Top 5 Reasons to Live in Silver Spring, MD

You’re looking for a new place to call home and you have certain requirements for your new town. Great location, lots of events and activities, convenient dining and shopping options, and affordable rent are non-negotiable factors. Sound familiar? If so, check out the top five reasons to live in Silver Spring, MD:

Forbes Ranked Silver Spring 77 out of the 200 “Best Places For Business and Careers”¹

You should never have to sacrifice your career for a great place to live, or vice versa. Silver Spring is home to many businesses including the headquarters of Discovery Inc. Over 45,000 persons hold jobs in Silver Spring with a projected growth rate of 1.12%.² You can use job search site such as LinkedIn or Indeed to find and apply to jobs, just type “Silver Spring. MD” into the location bar.

Proximity to Major Cities:

For fun weekend trips you can visit nearby Washington, D.C, Baltimore, or Annapolis. Washington, D.C. is just south of Silver Spring and offers a plethora of museums, theaters, restaurants, and events to take advantage of. Some popular places to visit include the Smithsonian National Zoo,  the Newseum. And the John F. Kennedy Center. Pop up to Baltimore for an endless array of pubs or check out the National Aquarium. Learn about Maryland history in the state capital, Annapolis, where you can enjoy a tour at the United States Naval Academy and snack on local saltwater taffy. There is something for everyone in and around Silver Spring!

An Abundance of Shopping Options:

From convenient grocery shopping to updating your wardrobe there are many shopping options available in Silver Spring. Giant, Safeway, and Whole Foods are just a few spots to pick up your food for the week. When it comes to other retail needs, visit one of the many malls such as Downtown Silver Spring, Ellsworth Place, or the White Oak Shopping Center.

Outstanding Education System:

Silver Spring is located in Montgomery County which contains three schools that ranked in the top 200 in the country by U.S. News & World Report for 2018. Within Maryland, Montgomery County schools are ranked second.³

Live How You Want:

When it comes to making a big move it is important to carefully consider whether you want to own or rent your next home. According to Truila.com the median cost of a home in Silver Spring is over $412,200. Home ownership is not the route for everyone. Renting an apartment is ideal for those who want to avoid the headache of property maintenance and who want to enjoy community amenities, such as a playground, tennis courts, and swimming pool at the White Oak Communities.

All in all, Silver Spring, MD is a great location for those seeking a perfect blend of city living with suburban perks!

The White Oak communities are professionally managed by Grady Management, Inc. Learn more about Grady Management on the official website or Facebook page. While all White Oak communities are located close to Silver Spring, they each provide their own unique and quality apartment features and community amenities to fit the specific needs of the resident and provide the best of the best in apartment living.

Local Fall Festivities

As the weather cools and the leaves change it is time to get excited about local fall festivities. Between pumpkin picking, Halloween preparations, and apple cider donuts you may already have a busy schedule ahead of you for the season. Make room in your calendar for these local fall events:

Now that you have a jammed packed calendar it’s time to plan your transportation. Not a driver? No problem! With a variety of public transportation options available near the White Oak Communities it will be a piece of pumpkin pie to get out and about all autumn. 

The Metro Bus K6 goes all the way to Fort Totten. The Montgomery County Ride On bus has several stops throughout the area. You can check the schedules online. September 22 is even Car Free Day, so the bus system will be celebrating by offering free bus rides from 10 am – 7 pm running from the Shady Grove Metro Station to the Germantown Transit Center before heading to Black Hill Regional Park, the Clarksburg outlets, and vice versa.

Photo: Ride On Montgomery County Transit

The White Oak Communities of Montgomery White Oak Apartments, Vista at White Oak Apartments, Montgomery Paint Branch Apartments and Yorkshire Apartments are situated perfectly for easy access to Silver Spring and surrounding area events. Nearby are the popular cities of Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington, DC. With so many places offering fun fall events it’s sure to be a season to remember!

The White Oak communities are professionally managed by Grady Management, Inc. Learn more about Grady Management on the official website or Facebook page. While all White Oak communities are located close to Silver Spring, they each provide their own unique and quality apartment features and community amenities to fit the specific needs of the resident and provide the best of the best in apartment living.

Summer Fun at White Oak Communities

Summer is here and it’s time to be outside and enjoy the amazing amenities at White Oak Apartment Communities. Each community offers fun things to do during the beautiful weather and the White Oak Communities gives their residents plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. 

Residents of Montgomery Paint Branch, Vista at White Oak and Montgomery White Oak can bring out their inner Serena Williams at the communities’ tennis courts. The regulation-sized courts are available first come, first serve and are ready for friendly competition.

For those residents who identify more with Baltimorean Michael Phelps, Montgomery White Oak, Montgomery Paint Branch, Yorkshire Apartments, and the Vista at White Oak all feature swimming pools. All swimmers are welcome and lifeguards are on duty. Check with each community for days and hours of operation. 

Each community also features playgrounds and tot lots perfect to help the kids burn off some energy and get some fresh air. All residents are welcome to play and enjoy the amenity. There are also picnic areas at Montgomery Paint Branch to dine al fresco and truly experience the balmy summer evenings.

Also nearby is the White Oak Community Recreation Center. This free community resource offers a wide variety of programs and services, ranging from physical fitness and sports to dance, music and art, along with social activities. The outdoor facilities include a multipurpose field, basketball court, two playgrounds and a skating area with ramps.

Remember sunscreen and bug spray while outdoors in our Maryland weather. The White Oak Apartment Communities offer great amenities to live year-round, and summer is the best time to enjoy them.

The White Oak communities are professionally managed by Grady Management, Inc. Learn more about Grady Management on the official website or Facebook page. While all White Oak communities are located close to Silver Spring, they each provide their own unique and quality apartment features and community amenities to fit the specific needs of the resident and provide the best of the best in apartment living.

Balcony Gardening for Apartment Living

Living in a rental apartment doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the joys of growing your own vegetables this summer. Several floorplans at The White Oak Apartment communities offer balconies or patios – perfect for container gardening.

Plants that grow exceptionally well include tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, and radishes. Any type of pot will do depending on your decorating style. Clay, ceramic, or plastic all work, but be sure that it has proper drainage at the bottom. There should be drain holes on the side of the containers about one half of an inch from the bottom. 

Synthetic soils can help your garden grow. Materials such as wood chips, peat moss, and sawdust are best suited for container plants. Add some gravel to the bottom of the pot before adding the soil to ensure proper drainage as you want to be sure not to run water on to the patio or balcony below, per lease agreements.

Consistent watering is key for a bountiful harvest. Plants should be watered every day, either from you or rain. Pick vegetables when they’re the ripest. They will be even more delicious because you grew them yourself! 

Our White Oak Apartments in Silver Spring offer several apartments with patios and balconies perfect for creating your own vegetable container gardens and relaxing while watching them grow. Keep in mind that digging in common lawn areas at the communities needs prior written landlord approval. The Vista at White Oak, Yorkshire Apartments, Montgomery White Oak, and Montgomery Paint Branch are ready for you and your green thumb!

 

The White Oak communities are professionally managed by Grady Management, Inc. Learn more about Grady Management on the official website or Facebook page. While all White Oak communities are located close to Silver Spring, they each provide their own unique and quality apartment features and community amenities to fit the specific needs of the resident and provide the best of the best in apartment living.

Winter Events in Montgomery County

Upcoming Wintertime Events in Montgomery County

Some of the best things about living at the White Oak Communities are the excellent Montgomery County location and the amazing events planned for the holiday season. Running until January 1, 2018, the Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens features over one million lights shaped into different winter themes. Dog in Santa Hat

Bethesda Row is offering Pet Photos with Santa on Saturday, December 9th from 12PM – 4PM for your 4-legged friend. Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Holiday Cookie Decorating Party on December 16th at 1PM at the Seneca State Park in Gaithersburg. This free event provides the cookies, icing, decorations, and fun, you bring your decorating skills.

 

MenorahBethesda Row hosts a Menorah Lighting Ceremony on December 17th, the 5th night of Hanukkah. This event is free and starts at 5PM. Downtown Silver Spring features a Holly TrolleyFest the month of December at the National Capital Trolley Museum. Visitors can take a ride with Santa through Northwest Branch Park while learning about the role of streetcars throughout history.

All events are within 20 miles of the White Oak Community neighborhood with easy access to transportation. The Vista at White Oak Apartments, Yorkshire Apartment Homes, Montgomery White Oak Apartments, and Montgomery Paint Branch Apartments all offer innovative floorplans at the perfect location. Just off the intersection of 29 and New Hampshire Avenue, these apartments bring the convenience of city living to the space of the suburbs. Bring in the new year at your new apartment in White Oak.

The White Oak communities are professionally managed by Grady Management, Inc. Learn more about Grady Management on the official website or Facebook page. While all White Oak communities are located close to Silver Spring, they each provide their own unique and quality apartment features and community amenities to fit the specific needs of our residents and provide the best of the best in apartment living.