Located inside the historic town limits of New Market in Frederick County, Maryland, Royal Oaks offers the charm and comforts of small-town life without sacrificing the conveniences and amenities of the city. Royal Oaks is known as one of the nicest communities in Frederick County, featuring superlative homes on large lots that fit perfectly in this beautiful setting.
Ever long for a simpler life? One where children can walk to school, and where locals know the names of restaurant and shop owners in town? Where you can live in stately homes that are part of a close-knit neighborhood? That way of life still exists, and it can be found in a place called Royal Oaks. Royal Oaks is a distinctive community of 120 homes nestled behind Main Street in historic New Market, Maryland that hearkens back to an earlier, more civilized time. The beautiful architecture and sense of community at Royal Oaks are in keeping with the town’s history and character. At the same time, modern urban attractions are only a short drive away in Frederick, giving residents of Royal Oaks the best of both worlds.
Royal Oaks is within walking distance of award-winning schools, playgrounds, and ball fields, making it a perfect place for families. The exceptional homes offer superlative architecture, as well as interior features and finishes that are second to none. And the homes at Royal Oaks are situated on large lots of one-half acre or more – providing a sense of spaciousness that is exceedingly rare in new residential developments.
Royal Oaks is for the lover of history, tradition and character. It is for those who are looking for small-town living without having to sacrifice modern conveniences and amenities. If these are your values, then welcome to Royal Oaks at New Market!
For those seeking a distinctive single-level home, the Susquehanna is the perfect choice. This large one-story design features an exceptional floor plan, with a grand hardwood foyer and an appealing great room with fireplace and tray ceiling. The Susquehanna also offers an inviting covered porch in the rear, which can be accessed from both the great room and the master suite. A side-loaded garage is also an available option on certain lots.
The Albemarle is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath single-family home featuring traditional Colonial design, with optional dormers that can further enhance the colonial appearance. Inside, the Albemarle has a dramatic two-story foyer and adjacent library. The spacious island kitchen and breakfast area contain a downdraft cooktop with grill and double ovens, and off the kitchen is a cozy, step down family room. The Albemarle’s most unique feature is a 20-foot deep walk-in closet off the master bedroom, which can be portioned into optional cedar closets or additional storage. Dramatic cathedral ceilings are also available in both the Albemarle’s family room and master bedroom.
The Ascot is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath single-family home with a traditional exterior that has a turned gable front and matched dormers. The Ascot’s interior, however, is strikingly contemporary. A dramatic two-story family/great room with 18-foot ceilings focuses upon a slate-wrapped fireplace, with the option of extending the great room an additional eight feet to create an even more expansive focal point for the home. A study in the rear of the home, off the living room, provides privacy yet easy accessibility to the rest of the home, while an oversize first floor laundry with chute is convenient to the kitchen.
The Longstreet is a unique single-family home that boasts a split-central staircase, which makes for easy access to the second floor from anywhere on the main level. With an expansive family room that opens up to the large breakfast area and adjoining kitchen, this family-friendly floor plan creates an exceptional communal area that will undoubtedly be the focal point of the home. All bedrooms on the second floor come with excellent closet space, including two walk-in closets in the master suite.
The Churchill is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath single-family home featuring an elegant design with two turned front gables. The Churchill’s most striking feature is a spacious master bedroom suite, with an adjacent sitting room and 24 lineal feet of closet, plus an oversize walk-in closet – an optional cathedral ceiling is also available. The laundry is centrally located on the second floor near the bedrooms. The Churchill has a dramatic, angled center hall staircase and two-story foyer. The first floor library is conveniently located off the foyer, while the expansive, step down family room is ideally situated adjacent to the gourmet kitchen and morning room.
The Saratoga is a 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath single-family home that is ideal for large families. The home’s distinctive floor plan ensures everyone’s privacy while also providing abundant space to gather. The master bedroom suite spans the entire rear of the house and contains his-and-hers walk-in closets and an adjoining sitting room. The second bedroom has a private bath and the third and fourth bedrooms share a “buddy” or “Jack and Jill” bathroom. The Saratoga’s first floor boasts an expansive family room off the spacious island kitchen and morning room.
The Hamilton is an extremely roomy Colonial design featuring 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. This distinctive home has a dramatic foyer entry with an angled staircase, as well as rear stairs convenient to the kitchen and garage. The Hamilton boasts expansive common areas, with a spacious family room, island kitchen, and breakfast area all opening to each other. The elegant master suite offers a luxurious “super bathroom” and his-and-hers walk-in closets, and the other four bedrooms on the second floor are very generous in size. This home also features an oversize first floor laundry/mud room with laundry chute, as well as exceptional storage space. Popular options with the Hamilton include a sixth bedroom and a three car garage.
The New Market model is one of the grandest homes ever designed by Oak Hill Properties, with Neo-Georgian or Arts and Crafts facades that fit perfectly with New Market’s historic setting. This spacious home offers exceptionally large common areas joined together by wide front and rear staircases. The New Market features an expansive master bedroom suite with a foyer, his-and-hers walk-in closets, and a unique master bath with walk-throughs to a second floor laundry and sewing room. Every bedroom has its own private bath, and two powder rooms are found on the main floor. Optional New Market designs include a large sitting room off the master bedroom, a large media room off the family room, and a three car garage.
As a Maryland-designated Arts & Entertainment District, Frederick is a celebration of the arts that offers an array of cultural venues such as the Weinberg Center for the Performing Arts, the Maryland Ensemble Theatre and the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center. Events like the Maryland Shakespeare Festival, Artomatic and weekly summer concerts in Baker Park – Frederick’s 54-acre public green space – provide entertainment that perfectly complements the art galleries, antique shops, bookstores and other unique local businesses that can be found in the historic downtown and throughout the city.
Frederick also has a burgeoning culinary scene that features a host of local wineries, micro-breweries and award-winning restaurants like Volt, from celebrity chef and former “Top Chef” contestant Bryan Voltaggio. Many restaurants in the city work with local farmers to provide their patrons with fresh, locally-sourced food, which helps foster the community feel the city is well known for.
Minutes from the city, there are numerous outdoor and family activities to enjoy. Whether exploring Catoctin Mountain Park, hiking the Appalachian Trail, taking in the view from the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain, or exploring Cunningham Falls, the largest cascading waterfall in Maryland, you’re guaranteed to find outdoor adventure and beauty close to home. For a change of pace, residents and visitors can also take in a baseball game at Harry Grove Stadium and watch the city’s own minor league team, the Frederick Keys. Meanwhile, opportunities abound to immerse yourself in the rich history of the area, including several of the most important Civil War battlefields: Monocacy, Antietam, and Gettysburg.
Frederick truly is the best of both worlds, embodying the ideals of a traditional, historic American city, while offering contemporary entertainment and activities for any taste.