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I really like how close it has easy access to the highway. I can commute from the park and ride as well as get to my destinations quickly. The neighborhoods are very safe, and there are plenty of restaurants and good schools. The houses are quite expensive, however.
It's a great, friendly neighborhood. Plenty of activities are available for Children of any ages. The only downside is the HOA is VERY strict and have some absurd rules that make no sense. But other than that, very fun and friendly.
It is a relatively safe neighborhood. The schools here a ranked high and they offer a lot of extracurricular activities. Urbana High School offers the International Baccalaureate program and lots of AP courses. There are restaurants and regional parks within the area. Urbana is located 7 miles away from downtown Frederick. Urbana is a great place to raise a family.
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Urbana is a beautiful but quickly growing area! When I first moved here, the town was pretty bare with minimal amenities available. As of 2018, there are several walking trails that traverse the town and numerous parks scattered throughout the neighborhood. Despite its RAPID growth in recent years, the area has maintained a small-town feel that has attributed to its family-friendly reputation.

The schools in Urbana are the best in Frederick County, by far, and Urbana High School consistently ranks among the top schools in Maryland. However, the town does have its weak points. Like many communities in the D.C. area, house prices have surged in recent years, leaving young families with fewer housing options.

Another weak spot of Urbana is the nightlife. Once the sun goes down, the town quite literally goes into hibernation. You won't find much (if any) late-night dining options, bars or clubs. If you find yourself wanting to spend a night out, DT Frederick is a short drive away!
Urbana is famous for being the home of The Peter Pan Restaurant, which has, sadly, been closed. Urbana is much larger and more than just the Villages of Urbana and other new developments that have recently been and are currently being built in Urbana. We've lived here for over 30 years and have watched Urbana grow from farmland, Peter Pan, and little Mom and Pop stores, to more homes than can be counted, a grocery store, restaurants, a library with a Sr. Center, a drug store and gas stations. For years we had only one gas station. Our Volunteer Fire Department is active in the community and holds a terrific Carnival each July. There are many active clubs, such as the Lions, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Rotary as well as smaller community Bunco and Book clubs. My only complaint is that there are no reasonably priced "starter" homes in the area. Even the ugly new apartment complex is high priced.
I moved up to Urbana with my family after living in Damascus my entire life. And at least from my perspective Urbana is a great place to live. However I can't speak about my experiences with their public schools because I have never been to them.
Urbana is a great community where everybody knows each other. It has great schools and is a community that continues to grow every day. There are little to no crimes and it is very family-friendly oriented community. While there is really no nightlife, it is a place where everything is so close you could walk to anything you wanted. There are homes that are constantly going up for sale and being built, but they are very pricey, and it is a very expensive community to live in.
Newly-developed suburban town with decent commuting into Montgomery County and excellent commuting into Frederick town.
Urbana has expanded so much since my family moved here back in 2006! It is a very safe community and is very family-friendly. The new restaurants are all very good. The only downside to living here is the cost- but it is worth it in the end.
Arguably one of the most affluent areas in Frederick County and Western Maryland. Great schools and family amenities makes Urbana a great place to raise or start a family. Crime is not a concern here, largely due to the presence of school-age children. However, because of Urbana's lack of local amenities (authentic restaurants, a movie theater, any sort of nightlife), I would not recommend it for younger people. Of course you can access all of this less than an hour away in Frederick, Baltimore or D.C, but Urbana is an extremely family-oriented community, so finding places nearby for the younger crowd can be very difficult. All in all, Urbana is a great, family-friendly community and I would highly recommend it if you plan on raising a family in the D.C./Baltimore area.
I enjoy having a lot of restaurants near by and many different convenient stores. However, there is too much building going on and since it is a suburb it should be reduced otherwise it will become a city. Also, the houses are very close together making it a very uncomfortable place to buy a home.
There really has never been a need for police presence in this area.
There is no Jewish life, but living here is fantastic despite such.
The crime is getting better but there are still kids robbing people but it is a very rich neighborhood
The neighborhood is great place to live. Crime is sometimes an issue but is mostly kids messing around.
I am not sure about the crime in the area
quiet and a lot of local places you can go to
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There is limited crimes that occur here. The police are very prevalent. They can be seen all throughout the neighborhood. often they are watching for speeding, or people not following basic traffic laws.
I have loved living here. The small city of Urbana contains a lot of businesses and small food places such as Dunkin Donuts and Jimmy Johns. We have some of the best schools in the county. The community is growing every day, they are in the process of adding another school. There is not a lot of crime, and the crime that we do have is petty crimes such stealing from the grocery store.
Nice neighborhood and area to live in
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