The 20902 zip-code of Silver Spring, MD (and Wheaton) starts just outside the beltway on Forest Glen Rd, stretches north along Georgia Ave to Randolph Rd and east to include the Kemp Mill area.
It is serviced by the Metro's Red Line (Forest Glen & Wheaton) and is home to a big portion of Sligo Creek Park, parts of Northwest Branch as well as Wheaton Regional Park and Brookside Gardens. Westgate Mall in Wheaton and Holy Cross Hospital sit just outside its boundaries.
A condo in Americana Finnmark or Hearthstone Village for example. Americana Finnmark is literally across the street from the Forest Glen Metro stop and has garden-style as well as mid-rise one-to-two bedroom units. The complex was built in the 1970s. The community amenities include an outdoor pool, tennis court, (small) tot lot as well as barbecue areas.
Hearthstone Village is another condominium complex within walking distance to a Metro Station, the one in Wheaton. It was built in the early 2000s by Beazer Homes. Its look and feel is more like a townhome community but many are split up into two 2-level units, all of which include a one-car garage. There are also 3-level townhomes but the average sales price for those has climbed back up into the upper 300s.
Detached single-family homes for under 300K are hard to come by. You will have to look north of University Boulevard, be patient and understand that any detached home will either be small or require sweat equity ... or both.
Homes For Sale For Under $300,000 in 20902 Silver Spring, MD