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Silver Spring, MD

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Named for a freshwater spring set in stone flecked with silvery mica, Silver Spring, Maryland, is the Eastern seaboard's little taste of tinsel town. This city is known for its film festivals and red-carpet events, including AFI Docs, one of the largest documentary film festivals in the world. As a part of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, there's no shortage of entertainment or excitement to be had in Silver Spring.

Silver Spring Apartments


Montgomery Paint Branch
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2

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Montgomery White Oak
Beds: 1-2  •  Baths: 1-2


Montgomery Trace Apartments
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2


Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2


1200 East West
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2.5


Bethesda Hill Apartments
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-3

Key City Stats

The average age of Silver Spring, MD is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 12.9%
  • 11.35%
  • 8.14%
  • Female
  • 9.18%
  • 9.19%
  • 8.56%
is average rent in Silver Spring, MD
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 0.32%
  • 0.19%
  • 1.02%
of units are available for rent in Silver Spring
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 627
  • 53
  • 335
Getting Around in Silver Spring, MD

Whether you're traveling around town or into neighboring communities, public transportation is the way to get around in Silver Spring. The MARC Train and the Metrorail whisk passengers throughout the D.C. metropolitan area, while Metrobus brings passengers anywhere around Silver Spring. This city even provides eco-friendly commuters with a free public transportation option, the VanGo, making it the decision to leave the car behind a no brainer.

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
"Some Transit"
The average commuter time in Silver Spring is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.71%
  • 19.18%
  • 5.19%

AFI Silver

<p>You don't have to go to Hollywood to experience the glitz and glamour of a red carpet event. Silver Spring is home to AFI Silver, a theatre and cultural center that explores the richness of human history and culture through the medium of the silver screen. The American Film Institute, which oversees this theatre, also hosts a number of film festivals throughout the year, including AFI Docs, which is an eight-day festival that honors the best in documentary filmmaking from around the world. In between film festivals, residents of Silver Springs can brush up on their film knowledge by visiting the education and cultural center within the theatre complex.</p>

Jesup Blair Park

<p>There's no shortage of sunny days in Silver Spring and one of the best places to take advantage of the good weather is at Jesup Blair Park. The park has sports fields for children and adults, as well as a playground and a picnic area. It's also the site of the Jesup Blair House, a historic building that shows off the Federal and Greek Revival architectural styles popular in the mid-1800s. If all that fun in the sun has got you hungry, the Blair Mansion Inn Restaurant, which is located just off the park grounds, is one of the most iconic dining establishments in the area. Nearly 300 years of fine-dining experience has made this locale one of the best around.</p>

Live Music

<p>Music lovers will be in good company in Silver Spring. This city is home to quite a few music festivals throughout the year, including the Spring Jazz Festival, which brings over 20,000 people into Veteran's Plaza. This annual event showcases local talent and has attracted jazz greats such as Aaron Neville, and Sergio Mendes.Though this is the largest festival in town, it certainly isn't the only one. Renters in Silver Spring can also look forward to the World Music Festival, the Downtown Live concert series, and quite a few other shows as well.</p>