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Pros

-Uniquely attractive core
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Summer heat


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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 3.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Silver Spring jobs have Increased by 1.29 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Silver Spring's cost of living is 37.50% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Silver Spring's population is 75,748 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -0.39 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 31 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Silver Spring is $383,300. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.21 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Silver Spring public schools spend $16,548 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Silver Spring.

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  8/19/2012
Near the Central Business District

Silver Spring has a central business district but is unincorporated and any part of Montgomery County Md that is not incorporated is likely to be called Silver Spring....

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  2/4/2010
Transportation in the DC area

In general transportation in the DC area in difficult -- at best. While Metro (subway and bus) makes a big difference, the area is still gridlocked from 5:00A till...

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  4/18/2009
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...

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