Living in Maryland

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As one of the nation's first colonies, Maryland has an invaluable place in American history. Maryland is a vibrant state with a unique culture and diverse background.  

With its close proximity to Washington, D.C. many Maryland towns offer all the amenities a metropolis has to offer without the costs of living in a big city. 

Maryland's outdoor life is a unique combination of sandy beaches and rugged mountains. The Appalachian Trail and Glen Echo Park are just some of the most visited parks in the state. If you’re more into swimming and sunbathing, then you’d feel right at home in Ocean City and Assateague Island, which are just two of the most stunning beach destinations in the state. There is simply no shortage of recreational activities to explore in the state, which is aptly called “America in Miniature.” 

Frederick County

Frederick County boasts a robust local economy, with biosciences being a key industry. The county sits at the crossroads of several major highways, allowing quick access to Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Historic downtown Frederick is home to businesses, shops, theaters, museums, restaurants, and unique residences. 

Fast facts: 

  • More than 250,000 residents 
  • $11 billion economy 
  • 3 higher education institutions (Frederick Community College, Hood College, Mount St. Mary’s University) 
  • 3 international airports within 50 miles (BWI Thurgood Marshall, Dulles, and Reagan National) 
  • Nationally recognized public school system 

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