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Silver Spring, Maryland

A Maryland Neighborhood Profile


Silver Spring, Maryland
© Raymond K. Fudge

Silver Spring is a suburban city located in Montgomery County, Maryland just north of Washington, DC. The Downtown Silver Spring area has recently undergone a major transformation with the addition of great restaurants, entertainment, and a variety of shopping venues. During the warmer months visitors enjoy outdoor concerts and patio dining.


Silver Spring often refers to a large geographic area, extending from the borders of Washington, DC to the south, Prince George's County, Maryland to the east and Howard County, Maryland to the north. The Downtown area is located along Georgia Avenue about 2 miles south of the Capital Beltway (I-495).
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Neighborhoods Near Silver Spring

Kemp Mill, Fenton Village, Takoma Park; Woodside, Montgomery Hills, Blair, Seven Oaks, Calverton, Capitol View Park, Cloverly, Colesville, Fairland, Forest Glen, Four Corners, Hillandale, Montgomery Hills, Rock Creek Forest, Rosemary Hills, Wheaton, White Oak, Woodmoor, Aspen Hill

Silver Spring Demographics

According to the 2000 census, Silver Spring is home to 76,540 residents. The race breakdown is as follows: White: 46.6%; Black: 28.1%; Asian: 8.2%; Hispanic/Latino: 22.2 %. Population under age 15: 19.7%; 65 and over: 9.6 %; Median household income: $ 51,653 (1999).

Silver Spring Public Transportation

MARC Train (Brunswick Line)
Metrorail Red Line
Metrobus Ride On
Greyhound Bus Terminal

Points of Interest in Silver Spring

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