Frederick, Maryland consists of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria area. Those moving to Frederick will discover that the Monocacy River flows to the east of the city and Carroll Creek flows through the center of the city, while the man-made Culler Lake is in the downtown section of the city.
Frederick's largest employer is Fort Detrick (which belongs to the US Army and is a medical research facility) and the Frederick Municipal Airport. BP Solar also provides income for the city and jobs for many although, because of the recent downturn in the general economy of the United States, many employees were laid off.
Other income generators for the city are agriculture and dairy farming; food processing plants; and the manufacture of electronic equipment, glass products, beer brewing and apparel. The Cost of Living Index reported in January 2011 for Frederick was 112.4, 12.4 points above the average for the United States of 100.
Historical records of the area attest to the settlement of the area in 1745 by 100 Europeans; and in 1748 the County of Frederick was founded.
The city of Frederick has a great many historical sites, buildings and museums of note. Chief among these are the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, the Monocacy National Battlefield and the Hessian Barracks. Take a tour in a horse-drawn carriage to get the full effect. Antique enthusiasts will delight in the Braddock Mountain Antique Center