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881 Apartments for rent in Silver Spring, MD

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Check out 881 verified apartments for rent in Silver Spring, MD with rents starting as low as $1050. Some apartments for rent in Silver Spring might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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Central
8455 Fenton St
Silver Spring, MD
Studio
$1,725
483 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,299
658 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 16 at 04:09 PM
Luxurious apartments include quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. Located close to dining options like All Set or 8407 Kitchen. Community offers pool, fitness center and pet washing station.
Verified
78 Units Available
Thayer & Spring
915 Silver Spring Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
Studio
$1,215
517 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,920
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,305
1108 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:32 AM
**NOW OFFERING ALTERNATIVE TOUR OPTIONS, INCLUDING VIRTUAL AND SELF-GUIDED. VISIT OUR WESBITE OR CONTACT US TODAY TO GET STARTED! Thayer & Spring is an amenity-rich community, which offers studio, one- and two-bedroom units, and townhomes.
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16 Units Available
Rollingwood Apartments
2535 Ross Rd
Silver Spring, MD
Studio
$1,259
470 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,447
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,599
980 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:32 AM
Spacious apartment homes in a garden-style community just a metro ride from downtown Washington DC. Floor plans feature gourmet kitchens with a breakfast bar and pantry. Residents' amenities include a playground, swimming pool and sundeck.
Verified
16 Units Available
The Point at Hampton Hollow
3408 Hampton Hollow Dr
Silver Spring, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,301
642 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,654
958 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:31 AM
Welcoming apartment community situated between Baltimore and the District of Columbia. Close to the I-495 and Silver Spring Metro Station. Amenities include a 24-hour gym, clubhouse, hot tub and swimming pool.
Verified
18 Units Available
Heritage at Silver Spring
8021 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD
Studio
$1,622
579 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,516
769 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,889
1075 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:31 AM
Spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments and townhomes just minutes from the city. Enjoy pool with poolside Wi-Fi, fitness center, luxury clubhouse. Easy access to local dining, shopping and entertainment. Public transit available.
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97 Units Available
The Point at Silver Spring
8750 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD
Studio
$1,164
480 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,370
889 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,602
1193 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:31 AM
Newly renovated with carpeting and cherry cabinets. Pet-friendly with stainless steel appliances. Offers 24-hour gym, pool, courtyard, coffee bar, business center, on-site laundry, parking and Internet access. Downtown Silver Spring.
Verified
5 Units Available
Encore at Wheaton Station
10898 Bucknell Dr
Silver Spring, MD | Wheaton-Glenmont
1 Bedroom
$1,508
822 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,009
1031 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 09:31 AM
Close to Wheaton Metro Station and Highway 97, these apartments feature a modern kitchen, lots of closet space and laundry facilities. This desirable housing complex includes a gym, a courtyard and a beautiful community garden.
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24 Units Available
Glenmont Forest
2386 Glenmont Cir
Silver Spring, MD | Wheaton-Glenmont
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,259
628 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,401
826 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:31 AM
At Glenmont Forest Apartments, our natural stone and timber entry is a fitting gateway to what awaits you beyond. No apartment community enjoys a more naturally appealing setting.
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7 Units Available
Georgia West
8708 1st Ave
Silver Spring, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,645
825 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,983
1179 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:31 AM
Located in the heart of Silver Spring. Close to the Metro as well as choice shopping and dining destinations. Features private balconies and walk-in closets, plus access to a private fitness center and sauna.
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Fenton Silver Spring
8240 Fenton Street
Silver Spring, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,815
2 Bedrooms
$2,074
Last updated August 12 at 11:05 PM
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20 Units Available
Solaire 8250
8250 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,550
648 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,821
1018 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Solaire 8250 offers a wide array of apartments and amenities, and with a Walk Score of 98, the fun starts just outside your door. Downtown Silver Spring is at your fingertips with dining and shopping options that are just a walk away.
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33 Units Available
Core
8621 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
Studio
$1,410
495 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,615
705 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,126
887 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Find your sphere of influence at Core, iconic new apartments in the center of Downtown Silver Spring. Work the social circuit - whether reclining poolside on the rooftop or kicking it into high gear at the gym.
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31 Units Available
Lenox Park
1400 E West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,455
774 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,945
1161 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Easy access to 410 and 384 freeways. In-unit laundry, granite countertops, hardwood floors, and patio or balcony. Pet-friendly community has amenities that include a clubhouse, courtyard and dog park, business center and internet access.
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14 Units Available
The Bennington at Silver Spring
1215 East-West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD
Studio
$1,444
547 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,644
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,192
1073 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
The only residence with a "what can we do for you?" attitude. 24/7 Of all the apartments for rent in Silver Spring, few compare to The Bennington when it comes to location & personal service.
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15 Units Available
Rock Creek Springs
8000 Eastern Dr
Silver Spring, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,600
677 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,915
848 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Welcome to Rock Creek Springs Apartments in the heart of Downtown Silver Spring. You will find restaurants, shopping and entertainment at your fingertips with convenience to the Silver Spring Metro Station just a few short blocks away.
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4 Units Available
Courts of Madison
700 Sligo Ave
Silver Spring, MD
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,355
726 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,604
911 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 10:41 AM
Cozy 1-3 bedroom apartments situated in beautifully landscaped grounds. Within easy reach of the I-495, I-95 and Silver Spring Metro Station. Residents have access to a fitness center, on-site laundry and free off-street parking.
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25 Units Available
Fairland Crossing Apartments
14175 Castle Blvd
Silver Spring, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,200
859 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,319
1163 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,667
1330 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Conveniently located minutes from I-95 and I-495. Spacious layout with breakfast nook and sunken living room. Full-sized washer and dryer in each unit. Tennis court and pool on site.
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5 Units Available
Summit Hills
8484 16th St
Silver Spring, MD
Studio
$1,325
580 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,526
959 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,507
1054 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
Spacious, fully equipped apartment homes close to the metro station. Residents' amenities include a clubhouse, community garden, putting green, swimming pool, tennis court and 24-hour gym. Pet-sitting and 24-hour emergency maintenance available.
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16 Units Available
Fenwick
8616 2nd Ave
Silver Spring, MD
Studio
$1,610
565 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,700
726 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,150
1121 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Comfortable studio and 1-2 bedroom apartments in a park-like setting. Each apartment features large windows, high ceilings, hardwood flooring and fully equipped kitchens. Moveable kitchen islands, built-in desks and private balconies available in select apartments.
Verified
17 Units Available
The Premier
8711 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD
Studio
$1,339
468 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,745
753 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 06:41 AM
Granite counters and hardwood floors meet in-unit laundries, secure parking and private balconies in downtown Silver Spring. There is a resident lounge, rooftop terrace and complimentary Wi-Fi. Floor-to-ceiling windows available.
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13 Units Available
Citron
815 Pershing Dr
Silver Spring, MD
Studio
$1,517
516 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,662
758 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,208
1075 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
Upscale Apartments in the Heart of Downtown Silver Spring's never-ending excitement. Citron is an intimate counterpoint to its high-rise neighbors.
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10 Units Available
Twin Towers Apartments
1110 Fidler Ln
Silver Spring, MD
Studio
$1,254
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,531
550 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,988
1250 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
Located in the Downtown Silver Spring area, close to Wayne Ave. Apartments have carpeting, gas cooking and a newly renovated kitchen with luxury appliances. Community facilities include a pool, business center and covered parking.
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9 Units Available
Portico at Silver Spring Metro
1203 Fidler Ln
Silver Spring, MD
Studio
$1,295
581 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,720
837 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,990
1056 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 12:02 PM
Portico at Silver Spring Metro offers studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments for lease. These pet friendly apartments offer hard-surface flooring in select apartments, large closets, and over-sized windows.
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20 Units Available
Silver Spring Towers
816 Easley St
Silver Spring, MD
Studio
$1,238
369 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,514
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
Silver Spring Towers is proud to offer the utmost in service and style along with a fantastic location. A large swimming pool and deck make the fourth floor a favorite hideaway for residents. Convenient shopping and entertainment in walking distance.

Median Rent in Silver Spring

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Silver Spring is $1,510, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,745.
Studio
$1,438
1 Bed
$1,510
2 Beds
$1,745
3+ Beds
$2,301
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How much is rent in Silver Spring?
In Silver Spring, the median rent is $1,438 for a studio, $1,510 for a 1-bedroom, $1,745 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,301 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Silver Spring, check out our monthly Silver Spring Rent Report.
How much is rent in Silver Spring?
In Silver Spring, the median rent is $1,438 for a studio, $1,510 for a 1-bedroom, $1,745 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,301 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Silver Spring, check out our monthly Silver Spring Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Silver Spring?
You can filter cheap apartments in Silver Spring by price: under $1500, under $1,400, under $1,200, under $1,100, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Silver Spring?
You can filter cheap apartments in Silver Spring by price: under $1500, under $1,400, under $1,200, under $1,100, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Silver Spring?
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How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Silver Spring properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Silver Spring properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Silver Spring. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Howard Community College, and Montgomery College.
How can I find off-campus housing in Silver Spring?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Silver Spring. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Howard Community College, and Montgomery College.
City GuideSilver Spring
The name Silver Spring isn't just for show; original landowner Francis Preston Blair named Silver Spring, Maryland after finding fresh spring water whose base was flecked with mica in 1840.
The name Silver Spring isn't just for show; original landowner Francis Preston Blair named Silver Spring, Maryland after finding fresh spring water whose base was flecked with mica in 1840.

Even if the town was named for the glitter of mica chips in spring water, there's no fools gold in Silver Spring. This unincorporated town has over 71,000 residents, and in its southern, most urbanized section lies a bustling business district packed with retail, office, and residential development. Social and artistic gatherings also abound. The town is a suburb of Washington, D.C., and while many of its residents commute to the home of our national government, many do not, focusing their residence and business alike on this community.

Having trouble with Craigslist Silver Spring? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Rental Tips

Vacancy rates are low, so start looking for your new abode early. Base your search on proximity to the subway or the Capitol Beltway if youre commuting into D.C. for work. On average, commuters spend around 35 minutes on the daily drive, or via public transit. Public transportation is sought after and well utilized in Silver Spring. When meeting with your broker, bring all your paperwork with you from the get-go. You never know when you might find the perfect spot you want to jump on.

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Vacancy rates are low, so start looking for your new abode early. Base your search on proximity to the subway or the Capitol Beltway if youre commuting into D.C. for work. On average, commuters spend around 35 minutes on the daily drive, or via public transit. Public transportation is sought after and well utilized in Silver Spring. When meeting with your broker, bring all your paperwork with you from the get-go. You never know when you might find the perfect spot you want to jump on.

Neighborhoods

Diversely populated, with residents working primarily in management, administration, and education, theres also a strong artistic contingent in the community, with artists and media designers among them. Young educated singles and families are both right at home here.

Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park: Near Rock Creek Park, with a wooded ambience, the neighborhood is densely populated and has an urban feel. Here your apartment search will turn up high rise apartments and condos, single family homes, and many older, comfortable properties. This is a community of drivers, with commutes into the metro DC area taking up to 40 minutes.

Hillandale: Small apartments, medium sized apartments, and single family homes abound here, in an area that attracts renters. Commuters use a mix of public transportation and private vehicles for the daily drive.

In addition to the gorgeous interiors of their apartments, residents are leaving great reviews about The Veridian Apartments Silver Spring's communal amenities: billiard room, lounge, fitness center, playroom for kids, and outdoor pool.

Burnt Mills/Burnt Mills Manor: Located in the northern part of the city, with a strongly suburban feel, and more green space than in other parts of town, here you’ll find town homes and single family rental homes. Rental properties are in high demand, in a community where those headed into work take the subway as well as drive. Theres an artsy feel to this neighborhood, with many residents employed in media or technology based work.

Burtonsville/Spencerville: A solid suburban community, made up primarily of large single family homes, four bedrooms or more. Some smaller apartment complexes are also available. It’s a desirable community, and many residents have children here. Commuters primarily use their own cars to get to their place of business.

Glenmont: Urban in feel with a mix of small to medium sized high rise apartments and single homes. The neighborhood is diverse, with a good blend of singles and families.

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Diversely populated, with residents working primarily in management, administration, and education, theres also a strong artistic contingent in the community, with artists and media designers among them. Young educated singles and families are both right at home here.

Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park: Near Rock Creek Park, with a wooded ambience, the neighborhood is densely populated and has an urban feel. Here your apartment search will turn up high rise apartments and condos, single family homes, and many older, comfortable properties. This is a community of drivers, with commutes into the metro DC area taking up to 40 minutes.

Hillandale: Small apartments, medium sized apartments, and single family homes abound here, in an area that attracts renters. Commuters use a mix of public transportation and private vehicles for the daily drive.

In addition to the gorgeous interiors of their apartments, residents are leaving great reviews about The Veridian Apartments Silver Spring's communal amenities: billiard room, lounge, fitness center, playroom for kids, and outdoor pool.

Burnt Mills/Burnt Mills Manor: Located in the northern part of the city, with a strongly suburban feel, and more green space than in other parts of town, here you’ll find town homes and single family rental homes. Rental properties are in high demand, in a community where those headed into work take the subway as well as drive. Theres an artsy feel to this neighborhood, with many residents employed in media or technology based work.

Burtonsville/Spencerville: A solid suburban community, made up primarily of large single family homes, four bedrooms or more. Some smaller apartment complexes are also available. It’s a desirable community, and many residents have children here. Commuters primarily use their own cars to get to their place of business.

Glenmont: Urban in feel with a mix of small to medium sized high rise apartments and single homes. The neighborhood is diverse, with a good blend of singles and families.

The Big City

Silver Spring covers a large stretch of land in Montgomery County, extending to Rock Creek Park - the D.C. area’s answer to New York’s Central Park - and all the way to the edge of Prince Georges County. Silver Spring is spread over a larger area than any other Maryland city, besides Baltimore. It’s studded with landmarks too: the aforementioned Rock Creek park offers nature at its best with hiking trails, picnic spots, and biking through a beautiful wooded, undeveloped area. Discovery Communications, purveyor of Shark Week, among other televised offerings, is headquartered here, as is the Seventh-day Adventist Church. If you're looking for many activities, from active entertainment venues to shopping and eateries, this is the place. What's not to like? Great restaurants, a diverse population, many options for apartment rentals and rental homes make starting your apartment search in Silver Spring a win/win.

Along with Rock Creek Park, Sligo Creek Park also follows the trajectory of a waterway, and offers hiking trails, tennis, and childrens playgrounds. Youll find the original site of that Silver Spring, the towns name sake, in downtowns Acorn Park. Don’t plan on bringing your water bottle for a quick refill, though. The spring is now dry. Playing fields and tennis courts dominate at Jesup Blair Park, while in nearby Wheaton, Brookside Gardens floral extravaganza is on full display. The award winning garden park is rife with azaleas and has a butterfly garden, too.

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration is also located here, and the downtown area hosts the well regarded Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival each June, through Discovery Communications and the American Film Institute, who both have a strong presence in the community. Obviously, there's always something to do.

Besides Silverdocs, this vibrant community also hosts the Silver Spring Jazz Festival, which draws crowds of over 20,000 every fall to hear local and national jazz artists including renowned artists like Sergio Mendes and Aaron Neville. And when it's turkey time, you'll gobble up Silver Spring's large Thanksgiving Day parade, which draws countywide recognition. Music, film, and a parade - quite a collection of annual events right in the palm of your hands.

A new outdoor shopping venue, Downtown Silver Spring features such upscale shopping destinations as Macy's, Whole Foods, and Ann Taylor, plus a 20 screen, state of the art Regal Theater complex. National chain restaurants are one dining option, and run the range from budget to high end options so wallets of all kinds are welcome. But Silver Spring’s ethnic diversity yields some dynamic local eateries from Haitian to Mexican cuisine, with Moroccan, Vietnamese, and Thai also well represented. You could have spring rolls for lunch and jerk chicken for dinner without leaving downtown Silver Spring.

The art deco era Silver Theater has been reborn with help from Discovery and AFI, showing independent American films, classics, and foreign films. The concert venue The Fillmore hosts rock, hip hop, and other acts, and the classic B&O rail line station has been revitalized and restored. The area’s renaissance has been documented by PBS. Once looking forlorn, downtown is strong, unique, and vital. It's a destination for residents, even with Washington D.C.'s many charms just a subway ride away. Sports haven’t been slighted either - the Silver Spring Saints Youth Football Organization is well supported, and rugby and tennis teams are also part of the mix.

The Big City
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Silver Spring covers a large stretch of land in Montgomery County, extending to Rock Creek Park - the D.C. area’s answer to New York’s Central Park - and all the way to the edge of Prince Georges County. Silver Spring is spread over a larger area than any other Maryland city, besides Baltimore. It’s studded with landmarks too: the aforementioned Rock Creek park offers nature at its best with hiking trails, picnic spots, and biking through a beautiful wooded, undeveloped area. Discovery Communications, purveyor of Shark Week, among other televised offerings, is headquartered here, as is the Seventh-day Adventist Church. If you're looking for many activities, from active entertainment venues to shopping and eateries, this is the place. What's not to like? Great restaurants, a diverse population, many options for apartment rentals and rental homes make starting your apartment search in Silver Spring a win/win.

Along with Rock Creek Park, Sligo Creek Park also follows the trajectory of a waterway, and offers hiking trails, tennis, and childrens playgrounds. Youll find the original site of that Silver Spring, the towns name sake, in downtowns Acorn Park. Don’t plan on bringing your water bottle for a quick refill, though. The spring is now dry. Playing fields and tennis courts dominate at Jesup Blair Park, while in nearby Wheaton, Brookside Gardens floral extravaganza is on full display. The award winning garden park is rife with azaleas and has a butterfly garden, too.

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration is also located here, and the downtown area hosts the well regarded Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival each June, through Discovery Communications and the American Film Institute, who both have a strong presence in the community. Obviously, there's always something to do.

Besides Silverdocs, this vibrant community also hosts the Silver Spring Jazz Festival, which draws crowds of over 20,000 every fall to hear local and national jazz artists including renowned artists like Sergio Mendes and Aaron Neville. And when it's turkey time, you'll gobble up Silver Spring's large Thanksgiving Day parade, which draws countywide recognition. Music, film, and a parade - quite a collection of annual events right in the palm of your hands.

A new outdoor shopping venue, Downtown Silver Spring features such upscale shopping destinations as Macy's, Whole Foods, and Ann Taylor, plus a 20 screen, state of the art Regal Theater complex. National chain restaurants are one dining option, and run the range from budget to high end options so wallets of all kinds are welcome. But Silver Spring’s ethnic diversity yields some dynamic local eateries from Haitian to Mexican cuisine, with Moroccan, Vietnamese, and Thai also well represented. You could have spring rolls for lunch and jerk chicken for dinner without leaving downtown Silver Spring.

The art deco era Silver Theater has been reborn with help from Discovery and AFI, showing independent American films, classics, and foreign films. The concert venue The Fillmore hosts rock, hip hop, and other acts, and the classic B&O rail line station has been revitalized and restored. The area’s renaissance has been documented by PBS. Once looking forlorn, downtown is strong, unique, and vital. It's a destination for residents, even with Washington D.C.'s many charms just a subway ride away. Sports haven’t been slighted either - the Silver Spring Saints Youth Football Organization is well supported, and rugby and tennis teams are also part of the mix.

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City GuideSilver Spring
The name Silver Spring isn't just for show; original landowner Francis Preston Blair named Silver Spring, Maryland after finding fresh spring water whose base was flecked with mica in 1840.
The name Silver Spring isn't just for show; original landowner Francis Preston Blair named Silver Spring, Maryland after finding fresh spring water whose base was flecked with mica in 1840.

Even if the town was named for the glitter of mica chips in spring water, there's no fools gold in Silver Spring. This unincorporated town has over 71,000 residents, and in its southern, most urbanized section lies a bustling business district packed with retail, office, and residential development. Social and artistic gatherings also abound. The town is a suburb of Washington, D.C., and while many of its residents commute to the home of our national government, many do not, focusing their residence and business alike on this community.

Having trouble with Craigslist Silver Spring? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Rental Tips

Vacancy rates are low, so start looking for your new abode early. Base your search on proximity to the subway or the Capitol Beltway if youre commuting into D.C. for work. On average, commuters spend around 35 minutes on the daily drive, or via public transit. Public transportation is sought after and well utilized in Silver Spring. When meeting with your broker, bring all your paperwork with you from the get-go. You never know when you might find the perfect spot you want to jump on.

Rental Tips
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Vacancy rates are low, so start looking for your new abode early. Base your search on proximity to the subway or the Capitol Beltway if youre commuting into D.C. for work. On average, commuters spend around 35 minutes on the daily drive, or via public transit. Public transportation is sought after and well utilized in Silver Spring. When meeting with your broker, bring all your paperwork with you from the get-go. You never know when you might find the perfect spot you want to jump on.

Neighborhoods

Diversely populated, with residents working primarily in management, administration, and education, theres also a strong artistic contingent in the community, with artists and media designers among them. Young educated singles and families are both right at home here.

Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park: Near Rock Creek Park, with a wooded ambience, the neighborhood is densely populated and has an urban feel. Here your apartment search will turn up high rise apartments and condos, single family homes, and many older, comfortable properties. This is a community of drivers, with commutes into the metro DC area taking up to 40 minutes.

Hillandale: Small apartments, medium sized apartments, and single family homes abound here, in an area that attracts renters. Commuters use a mix of public transportation and private vehicles for the daily drive.

In addition to the gorgeous interiors of their apartments, residents are leaving great reviews about The Veridian Apartments Silver Spring's communal amenities: billiard room, lounge, fitness center, playroom for kids, and outdoor pool.

Burnt Mills/Burnt Mills Manor: Located in the northern part of the city, with a strongly suburban feel, and more green space than in other parts of town, here you’ll find town homes and single family rental homes. Rental properties are in high demand, in a community where those headed into work take the subway as well as drive. Theres an artsy feel to this neighborhood, with many residents employed in media or technology based work.

Burtonsville/Spencerville: A solid suburban community, made up primarily of large single family homes, four bedrooms or more. Some smaller apartment complexes are also available. It’s a desirable community, and many residents have children here. Commuters primarily use their own cars to get to their place of business.

Glenmont: Urban in feel with a mix of small to medium sized high rise apartments and single homes. The neighborhood is diverse, with a good blend of singles and families.

Neighborhoods
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Diversely populated, with residents working primarily in management, administration, and education, theres also a strong artistic contingent in the community, with artists and media designers among them. Young educated singles and families are both right at home here.

Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park: Near Rock Creek Park, with a wooded ambience, the neighborhood is densely populated and has an urban feel. Here your apartment search will turn up high rise apartments and condos, single family homes, and many older, comfortable properties. This is a community of drivers, with commutes into the metro DC area taking up to 40 minutes.

Hillandale: Small apartments, medium sized apartments, and single family homes abound here, in an area that attracts renters. Commuters use a mix of public transportation and private vehicles for the daily drive.

In addition to the gorgeous interiors of their apartments, residents are leaving great reviews about The Veridian Apartments Silver Spring's communal amenities: billiard room, lounge, fitness center, playroom for kids, and outdoor pool.

Burnt Mills/Burnt Mills Manor: Located in the northern part of the city, with a strongly suburban feel, and more green space than in other parts of town, here you’ll find town homes and single family rental homes. Rental properties are in high demand, in a community where those headed into work take the subway as well as drive. Theres an artsy feel to this neighborhood, with many residents employed in media or technology based work.

Burtonsville/Spencerville: A solid suburban community, made up primarily of large single family homes, four bedrooms or more. Some smaller apartment complexes are also available. It’s a desirable community, and many residents have children here. Commuters primarily use their own cars to get to their place of business.

Glenmont: Urban in feel with a mix of small to medium sized high rise apartments and single homes. The neighborhood is diverse, with a good blend of singles and families.

The Big City

Silver Spring covers a large stretch of land in Montgomery County, extending to Rock Creek Park - the D.C. area’s answer to New York’s Central Park - and all the way to the edge of Prince Georges County. Silver Spring is spread over a larger area than any other Maryland city, besides Baltimore. It’s studded with landmarks too: the aforementioned Rock Creek park offers nature at its best with hiking trails, picnic spots, and biking through a beautiful wooded, undeveloped area. Discovery Communications, purveyor of Shark Week, among other televised offerings, is headquartered here, as is the Seventh-day Adventist Church. If you're looking for many activities, from active entertainment venues to shopping and eateries, this is the place. What's not to like? Great restaurants, a diverse population, many options for apartment rentals and rental homes make starting your apartment search in Silver Spring a win/win.

Along with Rock Creek Park, Sligo Creek Park also follows the trajectory of a waterway, and offers hiking trails, tennis, and childrens playgrounds. Youll find the original site of that Silver Spring, the towns name sake, in downtowns Acorn Park. Don’t plan on bringing your water bottle for a quick refill, though. The spring is now dry. Playing fields and tennis courts dominate at Jesup Blair Park, while in nearby Wheaton, Brookside Gardens floral extravaganza is on full display. The award winning garden park is rife with azaleas and has a butterfly garden, too.

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration is also located here, and the downtown area hosts the well regarded Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival each June, through Discovery Communications and the American Film Institute, who both have a strong presence in the community. Obviously, there's always something to do.

Besides Silverdocs, this vibrant community also hosts the Silver Spring Jazz Festival, which draws crowds of over 20,000 every fall to hear local and national jazz artists including renowned artists like Sergio Mendes and Aaron Neville. And when it's turkey time, you'll gobble up Silver Spring's large Thanksgiving Day parade, which draws countywide recognition. Music, film, and a parade - quite a collection of annual events right in the palm of your hands.

A new outdoor shopping venue, Downtown Silver Spring features such upscale shopping destinations as Macy's, Whole Foods, and Ann Taylor, plus a 20 screen, state of the art Regal Theater complex. National chain restaurants are one dining option, and run the range from budget to high end options so wallets of all kinds are welcome. But Silver Spring’s ethnic diversity yields some dynamic local eateries from Haitian to Mexican cuisine, with Moroccan, Vietnamese, and Thai also well represented. You could have spring rolls for lunch and jerk chicken for dinner without leaving downtown Silver Spring.

The art deco era Silver Theater has been reborn with help from Discovery and AFI, showing independent American films, classics, and foreign films. The concert venue The Fillmore hosts rock, hip hop, and other acts, and the classic B&O rail line station has been revitalized and restored. The area’s renaissance has been documented by PBS. Once looking forlorn, downtown is strong, unique, and vital. It's a destination for residents, even with Washington D.C.'s many charms just a subway ride away. Sports haven’t been slighted either - the Silver Spring Saints Youth Football Organization is well supported, and rugby and tennis teams are also part of the mix.

The Big City
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Silver Spring covers a large stretch of land in Montgomery County, extending to Rock Creek Park - the D.C. area’s answer to New York’s Central Park - and all the way to the edge of Prince Georges County. Silver Spring is spread over a larger area than any other Maryland city, besides Baltimore. It’s studded with landmarks too: the aforementioned Rock Creek park offers nature at its best with hiking trails, picnic spots, and biking through a beautiful wooded, undeveloped area. Discovery Communications, purveyor of Shark Week, among other televised offerings, is headquartered here, as is the Seventh-day Adventist Church. If you're looking for many activities, from active entertainment venues to shopping and eateries, this is the place. What's not to like? Great restaurants, a diverse population, many options for apartment rentals and rental homes make starting your apartment search in Silver Spring a win/win.

Along with Rock Creek Park, Sligo Creek Park also follows the trajectory of a waterway, and offers hiking trails, tennis, and childrens playgrounds. Youll find the original site of that Silver Spring, the towns name sake, in downtowns Acorn Park. Don’t plan on bringing your water bottle for a quick refill, though. The spring is now dry. Playing fields and tennis courts dominate at Jesup Blair Park, while in nearby Wheaton, Brookside Gardens floral extravaganza is on full display. The award winning garden park is rife with azaleas and has a butterfly garden, too.

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration is also located here, and the downtown area hosts the well regarded Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival each June, through Discovery Communications and the American Film Institute, who both have a strong presence in the community. Obviously, there's always something to do.

Besides Silverdocs, this vibrant community also hosts the Silver Spring Jazz Festival, which draws crowds of over 20,000 every fall to hear local and national jazz artists including renowned artists like Sergio Mendes and Aaron Neville. And when it's turkey time, you'll gobble up Silver Spring's large Thanksgiving Day parade, which draws countywide recognition. Music, film, and a parade - quite a collection of annual events right in the palm of your hands.

A new outdoor shopping venue, Downtown Silver Spring features such upscale shopping destinations as Macy's, Whole Foods, and Ann Taylor, plus a 20 screen, state of the art Regal Theater complex. National chain restaurants are one dining option, and run the range from budget to high end options so wallets of all kinds are welcome. But Silver Spring’s ethnic diversity yields some dynamic local eateries from Haitian to Mexican cuisine, with Moroccan, Vietnamese, and Thai also well represented. You could have spring rolls for lunch and jerk chicken for dinner without leaving downtown Silver Spring.

The art deco era Silver Theater has been reborn with help from Discovery and AFI, showing independent American films, classics, and foreign films. The concert venue The Fillmore hosts rock, hip hop, and other acts, and the classic B&O rail line station has been revitalized and restored. The area’s renaissance has been documented by PBS. Once looking forlorn, downtown is strong, unique, and vital. It's a destination for residents, even with Washington D.C.'s many charms just a subway ride away. Sports haven’t been slighted either - the Silver Spring Saints Youth Football Organization is well supported, and rugby and tennis teams are also part of the mix.

Rent Report
Silver Spring

September 2020 Silver Spring Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Silver Spring Rent Report. Silver Spring rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Silver Spring rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Silver Spring rents declined slightly over the past month

Silver Spring rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, and are down significantly by 3.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Silver Spring stand at $1,511 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,745 for a two-bedroom. Silver Spring's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -0.4%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents falling across the DC Metro

    Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Silver Spring over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the DC metro for which we have data, 8 of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Over the past year, Rockville has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 5.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,986, while one-bedrooms go for $1,719.
    • Frederick has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.5%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,655, while one-bedrooms go for $1,433.
    • DC proper has the least expensive rents in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,545; rents fell 0.7% over the past month and 2.2% over the past year.
    • Bethesda has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,387; rents went down 0.1% over the past month and 4.3% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Silver Spring

    As rents have fallen significantly in Silver Spring, a few large cities nationwide have also seen prices fall, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Silver Spring is less affordable for renters.

    • Although rents across cities in Maryland have been on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.4% in Baltimore.
    • Silver Spring's median two-bedroom rent of $1,745 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While rents in Silver Spring fell significantly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw decreases, including San Francisco (-5.6%), New York (-3.3%), and Boston (-3.1%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Silver Spring than most large cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,180, where Silver Spring is nearly one-and-a-half times that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Washington, DC
    $1,340
    $1,540
    -0.7%
    -2.2%
    Arlington
    $1,790
    $2,070
    -0.9%
    -3%
    Alexandria
    $1,600
    $1,850
    -0.7%
    -1.7%
    Germantown
    $1,750
    $2,020
    0.6%
    1.6%
    Silver Spring
    $1,510
    $1,750
    -0.2%
    -3.4%
    Centreville
    $1,670
    $1,930
    -0.3%
    -0.3%
    Waldorf
    $1,670
    $1,920
    1.1%
    -5.3%
    Frederick
    $1,430
    $1,660
    1.5%
    2.5%
    Rockville
    $1,720
    $1,990
    0.1%
    -5.6%
    Bethesda
    $2,070
    $2,390
    -0.1%
    -4.3%
    Gaithersburg
    $1,570
    $1,810
    -0.3%
    -1.2%
    Reston
    $1,620
    $1,870
    -0.5%
    -2.7%
    Bowie
    $2,200
    $2,540
    0.3%
    3%
    Ashburn
    $2,090
    $2,410
    0.5%
    1.2%
    Leesburg
    $1,790
    $2,070
    0.9%
    0.9%
    Manassas
    $1,560
    $1,800
    0.6%
    -1.5%
    Oakton
    $1,890
    $2,190
    -0.1%
    -2%
    Montgomery Village
    $1,700
    $1,970
    0.2%
    6.8%
    College Park
    $1,580
    $1,830
    -0.6%
    -1.6%
    Suitland
    $1,330
    $1,540
    0
    -1.9%
    Laurel
    $1,390
    $1,650
    0.5%
    1.3%
    Fredericksburg
    $1,460
    $1,690
    1.5%
    -0.4%
    Herndon
    $1,920
    $2,220
    -0.2%
    -2.7%
    Greenbelt
    $1,420
    $1,640
    0
    0.9%
    Fairfax
    $1,880
    $2,170
    -0.7%
    -3.4%
    Oxon Hill
    $1,150
    $1,330
    0.1%
    2%
    Hyattsville
    $1,340
    $1,540
    0.3%
    -0.4%
    Falls Church
    $1,480
    $1,710
    -1%
    -0.4%
    Gainesville
    $2,190
    $2,530
    2.1%
    2.7%
    Temple Hills
    $1,360
    $1,570
    0.4%
    4.8%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Read More

    September 2020 Silver Spring Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Silver Spring Rent Report. Silver Spring rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Silver Spring rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Silver Spring Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Silver Spring Rent Report. Silver Spring rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Silver Spring rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Silver Spring rents declined slightly over the past month

    Silver Spring rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, and are down significantly by 3.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Silver Spring stand at $1,511 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,745 for a two-bedroom. Silver Spring's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -0.4%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents falling across the DC Metro

      Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Silver Spring over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the DC metro for which we have data, 8 of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Over the past year, Rockville has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 5.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,986, while one-bedrooms go for $1,719.
      • Frederick has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.5%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,655, while one-bedrooms go for $1,433.
      • DC proper has the least expensive rents in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,545; rents fell 0.7% over the past month and 2.2% over the past year.
      • Bethesda has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,387; rents went down 0.1% over the past month and 4.3% over the past year.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Silver Spring

      As rents have fallen significantly in Silver Spring, a few large cities nationwide have also seen prices fall, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Silver Spring is less affordable for renters.

      • Although rents across cities in Maryland have been on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.4% in Baltimore.
      • Silver Spring's median two-bedroom rent of $1,745 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While rents in Silver Spring fell significantly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw decreases, including San Francisco (-5.6%), New York (-3.3%), and Boston (-3.1%).
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Silver Spring than most large cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,180, where Silver Spring is nearly one-and-a-half times that price.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Washington, DC
      $1,340
      $1,540
      -0.7%
      -2.2%
      Arlington
      $1,790
      $2,070
      -0.9%
      -3%
      Alexandria
      $1,600
      $1,850
      -0.7%
      -1.7%
      Germantown
      $1,750
      $2,020
      0.6%
      1.6%
      Silver Spring
      $1,510
      $1,750
      -0.2%
      -3.4%
      Centreville
      $1,670
      $1,930
      -0.3%
      -0.3%
      Waldorf
      $1,670
      $1,920
      1.1%
      -5.3%
      Frederick
      $1,430
      $1,660
      1.5%
      2.5%
      Rockville
      $1,720
      $1,990
      0.1%
      -5.6%
      Bethesda
      $2,070
      $2,390
      -0.1%
      -4.3%
      Gaithersburg
      $1,570
      $1,810
      -0.3%
      -1.2%
      Reston
      $1,620
      $1,870
      -0.5%
      -2.7%
      Bowie
      $2,200
      $2,540
      0.3%
      3%
      Ashburn
      $2,090
      $2,410
      0.5%
      1.2%
      Leesburg
      $1,790
      $2,070
      0.9%
      0.9%
      Manassas
      $1,560
      $1,800
      0.6%
      -1.5%
      Oakton
      $1,890
      $2,190
      -0.1%
      -2%
      Montgomery Village
      $1,700
      $1,970
      0.2%
      6.8%
      College Park
      $1,580
      $1,830
      -0.6%
      -1.6%
      Suitland
      $1,330
      $1,540
      0
      -1.9%
      Laurel
      $1,390
      $1,650
      0.5%
      1.3%
      Fredericksburg
      $1,460
      $1,690
      1.5%
      -0.4%
      Herndon
      $1,920
      $2,220
      -0.2%
      -2.7%
      Greenbelt
      $1,420
      $1,640
      0
      0.9%
      Fairfax
      $1,880
      $2,170
      -0.7%
      -3.4%
      Oxon Hill
      $1,150
      $1,330
      0.1%
      2%
      Hyattsville
      $1,340
      $1,540
      0.3%
      -0.4%
      Falls Church
      $1,480
      $1,710
      -1%
      -0.4%
      Gainesville
      $2,190
      $2,530
      2.1%
      2.7%
      Temple Hills
      $1,360
      $1,570
      0.4%
      4.8%
      See More

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

      Silver Spring Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Silver Spring ranks on:

      A
      Overall satisfaction
      A+
      Safety and crime rate
      A-
      Jobs and career opportunities
      B
      Recreational activities
      C+
      Affordability
      B
      Quality of schools
      A
      Social Life
      B
      Weather
      B+
      Commute time
      B-
      State and local taxes
      A+
      Public transit
      B-
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Silver Spring’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Silver Spring renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories average scores."

      Key Findings in Silver Spring include the following:

      • Silver Spring renters gave their city an A overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Silver Spring were public transit and safety and low crime rate, which both received A+ scores.
      • The areas of concern to Silver Spring renters are affordability and pet-friendliness, which received C+ and B- grades, respectively.
      • Silver Spring millennials are very satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of A-.
      • Silver Spring earned similar scores compared to other nearby cities like Washington, DC (A-), Arlington (A), Alexandria (A) and Rockville (A+).
      • Silver Spring did relatively well compared to cities nationwide, including Philadelphia (C+), Dallas (B) and Los Angeles (C+).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Silver Spring’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Silver Spring renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Ap...

      View full Silver Spring Renter Survey

      Here’s how Silver Spring ranks on:

      A
      Overall satisfaction
      A+
      Safety and crime rate
      A-
      Jobs and career opportunities
      B
      Recreational activities
      C+
      Affordability
      B
      Quality of schools
      A
      Social Life
      B
      Weather
      B+
      Commute time
      B-
      State and local taxes
      A+
      Public transit
      B-
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Silver Spring’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Silver Spring renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories average scores."

      Key Findings in Silver Spring include the following:

      • Silver Spring renters gave their city an A overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Silver Spring were public transit and safety and low crime rate, which both received A+ scores.
      • The areas of concern to Silver Spring renters are affordability and pet-friendliness, which received C+ and B- grades, respectively.
      • Silver Spring millennials are very satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of A-.
      • Silver Spring earned similar scores compared to other nearby cities like Washington, DC (A-), Arlington (A), Alexandria (A) and Rockville (A+).
      • Silver Spring did relatively well compared to cities nationwide, including Philadelphia (C+), Dallas (B) and Los Angeles (C+).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.