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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B+
Silver Spring is a town in Maryland with a population of 79,483. Silver Spring is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Silver Spring offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Silver Spring there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Silver Spring and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Silver Spring are highly rated.
About Silver Spring...
Population
79,483

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$477,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,554
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%
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Silver Spring Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

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Silver Spring is a very peaceful town. I find the people here very friendly and accepting. I like the schools here as well, although I think that the breaks should be made longer. I go to Rockville high school, which I think is a great school because of its educational programs such as the AP and IB program. But one thing I would like to change about this town is that its too peaceful! I feel as though there should be more excitement around here, like in certain events or community goals.
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The city is extremely diverse. I've lived in this town my whole life and have had no problem. Like any other city, there are more or less developed areas. Some places are more ghetto and dangerous than others, but that isn't hard to avoid. The diversity in this town is incredible. There are many different Asian communities, african-American, and Latino. People may imagine SilverSpring to be a run down poor town, but actually, in these recent years, there has been an enormous reconstruction, development, and improvement of downtown Silver-Spring, with modern tall buildings, clean streets, community buildings, art centers, museums, and malls. Don't believe the stereotypes, I've met many kind individuals, and lived a good 18 years here.
Downtown Silver Spring is a melting pot of many great cultures which is reflected by the diverse array of dining choices and coffee houses! The artistic scene is unparalleled, with the Filmore hosting many big names and the independent AFI movie theater and local performance theaters. I cannot imagine living anywhere else!