Media Alert (October 8, 2018): Miller & Smith, the Washington region’s most award-winning home builder and real estate developer, is pleased to announce its fall festival, “Octourberfest” at Tallyn Ridge.



WHEN: Saturday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


WHAT: Join Drees Homes and Miller & Smith for a FREE, family-friendly fall festival. Attendees can tour and trick-or-treat in five brand new single family and townhome models and enter to win a $500 gift card. Kid-friendly activities include face painting, an inflatable bounce house, a corn maze and pumpkin patch, fall treats, plus pulled pork & pit chicken from Blues BBQ.


WHERE: Located just two miles from downtown Frederick, Tallyn Ridge is the county’s newest neighborhood and only parkside community with mountain views. “Octourberfest” will be held at 5600 Scott Ridge Place, Frederick, MD 21704.


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About Miller & Smith:

Founded in 1964, Miller & Smith has been one of the Washington area’s top privately owned buildings and development firms for over 50 years. Active in both residential and commercial real estate, the company has earned a reputation for creating innovative and imaginative homes and communities. In 2017, Miller & Smith sold 113 single-family home and 185 townhomes. Miller & Smith has built 6,100+ single-family homes, nearly 9,400 townhomes and 2,200+ condominiums, and has developed approximately 13,770 homesites in 130 communities throughout Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. The company is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. The company is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. For more information, click here or follow Miller & Smith on Facebook and Twitter and YouTube.

Meet Our Tallyn Ridge Sales Manager: Jackie Martinez

Jackie Martinez may have been born and raised in Virginia, but she has fully embraced her Miller & Smith home away from home in Frederick, Maryland. She loves being part of Tallyn Ridge and helping people discover what she herself discovered about Frederick. This town rocks! Some of the coolest, most creative boutiques, cafes, coffee shops and wine bars line the streets of downtown Frederick just two miles away. Jackie can’t wait to tell you about her favorites, so stop by and say hi today.

Q: What are people surprised to learn about you?
A: I think people are surprised to learn I have a degree in Biology. They wonder how I went from the studying life and living organisms to becoming a sales manager for Miller & Smith. For me, the thread that ties them together is my curiosity. I ask lots of questions. I enjoy getting to know people and learning what makes them tick. The best part is I get to help them create a home I know they’re going to love because it truly fits them and their personality.
Q: What are people surprised to learn about Tallyn Ridge?
A: The land here is special. It really is. I think people are surprised the first time they drive into the community and start looking around. Tallyn Ridge is up on a perch so there are views of the mountain valley. We’re also literally connected to Pinecliff Park. In fact, we have trails from the community that lead to acres of open space, ball fields, a boat launch on the Monocacy River, even picnic pavilions which people can reserve for family events. People love it.
Q: What’s your favorite design feature in your Townhome collection?
A: I think you’ll find our townhomes at Tallyn Ridge have all the features people expect from Miller & Smith. They feel very open and modern inside. Amazing kitchens and Great Rooms. Spacious Owners’ Suites. And plenty of storage. But what really makes them special is how they capture the beauty of our setting. Large windows fill every level with natural light and indoor/outdoor living spaces let people enjoy the beauty of Tallyn Ridge from the comfort of their home.
If you are interested to learn more about Frederick County’s most sought-after new home community, just steps to Pinecliff Park and Tallyn Ridge’s future pool, give Jackie a call at 240.439.4665.

Everything You Need To Know About Tallyn Ridge

If you’re not familiar with our brand new community at Tallyn Ridge at Pinecliff Park in Frederick County, Maryland, you are missing out! Whether you’re looking for a variety in home options with spacious floor plans, a great location, sense of community, or all of the above, Tallyn Ridge could be the perfect place for your new Miller & Smith home. Just minutes from your new home at Tallyn Ridge, have a date night at one of the highly rated restaurants in Downtown Frederick, or take the kids to enjoy the great outdoors at Pinecliff Park just steps away – the possibilities are endless! Below, take a look at all of the amazing features that you absolutely have to know about at Tallyn Ridge!

The Parkvue at Tallyn Ridge

Home options

Are you on the fence when it comes to deciding between buying a single-family home or buying a townhome? If you know that Tallyn Ridge is the perfect location for you, you don’t have to compromise on what you want, where you want it. We offer both single-family homes and townhome options in our community. If you are looking for a single-family home, choose between our Arcadia I and Arcadia II floorplans, featuring open living spaces, walk in closets, and beautiful finishes. Enjoy several optional home features, such as fireplaces, deluxe owner’s bathrooms and alternate bedroom and bath configurations on the upper level to tailor your new home to how you want to live., Our townhomes are uniquely designed for our community here at Tallyn Ridge, and the Paramount and Parkvue townhomes both give you 3 levels of spacious living and sweeping mountain and valley views.

The Arcadia I at Tallyn Ridge

One Community

Choosing the perfect community for your family can be difficult. You want an amazing house, but you also want to live somewhere that feels like home. Our community at Tallyn Ridge offers that sense of community that you may have been missing out on. With nearby Pinecliff Park, open spaces, playgrounds, and more, the kids are free to play and make new friends all year long, and you will have the chance to create lasting friendships with new neighbors.


Proximity to Parks

Tallyn Ridge is located adjacent to Pinecliff Park, a gorgeous waterfront park on the Monocacy River in Frederick, MD. Walk along the nature trails, pack a lunch to eat at their picnic areas, let the kids run around the playgrounds, or even organize a ball game! Choosing Tallyn Ridge as the location for your new Miller & Smith home means that you’ll have access to the park anytime you want, as it is within walking distance of our community!

Location, Location, Location

Tallyn Ridge is close to several parks and open spaces but is also conveniently located just minutes from I-70 and I-270 so you get the best of both worlds! Downtown Frederick is also just 10 minutes away from Tallyn Ridge, home to delicious restaurants and boutique shops. The Tallyn Ridge community feeds into the Oakdale School District, part of Frederick County Public Schools, one of the best in the area.

Fun in Frederick

As we mentioned, Tallyn Ridge is only 10 minutes away from downtown Frederick, one of the best small towns in Maryland. Walk along the historic streets of downtown along the river, take in some history at Monocacy National Battlefield, or do some holiday shopping. If you get thirsty, Frederick is home to Flying Dog Brewery, one of the top local brewers in the area. Frederick is also home to delicious restaurants, such as Black Hog BBQ or Volt, the eatery from Top Chef Bryan Voltaggio that put Frederick on the map as a hot spot for amazing cuisine options.


Now that you’ve learned all about Tallyn Ridge, it’s time to come see it for yourself! Stop in any of our 3 model homes 7 days a week from 11am-6pm.

Create a Distraction-Free Study Space for Back to School!

As much as we don’t want to believe it, back to school time is almost here! You’re prepping for back to school shopping, end of summer parties, and trying to get rid of first day jitters, but is your home ready for back to school? As the little ones learn and grow at school, it is also important for them to have a space in your Miller & Smith home where they can effectively continue their education. Below are a few things you need to create a successful, distraction-free study space right at home:


A comfortable chair: You don’t want the kids to be fussing and fidgeting to get comfortable while trying to focus on schoolwork. Make sure to get comfortable chairs or stools for the area where they will be doing schoolwork so they can concentrate easily, but don’t make them so comfortable that they’ll fall asleep!

Good light sources: Dark rooms are not conducive to brain stimulation as they can cause anyone to feel tired. Pick a room with plenty of natural light for during the day and add some bright lamps for those late night cram sessions!

Plenty of surface space: Opposed to the small desks that children are used to in school, it is crucial to have lots of surface space to study. Lots of space allows materials like books, papers, notecards, writing utensils, and snacks to be spread out. This will allow the kids to study without feeling cramped or unorganized.

The Rec Room in the Calahan at Aspen North

Backup supplies: Stock a cabinet or drawer with backup study supplies nearby the study space so there is no excuse for not getting homework done! Keep some classic organizational tools handy, like paperclips, notecards, highlighters, sticky notes, and anything else your kids need to be successful while studying.


No unnecessary electronics: While the kids may need to use a calculator or computer for their schoolwork, try to keep other things like TVs and cell phones out of reach. This will help them focus on the task at hand and they will have something to look forward to when they are done.

Lower level in the Paramount at Tallyn Ridge

Simple design: While it is nice to have a study space that looks fun and playful, make sure to keep it simple enough that it won’t be distracting. We love using bright colors in study spaces with minimal decor. The combination of the two creates an enjoyable atmosphere while maintaining an aesthetic that is easy on the eyes.


A space with purpose: This may be one of the most important tips for creating an effective space where your children can get their schoolwork done. A study space should be separate from spaces where other activities, such as playing games, occur on a regular basis. If you have desks set up in a multipurpose or recreation room, make sure to distance them from a game table or entertainment center to minimize distractions.

Now that you’re one step closer to the kids going back to school, check out our list of tips to get your home ready for the occasion too!