Tucked just north of Washington, D.C. and east of Bethesda and Chevy Chase, Silver Spring is an affluent suburb that is convenient to top employers in Washington. Residents can easily commute to the district via car, bus, or Metro; I-495 is easily accessible from this suburban community. In addition to its proximity to Washington, D.C., Silver Spring is known for its vibrant downtown, which features a plethora of national retailers and restaurants. Other points of interest in Silver Spring include the National Museum of Health and Medicine, trails along Rock Creek, Westfield Wheaton shopping mall, and Washington Adventist University. Students living in Silver Spring are served by the renowned Montgomery County Public Schools district.