Leave the drive to someone else! Live, Work in Frederick!

“Leave the driving to us!”  You may be too young to remember the Greyhound bus tag line.   Greyhound wanted to get you to your destination by doing the driving for you. Surely there are many days you sit in crowded traffic lanes commuting elsewhere and wish you could leave the driving to someone else or just leave the driving period!

Well, you can leave the driving or at the very least cut it down by hours.   Work and live in Frederick.   Check out the thousands of businesses located in the greater Frederick area. Leave the two plus hour commute behind and look for a job and career home as well as a home to live in Frederick.


Frederick offers great locations for small entrepreneurial companies like Wood Street, known nationwide.


One of the large industrial parks like this one on English Muffin Way




Large businesses in industrial parks as well as small entreprenuerial companies are encouraged to establish, emerge, and grow with the support of the Office of Economic Development, the first Chamber of Commerce chartered in the U.S., and the local Entrepreneurial Council.


Statistically there are 9000 businesses and 1300 farms in the Frederick area.


Industry on Seventh Street


Performing arts, culinary industry, health care

fields,  construction industry, insurance industry

and many other fields of work here offer great

alternatives to Interstate 270 commutes.  









Frederick Memorial Hospital – one of Frederick’s largest employers in a thriving health care field here.

Large employers like Frederick Memorial Hospital

or small and varied agencies and offices located in

restored structures like the Glass Factory on  

4th Street create opportunities for short, easy  

travel on a daily basis



The Glass Factory – home to a host of small businessesl



Mid-size employers like

the Homewood at Frederick Retirement


Homewood at Frederick’s newest Willow Ponds retirement campus

campuses and many

other retirement


are within even the

Frederick City limits.  

Live downtown, work

downtown makes an

even better commute!



Frederick abounds in career and employment options in local government (city and county offices) and in Federal Government at Ft. Detrick with its biomedical, military, and communications operations.

Positions in education exist on campuses including the public and charter schools, Maryland School for the Deaf, Frederick Community College, and Hood College.

Reduced gas costs, reduced wear and tear on your car, reduced environmental pollution, improved local economy are just some of the benefits to less commuting.  Not to mention, reduced wear and tear on you!

Live here, Work here. Live better.

Call me for help in locating a home in an area that offers so many commute less options.

Local Pocket Park and Healing Garden

Maas Pocket Park
Sign at entrance on W. 2nd Street

Sign at entrance on W. 2nd Street.

This wonderful little gem of a pocket park, one of numerous pocket parks in the Frederick area, beckons to you to come in.  The attractive ironwork open gate is a friendly invitation to come and sit in comforting environs anytime from dawn to 10 p.m.  Enclosed by brick walls, one feels safe here.  Once in, you are surrounded by nicely tended gardens, benches, and tables with checkerboards permanently imprinted.  One can easily shed the world while sitting in this obscure little space.

Checkers in the garden

Checkers in the garden

Explore beyond the gate and find readings etched on a wall, garden plaques and memorial bricks with children’s names and a unique structure called a whispering bench.  Whisper a message in one side and it can be heard on the other side of this artfully designed structure.  This is a place where anyone could find a peaceful moment.  And that is intentional.

Soul touching

Soul touching

Whispering Bench

Bonita Maas Park is a healing garden pocket park sometimes adorned with colorful pinwheels. The pinwheels are symbols of happy, healthy childhood.  The park contains memorials for children lost to child abuse and reminds us of those unthinkably in the throes of abuse.  The Children’s Advocacy Center ( https://frederickcountymd.gov/481/Child-Advocacy-Center-CAC) in cooperation with the City of Frederick, other agencies, businesses, and volunteers dedicated the Bonita Maas Healing Park early last year   Many  years ago, Earl and Bonita Maas operated Maas Opticians in the adjacent building at 5 West Second Street.

A little pocket of pleasure

A little pocket of pleasure in the city

The site is one of a number of little known pocket parks in the region.  These small outdoor spaces provide quiet settings for meditation, enjoying nature, resting, and soothing the soul.  Share with readers where your favorite Frederick pocket park is located.  Whether you are new to the area or an established resident you may be surprised to find an unexplored pocket of pleasure near you.  Just more of the treasures of Frederick living.

What’s Brewing in Frederick?

Tenth Ward Distillery

What’s brewing in Frederick these days?  Yummy liquid beverages to soothe your throat and raise your “spirits”! 

Brewing and Distilling

X Ward

Brewing the perfect beer, developing state of the art cider, distilling unique whiskeys and brandies, and making wine provide new experiences in a City that already has much to offer.  Providing unique and special adult beverages requires the perfect combination of creative art and science, along with the right location and space.  The manufacturers provide the creativity and science, while Frederick provides the perfect location and space.

It’s a recipe for delicious fun!



Brewing in Frederick

Flying Dog Brewery

Did you know that Frederick boasts over one-half of Maryland’s wine production with more than 120 acres of vineyards nearby?  New breweries and distilleries are popping up all around serving craft beers and other adult drinks.  It forms a sort of Frederick Wine/Beer Trail of nationally acclaimed beverages.  

(Please don’t set out on the trail driving yourself.  A Designated Driver is a necessity!)



Frederick County is also home to Maryland’s first licensed cidery.  Located in Jefferson, Distillery Lane Ciderworks offers fresh and hard ciders from its over 3,000 tree orchard. DLC also offers cider making classes and tours of its historic location.

Brewing and distilling in Frederick

Great places for great beverages!

Frederick is the right location for local brewing, distilling, cider and wine making.  It’s also the perfect place for enjoying inventive flavors of other beverages amidst the fun of Frederick life.

Art + Science = Flavor + Fun in Frederick!

Looking for a place to live full of flavor and fun? Want to live in a place you can take family and friends to year-round tours and tastings?  Call me about the possibilities in Frederick, Maryland.

Financial Tips from Trish Croker, Senior Loan Officer with Presidential Bank Mortagage  in Frederick, Maryland –   Amid considerable recent market volatility due to Brexit (Britain’s vote to exit the European Union), mortgage interest rates remain relatively unchanged  at historically favorable levels.  Now is a great time for real estate buyers and sellers to take advantage of these very favorable mortgage interest rates.  

Call Trish at 301.663.9999 for information and rates.