Looking for that urban feel but can’t afford DC? Revitalized downtown Silver Spring is worth getting to know.
Silver Spring borders DC but it is not just suburban sprawl. It is a diverse, active and increasingly “artsy” city with everything from historic leafy neighborhoods to fashionable new condos in a walkable downtown. OK – parts of Silver Spring resemble older urban sprawl. Downtown, though, it is not hard to find a place that is close to a Metro stop on the red line. And what other town can boast a building with a shark’s head sticking out of it? (Otherwise known as the headquarters of Discovery Communications.)
Median prices for detached houses and condos are significantly – SIGNIFICANTLY – lower in Silver Spring compared to Bethesda or Chevy Chase, my other coverage areas. There are currently about 70 condo properties listed for sale right now in Silver Spring. The average list price is just over $270,000, with an average of 998 square feet.
Several of the condos listed now are high-end and reflect the downtown’s redevelopment efforts. Below are a few I found that include luxury finishes and special amenities, and are walking distance to the Metro:
- 3 separate 1-bedroom units at 1201 East West Hwy ranging from $295,000 to $310,000.
- 4 units at 8045 Newell St, ranging from $295,000 – $395,000.
- 3 2-bedroom units at 7923 Eastern Ave, going for between $355,000 and $365,000
If you want to know more about real life and news in Silver Spring, be sure to check out the official Web site as well as these great blogs: