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The Neighborhood:

Silver Spring is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) inMontgomery County, Maryland, United States. It is a very lively and diverse area which hosts plenty of entertainment, business, musical/ethnic festivals, and more – including The Fillmore (a live entertainment venue) and the  American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Culture Center. The city contains a major business hub at the north apex of Washington, D.C. which is the oldest, yet very urbanized, area in Silver Spring. It is the fourth most populated place in Maryland (trailing Baltimore, Columbia, and Germantown). Silver Spring also contains numerous creeks and small lakes for those who like to enjoy outdoors – such as Rock Creek ParkSligo Creek ParkAcorn Park, and more.

Downtown Silver Spring is also home to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an agency of the United States Department of Commerce that includes the National Weather Service; the American Nurses Association; and numerous real estate development, biotechnology, and media and communications companies.

Location:

This area extends roughly from the Washington, D.C.Prince George’s County, Maryland and Howard County, Maryland lines to the south, east and north, and Rock Creek Park and Plyers Mill Road to the west and north-west. These boundaries make Silver Spring larger in area than any city in Maryland except for Baltimore.

A Little History:

Silver Spring takes its name from a mica-flecked spring discovered there in 1840 byFrancis Preston Blair, who subsequently bought much of the surrounding land. Acorn Park, tucked away in an area of south Silver Spring away from the main downtown area, is believed to be the site of the original spring.[3]

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