Royal Oaks is conveniently located near historic Frederick, the second largest city in Maryland. Nestled in the pastoral landscapes of the Sugarloaf and Catoctin Mountains, Frederick offers the perfect blend of rustic charm and a modern, thriving economy. The city has become a premier destination for employment growth and was recently ranked as one of the Top Ten Best Downtowns by Liveability.com.

As a Maryland-designated Arts & Entertainment District, Frederick is a celebration of the arts that offers an array of cultural venues such as the Weinberg Center for the Performing Arts, the Maryland Ensemble Theatre and the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center. Events like the Maryland Shakespeare Festival, Artomatic and weekly summer concerts in Baker Park – Frederick’s 54-acre public green space – provide entertainment that perfectly complements the art galleries, antique shops, bookstores, and other unique local businesses that can be found in the historic downtown and throughout the city.

Frederick also has a burgeoning culinary scene that features a host of local wineries, micro-breweries, and award-winning restaurants like Volt, from celebrity chef and former “Top Chef” contestant Bryan Voltaggio. Many restaurants in the city work with local farmers to provide their patrons with fresh, locally-sourced food, which helps foster the community feel the city is well known for.

Minutes from the city, there are numerous outdoor and family activities to enjoy. Whether exploring Catoctin Mountain Park, hiking the Appalachian Trail, taking in the view from the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain, or exploring Cunningham Falls, the largest cascading waterfall in Maryland, you’re guaranteed to find outdoor adventure and beauty close to home. For a change of pace, residents and visitors can also take in a baseball game at Harry Grove Stadium and watch the city’s own minor league team, the Frederick Keys. Meanwhile, opportunities abound to immerse yourself in the rich history of the area, including several of the most important Civil War battlefields, Monocacy, Antietam, and Gettysburg.

Frederick truly is the best of both worlds, embodying the ideals of a traditional, historic American city, while offering contemporary entertainment and activities for any taste.