105 Apartments for rent in Frederick, MD

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Last updated October 24 at 3:45AM
Frederick, MD
Updated October 24 at 3:45AM UTC
2 Bedrooms
Frederick, MD
Updated September 26 at 2:25AM UTC
4 Bedrooms
Frederick, MD
Updated October 14 at 9:56AM UTC
2 Bedrooms
Tuscarora Knolls
Frederick, MD
Updated October 18 at 10:14AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
Wormans Mill
Frederick, MD
Updated September 7 at 3:11AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
River Run Ct
Frederick, MD
Updated October 19 at 7:47AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
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City Guide

Located in north-central Maryland, Frederick is the county seat of the larger Frederick County and is the second largest incorporated area in Maryland behind Baltimore. At just 22 square miles, you can imagine that there aren’t too many apartments for rent in this City of Clustered Spires, but with a community of happy-to-be-there & happy-to-help residents and this here apartment huntin’ guide, we’re sure you’ll have no problem finding a place just right. Ready to move to Frederick? Continue ...

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October 2017 Frederick Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2017 Frederick Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Frederick rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro and nation.

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City Guide

Since “Frederick” is often used as a name to describe it’s surrounding areas in addition to the city center, as well as the city's founder (Flintstone), you’ll likely hear more than a few recommendations & upsides for living in neighboring cities. For now, however, we’ll stick to finding you an apartment in Frederick’s core. One of the previous statements was not true. We'll leave it up to your geographical sensibilities to determine which.


The downtown area of Frederick has some nice, historic brick apartment rentals boasting great views and heftier price tags than you’ll find in other areas of town. Residents like the walkability of the downtown area and its neighboring hoods, including Baker Park, a family & dog-friendly area less than a mile away and closer to beautiful Culler Lake.


North Frederick neighborhoods like North Crossing, Cloverhill, Willowbrook, & Cover Ridge are all desirable and more affordable than downtown (read: cheap apartments found here). The further you move from the city center, the more suburban in nature the city becomes, with housing built in the mid-20th century and beyond.


As far as areas of potential concern, lucky for you there are few neighborhoods in Frederick with a bad rap, though some are viewed in a slightly less favorable light depending on who you talk to. Areas off of either side of Route 40 are reputed to have less of a family atmosphere, and rents are certainly lower, but, as always, you should check it out for yourself before signing a lease!

So, a politician walks into a bar...”

Residents of Frederick, MD love their homes. As a politically balanced place (described by one local as “moderately liberal”), you’re going to be surrounded by nice people, a historic atmosphere, and easy access to both Baltimore & Washington, D.C. Few things seem sweeter, best of luck finding your Frederick abode.

Rent Report

October 2017 Frederick Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2017 Frederick Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Frederick rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro and nation.

Frederick rents declined marginally over the past month

Frederick rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, but have increased slightly by 1.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Frederick stand at $1,290 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,490 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in July. Frederick's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.5%, but trails the national average of 2.8%.

Rents rising across the DC Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Frederick, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the DC metro, 7 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Rockville has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.2%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,990, while one-bedrooms go for $1,720.
  • Over the past year, Waldorf has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 2.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,950, while one-bedrooms go for $1,690.
  • Bethesda has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,410; rents grew 0.4% over the past month but decreased 0.5% over the past year.
  • Frederick has the least expensive rents in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,490; rents fell 0.2% over the past month but rose 1.7% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Frederick

As rents have increased slightly in Frederick, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Frederick is less affordable for renters.

  • Frederick's median two-bedroom rent of $1,490 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 1.7% increase in Frederick.
  • While Frederick's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw more substantial increases, including, Seattle (+4.5%), Los Angeles (+4.5%), and Atlanta (+2.6%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Frederick than most large cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,170.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Washington, DC $1,340 $1,550 -0.1% -0.8%
Arlington $1,770 $2,050 -0.7% 0.2%
Alexandria $1,560 $1,810 -0.7% 0.0%
Germantown $1,650 $1,910 -0.8% 1.4%
Silver Spring $1,520 $1,750 0.7% 1.3%
Centreville $1,620 $1,870 -0.6% 0.7%
Waldorf $1,690 $1,950 1.2% -2.2%
Frederick $1,290 $1,490 -0.2% 1.7%
Rockville $1,720 $1,990 -0.7% 2.2%
Bethesda $2,080 $2,410 0.4% -0.5%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

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We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.