The City of Frederick ranks 6th in a recent list of the Top 10 Best Downtowns in the U.S. according to Livability.com.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Downtown Frederick Named in Top 10!
Frederick, MD -- The City of Frederick ranks 6th in a recent list of the Top 10 Best Downtowns in the U.S. according to Livability.com. This ranking is based on data including population and income growth, the ratio of residents to jobs and the City’s overall “livability”. After selecting The City of Frederick based on these criteria, Livability.com sent one of their own staff members to see first-hand why our City made the top 10 list.
Mayor Randy McClement commented, “Now the world can see what we already know! Frederick has such a vibrant downtown area; we have a strong Economic Development department that has brought so many businesses here, and organizations like the Downtown Frederick Partnership are responsible for enhancing an already wonderful place to call home. It’s number ONE in my opinion!”
According to the article, “Tall church steeples rise above 18th-century buildings that house martini bars, boutique shops, and art galleries. Downtown Frederick emerged from economic decline during the late 1960s and survived a devastating flood in 1976. But perhaps its greatest comeback stems from recent revitalization efforts that helped turn the downtown area into a magnet for East Coast artists.”
Complete List of Top 10 Best Downtowns for 2014:
1. Fort Worth, TX
2. Providence, RI
3. Indianapolis, IN
4. Provo, UT
5. Alexandria, VA
6. Frederick, MD
7. Fort Lauderdale, FL
8. Bellingham, WA
9. Eugene, OR
10. Birmingham, AL
Full article available at: http://livability.com/top-10/top-10-best-downtowns-2014
About Livability.com: Livability.com is a national website that ranks quality of life and travel amenities of America’s small and mid-sized cities. We explore what makes small to mid-sized cities great places to live, work and visit. We examine issues related to livability such as walkability, cultural amenities, transportation, urban planning, and sustainability through exclusive research and discussions on our blog. We celebrate the accomplishments of these cities through our monthly top 10 lists, our annual ranking of livable cities and our interactions on social media. Livability.com is a product of Journal Communications Inc.