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Silver Spring Named One of Most Exciting Suburbs in America

A recent survey ranked the most exciting 140 suburbs across the country, and Silver Spring was in the top 20.

Silver Spring will be honored at tonight's council meeting for making the list of Most Exciting Suburbs in America. File|Patch
Silver Spring will be honored at tonight's council meeting for making the list of Most Exciting Suburbs in America. File|Patch
The real estate researchers at Business Insider ranked about 140 suburbs across America by how exciting they were, and Silver Spring is number 13.

In the survey, the largest suburbs of the nation's 50 biggest cities were ranked by these per capita: nightlife, such as bars, comedy clubs and nightclubs; live music venues; and active life options, like parks and outdoor activities, according to Business Insider

During the Montgomery County Council meeting on March 11, council member Cherri Branson will present a proclamation recognizing the honor for Silver Spring, says Montgomery Community Media.

Silver Spring ranked eighth among all suburbs  for its young population, and 37th for both live music and night life.

The Curbed DC website agreed with the pick, describing Silver Springs this way:

"Culturally, Silver Spring is an interesting place as well. For first run movies, the Regal Majestic anchors the downtown area, but The AFI Silver theater down the street hosts nationally renowned film festivals and rarer runs for the more discerning film buff. It's also across the street from The Fillmore, a new mid-sized venue that has hosted everyone from Erykah Badu to Jamey Johnson to Meshuggah. For those who prefer a more avant-garde feel to their music (or art), Pyramid Atlantic is down the street and has hosted many concerts from visiting and local noise musicians."

At the top of the rankings was Cambridge, MA. The only other Maryland suburb to make it into the top 50 was Towson, which ranked 11.

What do you think is the most exciting thing about Silver Spring? Tell us in the comments!

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