Welcome to Urbana and
to a different kind of real estate company.
The Buyer’s Best Realtors works for homebuyers only to ensure lower
better terms, and smoother transactions. Our mission is to provide
best buyer advocacy, to be THE Buyer’s Best Realtors.
Urbana today . . .
Urbana today is a real estate boomtown. It is conveniently located
in Frederick County, Maryland, a few miles west of the Frederick and
Montgomery County line and 35 miles from Washington, DC and
Baltimore. The two new-home subdivisions of The Villages of Urbana
and Urbana Highlands are surrounded by woods and
farmland and offer the advantages of outstanding schools and homes
with lower prices and taxes compared to nearby counties. Real estate
construction began in 2000, and Urbana eventually will have nearly
4,000 homes when build-out is completed.
Urbana boasts a new village center with restaurants, banks, a
grocery store and shops and miles of walking paths. Both new
subdivisions have community centers with pools, tennis and
basketball courts, tot lots and many homes to choose from. Nearby
parks offer more tennis, softball and baseball diamonds, play areas,
picnic tables and barbecues, soccer fields and acres of parkland for
all Urbana residents.
Two Elementary schools, a Middle School and High school — all
highly-ranked — serve the Urbana community.
Two Park-n-Ride lots are
in Urbana and provide buses to Montgomery County and the Metro. MARC
train stations are nearby for easy access to Washington, DC.
Downtown Frederick is only six miles away and features outstanding
restaurants, antiques and shopping in an award-winning historic town
In short, today’s Urbana is a wonderful community with houses for
everyone. As the new communities near completion, Urbana will have
even more to offer its residents.
Come and see for yourself how the old and new come together
. . . and
Located in the center of the area designated as “The Journey Through
Hallowed Ground Corridor,” Historic Urbana was one of the first settlements
in Frederick County. Originally known as Wooltown, Urbana was settled in 1725 – making Urbana
older than Frederick City! The area expanded in the 18th and 19th centuries
as major centers of wool production at the Fleecy Dale Factory on Park Mills
Rd., and whiskey distilling at Price’s Distillery. The Urbana area also was
known for its glass and coffin factories, and for manufacturing the bricks
that built much of Baltimore and Washington. Founded in 1831 as one of the
first planned communities in the country, Urbana was laid out around the
intersection of Rtes. 355 and 80 in 14 lots of approximately half an acre
each, with farm lanes to reach the surrounding shared pastures. Many of the
original historic homes are still in use and add much to the appeal of the
The Civil War marched through Urbana on a number of occasions when the
Georgetown Pike (now Urbana Pike, Rte. 355) was the major road west from
Georgetown and Washington. The Monocacy National Battlefield, located just a
few miles west, was the site of “the battle that saved Washington,” where
Lew Wallace’s Union troops, though far outnumbered, held off Jubal Early’s
Confederate forces and kept them from capturing the Nation’s Capitol.
Urbana’s Landon House was the site of J.E.B. Stuart’s famous Roses and
Woods’ Store, pictured here, once stood in the vacant lot
across from the old Smith’s Store, now Urbana Home Store. The Buyer’s Best
Realtors’ office is located in an 1820’s home built on three of the original
14 lots and located on what used to be Main Street. We’d love to help you
find your right home in Urbana.
The Buyer's Best Realtors, LLC
8994 Urbana Church Road
Urbana, MD 21704
1-866-631-0525 toll free