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Ahhh .... Silver Spring, Md, Unique, Diverse, Interesting, Rich in History, Revitalized, Historic, Charming and Modern all at the same time. There is no place like Silver Spring and, with regards to Housing, still affordable compared to the rest of Montgomery County. A Superb Location just over the Washington, DC line.
Silver Spring is located along the north east border of Washington D.C., a sprawling area that was named for a spring with sparkling bits of mica. The eastern arm of the red line serves the four metro stops in Silver Spring, the Silver Spring station, the Forest Glen station, the Wheaton Station and the Glenmont station.
Old Downtown Silver Spring has had an exciting and ongoing renewal, a multi-million dollar facelift that is providing a pedestrian friendly downtown area with shops and restaurants. The American Film Institute theatre, now housed in the historic Silver Spring theatre, the theatre is an internationally recognized, state-of-the-art film and video exhibition center. The Discovery Channel's Headquarters is located in downtown Silver Spring. Silver Spring is about to get a new "State of the Art" Transit Center named after Maryland Senator Paul Sarbanes, who was instrumental in approprating funds for this mammoth project.
The "Close-in" older neighborhoods of Silver Spring with tree lined streets offer homes built in the late 1800's to the 1940's, providing the charm coveted by so many buyers. These older neighborhoods such as Woodside Park are for the most part within easy walking distance of the downtown Silver Spring metro stop or the Forest Glen stop. There is also some infill and a limited amount of new constrution occuring in Close-in Silver Spring, such as The Courts of Woodside and the Forest Glen Park Area. Also, within the older downtown area are newly constructed chic urban condos, with more still planned and currently under construction. Further out Colesville Road to Burtonsville and from Georgia Ave to Wheaton there are subdivisions built in the mid 1940's ,1950's and 1960's where architectural styles include ramblers, split levels, colonials and contemporary mid century modern homes. There are newer townhome and condominium developments sprinkled throughout the Greater Silver Spring Area. We have something for everyone in Silver Spring, Md
Silver Spring's parks have more than just grass and trees. Many include playgrounds, ball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, picnic areas, trails, ponds, recreation centers or indoor swim centers. Our parks and streams are beautiful and there are two very active groups of people that want to keep them that way, The Friends of Sligo Creek and Neighbors of the Northwest Branch are pivate groups dedicated to keeping our two largest tributaries clean and healthy.
Real Estate Prices in Silver Spring, Maryland
According to our MLS system - In the year 2011 .....
The Highest Price paid for a Detached Single Family house in Silver Spring was $1,400,000 for a 8 Bedroom, 6 1/2 Bath 1930's Colonial located in the Woodside Park Neighborhood, that had been expanded and extensively renovated.
The lowest price paid for a Detached Single Family home in Silver Spring was $123,000 for a 2 Bedroom 1 Bath 1 Level Brick Rambler, built in 1957, in the Weisman's Subdivision of Wheaton, Silver Spring 20902
The highest Price paid for a Townhouse in Silver Spring was 675,000 for a 4 Bedroom 4 1/2 Bath Newly Constructed Townhome built in the Courts at Woodside. Silver Spring, 20910
The lowest price paid for a Townhouse was $100,000 for a 3 Bedroom 1 1/2 Bath 2 level Townhouse, a Short Sale, built in 1967 in the Montclair Manor Townhouse development - Wheaton Area of Silver Spring 20902
The highest price paid for a Condo was $960,000 for a Newly Constructed Historic Renovation, 2 Bedroom 2 Bath 2 Level Condo in Forest Glen Park, Silver Spring, 20910.
The lowest price paid for a Condo was $27,000 for a 1 Bedroom 1 bath garden style Short Sale condo built in 1964 located in the Presidential Park Condo Development, Silver Spring 20903.
A Diverse Supply of Housing in all price ranges! There Really is Something for Everyone in Silver Spring,
Local Silver Spring Blogs
The Silver Bee Silver Spring Real Estate Blog The Author is Yours Truly, Debbie Cook, Realtor
Silver Spring Singular In-the-know blogger, A survivor of the "mean streets of Silver Spring" and defender of the cause "There is NO S on the end of Silver Spring" It is singular not plural!
My Line is Red - All things Happening Downtown Silver Spring along the Red Line Metro.
Thayer Avenue A Thayer Avenue resident that provides a forum for both his own immediate neighborhood (at street level) and larger issues within the Silver Spring community. Interspersed within all that are small things to amuse himself and, hopefully, a few others.
Just Up the Pike (not the one in Rockville) A very savy local with insights into development & politics of Eastern Montgomery County.
Silver Spring Penquin A Silver Spring resident gives a refreshing daily dose of Silver Spring Happenings. This blog has been discontinued because the Penquin moved - Still a GREAT reference to things about Silver Spring
A Parent in Silver Spring A Fun, Free Community Resource served with a side of humor that any parent in the DC Metro area will appreciate.
If you are planning a move to or from the Silver Spring or Takoma Park, Maryland area, put my 25 years of local experience and expertise to work for you. Licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.