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A Taste of Silver Spring, Maryland

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT SILVER SPRING?

  1. Silver Spring is an unincorporated area and census-designated place in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. It had a population of 71,452 at the 2010 census, making it the fourth most populous place in Maryland, after Baltimore, Columbia, and Germantown.

  2. Silver Spring takes its name from a mica-flecked spring discovered there in 1840 by Francis Preston Blair, who subsequently bought much of the surrounding land. Acorn Park, tucked away in an area of south Silver Spring away from the main downtown area, is believed to be the site of the original spring.

  3. The median income for a household in the census area was $51,653, and the median income for a family was $60,631.

  4. Downtown Silver Spring is home to a wide variety of family-owned restaurants representing its vast ethnic diversity. Dining in Silver Spring is also extremely varied, including American, African, Burmese, Ethiopian, Moroccan, Italian, Mexican, Salvadoran, Jamaican, Vietnamese, Lebanese, and fusion restaurants, as well as many national and regional chains.

  5. Downtown Silver Spring hosts several entertainment, musical, and ethnic festivals, the most notable of which are the Silverdocs documentary film festival held each June and hosted by Discovery Communications and the American Film Institute, as well as the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade (Saturday before Thanksgiving) for Montgomery County. The Silver Spring Jazz Festival has become the biggest event of the year drawing 20,000 people to the free festival held on the second Saturday in September. Featuring local jazz artists and a battle of high school bands, the Silver Spring Jazz Festival has featured such jazz greats as Wynton Marsalis, Arturo Sandoval and such bands as the Mingus Big Band and the Fred Wesley Group.

Radio Stations:
WEAA 88.9 FM Baltimore, MD Morgan State University Jazz
WCSP 90.1 FM Washington, DC News/Talk
WERQ 92.3 FM Baltimore, MD Hip Hop
WKYS 93.9 FM Washington, DC Hip Hop
WPGC 95.5 FM Morningside, MD Hip Hop
WHUR 96.3 FM Washington, DC Urban Contemporary
WNEW 99.1 FM Bowie, MD Urban Contemporary
WIHT 99.5 FM Washington, DC Top-40
WMMJ 102.3 FM Bethesda, MD Urban Contemporary
WPRS 104.1 FM Waldorf, MD Gospel Music
WZFT 104.3 FM Baltimore, MD Top-40
WJZ 105.7 FM Catonsville, MD Sports
WMAL 105.9 FM Woodbridge, VA News/Talk
WYCB 1340 AM Washington, DC Gospel Music

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Demographics of Silver Spring, Maryland

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

46.61%

28.07%

0.44%

8.22%

22.22%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Silver Spring, Maryland

     
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Businesses in Silver Spring, Maryland


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Arelis Hair Salon -  Category: Dominican Salons -   8646 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301) 495-3771

  2. eneR Salon -  Category: Black Salon -   942 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301) 565-3637  - (visit website)

  3. Enya's -  Category: Natural Hair Salon -   2415 Ennalls Ave, Suite C, Wheaton Silver Spring, MD, 20902 (301) 933-8111

  4. Salon Obsessions The Weave Institute -  Category: Black Salon -   1907 seminary Rd., Silver Spring, MD (301) 641-0171  - (visit website)

  5. Tease Hair Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salon -   8724 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD, 20910 (301) 565-9728

  6. Urban Nature -  Category: Black Salon -   1903 Seminary Road, Silver Spring, MD (301) 747-9090  - (visit website)

Silver Spring, Maryland  Black Hair Salons   Silver Spring, Maryland Black Hair Salons (video)
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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Blue Light Publishing Company -  Category: Publishing -   15147 Deer Valley Terrace, Silver Spring, MD 20910  - (visit website)

  2. Chaconas Flowers and Gifts -  Category: Floral -   962 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301) 585-6655

  3. Jamie Lamartin, Realtor -  Category: Realtors -   tís a great time to buy, sell, rent or invest. Contact me for a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) of your home or an Investment Feasibility Analysis. Maryland Licensed - Primary Sales Areas: Montgomery County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Prince Georges County Other Sales Areas: District of Columbia Metro coming.   1600 Ellton Rd Silver Spring, MD 20903 Office: (301) 434-4065  - (visit website)

  4. Keller Williams Preferred Properties -  Category: Realtors -   Real Estate sales and services. Serving Annapolis, Montgomery County, Prince Georges County and surrounding communities. Military Relocation Program Specialist Its a Great Time to Buy, Sell, and Invest.   P.O. Box 12101 Silver Spring, MD 20903 (443) 221-3559  - (visit website)

  5. Lindeire & Company -  Category: Certified Public Accountants -   10014 Colesville, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301) 681-7399

  6. Tristary Realty -  Category: Realtors -   I practice real estate sales services in Montgomery County, Anne Arundel County, and the Baltimore metro area. I am always at your service. Its a great time to Buy, Sell, Invest or Rent!   P.O. Box 12101 Silver Spring, MD (443) 221-3559  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. All That Soul Food & Catering -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   11307 Elkin St, Silver Spring, MD 20902 (301) 322-4310

  2. Urban Barbeque -  Category: Barbeque -   10163 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD (301) 434-7427  - (reviews)

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


Street Glam Fashion Event-Downtown Silver Spring, MD

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CHURCHES



  1. Allen Chapel Ame Church -  2518 Fairland Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904 (301) 879-9233  - (visit website)

  2. God Glorified COGIC -  111 Geneva Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301) 588-6607  - (visit website)

  3. Moving In Him COGIC -   12901 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20906 (301) 706-8240  - (visit website)

  4. Mt Jezreel Baptist Church -  420 University Blvd. East, Silver Spring, MD 20901 (301) 431-2800  - (visit website)

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Silver Spring Jazz Festival
    (September)  Held at the Silver Spring Civic Building   - (visit website)

    Montgomery County's celebration of America's great art form, featuring prominent local talent and internationally renown headliners.


Silver Spring, Maryland  jazz festival   Silver Spring, Maryland jazz festival (video)
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