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Home Buying Has Changed During the Pandemic

Home Buying Has Changed During the Pandemic

Recent events have led many of us to reconsider our living situation and the way we interact with other people. When it comes to real estate, potential homebuyers are starting to look for different features and amenities when buying a home. As Frederick County’s fastest-selling new home community, Landsdale has seen a lot of homebuyers in the past few months. The following details some of the biggest changes we’ve seen since the start of the pandemic. Homebuyers Leaving Densely Populated Areas Social distancing and state mandates have left many of us wanting to move out of densely populated areas in favor of suburban communities with amenities. These new home communities like Landsdale Frederick, offer a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of hectic city life. Everything you need is located close to home, eliminating the need to venture out into busy urban areas. People Thinking More About How They Want to Live Over the past few months, we’ve all had a lot of time to think. For many, this has led to a realization of the importance of living life to its fullest. People everywhere are starting to consider moving to a more functional space that offers an escape from the COVID experience. New home communities like Landsdale, offer large homes, gorgeous views, and home designs that fit what families actually want and need. Families Looking at Larger Homes Being confined inside forces you to take a closer look at your living space. During quarantine, families all over the United States have realized that their current home doesn’t fit their family’s needs 100% of the time. Maybe it’s missing a home office, room for the kids to work independently, or space for the kids to play. Perhaps you’re considering upgrading your appliances, the technology in your home, or its floor plan. Whatever the case, families everywhere are starting to look at larger homes with more features and amenities. Less Focus on Commute In the past, potential homebuyers tended to look for new home communities located close to work. This makes sense when you consider the amount of time most people spend commuting to and from the office. However, this has changed in recent months. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, most people have switched to working remotely, making it possible for them to complete tasks and work from any location in the world. Since March, many organizations have realized the cost saving benefits of having employees work from home. In fact, many businesses have decided to keep staff working remotely, opening up new possibilities for those looking to purchase a home. Final Thoughts The current health crises has changed the criteria homebuyers look for when buying a home. Although the pandemic won’t last forever, these changes will likely stick around. If you’re considering moving, we strongly recommend looking for a new home community that offers everything you want and need. Landsdale features a large selection of new homes built by the area’s top builders. Our community offers residents fantastic views, gorgeous homes, and a variety of amenities. Please contact us for more information or to set-up an in-person or video appointment.

Take a New Video Tour of Landsdale – Then Come for an In-Person Tour

Let’s make your 2020 New Year’s resolution more profound like taking a look at life from an entirely different point of view.  Landsdale in Urbana, MD is a new community that will give you a remarkable new vantage point.

Our brief new video gives you a bird’s-eye view of how different life at Landsdale is from typical suburban communities.



You’ll see how living away from the hustle and bustle, yet still being surrounded by daily conveniences, commuting options, entertainment and nature can dramatically change your point of view. You’ll get a clear picture of a more balanced, relaxed life, framed by Sugarloaf Mountain on the horizon. Landsdale is just a few minutes’ drive from shopping and dining in Urbana, as well as the historic streets, shops and nationally-recognized restaurants in Downtown Frederick. Being just minutes from the I-270 Biotech Corridor, and only 10 miles from MARC Rail for commutes to downtown DC or Baltimore, you’ll get a refreshing perspective on a clever idea called free time!

Landsdale offers a wide range of home designs from five of the area’s top-rated builders. Whether you’re looking for an executive townhome, a traditional single-family home, a Modern Farmhouse design, or easy, one-level living, you’ll find it here. You’ll also see how close all of Landsdale’s amenities are from your new front door. The pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, community amphitheater and trail network are all just a short stroll away.

After watching this new video, come see Landsdale in person. Tour the model homes and community amenities, and chat with current residents along tree-lined streets. They’ll tell you how good life looks when you open your eyes every morning in Landsdale.

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Fall Fun in Frederick County

  If you’re coming to visit Landsdale to see all the community has to offer, why not make a day of it? There is always something to do in vibrant Fredrick County, especially during the fall. The coming weeks are packed with festivals and mazes, from spooky to family-friendly. We’ve rounded up three recommendations to make the most of your time in Frederick. Garver Farm Fall Fun Festival Garver Farm is a favorite family-friendly destination just a quick 10 minute drive from Landsdale. With attractions throughout the fall and winter each year, including pick your own pumpkins, apples, sunflowers and Christmas trees. The Fall Fun Festival is now open and features over 50 attractions for all ages! Wander through a corn maze, take a hayride to pick your own pumpkin or apples, bounce on jumping pillows, take a spin in a pedal cart, and visit with the farm animals. Plus, stop by the farm market for seasonal produce, jams and honey, home décor, and apparel. The Fall Fun Festival is open through November 3. Winterbrook Farms Winterbrook Farms is home to Maryland’s largest corn maze, which debuts a new theme and design each year. The theme for 2019 is “Drink Milk!” dedicated to the country’s dairy farmers. Race through a total of four corn mazes with over 15 acres of corn and see who can find all 18 checkpoints first! The farm also has over 20 other activities such as mountain slides, pick your own pumpkin patch, apple cannons, mini ziplines, farm animals, and bale rollers. The Haunts at Screamland Farms If you like tricks more than treats and a Hayride of Horrors sounds like a scary good time to you, then The Haunts at Screamland Farms is your destination for a bone-chilling time. Test your limits with two nightmarish haunt attractions. If you’ve had enough screams for one night, take an adrenaline break with an escape room or Zombie Paintball. Screamland Farms is open through November 2.  
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Family Friendly Summer Events in Frederick

Summer is in full swing and at Landsdale and you’re sure to find something to do! From family night to date night, happy hour to wine down hour, our Frederick County Maryland location puts you in the center of it all. Have you been to Summerfest Family Theater at the Bakers Park Bandshell? Mark your calendar for August 1stat 10am and catch Here Comes Trouble who performs irresistibly catchy songs that kids love and parent’s end up loving too! They are trained conservatory musicians that firmly believe that music shouldn’t be watered down for little ears. Here Comes Trouble’s songs are an eclectic mix of pop, jazz and hip-hop, sprinkled with traces of rockabilly, samba and punk. August 2-11 you can laugh along to Young Frankenstein at the Other Voices Theatre. The hilarious musical adaptation of Mel Brooks’ funny 1974 film where the Grandson of Victor Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania and with the help of a hunchbacked sidekick and leggy lab assistant, he brings a creature to life to rival his grandfathers. Rated PG-13. Not just for summer, Movie Nights On The Creek are a crowd pleaser! Pull up a lawn chair and get ready for movie nights on the creek each third Friday, through October. Movies are shown in Carroll Creek Amphitheater. The line up is perfect! A Landsdale tip: get there early to claim your spot. Admission is free and food & drinks are available for purchase. Gates open an hour before dusk! Great movie quote for the win: “I wanted to take a boat to the mainland with a couple of witnesses, and you insisted on this sodding circus so you could play happy families!” Mamma Mia! is open through August 24th at Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre and it’s sure to make you smile and perhaps sing along. Reservations are required and if it’s anything like opening night; you’re sure to love this suggestion so go, go, go! One of the things we love most about Frederick County is that it’s an area that wants nothing more than to provide a work, live, play lifestyle. Want to know where to always be in the know? Look no further than
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Demographic Data Doesn’t Lie. Frederick County, Maryland Is the Place to Be.

As America approaches its next census in 2020, conversations in national media and local diners seem to be turning to how we live now compared to 20, 30, 40, 50 or just 10 years ago. Within the past decade, the daily acceleration of communication trends and technological advancement have changed the landscape, so to speak, of how Americans craft their daily lives and careers. In the 1980s, the age of the “Yuppie,” big cities were the ideal destination for where to work and live. But today, the Internet has leveled the playing/working field, and more people are returning to the small cities and towns that framed the childhoods of their parents and grandparents. And, the economic and demographic statistics show that “downsized” is the new upscale. Case in point:  Frederick County, Maryland. Its rolling hills, historic sites and friendly atmosphere are just 40 or so miles from Baltimore and DC. Philadelphia, Richmond and even New York City are within a few hours’ drive or train trip. Boston, Chicago, Charlotte and Atlanta are within two hours between boarding pass and baggage claim from easily accessible airports. Frederick County offers a small town feeling, but it’s hardly “small time.” The county’s population in 2019 stands at about 250,000, up by five percent from just 10 years ago. That influx of people has been driven by the expanding mix of high-paying industries here, like bioscience and medical research, communication and IT, financial services, education, mining and large-production agriculture. Median annual household income is nearly $85,000, above the average in historically prosperous states like California and New York. Diversity is on the rise in Frederick County, too, with the population of highly-educated immigrants increasing by nearly 10 percent in the past decade. Multiculturalism and multiple opportunities are making their home here in northern Maryland, continuing to weave the beautiful tapestry of modern America in a geographic landscape that has always been an inviting natural backdrop. It’s no wonder, then, that new home communities like Landsdale are so popular. Developed by Elm Street Communities and featuring affordably-priced single family homes and townhomes from Lennar, NVHomes, Ryan, Winchester and Wormald, Landsdale is a snapshot of Frederick County’s fulfilling modern lifestyle. A 6,000 square foot, Craftsman styled Clubhouse greets visitors and residents with its Olympic sized swimming pool, tennis courts and entertaining rooms served by a restaurant-grade catering kitchen. Biking and hiking trails lace through Landsdale’s neighborhoods, with stops at pocket parks that dot the community. An outdoor amphitheater hosts family movie nights and live performances. A Frederick County elementary school will soon be built in the community so that kids can walk or bike to school. Landsdale is a picture of the best that 21stcentury America offers, which explains why so many people are choosing to build their homes, and their lives, in this Frederick County, MD enclave. To learn more about Landsdale, visit, and for more facts about Frederick County’s lifestyle, opportunities and rapidly accelerating demographics, go to
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Landsdale, Frederick County’s New Home Community, Was Made For Summer

Landsdale was made for Frederick County’s summer days and we’re excited the season is upon us. From a long list of amenities, to summer camps, family vacations or lazy days, the choice is yours. Within Landsdale, you can cozy up with a book or throw a party in our 6,000 square foot Craftsman-style clubhouse overlooking the community. Swim team or Marco Polo? Take a dip in the 8-lane Olympic-size pool or splash around in the zero-entry leisure pool. Couples tennis, or a quick game of 1:1, the tennis courts are ready for your 40/Love.

Nothing makes us smile more than hearing the sound of laughter and giggles. And that you’ll hear as you head towards the playgrounds and tot lots. You’re also sure to see some familiar faces on the walking and biking trails or as you and your friends head to the open amphitheater to listen to your neighbor play a bit on their acoustic guitar.

Landsdale is truly life with a view. The community has been thoughtfully designed to inspire more relaxation, togetherness and fun in your daily life. From sunrise to sunset, be it from your back deck or on your evening stroll, our neighborhood is meant to provide a home base that isn’t just seen on the sports courts. It’s where your heart is because Landsdale is home.

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Landsdale: Top Rated Fredrick County Schools

  We can’t believe the school year is starting to push into summer break!  If only the weather would stay consistent. As it relates to summer, Landsdaleis surrounded by loads of camp options and local to-do’s. However, it also means that soon enough we’ll be staring down the start of a new school year – time flies when you’re having fun! NOW is the time to consider where you want to be when school kicks off and the Frederick County school district is certainly one to consider. Frederick County Public School is a successful school system in a diverse and growing community. Frederick County bridges rural, suburban, and urban lifestyles near both the Washington, DC and Baltimore metropolitan communities. Our residents can quickly confirm they balance top-rate academics with the personal caring and individual attention you would expect in a small town community. According to FCPS fast facts, the following is some things to consider:
  • Maryland has ranked among America's top states for top-quality public education from 2009-2018 [Education Week's Quality Countsreports].
  • While Maryland continues to lead the nation in Advanced Placement (AP) achievement, FCPS students' 3.27 mean AP exam score surpassed Maryland's 3.03 and the global 2.84. The percentage of students with AP scores 3 or better (on a 5-point scale, where 3 typically qualifies for college credit) was 73.6% at FCPS (with 4,522 exams), 64.7% statewide and 60.3% globally.
  • FCPS achievement also exceeds Maryland averages with scores that consistently surpass national averages on the College Board SAT. Our mean 2018 SAT score was 1,149, compared to Maryland's 1,066 and the nation's 1,049.
  • 99% of more than 1,000 employers surveyed indicated that FCPS students met or exceeded workplace readiness standards.
We believe Landsdalesets your kids up for success as it relates to a local community of year round events, sports, academics and perhaps the most exceptional quality of Landsdale is the incredible natural beauty surrounding it, making you feel that no matter what you’re doing, you’re living somewhere very special indeed. Click here to learn more:
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Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

  Recently the Washington Post sat down with a Winchester homebuyer at Landsdale. “We were tired of the hustle and bustle of Montgomery County, and living in a townhouse,” said Craig, 70, who used to work for the U.S. Department of Defense. “Roberta had an itch to scratch — she wanted a new single-family home, so we sized up and moved to Frederick County.” Life truly happens at Landsdale, where you will find a comfortable, connected and caring community with sweeping views of Sugarloaf Mountain yet accessible to your everyday needs and wants - from errands to commuting. Retirees Roberta and Craig Capen spent more than four decades living in Montgomery Village before buying in the Landsdale community in Monrovia, Md. The Capens purchased the Williamsport floor plan — one of seven single-family floor plans offered by Winchester Homes — for about $625,000. They chose to build a four-foot addition on one side and a porch at the front — both are optional — and to upgrade some of the finishes. We are thrilled the excitement for the community was shared in the Washington Post and that The Capens found their natural escape in Landsdale.
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We Love Our Homebuilders

  Fredericks’ fastest selling community continues to grow and residents give it their seal of approval. As you search for your new home, at Landsdale, you’ll find this natural escape to be your very best choice for an energetic, planned community lifestyle. With over 550 homes sold, we are excited to showcase some homebuilder news, including new arrivals! We love our homebuilders. Part of the early on vision of Landsdale, Winchester offers both townhomes and single-family homes. And we know you’ve worked hard to give your family an opportunity like this! The single-family homes include brick-front homes offering a striking curb appeal, but you’ll love it even more once you step inside. Homes with main level living are available,and the stunning, open floor plans mean your family time comes naturally. Winchester’s townhomes offer up to 2,392 square feet. You’ll feel instantly relaxed when you walk through the door. With spectacular owner’s suites and available rooftop terraces, you can unwind in style. Always successful based on their years of experience, Lennar features newly designed single-family homes with four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms with the option for up to six bedrooms (including 1stfloor owner’s suites)and five baths, with two- or three-car garages depending on floor plan chosen. Lennar’s commitment to quality, value and integrity is the underlying foundation upon which they were built and it shows at Landsdale. Ryan Homes, a homebuilder partner since Landsdale’s inception, offers versatile single-family homes plans featuring the most contemporary modern designs on the market. Beautiful open floor plans with additional features such as 1stfloor owner’s suites, bonus rooms, and finished attics make it so easy to customize a home to meet your family’s needs. We are thrilled to welcome NVHomes to our community, with grand townhomes that include their signature SkyLanai.  These townhomes are an extra deep design and have over 2,200+ square feet, 3+ beds, 2+ baths, 2.5+ baths and a 2-car garage. Stunning is an understatement. …AND say hello to Wormald, our community’s newest builder to join the Landsdale family. Bringing a fresh take on the extremely popular farmhouse trend, their signature open floor plans, natural stone, metal roofs, black-framed windows, beamed ceilings, barn doors, covered porches and patios certainly welcome you home. Model is now under construction – sign up here for the VIP list: It is no surprise Landsdale is able to offer an array of floor plans by both regional and national homebuilders with exceptional reputations. Landsdale’s location in Frederick County is just 4 miles east of Urbana, near highly regarded schools, shopping, dining, arts, entertainment and recreation, with instant accessibility to downtown Frederick and commuter routes to Montgomery County, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Plus, Landsdale residents have access to community amenities like walking and bike trails, pool, tennis courts, playgrounds, outdoor amphitheater, and even a future elementary school on-site. Contact us today and let’s schedule your community visit: