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  1. Public Schools
    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
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Silver Spring is a town in Maryland with a population of 79,750. 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
79,750

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$497,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,624
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
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Silver Spring

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,787
National
$55,322
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Silver Spring Reviews

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I currently live in Silver Spring, which I believe is the heart of Maryland since its located in the middle of the state. Silver Spring is a very underrated town in Maryland; it consists of 70,000 inhabitants. To be honest, I love my community, the people that live here are down to earth and care for each other. Everyone here is different and come from different places and have different backgrounds which are respected among the community. I have spent so much time exploring and getting to know my community, from small businesses to bigger corporations. I love Silver Spring!
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I love where I live! My neighborhood is very safe, I never feel lie I ma in danger regardless of the season, weather, time, or who is out. I think Silver Spring is so great because everything is close. There are restaurants, malls/ stores, schools, dry cleaners, supermarket, doctor's office, and even an animal hospital!you name it! I recommend Silver Spring to anyone, because everybody loves it here, the atmosphere is great and everybody is friendly. So no one has to worry about being, there are plenty of people to meet. The only negative thing is that depending on what part of Silver Spring you go to, it is not very diverse. As a minority and a teenager it is difficult at times because there are not a lot of young people that still live in my neighborhood.
I love how diverse Silver Spring is. You are guaranteed to meet people from all different races and backgrounds which is essential to personal growth. Montgomery County prides itself in its diversity but not every city reflects the overall demographics but I think Silver Spring is one of the few places here that does! Silver Spring by address is extremely big which can get confusing but I've grown up here and I absolutely love the two metro center areas, Downtown Silver Spring and Wheaton.