Frederick is place like no other. Frederick County is nestled at the crossroads of five major highways, providing quick access to Baltimore and Washington, D.C. These thoroughfares, coupled with the Frederick Municipal Airport, and the MARC train system, make Frederick one of the most convenient and affordable locations in Maryland. Frederick County offers outdoor recreation at Catoctin Mountain Park, festivals and wine tastings at Linganore Winecellars, and minor league baseball games at Harry Grove Stadium. Frederick County is home to a nationally recognized public school system, the site of the state’s first charter school, and three institutions of higher education—Frederick Community College, Hood College, and Mount St. Mary’s University. The county is home to Catoctin Mountain Park (encompassing the presidential retreat Camp David) and to the U.S. Army’s Fort Detrick. It has also been the home to several celebrated historical figures like Francis Scott Key, Chris Rose, Zach Taylor, Matt Bennett, Thomas Johnson, Roger B. Taney, and Barbara Fritchie. A large percentage of Frederick lives and works within the county. The opportunities for employment, education, and culture all blend contemporary convenience with historic charm, making this a vibrant place for families and businesses of all sizes.