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107 Apartments for rent in Frederick, MD

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Last updated March 22 at 9:53pm UTC
Frederick, MD
Updated March 22 at 5:44pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
Frederick, MD
Updated March 22 at 5:44pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
997 Heather Ridge Dr
Heather Ridge
Frederick, MD
Updated March 22 at 9:40am UTC
2 Bedrooms
Mount Olivet Heights
Frederick, MD
Updated March 22 at 5:45pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
Frederick, MD
Updated March 22 at 5:44pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
Frederick, MD
Updated March 22 at 5:42pm UTC
1 Bedroom
5280 Duke Ct
Field Pointe
Frederick, MD
Updated March 22 at 9:39am UTC
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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

March 2018 Frederick Rent Report

Welcome to the March 2018 Frederick Rent Report. Frederick rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Frederick rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Frederick rents increase sharply over the past month

Frederick rents have increased 1.6% over the past month, and are up moderately by 3.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Frederick stand at $1,280 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,480 for a two-bedroom. Frederick's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.9%, as well as the national average of 2.3%.

Rent trends vary across the DC Metro

While rents prices have increased in Frederick over the past year, trends across the rest of the metro have varied. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the DC metro, some have seen decreases while other cities have rents increasing. 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 $2,370; however, the city has also seen rents fall by 1.1% 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 $1,480; additionally, the city has seen rent growth of 1.6% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Frederick

As rents have increased moderately in Frederick, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Frederick is less affordable for renters.

  • While Maryland as a whole logged rent growth of 0.9% over the past year, other cities across the state have seen rents decline slightly. For example, rents have grown by 0.3% in Baltimore.
  • Frederick's median two-bedroom rent of $1,480 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.3% over the past year compared to the 3.1% rise in Frederick.
  • While Frederick's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Los Angeles (+3.8%), Boston (+2.7%), and Atlanta (+2.3%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Frederick than most large cities. For example, Philadelphia 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 $1,310 $1,510 0.1% -0.1%
Arlington $1,720 $1,980 0.3% -0.1%
Alexandria $1,540 $1,780 0.0% -0.2%
Germantown $1,630 $1,890 0.0% 1.6%
Silver Spring $1,500 $1,730 0.1% 0.9%
Centreville $1,600 $1,840 1.2% 0.3%
Waldorf $1,710 $1,980 -3.2% 6.2%
Frederick $1,280 $1,480 1.6% 3.1%
Rockville $1,670 $1,930 0.9% -0.8%
Bethesda $2,050 $2,370 -0.4% -1.1%
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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.