Wouldn’t you love to live in a small town filled to the brim with quaint charm and those neighborly good vibes you can only get from a close knit community? That’s what it’s like to live in Middletown Valley. With its rich history, storied architecture, and leftover hints of yesteryear, it’s easy to see why the Valley is one of Frederick County’s most sought-after spots.

Historians and local residents alike agree that the Valley is one of the most beautiful places in the area. Andrew Jackson once described it as “one of the most favored and delightful spots on earth.” If you’ve ever spent anytime in Middletown, then you certainly can’t disagree.

Bustling with historic charm, you’ll find opportunities to see firsthand the impact of major events such as the Civil War and how the region bounced back to become the peaceful place it is today. Fill your weekends with trips to area battlefields, take in museums and shops, and visit historic parks. History buff or not, you’ll be amazed at all you’ll learn about your new hometown.

The community spirit is alive and well in Middletown Valley with family events suitable for young and old alike. From seasonal carnivals and parades for all-out fun, to farmers’ markets and family movie nights. Holidays here are celebrated together where you can join your friends and neighbors to collectively invoke the holiday spirit.

Outdoor lovers will appreciate the variety of local parks right at your doorstep. Enjoy picnics in the park, fishing, grilling out, playing games such as horseshoes, softball, or basketball among others. There’s even a spacious dog park where you can take your four-legged best friend to get some off-leash exercise and socializing with his canine buddies.

Living in the Valley gives you the opportunity to have whatever kind of lifestyle you want to live, and 20 Knoll Side Lane takes it one step further by giving you everything you need at home to support that lifestyle.

If you’ve been looking for a home to call your own in the desirable Middletown area and you’ve been left disappointed with your choices, then you must check out 20 Knoll Side Lane. This move-in ready, immaculately kept home with enough space for your whole family for $439,900 is a dream come true.

Stunning foyer with lots of natural light and sight lines throughout.

The front entryway has a wide open feel with sight lines to a good portion of the first floor, as well as a glimpse of the second floor. This isn’t one of those cramped foyers where everyone is jammed in at once. No, you or your guests have room to come in and take your coats off all at once. Bright, welcoming light floods the space making it a delightful entry point to your beautiful home.

Immediately to the right of the entry, a spacious formal living room awaits your guests. This room is perfectly sized for a variety of comfortable seating arrangements and entertainment options. A bay window allows in extra light and gives you that little extra nudge of floorspace.

Main living space is an entertainer’s dream with adjoining rooms.

If entertaining isn’t your main concern, fill the room with comfy couches and recliners with your favorite TV and make it your family’s primary hangout spot. Those who love to put on a good dinner party will appreciate the extra seating space while you get the final touches put on the evening’s primary focus; the delicious meal in your welcoming dining room.

With lots of natural light and direct access to both the kitchen and living room, this dining room is perfect for entertaining and family meals alike. The ample room size allows for a large dining table fit for eight to ten guests which makes hosting dinner parties and holiday meals a piece of cake in this house. Neutral paint and detailed moldings will allow you to move right in and make this space your own right from the start.

A gourmet kitchen with a beautiful view makes preparing meals a snap.

Next door, the well-appointed gourmet kitchen is any chef’s dream. With a dedicated cooking island with built-in exhaust fan, you’ll no longer have to struggle between prep space and actual cooking space. Ample counter space runs along two walls giving you plenty of space to work with ease. Upper and lower cabinets offer an amazing amount of storage space for all your favorite kitchen gadgets and precious serving dishes.

You’ll have everything you need right at your fingertips to produce elaborate holiday meals right along side those hurried weeknight meals where you’re just hoping to not go to bed hungry. Doing dishes is a pleasure in this kitchen with the stunning view outside. Every detail has been carefully considered in this stylishly updated hub of the home.

A roomy eat-in breakfast area and adjoining family room create the ideal setup for families with young children or babies. With open sight lines from the kitchen all the way through to the family room, parents can work with an easy conscience knowing they can see everything that’s going on. This is also a great setup for older kids to do their homework while you cook dinner or prepare the next day’s lunches.

A back deck that’s just as perfect for morning coffee as it is weekend cookouts.

Just outside the kitchen is one of the best features of this home. A large deck with some of the most amazing views around. Imagine relaxing outside with a cup of coffee as you read the paper or just take in the gorgeous scenery. Evenings spent grilling burgers or hot dogs as your kids or pets play in the yard below will become a regular occurrence. This is the kind of deck where you look for excuses to spend time out there. With lots of privacy with the surrounding woods and carefully placed privacy screens, you’ll feel like you’re in your own world out there.

With so much living space on the main floor, the upstairs has some high expectations to reach. Not to be outdone, it delivers in the form of five impressively sized bedrooms to accommodate even the largest of families.

An owner’s suite with enough space to make all your dreams come true.

You won’t believe the enormous owner’s suite. At 21×13, this gigantic bedroom can fit even the largest furniture. Upgrade to a king sized bed and still have plenty of room to create a cozy sitting area for reading or watching late night television before you climb into bed.

What owner’s suite would be complete without a spacious master bathroom. A deep, jetted tub, roomy stand-up shower, double sinks, and tons of lighting make this an ideal spot to get ready. Start your day with a nice, hot shower, and end your day with a relaxing jetted soak. You may come to love your little master retreat so much that you don’t want to come out to face the world.

Four additional bedrooms make this an ideal home for large families.

Four additional spacious bedrooms give you enough space that each kid can have his or her own room, or you can set up guest accommodations so your out-of-town company knows they’re always welcome. A full hall bathroom with double sinks has enough counter (and mirror!) space for multiple people to get ready at the same time which is a blessing for those with kids. With this many nicely sized bedrooms and a spacious bathroom, you have options for creating your ideal living space according to your own needs.

Large lower floor has enough space for multiple purposes.

On the bottom floor of this 4,000+ square foot home, the finished living space continues. A large recreational room offers plenty of floor space for more than one use. It could be turned into a game room with a billiards table on one side, and then a cozy home theater set up on the other. Keep your teenagers busy and make your home the gathering spot so you always know what’s going on. On game day, kick them out and take over your basement to watch the game with your friends and family. A basement space like this one is begging to be loved and used on a regular basis.

The highlights you’ll remember the most about this home are the beautiful entryway, nicely designed kitchen, stunning view from the back deck, and the amazing owner’s suite. But even outside of those highlights, this home lacks absolutely nothing. You are ready to move your belongings in and let the decorating commence.

An incredible value for the price point in Middletown Valley.

If you’ve been seeking a move-in ready home with all the space you need that’s also below $500,000 and in sought-after Middletown Valley, then you need to check out all that 20 Knoll Side Lane has to offer before it’s too late.

Eric Verdi is the listing agent for this property. To schedule showings, please call (240) 815-0890.