- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The 50-block historic downtown section of Frederick draws thousands of visitors every year who sample the local restaurants and explore antiques stores and art galleries. Many are tempted to move here.

Frederick County has, over time, become a distant suburb of Washington. Towns and housing developments have grown along Interstate 270 leading from adjacent Montgomery County, as well as along Interstate 70, which continues on to Washington County and points west.

The majority of development in Frederick County is occurring near Frederick, the city that serves as county seat and provides a political, cultural and entertainment center.

Several builders are active in Frederick County, including Ryan Homes, Drees Homes Co., Classic Communities Corp., K. Hovnanian Homes , NVHomes and Pulte Homes Inc.

Ryan Homes is building town homes and single-family homes and town-home-style condominiums at several locations.

At Brookfield in Emmitsburg, about 20 minutes from Frederick, seven styles of single-family homes are offered, priced from the mid-$300,000s to the mid-$400,000s.

The rural atmosphere of the development is balanced by a location near shopping, dining and other recreational amenities, including Ski Liberty, Historic Gettysburg, Cunningham Falls and the Appalachian Trail.

Call 301/447-6563.

At Glenbrook in Middletown, Ryan Homes is building town homes and single-family homes. This golf course community includes walking trails, mountain views and vistas of the Hollow Creek Golf Course.

The town homes, priced from the low $320,000s, feature brick fronts, finished basements, 9-foot ceilings and upgraded kitchens.

The single-family homes, priced from upper $500,000s to the low $600,000s, include fireplaces, brick fronts, 9-foot ceilings and upgraded baths.

Call 301/371-8097 for the single-family homes and 301/371-8086 for the town homes.

At the Villages of Urbana, a planned community with several builders offering new homes, a traditional hometown setting has been created with village shops, walking trails and parks.

Recreational amenities include a swimming pool, tot lots, tennis courts and playing fields. The community is located off I-270, between Frederick and the Montgomery County line.

Ryan Homes is offering nine styles of single-family homes at the Villages of Urbana, with base prices from the mid-$500,000s to the mid-$600,000s.

Call 301/668-2007.

The Fairmont town home model is also available, priced from the upper $300,000s.

Call 301/668-2005.

Town home-style condominiums with two levels are also available, priced from the mid-to-upper $300,000s.

Call 301/874-0734.

The planned community of Adamstown Commons near Frederick, with easy access to I-70, I-270, Route 15 and the MARC train station, has been developed with half of its available space left as open space with parks and walking trails.

Ryan Homes is building two styles of single family homes in this new community on eighth-acre to third-acre lots. The homes have 2,000 to 4,900 finished square feet, with a brick front, three or four bedrooms, two or three full baths and a powder room.

Base prices for these nine different styles of homes range from the low $500,000s to the low $700,000s.

Call 301/874-4812.

Only a few homesites are still available at Walnut Ridge in Frederick, a community with a swimming pool, tennis courts and a park just a few minutes from downtown Frederick.

The Frederick MARC train station is nearby, along with Baker Park, the Keys Baseball Stadium and the Weinberg Center for the Arts.

Eight different single-family home styles are available, priced from the low $500,000s to the upper $600,000s. The homes have up to five bedrooms, with a two-story foyer, a kitchen and breakfast area, a master suite and the possibility of adding a sunroom, morning room and recreation room.

Call 301/682-6416.

Ryan Homes is building upscale homes at Goldmine Estates in Frederick, where three homesites are still available for building one of the seven styles of single-family homes offered in this community. The secluded, wooded lots of a fifth-acre to 61/2 acres are minutes from Frederick and commuter routes.

Each brick-front home includes extensive finishing details such as Corian counters in the kitchen, crown moldings and trim and a master suite.

Base prices begin in the mid-$800,000s and rise to the upper $900,000s.

Call 301/668-2007.

At the Signature Club at Greenview, Ryan Homes is building an active adult community restricted to households with at least one member age 55 or older. Villas, town homes and single-family homes are available with maintenance such as lawn mowing and snow shoveling included, along with resort-style amenities such as swimming, tennis and a clubhouse with activities. The community is in New Market, where restaurants and specialty shops can be found.

The variety of homes range in price from the low $400,000s to the upper $600,000s.

Call 301/865-8934.

For information on all Ryan Homes developments, visit www.ryanhomes.com.

Drees Homes is building condominiums, town homes and single-family homes in several locations.

At Clover Ridge in Frederick, the homes have mountain views and are located on cul-de-sacs in a development with a park and a swimming pool.

These four- and five-bedroom single-family homes have from two to five baths and are priced from the upper $400,000s to the upper $500,000s.

Call 301/694-0755.

At Green Hill Manor in Adamstown, the single-family homes are being built by Drees Homes in a community with soccer fields, tot lots and a basketball court adjacent to a 21-acre county park.

The homes have three or four bedrooms and from two to five baths and will be built on third-acre to half-acre homesites. Base prices range from the low to upper $600,000s.

Call 301/874-2015.

At North Crossing in Frederick, the final phase of town homes are being sold by Drees Homes in a community with a 3-acre park, a swimming pool, tot lots and walking trails, close to I-70, I-270 and U.S. 15. These homes are priced from the mid- to upper $300,000s.

Call 301/620-1581.

Condominiums priced from the upper $200,000s to the lower $300,000s are available at Ridge View in Frederick from Drees Homes. These two-bedroom, two-bath homes are part of a planned community with swimming pools, tennis courts, ball fields, a soccer field and green space including a 7-acre lake with a dock and nearby parks and fountains.

Call 301/663-0671.

Condominiums are also available at Eagle’s View at Whittier in Frederick, where Drees Homes is also building town homes and single-family homes. Whittier, less than five miles from I-70 and I-270, features mountain and city views, along with recreational amenities such as tennis courts, swimming pools, picnic areas and a lake.

The condominiums are priced from the upper $300,000s, with single-family homes in the Vistas at Whittier priced from the low $600,000s to the low $700,000s.

Call 301/682-3613 for both.

The town homes are priced from the upper $300,000s.

Call 301/663-8732.

At Canal Run in Point of Rocks, planned amenities include a lake, a swimming pool, a community center and walking trails.

This community, convenient to Frederick and I-270, is also near the MARC train.

Drees Homes is building three- and four-bedroom single-family homes at Canal Run, priced from the upper $400,000s to the upper $600,000s.

Call 301/874-2015.

At Woodbury in Woodsboro, Drees Homes is building an enclave of 37 homes set on cul-de-sacs near Frederick and I-270. These three- and four-bedroom homes are priced from the mid-$400,000s to the low $500,000s.

Call 301/845-9787.

For information on developments by Drees Homes, visit www.dreeshomes.com.

A short drive from Frederick in Walkersville near I-270, K. Hovnanian Homes is building single-family homes on quarter-acre homesites at Sun Meadow. Eight home styles are available, each with four bedrooms, 21/2 baths and from 2,286 to 2,810 square feet, along with a two-car garage.

The homes are priced from the mid- to upper $400,000s.

Call 301/845-2990.

At Taskers Chance in Frederick, K. Hovnanian Homes is building town-home-style condominiums that have been designed back-to-back. Each home has three levels with three bedrooms, 21/2 baths and from 1,739 to 1,812 finished square feet.

Call 240/379-6412.

In the heart of the Frederick Historic District, K. Hovnanian Homes is building condominiums at Maxwell Place, 11/2 blocks from the MARC train station.

The development includes a parking garage, a fitness center, individual storage lockers and a security system. The brick-and-metal exterior with brick paver sidewalks complements the Creekside neighborhood architecture and was approved by the Frederick Historic Preservation Commission.

The one- and two-bedroom homes are priced from the $200,000s.

Call 240/529-1630.

For information on all K. Hovnanian developments, visit www.khov.com.

Pulte Homes has two developments in Frederick County. At Whispering Creek, single-family homes and town homes are available a few minutes from the MARC train station.

The two models of single-family homes, priced in the mid-$500,000s, include a brick front, upgraded cabinets and Corian counters in the kitchen, hardwood flooring in the foyer and ceramic tile in the kitchen, laundry and baths.

The town homes, priced from the upper $300,000s, have 2,162 square feet with three bedrooms, two full baths, a powder room, a brick front, ceramic tile in the powder room and foyer, Corian counters and maple cabinets in the kitchen and a three-level sunroom.

Call 301/620-2814.

At Galyn Manor in Brunswick, a mile from the Potomac River, Pulte Homes is building single-family homes priced from the low $500,000s. Within one mile of a MARC train station, this development is also close to U.S. 15.

The four-bedroom, 21/2-bath homes have from 2,534 to 2,926 finished square feet.

Call 301/834-9376.

For information on Pulte Homes developments, visit www.pulte.com.

NVHomes is building single-family homes and town homes in several of the same developments as Ryan Homes. At Adamstown Commons, the single-family homes are priced from the low $500,000s and offer mountain views.

Call 301/874-8541.

In the golf course community of Glenbrook, NVHomes is offering eight styles of single-family homes priced from the upper $500,000s.

Call 301/371-9813.

At the Villages of Urbana, 12 styles of single-family homes are available from NVHomes, priced from the upper $500,000s.

Call 301/874-4691.

The town homes by NVHomes in the Villages of Urbana are priced from the upper $300,000s.

Call 301/874-6043.

For information on developments by NVHomes, visit www.NVHomes.com.

Classic Communities Corp. is also building single-family homes at the Villages of Urbana, priced from the $500,000s.

Call 301/607-4100.

At Monocacy Landing at Dearbought, Classic Communities Corp. is building two-level town-home-style condominiums with up to three bedrooms and a rear-entry garage, priced from the upper $200,000s to the low $300,000s. Call 301/620-9210.

Craftmark Homes is building single-family homes at three locations in Frederick County, including 43 homes at Adamstown Commons, priced from the upper $500,000s.

Call 301/875-1703.

At Eaglehead-on-the-Lakes, a planned community near Frederick, Craftmark has just three homes still available, priced from the upper $500,000s.

Call 301/865-7421.

At Amanda’s Ridge in Libertytown, seven 2-acre estates are available, priced from the upper $600,000s.

Call 301/865-7421.

For information on Craftmark Homes developments, visit the Web site at www.CraftmarkHomes.com.


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