Silver Spring

Silver Spring, Maryland is a suburban city located just north of Washington, DC in Montgomery County, MD.  Silver Spring possesses a wealth of opportunities for businesses, residents and visitors.  Over the past few years, Downtown Silver Spring has undergone a major transformation with new shops, restaurants and activities.  Silver Spring includes several communities including White Oak, Colesville, Forest Glen, Woodmoor, Wheaton, Aspen Hill, Layhill, Glenmont and Montgomery Hills.

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Silver Spring is an urbanized, unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. After Baltimore and Columbia, the Silver Spring is the third most populous place in Maryland.

The urbanized, oldest, and southernmost part of Silver Spring is a major business hub that lies at the north apex of Washington, D.C.  As of 2004, the Central Business District  held 7,254,729 square feet  of office space, 5216 dwelling units and 17.6 acres  of parkland. The population density of this area of Silver Spring was 15,600 per square mile all within 360 acres  and approximately 2.5 square miles  in the downtown area. The community has recently undergone a significant renaissance, with the addition of major retail, residential, and office developments.

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Silver Spring takes its name from a mica-flecked spring discovered there in 1840 by Francis Preston Blair, who subsequently bought much of the surrounding land. Acorn Park, tucked away in an area of south Silver Spring away from the main downtown area, is believed to be the site of the original spring.

Rock Creek Park passes along the west side of Silver Spring, and offers hiking trails, picnic grounds, and bicycling on weekends, when its main road, Beach Drive, is mostly closed to motor vehicles.

Sligo Creek Park follows Sligo Creek through Silver Spring; it offers hiking trails, tennis courts, playgrounds and bicycling. The latter is facilitated on weekends, when parts of Sligo Creek Parkway are closed to autos. The bike trails are winding and slower than most in the region. Recently, rocks have been spread along either side of the road. Silver Spring is walkable.

 

If you would like more information about moving to Silver Spring, give us a call at 301-509-5111, or fill out the form and we will be in touch with you.

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