Silver Spring is located just north of Washington, D.C. in Montgomery County, one of the most affluent and educated communities in the United States, strategically located to visit the nearby capital of the United States, Annapolis, Chesapeake Bay and the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City.
The Silver Spring area is home to many talented people that work in business, government and the nonprofit sector, in diverse fields, including:
Arts and Entertainment Silver Spring hosts several entertainment, musical, and ethnic events throughout the year such as the AFI Docs film festival hosted by Discovery and the American Film Institute, the Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade for Montgomery County and the Silver Spring Jazz Festival. As a richly diverse ethnic community, dining in Silver Spring is also extremely varied with American, African, Burmese, Ethiopian, Moroccan, Italian, Mexican, Salvadoran, Jamaican, Vietnamese, Lebanese, and fusion restaurants, as well as many national and regional chains. There are also numerous examples of public art as well as shopping opportunities at farmers and other traditional markets.
Innovation This community is in the forefront of innovative practices. With an increasingly diverse and environmentally conscious population in the downtown area, and its traditional role as a commuter and regional transportation hub, Silver Spring is an innovator in energy efficiency, watershed management, education and training services, place making as well as numerous transit initiatives. The downtown transit center will feature the new Purple Line, including a stop at the start of the art public library, Walking and biking trails offer visitors and commuters alternative means to connect with other communities in the region. Also in Silver Spring: Historic Preservation and Community Planning
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Wellness There are several businesses in this community that provide private, group-style and workplace treatment and prevention of a variety of health concerns, including acupuncture, yoga, meditation and other healing practices as well as leadership workshops designed to improve performance and quality of work, enhance the sense of community amongst coworkers leading to a complete wellness experience. Silver Spring is also home to two museums that focus on health, healing and wellness: the National Museum of Health and Medicine and the Meditation Museum.
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