Situated just outside of Washington, D.C., Silver Spring, Maryland has been a residential destination for families living in the area for years. While D.C. is the go-to for monuments and museums, Silver Spring is quickly becoming one of the more desirable places to live outside the district.
So what is it that attracts so many people to Silver Spring? Here are just a few fun facts about the Montgomery County town.
Silver Spring is where one of the largest television and internet companies are headquartered. Discovery Communications is the world’s number one nonfiction media which includes channels like the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery and Planet Green; channels everyone likes to flip to when relaxing in their condo or apartment. During the always popular Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, this multi-media company celebrates with a 466-foot shark named Chompie who sits atop corporate headquarters.
The Best in Film
Leaving your apartment or condo to see one of your favorite films takes on a whole new meaning when visiting the American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center (AFI), located in Silver Spring. This historic landmark is dedicated to preserving the art of the moving image. Most of AFI’s programming concentrates on films that are typically not available anywhere else including independent features, foreign films, documentaries and classic cinema.
Best Cheap Eats in Maryland!
When Silver Spring residents are in the mood for a fantastic meal that won’t cost an entire paycheck, they look no further than Ray’s the Classics. Ray’s has quickly become a Washington, D.C. metro area staple due to the fact that Ray’s hand-selects only the finest natural, farm-raised, corn-fed beef available anywhere, at any price.
Take a Hike
One of Washington, DC’s hidden treasures is Great Falls. This national park is within driving distance from DC and can be entered from either Virginia or Maryland. Great Falls features over 800-miles of scenic views and spectacular waterfalls. The trails vary in difficulty. This is a great way to get out of the city and get some exercise. After a day out in nature, you will return to your home and be ready for a nap!
There is no limit to the numerous activities that the Washington, DC region has to offer. Whether you are meeting up with friends at a movie or grabbing drinks at a bar, Silver Spring is a destination you have to visit.