Silver Spring, MD
A significant rejuvenation has occurred throughout Silver Spring in recent years, with the addition of major office, residential and retail developments. The median income for families is more than $100,000, and many residents work in Washington, D.C. only 20 minutes away. Silver Spring has a downtown area that hosts a number of entertainment and ethnic festivals, and outdoor recreation options include several spacious parks. For academic choices, the city hosts campuses of Montgomery College and Howard University.