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Silver Spring is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located inside the Capital Beltway 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. 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. As of 2004, the Central Business District (CBD) held 7254729sqft of office space, 5216 dwelling units and 17.6acre of parkland. The population density of this CBD area of Silver Spring was 15,600 per square mile all within 360acre and approximately 2.5sqmi 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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Park
Wheaton Regional Park
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Duration: 2 hours
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Civic Center
Silver Spring Civic Center
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Biking Trail
Sligo Creek Park
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Church
St Camillus Church
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Silver Spring

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Battlefield
Antietam National Battlefield Sharpsburg
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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National Park
Great Falls Park McLean
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
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National Park
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Harpers Ferry
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
Neighborhood
Annapolis Historic District Annapolis
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Silver Spring

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Religious Site
Wat Thai of Washington, D.C.
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Farmers Market
Downtown Silver Spring
4.1
Duration: 4 hours
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Golf Course
Northwest Park Golf Course
2.9
Duration: 2 hours
Landmark
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Station
2.9
Duration: 2 hours

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