Welcome to Urbana
Thriving, timeless, and beautifully designed, this community offers countless amenities to its residents.
Located in Frederick County, this small slice of Maryland is both charming and uniquely compact. Too slight to be categorized as a city or town, this census-designated space measures only 6.62 square miles and features a population of fewer than 10,000 residents.
There’s historic ambiance here, too, as well as a highly rated school system, and Urbana’s proximity to Washington, D.C. (it’s only 37 miles away) makes for a highly desirable commute.
All homes in Urbana—whether single-family properties or townhouses—have a stately appearance, and residents are offered the amenities of two clubhouses. There are three pools in Urbana and a waterpark, as well as multiple tennis courts, community parks, rec centers, and ballfields. Neighborhood shopping is within walking distance, and attractions like Sugarloaf Mountain and Monocacy Battlefield Park and River are also nearby.
What to Love
- Charming home styles
- Small, tight-knit community
- Community amenities
- Desirable commute
People & Lifestyle
In 2015, Urbana was ranked number 35 in Time magazine's "Best Places to Live" in the country feature. With just over 4,100 homes, this area is home to predominantly young families who make great use of the village’s acres of amenities.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Market District, which is located right in the heart of the Villages of Urbana, serves as the area’s Main Street. Here, you’ll find retail shops and eateries, as well as the centrally located Urbana Public Library, which was designed to complement the area’s architecture. Some local favorites include Surf House
, which serves seafood and casual Mexican fare; Pumpernickel & Rye
, a gourmet deli and market; and Orion Wine & Spirits
, a premier destination for fine wines, craft beer, and rare spirits.
Things to Do
At Green Meadows Petting Farm
, families gather to milk the cows, feed the chickens, and participate in a number of seasonal activities. Natelli Community Center
, named after Urbana’s developer, serves as a gathering space, and Urbana Community Park offers athletic courts and fields as well as a playground and picnic shelter. Tours and historical recreations are performed at Monocacy National Battlefield
, where a Civil War battle was fought on July 9, 1864.
Urbana is home to many excellent schools. Some top educational opportunities include: