Silver Spring | MD
This large 814 sqft 1-BR with thoughtful updates is flooded with sunlight (southern exposure), all in a prime location, offered at a modest price! Updated kitchen and bathroom, with new appliances. Possible unit upgrades: building allows install of an in-unit washer/dryer; could add a den/office off the living room. Garage space is available for an additional $10k. GREAT AMENITIES: laundry room, pool with lifeguard, ample free outdoor parking, bike room, new roof deck that opened July 2021. WELL-FUNDED BUILDING: more than $2 million in reserves. Staffed front desk (8 am – 9 pm). Onsite manager. FHA approved. Dog and cat friendly. Utilities included. AMAZING LOCATION. Walkable – 1 mile north of downtown Silver Spring and the Silver Spring metro station. 1 mile south of 495. Close to the 270-Spur. 4 miles/10-minute drive to downtown Bethesda. RideOn bus on the corner to the Silver Spring Metro. Close to Rock Creek Park and the future Capital Crescent Trail. MAJOR NEW AMENITIES ARE PLANNED for the area, within a mile: county aquatic center, MOM’s organic market, and 16th Street Purple Line stop on the corner (3 stops to downtown Bethesda – 10 minutes).
Silver Spring is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located inside the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County, Maryland. It had a population of 76,716 according to 2013 estimates by the United States Census Bureau, making it the fourth most populous place in Maryland, after Baltimore, Columbia, and Germantown. Silver Spring consists of the following neighborhoods; Downtown Silver Spring, East Silver Spring, Woodside, Woodside Park, North Hills Sligo Park, Long Branch, Montgomery Knolls, Franklin Knolls, Indian Spring Terrace, Indian Spring Village, Clifton Park Village, New Hampshire Estates, and Oakview. The urbanized, oldest, and southernmost part of Silver Spring is a major business hub that lies at the north apex of Washington, D.C. The community has recently undergone a significant renaissance, with the addition of major retail, residential, and office developments. Silver Spring takes its name from a mica-flecked spring discovered there in 1840 by Francis 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.
At the beginning of the 21st century, downtown Silver Spring began to see the results of redevelopment. Several city blocks near City Place Mall were completely reconstructed to accommodate a new outdoor shopping plaza called “Downtown Silver Spring. Beginning in 2004, the downtown redevelopment was marketed locally with the “silver sprung” advertising campaign, which declared on buses and in print ads that Silver Spring had “sprung” and was ready for business.In June 2007, The New York Times noted that downtown was “enjoying a renaissance, a result of public involvement and private investment that is turning it into an arts and entertainment center.” Downtown Silver Spring hosts several entertainment, musical, and ethnic festivals, the most notable of which are the Silverdocs documentary film festival held each June and hosted by Discovery Communications and the American Film Institute, as well as the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade (Saturday before Thanksgiving) for Montgomery County. The Silver Spring Jazz Festival has become the biggest event of the year drawing 20,000 people to the free festival held on the second Saturday in September. Silver Spring is serviced by the Brunswick Line of the MARC Train, Metrorail Red Line, Metrobus, Ride On, and the free VanGo. The bus terminal at the Silver Spring Rail Station is the busiest in the entire Washington Metro Area and provides connections between several transit services, including those mentioned above. This transit facility serves nearly 60,000 passengers daily.
For more information on Montgomery County Schools, click here