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City History and Homes for Sale. Silver Spring, MD


Silver Spring History

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.  He was so captivated by the spring’s beauty; he decided to build his house near it and named it Silver Spring.  Now dry, this spring is still visible at Acorn Park.  

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    The Blair family is rich in political history, as Francis Blair was one of the men responsible for organizing the modern American Republican party, while his son, Montgomery Blair, was Postmaster General under Abraham Lincoln. Francis Preston Blair's grandson was the first popularly elected Senator in the history of the United States. 

    The first suburban development was established in 1887, and Silver Spring has not stopped growing and flourishing since, and today remains one of the most heavily populated and modernized cities in Montgomery County, Maryland

    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

    For similar information about other cities in Maryland, you can checkout the  pages for Bethesda homes for sale, Potomac homes for sale, and Washington D.C. homes for sale.

    Many people have revamped some of the old town houses in Silver Spring, and many of them are now contemporary town houses for sale to the public for around $450,000.

If you would like more information about Silver Spring, MD and/or a comprehensive list of Silver Spring, Homes for Sale, call or email your Bannockburn Real Estate Agent & REALTOR Kacem Benali at (202) 413-3052.

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