Did You Know? All About The Great Frederick Fair

It’s the Great Frederick Fair, and it’s happening now! (It will be here all week.) Locals and visitors to Frederick County are flocking to the Fairgrounds for midway rides, cotton candy and funnel cake, the Demolition Derby, and the Prettiest Goat Contest, too. Yearly attendance ranges between 200 and 250 thousand people over the course of the nine-day event that has become an area favorite; it’s your favorite time of year, because it’s the Great Frederick Fair, but it hasn’t always been this way. No, there have been many changes since the first fair was held in 1822: Once a two-day event, the location, name, and time of year (May, October, November) existed in a state of flux before settling into its present place as Frederick County’s favorite way to do mid September.  The first free day for students and teachers was in 1885. Today, this ‘free day’ happens on the second Friday of the fair, and is called Kids Fair Day. To take place this year on September 23, Kids Fair Day is, according to fair organizers, perhaps more important now than it was in 1885. As the county’s population grows, and so many fewer people are engaged in agricultural endeavors, Frederick County’s children do greatly benefit from an opportunity to see exactly where their food comes from. The Great Frederick Fair was once a sought-after wedding venue. Not so much anymore, but once upon a time betrothed couples couldn’t pass it up: Family and friends would be gathered at the fair, and there was plenty of food and drink around for everyone. There seemed no reason to not get hitched. In fact, a contest held in 1890 promised a honeymoon of sorts to a couple who would be married at the fair; and so, on October 16 of that year, Ella Graser and Jacob Kanode were wed. Grandstand entertainment has run the gamut from odd to downright dangerous. A self-proclaimed “expert girl shot with a rifle” performed her feats from the back of a running mustang in the late 19th century; a few decades later in the early 1900s fairgoers were delighted by the antics of acrobatic bears and monkeys, high-wire acts and vaudeville performers. The year 1950 brought the debut of the "Irish Horan and the Lucky Hell Drivers" show, during which a stock convertible was catapulted from a giant cannon. Hank Williams wowed the crowd in 1971, when tickets could be purchased for just two dollars. Conway Twitty, The Judds, Randy Travis, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson have also shown up to entertain Frederick County fairgoers. Don’t miss 38 Special, Foreigner, Jake Owen, and the Prettiest Goat Contest on tap at The Great Frederick Fair, running now through Saturday, September 24. Get Tickets HERE
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Steve & Amy Say Goodbye to Georgetown, Hello to Frederick County

There was a time in Steve and Amy’s lives when the top of their “must haves” list read: Urban setting, within walking distance to shops and restaurants  No lawn maintenance  One, or maybe two bedrooms — We don’t need more space than that. They found all that and more in their Washington DC walk up: two bedrooms, no lawn, just minutes from the Georgetown waterfront. It’s their own little slice of paradise. Or, it was until recently.

Because Steve and Amy are parents now.

The staff at their favorite brunch spot has nearly forgotten what they look like, and the walls of that small space they once cherished are closing in around them (babies need so much stuff, and where are Amy’s parents supposed to sleep when they come visit? Certainly not in the baby’s room…). Needless to say, their “must haves” list looks a little bit different now:  They want a modern kitchen, and space for entertaining.  Because the bar is no longer their scene, but dinner parties are fun. They want a yard, and they’ll be glad to maintain it. Because little Joey needs a place to run and play. They want a little peace and quiet. Because they’re not 25 anymore, and the baby is napping.

Steve and Amy need look no further than Landsdale in Frederick County.

The homes here offer an unprecedented level of sophistication and style, blending seamlessly traditionally classic architectural elements and today’s most sought-after features. A new Frederick County home at Landsdale promises the most modern of appointments, the most intelligent of designs, in the most convenient of locations — all from the area’s leading homebuilders. Steve heads off to his high-pressure Washington DC job, all the while knowing he gets to come home to his beautiful family, in a beautiful neighborhood with less congestion, a simpler pace, and a location that’s nothing short of idyllic. Be like Steve and Amy. Come home to Frederick County.  Contact us today to learn more about Landsdale, or to schedule a visit.  
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Congratulations to our Summer Solstice Event Winner!

Congraulations to Tian L. Chang (pictured at right with Betsey Marshall, CalAtlantic Homes' Sales Representative), winner of a new iPad at the drawing for our Summer Solstice Event on June 25th! Tian received a postcard in the mail about our upcoming event at Landsdale and she and her husband decided to come by and check out the new community! They registered for the drawing with CalAtlantic homes and were chosen from all of the people to came by to win a new iPad. Be on the look out for upcoming events and announcements! Sign up here or come visit to learn more about special incentives throughout the year. We have something for everybody including Single Family homes, Townhomes, and one level living - not to mention world class amenities and breathtaking views just minutes from Urbana, MD.
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Landsdale’s Urbana High School Ranked #1 in Frederick County.

Urbana High School, the public high school zoned for Landsdale residents, is ranked #1 in Frederick County and #13 in the state of Maryland by U.S. News & World Report high school rankings. If you are a parent, the high school district that corresponds to your potential new home is a huge consideration when moving. Don’t settle for anything but the best – if you are a resident at Landsdale, your children will have the opportunity to attend Urbana High school, the top ranked high school in the county. At Urbana High School, students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Urbana High is 71 percent. Students are encouraged to challenge themselves and Urbana has a 98% graduation rate according to U.S. News & World Report. Urbana has also been recognized as one of Maryland's top 25 engineering schools by the A. James Clark School of Engineering of The University of Maryland. It is also home to the 2011 National Teacher of the Year, Michelle Shearer. Why settle for less when you can have the best? Landsdale is the best new planned community in Frederick county with world class amenities and new construction homes. Get the best education for your children at Urbana High School and discover a new, better life at Landsdale.
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Beautiful New Homes in Frederick County by Ryland Homes

Everyone needs to slow down every now and then. Landsdale is specially designed to capture the essence of small town living with the added convenience of nearby cities. Landsdale’s stunning views and state-of-the-art amenities make it easy to enjoy the simpler things in life.  For tranquil living at its finest, Landsdale is your best choice for new homes in Frederick County. Choosing the right home building firm for your needs is one of most important decisions that you’ll make during the home buying process. Landsdale offers gorgeous single family homes built by respected home builder, Ryland Homes. Ryland Homes utilizes innovative home design and superior quality to create stunning and spacious homes that exceed your wildest expectations. Better Homes for a Better Life An energy efficient home is more comfortable, less expensive and retains a higher resale value.  Did you know that 16% of all greenhouse gases produced in the US come from residential neighborhoods? Energy efficiency is a key tool in reducing greenhouse gases. Energy efficient homes use significantly less energy for heating, cooling and water heating. This can save homeowners between 20 and 30% per year on energy bills. As an added bonus, homeowners save money on maintenance costs. New homes by Ryland Homes are built to the leading industry standards in energy efficiency. They fit seamlessly into their surrounding environment and conserve valuable energy. Ryland Homes always utilizes carefully selected, sustainable products. They concentrate on all aspects of energy efficiency during the building process in order to create a better home for both you and the planet! Recently, Ryland Homes and Standard Pacific joined forces to become CalAtlantic Homes. With over 100 years of combined experience, CalAtlantic Homes is the fourth largest home building firm in the U.S., building homes from coast to coast and everything in between. For more information about Landsdale, please contact us today.
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Landsdale Has Stunning New Homes in Frederick County

Come Check Out Landsdale's New Homes in Frederick County

Imagine the peace and serenity of a beautiful new home in Frederick County, surrounded by gorgeous rolling hills and acres of green meadows. In the distance, homeowners enjoy stunning views of majestic Sugar Loaf Mountain. Mornings are often spent walking or biking one of many nearby trails and evenings are enjoyed relaxing by the pool. This isn’t a dream, its life at Landsdale, a new planned community in Frederick County. Landsdale is proud to be working with one of the area’s top homebuilders, Winchester Homes.  Over the past 35 years, Winchester Homes has built more than 20,000 homes in the area. These new homes utilize some of the most impressive features available today. Environmentally responsible building at its finest Winchester Homes puts a tremendous amount of thought and care into the creation of every single family home and townhome. These homes are built using the highest quality materials and environmentally sound building practices. Winchester Homes utilizes a number of energy saving features, helping you save money while reducing your home’s impact on the environment. Winchester Homes understands that the safety and comfort of your family are your top priority. That’s why their builders use only low-formaldehyde attic insulation and low VOC interior paints and adhesives. This enhances a home’s energy efficiency, while keeping indoor air clean and healthy. Winchester Homes takes their commitment to clean air one step further by providing whole house air filtration and carbon monoxide monitors in every home. The clear choice for comfort and convenience Conveniently located by Montgomery County and Howard County, Landsdale is the perfect choice for anyone that wants to take advantage of neighboring cities. When residents aren’t shopping in one of the nearby shops or enjoying the local nightlife, life in Landsdale is designed to always be pleasant and relaxed. In fact, living in Landsdale is like being on vacation all year long.
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Take Your Seat at the Table: Join the Ryan Homes Family in Frederick County

The Ryan Homes story began in 1948. One family decided to turn their passion into a business, and that passion has carried them through the decades, through many states, across the nation — and to today, where Ryan Homes is widely regarded as one of the country’s top five homebuilders. Some might argue: A homebuilder is a homebuilder is a homebuilder. But the truth is, when it comes to Ryan Homes, this couldn’t be further from the truth. No, because Ryan Homes is different. Ryan Homes is more than a homebuilder. Ryan Homes is a family. And when your next Frederick County home is a home from Ryan Homes, you become a part of that family. When your next Frederick County home is a home from Ryan Homes, you’ll live… You’ll understand… The Ryan Homes difference. What’s that? What makes Ryan Homes so special? Ryan Homes is passionate and committed to your home buying (& building) process. Ryan Homes demonstrates a passionate commitment to building exceptional homes, yes, but also to building exceptional relationships with the young professionals, couples, and families alike who choose to spend their lives and make their memories in a new Maryland home. Knowledgeable and willing to speak with experience about the craft that has become their life’s work, Ryan Homes works tirelessly to communicate that passion to Landsdale residents, present and future. Your new home is important to you, and it’s just as important to Ryan Homes. A home from Ryan Homes is built with impeccable quality. At Ryan Homes, they understand that Maryland homebuyers need, desire, and expect a certain level of quality — an expectation the homebuilder meets and exceeds in spades. Take one step inside a new construction home from Ryan Homes, and you’ll see for yourself: The Ryan Homes difference. Ryan Homes offers both Single Family Homes and Townhomes at Landsdale. Ryan Homes treats each of its customers as an individual.  The decision to buy one’s first, or next home is as stressful as it is exciting, and Ryan Homes works hard on the behalf of each customer, because the home buying process should be the easiest part of all. When you purchase a Ryan Homes home at Landsdale, a builder representative will personally escort each customer through the process, from loan application to move-in day, and beyond. And hey, it sure doesn’t hurt that Ryan Homes offers an in-house mortgage company, NVR Mortgage, which enables them to offer comprehensive, personalized financing programs. Come on, join the family. Choose Ryan Homes. Choose Landsdale in Frederick County.

Live Your Life in the Lap of Leisure (& Luxury). Choose a New Frederick County Home at Landsdale.

Take a stroll off the beaten path… and stay a while. You’ll want to, when you discover Frederick County’s newest master planned community, when you discover Landsdale. Designed with our neighbors’ needs and wants and creature comforts in mind, this thoughtful collection of single-family and townhomes in Frederick County MD is nestled among picturesque rolling hills, where Maryland homebuyers are treated to sweeping views of Sugarloaf Mountain. Here, where the air is fresher, the views more beautiful, but the big city is still just within reach, you’ll want to: Come home to this gem of Frederick County. Come home to Landsdale. When you’re looking for a new home in Frederick County, look no further than Landsdale. The homes here offer an unprecedented level of sophistication and style, blending seamlessly traditionally classic architectural elements and today’s most sought-after features. A new Frederick County home at Landsdale promises the most modern of appointments, the most intelligent of designs, in the most convenient of locations — all from the area’s leading homebuilders. Winchester Homes, Ryland Homes and Ryan Homes have come together to offer a stunning collection of Frederick County homes to suit every lifestyle: Scoot off to that high-pressure Washington DC job, and then come home to the lap of leisure (not to mention luxury) at Landsdale in Frederick County. Travel easily to the hustle and bustle of Baltimore or downtown Frederick, all the while knowing you get to come home to a beautiful neighborhood with less congestion, a simpler pace, and a location that’s nothing short of idyllic. You know you want to: Come home a new home at Landsdale. Interested in learning more about new homes in Frederick County? Request more information, or schedule a visit to Landsdale today.
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Stunning One-Level Homes

Landsdale is home to stunning one level single family homes in Frederick County MD. These homes have 2,400+ square feet of living space with 3 Bedrooms and up to 3 ½ baths. Stunning upgrades and optional features add even more space like a finished lower level, Media Room, Lower level den and more. When One Level living is exactly what you are looking for, Landsdale Frederick delivers exactly this with a breathtaking setting and world class amenities too. Make Landsdale Frederick, HOME! Schedule a visit today!
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Finley Townhome

This gorgeous end-unit Finley townhome is priced to sell and move-in ready. At $389,900, this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath, 2300 square foot home has upgrades galore, including a full width rear expansion. Schedule your visit today and call Landsdale Frederick HOME!