Frederick CO real estate
Frederick CO real estate
is booming. New houses everywhere. Big
new houses. Why is that? Frederick Clark, the early landowner whose name was given to the old mining camp that became a city in 1907, would be impressed. But still, how does one explain this explosive growth...
Perhaps we should say big, new, moderately priced
houses. Does that help? To give you an idea, the average price of homes for sale as this was written in early 2007 was $253K. Compare that with Boulder
. Compare it with Longmont
. The range covers smaller, older homes for under $100K, and goes up to $600-700K mansions. The area has character, variety, and vitality.
Population and schools.
Town of Frederick
The town of Frederick CO
encompasses 8.6 square miles and 2,467 people live there. The population of the extended “Frederick Planning Area” which is generally the area with Frederick postal addresses, is about 6,800. The western part of this area extends into Boulder County
. Even so, if you really need to be in the desirable Boulder school district you will have to heed the fabled advice often attributed to Horace Greeley, “Go west, young man... ”But don’t be too hasty; if you check out the Frederick Colorado
schools, you will see they hold their own with respectable ratings under the Colorado School Assessment Program. Public elementary schools are Frederick Elementary
, Legacy Elementary
, and Prairie Ridge Elementary School
. The 6th, 7th and 8th graders go to Coal Ridge Middle School
in Firestone, and the high school is Frederick High School
. In addition There are several church-based and private schools, and a Montessori pre-school.
Market and Employment.
When you look at Frederick real estate
you have a lot of choices. The number of listings will be over 100 even in the winter months, and may reach 160 or so in the busy summer season. If your house-hunting goals are centered around having plenty of room in a big new (we’ve been over this, right?)
house, and you can get along with a commute to wherever you work (or if you work for one of the dozens of employers in town). The industries providing the majority of employment in Frederick are as follows. About 20% of jobs are in manufacturing, 13% in construction. Another 13% are in professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services. The retail trades account for 12% of employment and 11% of the jobs in town are in educational, health and social services.
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