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Silver Spring, MD. Various Neighborhood Info


Silver Spring, Maryland

The town of Silver Spring is located in Montgomery County, Maryland.  Just inside the beltway, it is the third most populous area in the state of Maryland.  Founded in 1840 by Francis Preston Blair, it gets its name from a mica-flecked spring that flowed through the south side of town.  Downtown Silver Spring is the most urbanized part of the town and in the past seven years, has undergone a major revamping, with the addition of new restaurants, entertainment, new homes for sale, new condos for sale and major shopping venues. It has even become a major business hub, boasting the location of Discovery Communications world headquarters.  Many people have revamped some of the old townhouses in Silver Spring, and many of them are now contemporary townhouses for sale to the public for around $450,000.  

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The Blair and Lee families are entirely responsible for the founding of Silver Spring.  Francis Preston Blair, who was very active in politics at the time, found a spring infused with flecks of mica one day, while horseback riding with his daughter.  He was so captivated by the spring’s beauty, he decided to build his house near it and named it Silver Spring.

    Today, Silver Spring is one of the most heavily populated and modernized cities in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Working in Silver Spring

The new developments in downtown Silver Spring bring many job opportunities with them.  Restaurants, shops, health cubs, and office buildings have provided not only service and convenience to the residents, but income as well.  
The Discovery Building, home of the world headquarters for Discovery Communications with its hundreds of employees, is one of the biggest employers in Silver Spring.  The Discovery Building is not the only office building in Silver Spring, however.  The World Building, on Georgia Ave., houses the radio stations WGAY and WRC.   The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on West Highway, The Montgomery Center on Fenton St., Station Square – The Atrium on Wayne Ave., and the Silver Spring Center on Colesville Rd. are among the many commercial buildings in Silver Spring.

    Residents that don’t work in Silver Spring will love the convenience of the Silver Spring Metro Station.  Located right in downtown Silver Spring, it is easy to catch the metro train, Marc train, or metrobus to anywhere in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area.

Shopping in Silver Spring

Silver Spring has become a hub for shopping.  Whether its new shoes, clothes, furniture, or food you are looking for, you’ll find it in Silver Spring.  With something for everyone, stores like Men’s Warehouse, Ann Taylor Loft, Office Depot, DSW shoes, and Pier 1 Imports are visited often.  Borders Books and Music, Ulta Salon, Strosniders Hardware, MyEyeDr., and Whole Foods Market make Silver Spring your one stop shop.    

Dinning in Silver Spring

    No matter what you have a craving for, Silver Spring has got it.  Classic American restaurants include Jackie’s, Austin Grill, Eggspectation, and Red Lobster.  Ethnic cusine is really the name of the game in Silver Spring though, with everything from Caribbean and Middle Eastern to Indian and Italian food.  If its African cuisine you desire, check out Langano Ethiopian Restaurant.  For Asian cuisine there’s Asian Bistro, Beijing Delight, or Mandaly restaurants.  For those times when you feel like having some Caribbean flavor try Negril Restaurant on Thayer Ave.

    Many of the restaurants provide outside seating in the main courtyard, weather providing.  There is also a fountain that runs during the summer months, where children can play and cool off.  

Silver Spring Neighborhoods

Indian Spring Neighborhood:
Indian Spring – built around the Old Indian Spring Country Club in the 1930’s, the homes and town houses in this neighborhood were meant to be country club houses.  In the mid 1950’s, the club moved to it’s current location on Layhill Rd., in Silver Spring, MD.  The neighborhood kept it’s original name.  Located just inside the beltway, off of Colesville Rd., in Silver Spring, the YMCA is the main attraction to the neighborhood.  The Indian Spring neighborhood is filled with mostly new, young families living in everything from homes, town houses and condos.  It’s convenience to the beltway and Washington, D.C. is a major appeal to the neighborhood.  There are many different types of homes for sale in Indian Spring, Colonial, Rambler homes and well as contemporary and Cape Cod type of homes. 

Indian Spring is a very friendly, family oriented neighborhood.  Centered around the YMCA and Indian Spring Rec. Center , families spend time at the many different playgrounds, baseball and soccer fields, indoor and outdoor pools, and basketball courts.  Driving through the neighborhood, you can see families playing out in their yards, having barbeques in the summer, and making snowmen together in the winter.  There are many neighborhood wide events as well.  Block parties go on throughout the summer, there is a yearly neighborhood yard sale, and the YMCA throws a neighborhood appreciation party every summer, complete with moon bounce and barbeque buffet.  Neighbors stay in touch and keep up with the neighborhood news on the Indian Spring Message Board.  Convenient to the beltway, Washington DC, and downtown Silver Spring, the Indian Spring Neighborhood is perfect for the family that wants to be in the middle of everything!

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Aspen Hill – The area of Aspen Hill is small but densely populated.  It got its name from the aspen trees that grew near the first post office in that area.  There are no official boundaries for Aspen Hill in Silver Spring, MD, but the intersections of Georgia Ave., Connecticut Ave., and Aspen Hill Rd. defines the neighborhood.  There are approximately 60,000 people living in Aspen Hill and about 16,000 families residing in the area.  The estimated median house/condo / town home value is around 450,000 dollars.  There are currently only 17 active Homes For Sale in Aspen Hill; everything from Contemporary town houses and homes to traditional homes and colonial single family homes.  There are also many Condos For Sale in Aspen Hill.

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Kemp MillKemp Mill is an area of Silver Spring that is located around Arcola Avenue and Kemp Mill Road.  It is most commonly known as an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood.  There are several synagogues including Silver Spring Jewish Center, It is also home to the boys division of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington and the Hebrew Day School of Montgomery County.  The estimated population of Kemp Mill is around 15,000 people with 7,000 families living in the area.  The average house/condo/ town house value is about 420,000 dollars.  There are many options for you if you are looking to buy a house, condo or a town house in Kemp Mill, Silver Spring.  There are many different kinds of Homes For Sale in Kemp Mill, Colonial homes for sale as well as contemporary homes for sale.  If you are looking to buy condos well they also have a great number of contemporary Condos For Sale in Kemp Mill

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Woodside ParkWoodside Park began as the Country Estate of Crosby Noyes, named Alton Farm.  Crosby Noyes was the owner of the Washington Star newspaper and a distinguished Washingtonian.  His sons inherited the land after he past away, and sold it off to development.  Woodside Park is one of Washington D.C.’s oldest neighborhoods and is bordered by Georgia Ave., Spring St., Colesville Rd., and Dale Drive.  There are currently 3 Homes For Sale in Woodside Park.  Your options for homes for sale in Woodside Park range from the Colonial home and Rambler to the Cape Cod type of home.  There are also many options for you as well if you are looking to buy a Condo For Sale in Woodside Park.  Currently there are 30 Condos For Sale in Woodside Park.

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White Oak – The community of White Oak extends from Lockwood Drive and New Hampshire Avenue down towards Steward Lane and crosses over Columbia Pike.  With a few shopping centers, the neighborhood is small and gives the residents of White Oak Silver Spring a strong sense of community.  The estimated population of White Oak is around 30,000 people, with 10,000 families living in the area.  There are currently only 2 Homes For Sale in White Oak Silver Spring, MD.  There are many options for housing in White Oak from your Rambler home to your Contemporary Condo for sale to choose from.

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If you would like more information on Silver Spring, Maryland and/or a comprehensive list of Silver Spring Homes / Condos / Town Homes for sale, call your Silver Spring Real Estate Agent and REALTOR Kacem Benali at (202) 413-3052.

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