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Frederick
Frederick
Maryland
5 reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 5 ratings
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Frederick is a city and the county seat of Frederick County in the U.S. state of Maryland. It is part of the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area. Frederick has long been an important crossroads, located at the intersection of a major north–south Indian trail, and east–west routes to the Chesapeake Bay, both at Baltimore and what became Washington, D.C. and across the Appalachian mountains to the Ohio River watershed. It is a part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of a greater Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA Combined Statistical Area. The city's population was 65,239 people at the 2010 United States Census, making it the second-largest incorporated city in Maryland, behind Baltimore. Frederick is home to Frederick Municipal Airport (IATA: FDK), which primarily accommodates general aviation traffic, and to the county's largest employer U.S. Army's Fort Detrick bioscience/communications research installation.

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Good senior centers and other senior services.
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The city has been discovered as a lower-cost alternative to the DC/Baltimore area. There's strong competition for housing which drives living costs up. Traffic is heavier, and the general pace of living has quickened. This is not always a friendly or easy environment for an older citizen. But on the plus side, the community is vibrant, there are many cultural opportunities (not always available in similar small cities in a relative rural setting in this state) and there is a general sense of relevance that is not always felt in communities outside the DMV.
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There are are working families with young school age children living in this community. People are always out walking their dogs with the kids in the evenings. When any one meets you, they stop to have a .friendly chat
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Because everyone gets along
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This is just outside in Washington DC, people commute to DC to work. This area was farmland 20 years ago and has grown quickly. Several retirements communities in this area

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How did Maryland earn the grade of D+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Maryland has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Maryland does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are taxes imposed on inheritance. Maryland has an effective property tax rate of 1.10%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Maryland earned its state tax grade of D+.

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