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.