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View Poll Results: Who wins the Battle of the "Springs"?
Sandy Springs, GA 16 41.03%
Silver Spring, MD 23 58.97%
Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 06-14-2011, 11:32 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Someone did a Buckhead vs. Arlington thread a little while ago and I don't think the two match up all that well, but it seems that perhaps Sandy Springs and Silver Spring do. So, who wins the matchup based on qualities such as growth, economy/corporate base, education, culture, shopping, transit, skyline, etc.?
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:30 PM
 
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This is a very bad comparison. Silver Spring is very urban and densely built like a major downtown. Sandy Spring is not. The links below show how different they are.

Sandy Springs GA
sandy springs ga - Google Maps

Silver Spring MD
silver spring Maryland - Google Maps
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:44 PM
 
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Whatsup with all these DC vs Atl threads, the two don't compare. DC is way ahead for now.
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:45 AM
 
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Originally Posted by MDAllstar View Post
This is a very bad comparison. Silver Spring is very urban and densely built like a major downtown. Sandy Spring is not. The links below show how different they are.

Sandy Springs GA
sandy springs ga - Google Maps

Silver Spring MD
silver spring Maryland - Google Maps

Do know what Atlanta’s Perimeter Center is? Sandy Springs isn't as urban as Silver Spring but why did you post something in Sandy Springs way away from the Major CBD? come on now.

Locally known as The king and queen towers, Concourse Corporate Center V and VI are tallest building in any US suburb.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/111/3...a84adede_b.jpg
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:24 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Originally Posted by MDAllstar View Post
This is a very bad comparison. Silver Spring is very urban and densely built like a major downtown. Sandy Spring is not. The links below show how different they are.

Sandy Springs GA
sandy springs ga - Google Maps

Silver Spring MD
silver spring Maryland - Google Maps
Bad representation for both places with the Google maps, but aside from that, you DO know that the built environment is not the only criterion that counts when comparing two places, right? That's why I gave a list of characteristics to compare the two places.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:46 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Sandy Springs has some lovely residential neighborhoods, but its' Achilles Heel is its' CBD that runs up Roswell Road. There was very little attention to proper zoning from the get-go; these days, it's mostly a collection of tired looking shopping centers and apartment complexes. I find Silver Springs' CBD to be far more attractive.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Westminster MD
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Someone did a Buckhead vs. Arlington thread a little while ago and I don't think the two match up all that well, but it seems that perhaps Sandy Springs and Silver Spring do. So, who wins the matchup based on qualities such as growth, economy/corporate base, education, culture, shopping, transit, skyline, etc.?
Growth - Sandy Springs
Economy - Silver Spring
Corporate base - Sandy Springs wins that one based on the number of fried chicken joints headquartered there alone And they got Arby's and Wendy's too!!!
Education - Silver Spring
Culture - Silver Spring
Shopping - Silver Spring
Transit - Silver Spring
Skyline - Silver Spring
Location - Silver Spring
Weather - Silver Spring
Diversity - Silver Spring
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:47 AM
 
Location: ATL
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Sandy Springs because Sandy Springs has better transportation (3 Marta stops) and Silver Springs only has 1 stop
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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I like the homes in Sandy Springs more than the homes in Silver Spring.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Are there actual SPRINGS in either of these two places?
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