Communities 6-10 Miles from Campus

Communities 6-10 Miles from Campus

Silver Spring   (map)
Located in Montgomery County, Silver Spring offers a variety of housing options in both older neighborhoods and newer developments.   It has apartment complexes of all sizes and styles.   It offers a variety of recreational facilities, parks, golf courses, and libraries.   It is a sprawling residential and business community with a population of 76,540.   Silver Spring is home to many diverse restaurants and shopping areas.  Shuttle-UM's Silver Spring route connects to the Silver Spring Metrorail Station (Red Line) to the campus.   The Metrobus J4 route and numerous routes of Montgomery County Ride-On also serve Silver Spring well.

Washington, D.C   (map)
Washington D.C., the nation's capital, is a large metropolitan area with a wide variety of living options.   It is just over half the size of the United Kingdom with a population of approximately 12.5 million people.   Washington, D.C. is rich in cultural activities and history. In fact, the nation's capital is commonly known as a "community with several communities" with over 120 neighborhoods in which to live.   Well-known neighborhoods for living and fun are Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Adams Morgan, Cleveland Park/Woodley Park, Capitol Hill, Glover Park, and Foggy Bottom.   In comprehending and locating neighborhoods in the greater D.C. area, it is important to know that it is divided into four quadrants-Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast.   Since it is such a vast area, sources for locating housing include the Washington City Paper, the Washington Post, and the Washington Times.   Schools located in the District include Howard University, Catholic University, Georgetown University, American University, Gallaudet University, and George Washington University.

In general, housing in this area tends to be more expensive.   However, there are rent regulations that mandate that rent increases must be within the current rate of inflation.   It also mandates that a landlord must justify any other increases.   Washington, D.C. has something for everyone including numerous restaurants with cuisine from all around the world, well known state-of-the art museums and performing arts; great shopping and nightlife; and an assortment of parks and recreational facilities.   Washington, D.C. is easily accessible via public transportation to campus from the Metrorail Green Line.   It has access to all six Metrorail lines and an extensive Metrobus system that connects with both Maryland and Virginia.