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Old 02-14-2011, 05:14 PM
 
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If you were looking for a small town in Maryland, which of the two would you choose and why. Both are within an hour drive to Baltimore or DC, so you can enjoy the city when you get that feel, I just don't know what separates the two. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:49 AM
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I'm not that familiar with Hagerstown, but I find Frederick absolutely charming...it looks like it would be a lovely place to live IMO.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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As someone who's only visited both cities, it seems that Frederick's downtown area is in much better shape. Frederick also has direct train access into D.C., whereas from Hagerstown you have to drive a bit to the nearest MARC station.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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These are awesome towns with great character that are very pedestrian friendly. Frederick has the economic advantage of being closer to DC, but also the suburban sprawl to go along with it. Hagerstown is more downscale, but with less suburban DC influence
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Macao
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I never even heard of those two cities until about a year or so ago.

Since discovering them, I've been impressed. I wish more small towns had that kind of density as these two.

I also drove through both, and I quite liked Hagerstown, even more than Frederick. It just seemed bigger.

However, upon further research, it seems that Hagerstown job opportunities are quite a bit more limited. Whereas Frederick has that DC proximity, albeit it still is a little bit far.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Maryland forum?

Frederick becaue it's closer to DC.
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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I wish more small towns had that kind of density as these two.
The density you see in the core of these towns is indicative of the age of these communities.
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