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Downtown Silver Spring is one of the most popular and well-known Washington, D.C. suburbs, located in Silver Spring, Maryland. With direct access to Washington, D.C. via the Metro line, many Silver Spring residents commute into the nation's capitol for work everyday. While there are standalone, single-family homes in surrounding neighborhoods, most residents of Downtown Silver Spring typically live in small apartment buildings. Commercially, Silver Spring has several popular hotels, a national gym chain, plenty of restaurants, grocery stores, movie and performing arts theaters, and a few local breweries. 

While Downtown Silver Spring is largely a suburban community, many residents will get out and explore the nearby Washington, D.C area. You will have the opportunity to attend a festival, explore the National Smithsonian Zoo, explore any of the many museums, like the International Spy Museum, learn about the nation's government, or try out a popular restaurant from the local food scene!
Terrain in Downtown Silver Spring (Downtown)
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As a suburb of Washington, D.C., Downtown Silver Spring isn't quite a concrete jungle, but you certainly won't find much natural terrain on these city streets. Thankfully, there are a few trees throughout the neighborhood, but not enough to provide much shade on those hot summer days. Thankfully, Silver Spring does have plenty of well-maintained sidewalks so you and Fido won't have to share the roadways with the notorious D.C.-area traffic. 

Additionally, this area is relatively flat, so you and Fido can enjoy relaxing and easy walks through Downtown Silver Spring.

The boundaries of Downtown Silver Spring are Spring Street and Cedar Street to the north, Grove Street and Fenton Street to the east, Sligo Avenue and Burlington Avenue to the south, and Eastern Avenue and 16th Street to the west. Eastern Avenue is also the Maryland-Washington, D.C. border. Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road are the two most heavily-trafficked roads in the neighborhood.
Greenways in Downtown Silver Spring (Downtown)
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Neighborhoods in Silver Spring have an average of:
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Unfortunately, there are only three small parks located in the Downtown Silver Spring neighborhood. These are Kramer Urban Park, Acorn Park, and Fenton Street Urban Park. These small parks typically have a small paved walkway, a few benches, and maybe a sculpture or statue. 

Thankfully, there are a few larger parks in the surrounding neighborhoods. Immediately to the south of Downtown Silver Spring, you will find Jesup Blair Local Park. This public park has a playground, a few athletic fields and courts, a picnicking area, and a field for general recreation. Other nearby greenways include Belle Ziegler Park, Silver Spring Intermediate Neighborhood Park, King Street Community Garden, Bullis Park, Nolte Local Park, Woodside Park, Fairview Road Urban Park. 

Additionally, immediately to the north of Downtown Silver Spring, you will find a local dog park! Within walking distance of this neighborhood, Ellsworth Urban Dog Park has two separate, fenced-off sections: one for larger breeds and one for smaller. This park is open from dawn until dusk. 

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