The Best of Brunswick Crossing: Our Favorite Local Spots

Frederick, Maryland

Brunswick Crossing is located at the crossroads of three states. The community sits in Maryland, home to the Chesapeake Bay and Old Bay seasoning. To the west is the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. To the south are rolling hills and bustling cities of Northern Virginia. And we can’t forget the capital city of Washington, D.C.

These crossroads provide endless opportunities for delicious meals, shopping excursions, and exciting activities to members of the Brunswick Crossing community. So, get out of the house and enjoy everything the Washington Metropolitan Area offers! Here are our favorite local spots:


Brunswick Crossing is located next to the historic city of Brunswick, MD. It was a hub for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, situated along the North Bank of the Potomac River and the defunct C&O Canal. Now, it’s home to a historic commercial district, a heritage museum, and delicious local restaurants. Among other popular restaurants are Beans in the Belfry, which is located in a beautiful 1910 red-brick church building and features an all-day breakfast and a variety of sandwiches on its menu. Potomac Grill is another hot spot in Brunswick, boasting an American, Tex-Mex, and authentic Middle Eastern food menu.

While Brunswick is a quick five-minute drive from the Brunswick Crossing community, some of our favorite eats are even closer. Within walking or biking distance of the community is The Marketplace. This shopping center includes several shopping and dining options. Residents can enjoy a pizza night at Papa John's, sip their morning coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts, pick their favorite ice cream among 31 flavors at Baskin-Robbins, and more.

If you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere with top-notch food and drinks, Brunswick and the surrounding area host several excellent breweries! Smoketown Brewing Station is close to home, situated in a former volunteer fire station, and serves over 15 hand-crafted beers. Just a short drive away in Frederick, MD, are several breweries with lively atmospheres, including Idiom Brewing Co. and Rockwell Brewery—a quick trip south across the Potomac River in Northern Virginia. Several popular wineries and breweries, such as Vanish, Hiddencroft, and Creek’s Edge, are among the rolling fields and hills. 


Downtown Frederick is a city considered the “crossroads of American history” due to its involvement in the French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, and Civil War. Today, its lively streets are among the top downtowns in the country. With hundreds of specialty restaurants, breweries, and shops, a trip to Downtown Frederick can keep you busy all day. If you’re looking for unique pieces of art, try the Art Collective. Gearing up for the great outdoors? The Trail House is your go-to shop for all your favorite backpacking, hiking, and camping brands. Curious Iguana is an independent bookstore for bookworms that features year-round author visits.

Another short trip away is a historical hamlet in Loudoun County, VA, known as Lucketts. Although Lucketts takes up only a small stretch along Route 15, it is a gold mine for antique hunters, farmer’s market hoppers, wine enthusiasts, and beer experts. The Old Lucketts Store is a restored general store and family home built in 1879 by the Luckett family. Now, it features over 35 antique dealers. Stalls, such as Roots 657 Cafe & Local Market and Loudounberry Farm, sell the freshest, juiciest produce you can find in addition to other local artisans and specialty treats.


Brunswick Crossing is a community perfect for history buffs. Museums and historical sites are plentiful in Brunswick and the surrounding area. Closest to home is the Brunswick Heritage Museum, which preserves the town's rich history. In Frederick, the National Museum of Civil War Medicine details the medical story of the Civil War. A short drive along Route 340 crosses into West Virginia. Just past state boundaries is Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The Lower Town includes several museums and exhibits that tell the story of this transportation hub and strategically important town for the South during the Civil War.

The Brunswick Crossing community also has several day trip opportunities. Southeast inside the beltway is Washington, D.C. museums, monuments, arts, shopping, and waterfront activities. No matter what you’re down for, Washington, D.C. has it, not to mention a plethora of events, exhibits, and festivals. Head east from Brunswick Crossing and arrive at Baltimore, MD. Among many notable attractions and activities in “Charm City,” the Inner Harbor boasts stunning views alongside museums, shops, and restaurants. Also in the Inner Harbor is the famous National Aquarium, which features thousands of animals in award-winning habitats.

Let’s not forget the sports fans. Washington, D.C., is home to the Nationals, Commanders, Capitals, Spirit, United, and Defenders, among other teams. Baltimore hosts the Ravens, Orioles, and Bullets. When these teams meet, it’s a battle of the beltways!

When it comes to finding a home, location is key. Brunswick Crossing is truly an ideal location for those looking for specialty eats, local shops, and vast entertainment options. If you’re ready to explore the community, check out the various models and resort-style amenities available. Take a virtual tour today or schedule an in-person tour.


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