Home to the Catoctin Mountain Park, Frederick County is located in the western part of Maryland, north of Montgomery County. Frederick, which is also the county seat, is less than an hour away from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Antietam, Harpers Ferry and Gettysburg.
There are many government job opportunities, as well as other big companies in this area. Bechtel, Frederick Memorial Hospital, Wells Fargo, and Mid Atlantic Memorial Hospital are just a few of the large employers located within the county. Agriculture also makes for an important economic component. As a result, many job opportunities are available in this area.
Frederick County residents enjoy a vast array of shopping opportunities. Whether it be eating out, watching a movie, or going to the theatre, the options for entertainment are numerous.
This is an area with many historic and cultural events as well as recreational activities. National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park and War Correspondents Memorial Arch are two historical sites located in Frederick County. The Frederick County area has many other retreats rich in historical heritage. The National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Clustered Spires, South Mountain and Monocacy National Battlefields, and the Schifferstadt Architectural museum are just some of the attractions which draw tourists and locals alike. Every year scores of tourists, along with residents, love to experience the recreational amenities of Frederick County. The Potomac River and the Catoctin Mountains offer a wide array of activities such as nature programs, camping, boating, swimming, skating, and hiking.
The county is home to a large number of art performances including theatrical, dance, and musical entertainment. There are also a number of golf courses in the area. Numerous malls and shopping districts in the vicinity provide unlimited bargains for those who love to shop. In fact, this is a great place for antique shopping -- a treasure trove with something new around every corner.