Sliver Spring, MD
  • Maryland
    Silver Spring

    Silver Spring, Maryland, named for a local spring that once sparkled with flakes of mica, is a sprawling suburb on the edge of Northwest D.C., covering nearly eight square miles. A plantation was the first settlement there in the 1850s, but by the late 1880s and early 1900s, a thriving town was developing around the neighborhood’s railroad and streetcar stops. Following World War II, the community developed a downtown shopping area and became an attractive place to live for workers who commuted to Washington. The opening of a Metro station in 1978 helped revitalize Silver Spring, and in recent years, Downtown has morphed into a multi-ethnic destination for dining and entertainment. Silver Spring’s housing includes a diverse array of styles, from brick colonials and Cape Cod houses to frame bungalows and loft condominiums.


    • Population 81,000
    • Median Home Price $480,000
    • Median Age 35
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    Notable Schools

    • Middle (6-8) Silver Spring International Middle School
    • High (9-12) Montgomery Blair High School

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    Explore Homes in Silver Spring

    • Lower Market Wire Ave

      BR 4.0

      BA 2.0

      SQ FT 1800

      Built 1940

    • Mid Market Practice House

      BR 2.0

      BA 2.5

      SQ FT 1600

      Built 2020

    • Upper Market Ritchie Ave

      BR 5.0

      BA 4.5

      SQ FT 4659

      Built 2020

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