COMMUNITY. CULTURE. COMMERCE
Along the northern border of Washington, D.C., sits the city of Silver Spring, Maryland. This gem of a city has all the entertainment and arts you expect to find in a major city, without all of the congestion and issues that usually go with city living. A Silver Spring neighborhood feels more like the suburbs, with quiet streets and plenty of space. Silver Spring sits on the southern border of Montgomery County but is only 6.2 miles from the heart of Washington, D.C. and often feels like an extension of the nation's capital.
Residents in Silver Spring, Maryland, heavily support the arts with several theaters devoted to live performances, a multitude of galleries, and many public displays of artistic endeavors, ranging from murals to museums. Culture and history also have a strong presence in Silver Spring, Maryland, with renovated spots like Acorn Park. This small green space is a monument to Francis Preston Blair, the man responsible for naming the city after a small, mica-speckled spring. The park is also home to a five-panel mural painted by Mame Cohalon and a restored acorn-shaped gazebo.
The fun doesn't stop with just art and culture. The food in Silver Spring, MD, is second to none, with more than 150 restaurants in the downtown business district. Eateries serve up everything from traditional Irish pub fare to exotically spiced Ethiopian cuisine. It's a foodie's paradise with worldwide flavors and down-home brews.