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Silver Spring is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. 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. The urbanized, oldest, and southernmost part of Silver Spring is a major business hub that lies at the north apex of Washington, D.C. As of 2004, the Central Business District (CBD) held 7,254,729 square feet (673,986 m2) of office space, 5216 dwelling units and 17.6 acres (71,000 m2) of parkland. The population density of this CBD area of Silver Spring was 15,600 per square mile all within 360 acres (1.5 km2) and approximately 2.5 square miles (6 km2) in the CBD/downtown area.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.

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Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at Silver Spring, United States. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. A gripping city on its own right, Washington D. C. also deserves a visit. Add Washington D. C. to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Washington Monument, United States Capitol, Lincoln Memorial. Also, to reach Silver Spring, you'll have to take a flight to Washington D. C.; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A holiday in Silver Spring can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Silver Spring*

  • Pollution Statistics in Silver Spring

    Know the pollution level of Silver Spring before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 33.33 (Low)
  • Silver Spring: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Silver Spring for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Silver Spring.

    • Burglary and Theft 45 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 40 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 45 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 45 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 40 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 55 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 45 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45 (Moderate)
  • Living in Silver Spring - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 57.65 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 14.94 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 33 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 72.22 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.36 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Silver Spring

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Silver Spring

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 85.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.33 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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