Posted on January 5, 2022 by Miller and Smith Blog Team
Rolling green hills.
Serene lake waters.
The away-from-it-all feel of Clarksburg is stunning.
But it’s when you realize how much Clarksburg is close to that you truly appreciate how special it is to live here.
Here are our top 8 favorite things about living in Clarksburg, MD.
We’re not going to leave it to last for dramatics: The best thing about living in Clarksburg is living in a Miller & Smith home at Tapestry. Our two home styles of luxury. With 4–6 bedrooms, 2.5–5.5 baths, a 2-car garage, elegant entertainment spaces, and plenty of room for everyone in the family to have their own special spots, these homes are instantly iconic. Signature kitchens, dedicated offices, generous outdoor living spaces, and many flexible customization options give you the home you’ve always wanted. Now, keep reading to learn why the area outside Tapestry is as special as the inside of these new homes.
Living moments to Route 355 and less than two miles from I-270 puts the world just outside your front door. You can travel up and down both major roads to everywhere south like Gaithersburg, Rockville, Bethesda, and Washington, D.C., and north like Frederick and Gettysburg. Plus, since those roads connect to other major arteries, you can easily travel to Baltimore, Northern Virginia, and anywhere else in the D.C. Metro area and beyond.
Visiting the Clarksburg Premium Outlets is destination shopping at its finest. Rack up the savings on major name brands as you shop more than 90 stores, including Coach, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Steve Madden, Tory Burch, and Under Armour. And to recharge while you shop, enjoy a meal from their Market Hall dining pavilion and other eating establishments mixed into the retail space.
Clarksburg MD and the surrounding area offer many ways to surround yourself in nature, with regional parks in every direction. One of our favorite parks (and less than eight minutes from Tapestry) is Black Hill Regional Park. Over 2,000 acres and over 20 miles of hard and natural-surface trails await your exploration. Your whole family will enjoy the half-acre dog park, volleyball courts, and playgrounds. Plus, there’s fishing and boating on the 505-acre Little Seneca Lake.
Just a little north of Clarksburg, you’ll find the Monocacy National Battlefield. Here, over 1647 acres of farmland, forest, and riverside areas, history is preserved and comes alive. Over miles of walking trails and a self-guided auto tour, you’ll delve into the past while marveling at how an old battlefield can become a protected home to so many plants and animals.
Culture and fun are just down the road at the Black Rock Center for the Arts. Featuring a proscenium-style theater and a second black box theater, Black Rock brings performers from around the country and around the world right to your backyard. From theatrical to live music performances, there’s always something exciting going on. And with multiple art exhibitions and arts education, Black Rock is where all the arts come alive.
Head up I-270 or 355 and soon you’ll find yourself in eclectic and electric Downtown Frederick. With hundreds of years of history and historical buildings, Downtown Frederick brings quirky fun to its streets. Boutique shops abound, including the North Market Pop Shop with over 400 sodas; Earthly Elements specializing in crystals, minerals, fossils, and other geological curiosities; and Dancing Bear which is an old-school toy store, sparking imagination in kids of all ages. Old Town makes your mouth water with cuisine all corners of the globe (like Thailand, Mexico, and Italy), featuring two restaurants by world-renowned chef Bryan Voltaggio.
And Downtown Frederick’s arts and entertainment scene is so happening that the city has its own tiny Theatre District. Explore an ever-changing canvas of work from some of the area’s most talented visual artists at The Artists Gallery. Delve into the depths of comedy and tragedy with Frederick’s resident professional theater group: Maryland Ensemble Theatre. And enjoy visiting acts from all over the world, featured speakers, and films (both new and silent with score provided by the resident Wurlitzer) at The Weinberg Center for the Arts – a mainstay of Frederick since 1926!
The area around Clarksburg MD, with its protective mountains, slightly higher elevation, and nutrient-rich soils, is a fertile place for grapes to thrive. Just west of Clarksburg, in the shade of Sugarloaf Mountain, the aptly named (and award-winning!) Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard. Open every day, Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard offers tastings from the literal fruits of their labor. A little further north, and you’ll discover New Market Plains Vineyards. Still owned by the same family since it was founded ten generations ago, this vineyard offers tastings, live music, and other events that make this a destination experience. And nestled in the rolling hills of Frederick, surrounded by farms and fields, is picturesque Elk Run Vineyards & Winery. With over 600 national and international awards, you’ll really want to sign up for one of their tours and tastings.
All the green spaces in and around Clarksburg are not only great for growing grapes, but they also make for perfect places for golf courses. Featuring a 19th century clubhouse, the Ault-Clark signature course Worthington Manor Golf Club is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s premier daily-fee golf clubs. In less than 20 minutes, you can be enjoying the greens at this frequent U.S. Open Qualifying site, rich with awards and accolades. It’s also been voted one of Maryland’s best courses by Golf Week.
And even closer to Tapestry in Clarksburg is P.B. Dye Golf Club. This 250-acre championship golf course, with Sugarloaf Mountain as a backdrop, has been called one of the toughest courses in America by Golf Digest. You can also enjoy P.B. Dye’s restaurant and 3 state-of-the-art Championship Indoor Golf Simulators.
When you make Tapestry in Clarksburg, MD your home, you’ve found the perfect place to complement any lifestyle. Close to mountains and parks, golf courses and vineyards, arts and entertainment, and global cuisine, Tapestry puts you near everything that makes life worth living, all while surrounded by the area’s abundant natural beauty.