Located at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Frederick is a Front Range town that has seen a significant amount of new housing growth. With a quickly expanding population (14,806 in 2020), Hundreds of new homes are being built, outpacing housing starts for the surrounding communities of Longmont, Firestone and Dacono combined.
With its motto, “Built on What Matters,” Frederick is working hard to ensure that growth results in a cohesive community that preserves the small-town feel and rich heritage its residents have come to enjoy. As one current resident put it, Frederick enjoys that “small town feel with all the necessary amenities.” One of the best areas in Frederick is its quaint downtown area. During the summers, the area comes alive with a weekly farmers market. Centennial Park is also a hub of community activity, featuring an amphitheater, a boulder climbing area, numerous trails and a fitness loop, picnic shelters, and unparalleled views of the Colorado landscape. For those who enjoy winters skiing, Eldora Ski Resort is located in the Rockies, about one hour’s drive from Frederick.
Frederick has an active Neighborhood Watch program that the Frederick Police Department works hard to support as a way of fostering two-way communication with each neighborhood. With an annual crime rate of only 2 per one thousand people, the chance of becoming a victim of crime here is just 1 in 613. For 2019, the total crimes were 96% less than the national average.
Frederick is part of the St. Vrain Valley School District, the 8th largest in the state. Superintendent Don Haddad was named the 2013 National Superintendent of the Year and the district is regularly honored with statewide awards for excellence.
Frederick’s median age of 33.3 says more about the kind of people attracted to this small town near Denver’s family-friendly environment than anything else … young families are choosing to call Frederick home. Top notch public safety, a vast array of community amenities and a stellar school system all make Frederick the perfect place for growing families.