Silver Spring is located along the north east border of Washington D.C., a sprawling area that was named for a spring with sparkling bits of mica. The eastern arm of the red line serves the four metro stops in Silver Spring, the Downtown Silver Spring station, Forest Glen station, Wheaton Station and Glenmont station. Bordered by Washington, D.C. on the south, Prince George's County to the east, Rock Creek Park & the Bethesda/Chevy Chase Kensington Communities to the west and Howard County to the north, Silver Spring's location makes it an awesome place to live.
Old Downtown Silver Spring has had an exciting and ongoing renewal, a multi-million dollar facelift that is providing a pedestrian friendly downtown area with shops and restaurants. The American Film Institute theatre, housed in the historic Silver Spring Theater, is an internationally recognized, state-of-the-art film and video exhibition center. The Fillmore-Live Nation Music/Concert Hall and Event Venue in the old JC Penney Store space. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is located in Downtown Silver Spring. The spectacular New Silver Spring Library opened in June of 2015! Silver Spring Town Center features the civic building, ice skating rink. veterans plaza, shops, restaurants, entertainment, and year-round farmers market.