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Silver Spring Information and Highlights

Silver Spring is an unincorporated area and census-designated place that resides in Montgomery County, Maryland, and is estimated as the fourth most populous place in Maryland, after Baltimore, Columbia and Germantown. The oldest, and most urbanized southernmost area of Silver Spring are a major business hub that lies at the north apex of Washington D.C. The name of Silver Spring originates from a mica-flecked spring discovered in 1840 by Francis Preston Blair, who bought much of the surrounding area. From its humble beginnings, Silver Spring grew into a sizeable and thriving area that is seeing much restoration and expansion even to this day. It is an area with plenty of opportunities, beauty and amenities for both potential residents and visitors to enjoy.

Weather

The Silver Spring area, as well as its surrounding communities, cities and neighborhoods, all fall under a humid subtropical climate categorization. The summer seasons tend to be on the longer side, and especially hot and humid, with average daytime highs being from eighty-three to ninety-one degrees Fahrenheit. Winters, by comparison, tend to be mild to cool. The wind factor off of the water in certain areas in Silver Spring also attributes to occasional chilling winds in the winter, and residents and visitors alike can also expect occasional thunderstorms, especially in the more humid summer months.

Recreation / Things To Do

Silver Spring is one of the best areas you can find on the East Coast to get out and enjoy some of Maryland’s beauty and rich history. The area is surrounded by nature, and those who want easy access to the capital of the country and other local gems can find no better area than Silver Spring. Silver Spring has so much to offer both visitors and residents, that growing bored is never an issue.

Shopping

Silver Spring has all sorts of unique outlets, boutiques, shops and retail centers that are open to all kinds of shoppers. Whether you are a fashionista, a treasure hunter, a window shopper or just someone looking to indulge in a little retail therapy, Silver Spring has everything you could want and then some, especially if you’re into urban chic shopping.

  • Pennyworth Shop – 949 Bonifant St – (301) 587-6242

  • H&M – 8518 Fenton St – (301) 562-7082

  • Les Gals Activewear Warehouse – 2337 Distribution Cir – (301) 608-3237

  • Silver Spring Brooks – 938 Bonifant St – (301) 587-7484

Restaurants

Silver Spring has a fantastic mix of exotic cuisines coming together to form one phenomenal dining experience. With its classic American offering and exotic cuisines from all over the world coming together on your plate, you can hardly find a better experience. From Caribbean to some down home subs and wings, it’s hard to go wrong in Silver Spring.

Nightlife

Silver Spring might be on the industrial side, but it has a lot of personality, come day or night. Night owls will find themselves with no shortage of bars, breweries, pubs and clubs surrounding the small town. Silver Spring is a place that makes it easy to get out and enjoy the night life in style, whether you want the classic American experience or something a bit more exotic.

Schools

The Silver Spring area is highly praised for its school systems throughout its many suburbs. Those looking to raise a family, or to further their own education, need not worry about a shortage of schools, both conventional and unconventional; it’s the perfect opportunity to learn in one of the most bustling areas that Maryland has to offer.

Demographics

  • Population: 74,476

  • Population density: 9,436

  • Median Age: 33.9

  • Male/Female ratio: 1.0:1

Local / Notable Employers

For those who are looking to make the move to any area within the Silver Spring area, the local job market is not in short supply, nor is the income many residents can expect. There are a feature of many big names and hubs, as well as smaller boutiques, shops and restaurants that can make use of all kinds of varying talent residents might have to offer.

Landmarks

If you want to step out for a bit and enjoy some local history or culture, the Silver Spring area is in the perfect place to do so. Not only is there a rich appreciation of the sacrifices made by soldiers, but a rich history of the trials and tribulations that America has gone through surrounding the area.

  • Washington National Cathedral – 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW – (202) 426-6841

  • Montpelier Mansion – 9650 Muikirk Rd – (301) 377-7817

  • Dupont Circle – 9 Dupont Cir NW

  • The Pentagon – 1400 Defense Pentagon – (703) 228-3988

Conclusion

Silver Spring is an area that grew from one little spring into one of the biggest areas in all of Maryland. Even today, its urban areas are seeing restoration efforts, making it not only a grand area to visit, but one that is full of opportunities. For those who want to be close to the capital or just experience Maryland at its finest, Silver Spring is a must see.

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