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.
Come and visit Silver Spring, MD for the best in dining, film, and entertainment. There is plenty to do! Silver Spring has a downtown Metro stop that provides easy access to local restaurants, bars, shopping, and nightlife. Silver Spring has become one of the fastest growing areas in the D.C. metropolitan area. Feel free to come visit and take a look around.