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Pros

-Uniquely attractive core
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Summer heat


What Bert Has To Say About Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area


It would be an understatement to say that the nation’s capital is a unique place. The centrally located National Mall is an urban planning gem, with excellent open spaces, walking paths, and major monuments in a classic architectural style. Lining the mall is the Smithsonian museum complex, probably the best set of museums in the world in a single location. In reality, the whole mall setup is a museum in and of itself and a major destination for locals and visitors alike. Numerous government offices and first class hospitality venues surround the mall. To the northwest of the mall, but still within the city limits, lies the upscale residential and commercial enclave of Georgetown, home to Georgetown University, George Washington Hospital, and a variety of entertainment and nightlife amenities. But not all of the D.C. central city glitters; to the north and east in particular lies a considerable expanse of socioeconomically mixed neighborhoods and areas of urban decay.


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Quick Facts About Silver Spring


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Silver Spring is 4.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Silver Spring jobs have Decreased by 0.47 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Silver Spring's cost of living is 38.20% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Silver Spring's population is 74,476 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 8.04 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 34 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Silver Spring is $355,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 8.00 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Silver Spring public schools spend $17,336 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.9 students per teacher in Silver Spring.

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City renovations in Silver Spring, MD improve qual
QOL is getting better with the renovation of the downtown area with shops and restaurants in a central walking mall. Diversity is increasing in the population with many... (read more)
Oasis from DC
Silver Spring has several quiet neighborhoods with tall trees and nice neighbors, and very close to DC for those who need an oasis from the... (read more)
Great location if you can afford it
Silver Spring has a diverse population, good schools, and a convenient location between DC & Baltimore. Unfortunately the cost of living is extremely... (read more)
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