserved by the residents and visitors on foot, strolling past shops and outside dining. Downtown Frederick loves dogs and many shop owners leave out water bowls for the canine companions of visitors. 

Transportation and commuting access are readily available. Frederick, MD is situated near US-26 and US-15 and gives you easy access to I-70 and I-270, which gets you to Baltimore and Washington, D.C. within an hour. The Frederick Station, at 100 East Street, provides access to the MARC Train and TransIT. But of course, when it comes to housing, many new developments are popping, providing many options, but there is no need to look far when East of Market Apartments provides a unique and comfortable way of living. East of Market Apartments offers spacious, open-concept one and two-bedroom units. It also has a clubhouse, pool, and even an Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station. East of Market personifies the total package Frederick has to offer and embodies why millennials choose Frederick as one of the top places to live in the country.  

Life at East of Market

Living at East of Market gives you all the convenience and exciting benefits of a thriving community. From the proximity to downtown Frederick, historic points-of-interest, entertainment, recreation, and great shopping and dining nearby, East of Market puts you at the center of the best that Frederick, MD has to offer.

This booming community is situated just minutes from US-26 and US-15 and gives you easy access to I-70 and I-270 which gets you to Baltimore and Washington, D.C. within an hour. The Frederick Station, at 100 East Street, provides access to the MARC Train and TransIT. The TransitIT powers the local public transportation that allows busy residents to get to their destinations and safely home.

East of Market is a quick and easy six-minute drive from Downtown Frederick, putting you right at the heart of this thriving community with many points of interest to keep you busy. If you’re a fan of American History, Frederick is home to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Here you will discover the harsh conditions, as well as the amazing innovations made that saved and preserved lives during the Civil War. Continue your journey to the past and spend some time at Monocacy National Battlefield. Here, recount and discover some of the most historical battles of the war. 

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If you’re a baseball fan, you can go on a root for the Frederick Keys, a collegiate summer baseball team. They play at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium. Staley Park is a short 4 minute drive offers a great place to hit the ball around or enjoy the scenery and fresh air.

Is the ease of convenient shopping a priority on your list? East of Market is a great central location to local shopping facilities, such as The Francis Scott Key Mall, The Frederick Towne Mall, and Frederick Shopping Center, all just minutes from our community. For an intimate Frederick experience, you might want to visit Brunswick Main Street. Downtown Brunswick preserves the area’s deep roots in railroad culture and canal history. Here, heritage and culture are preserved by the residents and visitors on foot, strolling past shops and outside dining. Here the spirit of Frederick comes alive and distinguishes itself as a diamond in the rough.

 Frederick is known as a foodie town. There are hundreds of places you can go to satisfy your appetite, such as Firestone’s Culinary Tavern. Since 1999 and have been cultivating friendships and delicious food and drink for their patrons in downtown Frederick. You might also like Brewer’s Alley and pair a delicious pizza with one of the seasonal beers they have on their menu. You might want to end your day with a nightcap at the Wine Kitchen and help yourself to a glass of one of their dynamic wines or spirits. 

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Be a part of this vibrant community and live here, at East of Market! While the leasing office is by appointment only, they offer virtual tours of floor plans online and self-guided tours seven days a week! The community website allows you to view the latest 3D technology in virtual tours, schedule a self-guided tour, view live rates and availability, and apply online.

Additional information can be found on the website eastofmarketapts.com, by phone at 301-259-3643 or via email EMarket@GradyMgt.com.

Amazing Amenities at East of Market Apartments

The new building at East of Market apartments in Frederick, Maryland, not only adds 49 units to the thriving community it also enhances and expands the amenity package offered to residents. The one and two-bedroom apartments include a washer and dryer, hardwood plank-style flooring, and more.

Residents already enjoy an expansive clubhouse with features suitable for those looking to relax or get active. In the warmer months, a large pool with a soaking area, water feature, and sun deck allows for enjoying the sunshine, and the free WiFi makes ‘working from the pool side’ an option. A conference room with PC workstations equipped with printing, scanning, and copying capabilities also adds to the convenience of working from the community. A fully-equipped fitness center provides exercise access, and the automated package center gives flexibility to receiving deliverables. Completing the clubhouse is a gourmet catering kitchen perfectly appointed for hosting events and entertaining guests. 

As a LEED-certified community, East of Market is cognizant of its carbon footprint and has provided environmentally-friendly amenities. Each building in this smoke-free community has apartment balconies, amenities, and outside shared spaces as well as its own electric vehicle charging station and bike storage facility. There is also an on-site recycling program and a new community garden.

Residents should enjoy where they live, and the newest amenities are all about having fun! Get competitive at the putting green, billiards table, and bocce ball court. Get cooking at the several grill areas throughout the community. Get entertained at the outdoor cinema lounge with a fire pit. Get to know your neighbors at the terrace patios. Get the dog nice and tired at the dog run and then cleaned up at the pet wash. And get relaxed under a pergola or at a terrace patio. 

East of Market’s location is also an amenity within itself. A commuter’s dream, located just off Route 15 in Frederick, Routes 70 and 270 are only minutes away, having you in DC or Baltimore in no time. Plus, there is easy access to a local MARC station and a nearby bus stop. Riverwalk Park is just over one mile away, and it features a baseball diamond, a playground, picnic tables, and more. The community is also minutes away from local Frederick shopping, 

While the leasing office is by appointment only, they offer virtual tours of floor plans online and self-guided tours seven days a week! The community website allows you to view the latest 3D technology in virtual tours, schedule a self-guided tour, view live rates and availability, and apply online.

Additional information can be found on the website eastofmarketapts.com, by phone at 301-259-3643 or via email EMarket@GradyMgt.com.

East of Market New Phase

Grady Management is pleased to announce a 49-unit expansion at East of Market Apartments in Frederick, MD.  The expansion project achieved its LEED for Home GOLD certification and builds on the already successful East of Market Apartments carbon footprint. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Designs (LEED) certification program from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recognizes “best-in-class” building strategies that avoid toxic chemicals, reduce material waste and lower energy and water use. Developer and Owner, The Duffie Companies have committed to green building practices while focusing on durability and performance. The project was completed in January 2021 and will bring the total number of luxury apartments to 209.

East of Market Apartments is the first LEED Home GOLD and ENERGY STAR apartments in Frederick, MD. The community prides itself on reviews and has recently achieved the “Resident Satisfaction Award 2020”, “Top Rated Apartment Ratings Award 2020,” and “Power Rankings Elite 1% Award”. It thrives on raising the bar in creating a happy and healthy living environment.

The newly constructed building is 4-stories, controlled access, and offers elevator convenience.  Within the first floor, you will find 23 attached garages equipped with Level 2 EV charging stations, 11 storage areas, a billiard, and an e-lounge. With the addition of an outdoor cinema lounge, bocce ball court, community garden, car care area, and putting green, it is clear that long-term holders, The Duffie Companies, are passionate about building a lifestyle.

Thoughtfully designed one and two-bedroom floorplans utilize many existing fixtures and finishes; however, there are some distinct changes.  With East of Market looking to stay relevant in trends and development, they developed the new “G” floorplan. It is considered the “multi-generational” apartment with two entry points. All two-bedroom apartments were upgraded with walk-in showers, and first-floor apartments have a terrace patio with a gate. All floorplans feature open-concept designs that connect the kitchen, dining area, and living room into one great space.  Durable and easy to maintain wood-style floors, 9-foot ceilings with crown molding, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and in-home washers and dryers provide luxury, convenience, and create character. By adding more windows, your apartment will flood natural light and subsequently aid in reducing utility consumption. 

With COVID-19 precautions in place, on-site management has found innovative and unique strategies to leasing and unveiling the expansion. The first residents of East of Market’s new phase were welcomed to the community in January 2021, and the building is 41% occupied as of February 2021. While the leasing office is closed to the public, they offer virtual tours of floor plans online and self-guided tours seven days a week! The community website allows you to view the latest 3D technology in virtual tours, schedule a self-guided tour, view live rates and availability, and apply online.

Additional information can be found on the website eastofmarketapts.com, by phone at 301-259-3643 or via email EMarket@GradyMgt.com.

Virtual Learning 2020-2021!

Frederick County Public Schools welcomes you all to the 2020-2021 school year!

Due to the current global pandemic the Board of Education has decided to open the 2020-2021 school year in a virtual only model. A sample schedule can be found here.

These models include:

  • Increase in Live Face-to-Face Instruction
  • Record and Share Google Meet Sessions
  • Small Group In-school Face-to-Face Instruction
  • Schoology Designated as the Course Management Platform
  • More Digital Resources, Activities and Assignments in Schoology
  • More Professional Learning for Teachers
  • Return to Normal Grading Practices
  • Weekly Instructional Planning

Here are some helpful tips that will get you ready for virtual learning this year!

KEEP A ROUTINE

First and foremost, keeping a routine is key for virtual learning. Since students are in their home environment, it can be difficult to feel focused. Have students prepare as if they are truly going to school — get up, put on an outfit, and eat breakfast. Then, they’ll be ready to learn virtually with their teachers! Although it isn’t the same as hopping on the school bus and stepping into the classroom, keeping a routine will keep them in the school mindset.

PICK A GOOD PLACE TO LEARN

Although most homes aren’t equipped to turn into classrooms, it’s important to make sure that the learning environment is geared to the success of your student! There are a few factors to consider when figuring out where they will be doing virtual school. If they’re in a place that is too isolated, they may not pay much attention since no one is watching them. Perhaps set up a place in the kitchen, but be conscious of their space throughout the day to limit distractions. Of course, you can ask them what space they prefer as well!

GATHER SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Although students will be doing schoolwork at home, they still need to be equipped with the right school supplies to succeed! Hopefully, teachers will provide students with a list of supplies they need. For notebooks, pencils, and more, look at places like Walmart, Dollar Tree, or Staples for low-cost supplies.

MAINTAIN SOCIAL INTERACTION (TO AN EXTENT)

A concern of many parents is how schooling from home will impact the mental health of children. Without the social interaction they receive from their classmates, it can take a toll on kids. If you’re comfortable, a great way to maintain social interaction is to have one or two friends who your child can “go to school with,” called a pod. This can allow for a simulated classroom setting if the students are in the same class. Group schooling is becoming a popular option for parents as it will allow kids to be around at least one other person for social purposes, while still following CDC guidelines.

HIRE A TUTOR

Another concern regarding schooling is that parents may have to go to work during the day and can’t help their children navigate online schooling. If parents are comfortable, hiring a person to guide your child throughout the school day is an option. Since teachers are guiding the class throughout the day, the “tutor” would ensure that students are on top of their work and logging online when they are supposed to for class. This could even just be in the form of a nanny, as it may just be helpful for students to have some guidance while parents are at work.

Although COVID-19 has completely transformed our lives, we are all in this together. Now, it’s important to provide our students with the tools that they need to succeed while doing school online. These tips for the upcoming school year will allow parents and students to feel prepared in tackling online schooling!

 

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