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Silver Spring
Silver Spring
Maryland
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Silver Spring is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located inside the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. It had a population of 76,716 according to 2013 estimates by the United States Census Bureau, making it the fourth most populous place in Maryland, after Baltimore, Columbia, and Germantown. Silver Spring consists of the following neighborhoods: Downtown Silver Spring, East Silver Spring, Woodside, Woodside Park, North Hills Sligo Park, Long Branch, Montgomery Knolls, Franklin Knolls, Indian Spring Terrace, Indian Spring Village, Clifton Park Village, New Hampshire Estates, and Oakview. The urbanized, oldest, and southernmost part of Silver Spring is a major business hub that lies at the north apex of Washington, D.C. As of 2004, the Central Business District (CBD) held 7,254,729 square feet (673,986 m2) of office space, 5216 dwelling units and 17.6 acres (71,000 m2) of parkland. The population density of this CBD area of Silver Spring was 15,600 per square mile all within 360 acres (1.5 km2) and approximately 2.5 square miles (6 km2) in the CBD/downtown area. The community has recently undergone a significant renaissance, with the addition of major retail, residential, and office developments. 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.

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How did Maryland earn the grade of D+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Maryland has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Maryland does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are taxes imposed on inheritance. Maryland has an effective property tax rate of 1.10%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Maryland earned its state tax grade of D+.

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General livable: mixture of different race, cares for others, mixture of different working classes with variety of ages.close to different kinds of transportation, many fun activities to go to. Colleges and universities are close by.
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It's age friendly because they have lots of park and also they have a family community center the kids and parents go too, they have places to walk dogs, and also we have organizations were we get together and have family fun nights and schools are great, there are many churches in the area.
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GREAT SCHOOLS AROUND. MANY POLICE STATIONS AND POLICE PATROL TO MAKE SURE THE COMMUNITY SAFE. PUBLIC TRANSPORT RUNNING AND MANY OF THE DRIVERS ARE VERY FRIENDLY/HELPFUL. MANY RESOURCE AROUND.
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I have lived in the same community my entire life. I can truly say that my town is 'age friendly' throughout society that by default promotes active, healthy and engaged living and accommodates changing abilities across the life course for all. Those include transportation accessible for anyone, housing, outdoor spaces and social participation and information.
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This place is age friendly because I witness all the time ,the people are helping the elderly,in 🚌 buses with this whelk chairs,opening doors and holding doors for them,

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Taxes

D+

How did Maryland earn the grade of D+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Maryland has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Maryland does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are taxes imposed on inheritance. Maryland has an effective property tax rate of 1.10%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Maryland earned its state tax grade of D+.

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