A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$238,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,494
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$76,628
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Ballenger Creek Reviews

58 reviews
All Categories
In a planned suburban community, I like having neighbors close by, but on lots big enough to have privacy. Where I live is suburban, but if I want, I have a small city very close by and two of the best known cities on the East coast within about 40 minutes. The area is evolving, with some businesses closing and new businesses opening up. There is a bit more crime than there was 20 years ago, but no more than in other similar areas.

I have lived in the south, and visit other cities often. I am always glad to come home. I do not anticipate leaving.
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I see this are growing fast and a lot of new younger families starting up there. With this more and more business will start up giving more employment options. Since we are close to Baltimore and DC you can have that city job with that country living and room to develop and grow a family. I see the future right now bright for Frederick, MD with many possibilities.
Whether you are in retail sales, research, military, banking, or medical there are tons of opportunities available locally. For those who want to earn more or are government workers its only a an hours drive to D.C. Finding work at a higher than average wage. When so many are fighting over minimum wage jobs it's hard to find one for so little in this area even at fastfood restaraunts!