95 Apartments for rent in Frederick, MD

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Last updated July 20 at 3:34PM
Frederick, MD
Updated July 8 at 6:28PM
2 Bedrooms
Amber Meadows
Frederick, MD
Updated July 18 at 12:32PM
4 Bedrooms
Old Farm
Frederick, MD
Updated July 9 at 4:29AM
2 Bedrooms
Frederick, MD
Updated July 20 at 5:26AM
1 Bedroom
Field Pointe
Frederick, MD
Updated July 13 at 11:43AM
2 Bedrooms
Field Pointe
Frederick, MD
Updated July 20 at 5:08AM
3 Bedrooms
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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

July 2017 Frederick Rent Report

Welcome to the July 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 increase sharply over the past month

Frederick rents have increased 1.1% over the past month, and are up moderately by 3.0% 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 fourth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in February. Frederick's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.6%, as well as the national average of 2.9%.

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, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Maryland as a whole has logged a 1.6% year-over-year growth. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Bethesda has the most expensive rents in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,400; however, the city has also seen rents fall by 1.7% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
  • Frederick has the least expensive rents in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,490; additionally, the city has seen rent growth of 1.1% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Frederick

Rent growth in Frederick has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases, while in a few cases, rents have actually declined. 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 $1,150. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.9% over the past year.
  • While rents in Frederick remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Seattle (+5.6%), Los Angeles (+5.0%), Chicago (+4.8%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,680, $1,720, and $1,290 respectively.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Frederick than most large cities. Comparably, Atlanta has a median 2BR rent of $1,160.

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 $1,330 $1,540 0.5% 0.1%
Arlington $1,780 $2,050 0.9% 0.6%
Alexandria $1,570 $1,810 0.4% 1.1%
Germantown $1,650 $1,910 0.7% 2.2%
Silver Spring $1,480 $1,720 0.3% 0.3%
Centreville $1,670 $1,930 0.9% 7.0%
Frederick $1,290 $1,490 1.1% 3.0%
Rockville $1,730 $1,990 0.7% 2.8%
Bethesda $2,080 $2,400 -0.7% -1.7%
Gaithersburg $1,520 $1,750 0.2% 2.1%
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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:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

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.